diSiac Dance Company holds auditions twice a year at the beginning of each semester. Check out our Events page for specific times and locations. Scroll down to find out everything you need to know about auditioning for diSiac!
Who can audition?
Anyone! We always have a wide range of auditionees, from highly trained dancers to people who have never stepped foot in a dance studio before.
We also encourage dancers from all class years to audition, not just freshmen. Dancers who join in the spring of their senior year are just as much a part of the diSi-family as those who join their freshman year. No matter what, diSiac auditions are always fun for everyone!
What should I expect?
At a diSiac audition, you can choose to learn a contemporary or hip hop combination, both of which are choreographed and taught by our current diSiac dancers. After learning the combination, you will perform in front of the company in small groups, with a current diSiac dancer leading each group.
diSiac will notify dancers of callbacks within 24 hours via email. Callbacks typically happen two or three days after auditions and you will learn and perform the other combination that you didn't do already.
If you feel out of your comfort zone – that's the idea! We just want to see you have fun, so if you have no experience in hip hop as a ballerina, don't worry! Your callback can only help you!
After callbacks, diSiac will post a list of accepted dancers in Frist Campus Center and welcome our new members into the company!
1. What should I wear to a diSiac audition?
Something that you can move well in! It's important to look and feel comfortable during any dance audition instead of feeling limited by your outfit.
2. I've never been to an audition before and I'm worried I'll feel intimidated by all the other dancers!
Don't stress! You can think of auditions as just a plain ol' dance class! If you're nervous, you can show up a couple minutes early to stretch, warm up a little, or hang out with us and goof off (we love talking to new dancers!). Don't compare yourself to others during the audition; just smile and enjoy yourself—that's something that we are always looking for.
3. Results were posted and I didn't get into a company...
You might be surprised to know that some of diSiac's best dancers didn't get in the first time they auditioned... or the second time! diSiac offers an open workshop series each semester that is open to the entire Princeton community. The Lewis Center for the Arts also offers open dance classes during the week (schedule). There are so many opportunities to dance on campus, from student companies to the dance department, from musical theatre to The Street! And we always welcome you to audition again the next semester, even if it's just for fun!