Auditions in Portugal 2022/2023 - 2nd CALL

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AUDITIONS 22|23

EDCN opens auditions for admission to the 2022/2023 school year, from 5th to 9th grade and for 11th grade (from 1st to 5th grade of dance and for 7th grade of dance) -
2ND CALL

EDCN is a nationally and internationally recognized institution, and its curriculum is designed for those who want a career as professional dancers in classical and contemporary dance.

Sign up for the auditions and start or improve your technical and artistic training in dance.

Video auditions for:

  • international candidates;
  • candidates from Madeira and Azores;
  • other duly justified cases.

AUDITIONS FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2022/2023 -
2ND CALL

Applications from 18th july to 31st august 2022

by email to audicao@edcn.pt or at EDCN administrative services. 

Necessary documents to apply:

  • Application form with coloured face photo, glued or digitalized (available to download)
  • Photocopy of candidate Identity card or passport along with the consent form (available to download)
  • 20 € for application payment fee, which can also be made via bank transfer to

             IBAN- PT 50 0781 0112 0112 0012 62113

There is no refund of the application fee in case of withdrawal, or for reasons attributable to the candidates.

Audition take place at – R. João Pereira da Rosa, nº 22, Lisboa – main building of EDCN

– the email must be legible and updated in the application form.

Audition Schedule 2022|2023 - 2nd CALL

5th SEPTEMBER 2022 | 1st/ 2nd/ 3rd/ 4th/ 5th Years of Dance

Monday 5th of september 2022

1st year of dance (5th academic)

  • 9.30-10.30 | Studio 1 EDCN – 1ST ROUND

2nd year of dance (6th academic) + 3rd year of dance (7th academic)

  • 11.00-12.00 | Studio 1 EDCN

4th year of dance (8th academic) + 5th year of dance (9th academic)

  • 12.15-13.15 | Studio 1 EDCN – Classical
  • 13.15-13.45 | Studio 1 EDCN – Contemporary (only for 5th year dance candidates)
6th SEPTEMBER 2022 | 1st / 7th Years of Dance

Tuesday 6th of SEPTEMBER 2022

1st year of dance (5th academic)

  • 10.00-11.00 – Studio 1 EDCN – 2ND ROUND

7th (11th academic)

  • 11.30-12.30 – Classical | Studio 1 EDCN
  • 12.30-13.00 – Contemporary | Studio 1 EDCN

If the number of registered candidates justifies it, there may be extraordinary hours, in any of the school years, to be communicated at the end of the registration period.

The results of the auditions will be published in the school common room.

Admission conditions, information and equipment

  1. To be admitted to the 5th year/ 1st year of dance, it is necessary to have successfully completed the 4th year of primary school education, with or without classical ballet experience.
  2. From the 6th year/2nd year of dance, along with successfully completed academic year, candidates should have previous experience in classical ballet, and from the 9th year/ 5th year of dance, it is advisable that candidates also have experience in contemporary dance.
  3. The selection process is based on the evaluation criteria which can be found at the school office or on our website. The decision of the audition’s jury is final and cannot be contested or appealed, therefore, any approach to the Jury members is not allowed.
  4. Due to the limited number of places available candidates who wish to audition, for the 2nd/6th year onwards should have sufficient experience in classical ballet that permits them to frequent the level of dance corresponding to the academic year of study of entry.
  5. Candidates who are overweight in relation to their height will be eliminated from the audition process.
  6. Whenever there are doubts/questions of physical or other nature, to ensure additional clarifications to the parties involved, an interview with the candidate and the respective student’s guardian may be requested by the audition’s jury.
  7. If the candidate is admitted to EDCN, he must, upon registration, hand over a medical certificate attesting to have physical conditions for the intensive practice of dance at a specialised artistic school. The absence of this certificate will imply the impossibility of school enrolement.

