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Pre  professional 
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2024 audition announcement

2024 Pre-Professional Teen Program Auditions

Sunday, April 14, 2024     

3:00-6:00pm

New! 

2024 Pre-Professional Youth Program Auditions

Sunday, April 14, 2024   

1:00-2:30pm

Audition Location:
St. Louis Academy of Dance (SLAD)
9656 Olive Boulevard
Olivette, MO  63132

Pre-Professional Teen Program

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The 2024 Pre-Professional Teen Program is a seasonal educational experience for teen dancers.  Now in its 4th season, the program focuses on the art forms of tap dance and jazz music and is perfect for young dancers, aspiring to a career in the performing arts.

Graduates from our Pre-Professional Teen Program have gone on to become members of our professional ensemble, moSTLy TAP, and have been accepted to specialized tap programs throughout the country.

During this rigorous tap dance program, aspiring teen artists, work closely with members of our professional ensemble as well as special guest artists.  Students train in technique, music theory, improvisation, and learn original and historical choreography.  Auxiliary courses such as injury prevention, resume preparation, audition technique and others are offered.  In addition, STLRC Pre-Pro students represent STL Rhythm Collaborative at our annual STL Rhythm Fest, which occurs during the last week of July. The program culminates with a performance in STLRC's moSTLy Holidays production in December. Students may also be invited to present performances throughout the year.

The program is broken into 3 separate sections, 2 of which are optional, but highly recommended for optimal growth. 

To be considered for the program, dancers must attend the program auditions. An audition RSVP is required to reserve your audition spot. 

Pre-Professional Youth Program

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The inaugural Pre-Professional Youth Program is perfect for kids, ages 8-12, who love tap dance and are looking for more study and performance opportunities. 

Throughout the program, students will study with dance professionals and special guests. Activities will include introductions to music theory, tap dance history, improvisation, and the artists currently making an impact on the art of tap dance today.

The program includes participation in a special summer workshop just for our Pre-Professional Youth Program students and attendance at Tap Camp STL. Students will learn original choreography during weekly fall rehearsals and present a special performance in STL Rhythm Collaborative's moSTLy Holidays production in December 2024.

To be considered for the program, dancers must attend the program auditions. An audition RSVP is required to reserve your audition spot.

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