At CYT, any student 8-18 enrolled in a class is eligible to audition; nothing is precast. . Students have “1 minute to shine”. We recommend preparing a 1-minute song highlighting your vocals and acting through song. An accompanist will be provided, so we encourage students to use sheet music, although if the student has downloaded a karaoke/backing track on their phone we will be able to play it. There are many options available for finding vocal tracks online, and sheet music can be found online as well; sheetmusic.com
Here’s the process:
Students are sat outside the audition room in groups of 10. 1 by 1 students are called into the audition room – any family or friends that accompanied the student to the audition are allowed in to the audition room with the student to watch. Once inside, the student will introduce themselves and their song to the Artistic Team, and perform. After that, they will again take their seat outside the room with the remaining students until the entire group is finished. After every student in the group has auditioned, the whole group (all 10) will be called into the room to learn the dance portion of the audition. Once learned, they will be separated into smaller groups, and they will perform the dance learned in front of the Artistic Team. Upon completion of the dance portion, the Artistic Team will discuss & decide who from the group will get a call-back. The complete audition process (singing & dancing) should take approx. 1 hour.
If the artistic team wishes to see your child for a specific role, they will be assigned a time to return on Saturday. Call-backs are closed, meaning that only the artistic team is allowed to watch.
*Please make sure you wear something appropriate for an audition, as well as something you can move in so that you are ready and able to dance*