Requirements from 1st to 8th year

1st year dance / 5th year general study

REQUIREMENTS 1st YEAR DANCE | 5th YEAR GENERAL STUDY

1st Round:

1 – Assessment of body morphology (proportions) and posture;
2 – Assessment of hip-femoral and lumbar joint flexibility;
3 – Assessment of feet flexibility;
4 – Flexibility exercises/front opening (2nd position on the floor) and lateral (4th position on the floor);
5 – Assessment of the functional capacity of spinal extension;
6 – “Frogs and Butterflies”;
7 – Balance / stability in the ½ point, in 1st position in the center;
8 – Port-de-bras in the center.

2nd Round:

1 – Repetition of some exercises from the 1st round;
2 – “Airplane” (ankle stability).

Facing the barre:

3 – 1st and 2nd position;
4 – Plié in 1st and 2nd positions;
5 – Battement tendu to the side;
6 – on the barre – individual exercise of flexibility/elevation of the lower limb in the 3 planes of movement, with the help of the teacher who guides the audition;

In the center:

7 – Jumps in 1st position (natural 1st).

On the diagonal:

8 – Walking with pointed feet;
9 – March;
10 – Skips with rhythms (clapping).

Improvisation exercise

Note: There will be a teacher to guide/demonstrate during the audition process.

2nd year dance / 6th year general study

REQUIREMENTS 2nd YEAR DANCE | 6th YEAR GENERAL STUDY

Classical Dance

1 – Exercises to assess the candidate’s physical conditions for the practice of Classical Dance, including individual exercise of flexibility/elevation of the lower limb in the 3 planes of movement, with the help of the teacher who guides the audition.

Barre::

2 – Pliés, Grand-pliés and Relevés;
3 – Battements Tendus;
4 – Rond de jambe à terre with relevé lent;
5 – Adagio;
6 – Grands Battements;
7 – Flexibility/stretching exercises – grand écart (split) in second and fourth positions.

Centro:

8 – Port-de-bras;
9 – Pliés;
10 – Battements tendus;
11 – Small Adagio;

Allegro:

12 – Small jumps;
13 – Échappés in 2nd position;
14 – Changements de pieds;
15 – Pas assemblé (simple form)
16 – Pas jeté (simple form)

On Diagonal:

17 – Simple step execution exercises (eg: polka step, skips, trots, pas de valse (balance), etc., with coordination of arms and rhythmic beats.

Improvisation exercise

Note: The exercises are demonstrated by a teacher during the audition.

3rd year dance / 7th year general study

REQUIREMENTS 3rd YEAR DANCE | 7th YEAR GENERAL STUDY

Classical Dance

Barre:

1 – Pliés;
2 – Battements tendus;
3 – Battements fondus in the ½ point;;
4 – Adagio;
5 – Grands Battements;
6 – Flexibility/stretching exercises – grand écart (split) in second and fourth positions.

Centro:

7 – Battements tendus;
8 – 5th position pirouette preparation;
9 – Small Adagio including port-de-bras and arabesque.

Allegro:

10 – Small jumps;
11 – Échappés;
12 – Pas assemblé and pas jeté (separate or combined);
13 – Coordination exercise with pas de valse;
14 – Medium heels – small enchaînement including sissonne fermé and ouverte and petit sissonne;
15 – Diagonal with temps levés and pas-de-chat.

Pointe exercises on the barre and center:

16 – On the barre – Relevés (1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th pos.) echappés, battements soutenus, retirés and large static poses (arabesque, attitude and à la seconde);
17 – In the center – pas-de-bourrées and pas couru diagonally.

Improvisation exercise

Note: The exercises are demonstrated by a teacher during the audition.

4th year dance / 8th year general study

REQUIREMENTS 4th YEAR DANCE | 8th YEAR GENERAL STUDY

Dança Clássica

Barra:

1 – Pliés;
2 – Battements tendus;
3 – Battements fondus duplos na meia-ponta, demi e grand rond de jambe en l’air;
4 – Adagio com Battement relevé lent e Battements developpés na meia-ponta e nas grandes poses;
5 – Grand Battement jeté passé par terre;
6 – Flexibility/stretching exercises – grand écart (split) in second and fourth positions.

Centro:

7 – Battements tendus and Battements tendus jetés;
8 – 2nd and 5th position pirouettes;
9 – Adagio including big poses and pas-de-bourrées.

Allegro:

10 – Small jumps;
11 – Échappés in 2nd and 4th positions and en tournant;
12 – Pas assemblé and pas jeté (single or combined);
13 – Sissonne fermé and ouverte;
14 – Entrechat-quatre.

Pointe exercises on the barre and center:

15 – Relevés à barra em 1º,2ª, 4ª e 5ª posição;
16 – Grandes poses à barra – arabesque, attitude e à la seconde;
17 – Pas echappé em 2ª e 4ª posição;
18 – Relevé numa perna em cou-de-pied/retiré;
19 – Saltos nas pontas – changement-de-pied;
20 – Pas couru em diagonal;
21 – Assemblé soutenu em diagonal.

Improvisation exercise

Note: The exercises are demonstrated by a teacher during the audition.

5th year dance / 9th year general study

REQUIREMENTS 5th YEAR DANCE | 9th YEAR GENERAL STUDY

Classical Dance

Barre with balance in retiré, attitude and arabesque:

1 – Pliés;
2 – Battements Tendus;
3 – Battements Fondus;
4 – Adagio;
5 – Grands Battements;
6 – Extensions / flexibility – foot in hand / grand écart in 2nd position and 4th position on both sides.

Center:

7 – Battements tendus / jetés with détournés / soutenus / glissades
8 – Combination of 4th and 5th position Pirouettes, en dehors and en dedans;
9 – Adagio;

Allegro combinations::

10 – Small jumps; changements de pied with 1/4 or 1/2 turns; echappé battu à la seconde; petit sissonne, etc.
11 – Medium jumps including assemblés battus, jetés battus, sissonnes ouvertes and fermés, brisés.

Just for boys::

12 – Tour en l’air.

Only for girls – On pointe shoes:

13 – On the barre – relevés on both and on one leg; adagio for checking the big poses;
14 – In center – Echappés, retirés, pirouettes en dehors and en dedans;
15 – A diagonal of tours – deboulés and piqués en dehors and en dedans.

Contemporary Dance

Enchaînements / movement sequences marked by the teacher in the audition:

1 – Sequence with floor use;
2 – Sequence in the center using the space;
3 – Displacement sequence with jumps.

Improvisation exercise

Note: The exercises are demonstrated by a teacher during the audition.

6th year dance / 10th year general study

REQUIREMENTS 6th YEAR DANCE | 10th YEAR GENERAL STUDY

Classical Dance | soft shoes

Barre with balance in retiré, attitude and arabesque:

1 – Pliés;
2 – Battements Tendus;
3 – Battements Fondus;
4 – Adagio with arabesque penché;
5 – Grands Battements;
6 – Extensions / flexibility – foot in hand / grand écart in 2nd position and in 4th position on both sides.

Center:

7 – Battements tendus /jetés with détournés/soutenus/glissades;
8 – Pirouettes combination from 4th and 5th positions, en dehors and en dedans; and in big  poses – attitude, arabesque and à la seconde;
9 – Adagio

Allegro combinations:

10 – Small jumps including echappés in diferent positions, en tournant jumps and batterie
11 – Medium jumps including some of the following steps: assemblés, jetés, sissonnes ouvertes and fermés, ballonés, ballotés, brisés.

For male candidates:

12 – Grand allegro containing cabrioles, entrechat-six e double tour en l’air.

For female candidates | On pointe shoes:

13 – Echappés, retirés, pirouettes en dehors and en dedans, relevés en arabesque ou attitude;
14 – Grand allegro enchaînement including diagonals with piqués en dehors, en dedans and deboulés.

Contemporary Dance *

Enchaînements/movement sequences marked by the teacher in the audition:

1 – Sequence with floor use;
2 – Sequence in the center using the space;
3 – Displacement sequence with jumps.

Improvisation exercise

*Or alternatively, in authorized cases of video auditions:
– Variation or combined exercise (enchaînement) with a maximum of 2 minutes.

7th and 8th year dances / 11th and 12th years general study

REQUIREMENTS 7th AND 8th YEARS DANCE | 11th and 12th YEARS GENERAL STUDY

Classical Dance | Soft shoes

Barre with balance in retiré, attitude and arabesque:

1 – Pliés;
2 – Battements Tendus;
3 – Battements Fondus;
4 – Adagio with arabesque penché;
5 – Grands Battements;
6 – Extensions / flexibility – foot in hand / grand écart in 2nd position and in 4th position on both sides.

Center:

7 – Battements tendus /jetés with détournés/soutenus/glissades;
8 – Pirouettes combination from 4th and 5th positions, en dehors and en dedans; and in big  poses – attitude, arabesque and à la seconde;
9 – Adagio;

Allegro combinations:

10 – Small jumps including echappés in diferent positions, en tournant jumps and batterie;
11 – Medium jumps including some of the following steps: assemblés, jetés, sissonnes ouvertes and fermés, ballonés, ballotés, brisés.

For male candidates:

12 – Grand allegro containing cabrioles, entrechat-six and double tour en l’air, grand jeté entrelacé, pirouette à la seconde suivi, déboulés, etc,.

For female candidates | On pointe shoes:

13 – Echappés, retirés, pirouettes en dehors and en dedans;
14 – Grand allegro enchaînement including diagonals with piqués en dehors, en dedans and deboulés.
15 – 8 or 16 fouettés.

Contemporary Dance*

Enchaînements/movement sequences marked by the teacher in the audition:

1 – Sequence with floor use;
2 – Sequence in the center using the space;
3 – Displacement sequence with jumps.

Improvisation exercise

*Or alternatively, in authorized cases of video auditions:
– Variation or combined exercise (enchaînement) with a maximum of 2 minutes.

Equipment

Girls

Boys

1st dance

5th year

  • Leotard

  • White or pink ankle socks and ballet soft shoes      (if no experience, only ankle socks)

  • Hair neatly tied up so as not to perturb movement.

  • Shorts

  • White tight fitting T-shirt with short sleeves

  • Ankle socks and ballet soft shoes                                (if no experience, only ankle socks)

From 2nd dance

6th year

  • Ballet class equipment and hairdressed properly

  • Ballet soft shoes

  • Pointe shoes                                                              (from the 3rd/7th year onwards)

  • Opaque tights

  • White tight fitting T-shirt with short sleeves

  • White or black socks

  • White or black socks

Evaluation criteria for Auditions

Expressed on a scale from 0 to 20 valores – domains and values:

1st YEAR OF DANCE

1st. round (girls and boys)

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Posture / Aplomb

Proportions

Hip-femoral rotation

ability

Flexibility

(feet/extensions)

Max: 4 Values

Max: 6 Values

Max: 5 Values

Max: 5 Values

2nd. round (girls and boys)

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

ARTISTIC POTENTIAL

Posture, proportions, hip-femoral rotation ability and flexibility evaluated in diferente specific requirements of the 2nd round

Musicality

Movement perception

and

Coordination

Attitude,

 focus

  and

attention

Improvisation

(capacity of creating movement from an idea, concept or musical stimulus)

Max: 10 Values

Max: 2,5 Values

Max: 3 Values

Max: 2 Values

Max: 2,5 Values

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th YEARS OF DANCE

TECHNIQUE

AESTHETIC LINE / PHYSICAL

AESTHETIC LINE / PHYSICAL

Posture, Alignement,

Coordination, Control

Aesthetical proportion

                    Flexibility

Expression/ Projection

Dinamics

Musicality

Movement quality

Improvisation

Max: 8 Values

Max: 6 Values

Max: 6 Values

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