I did this, it sucked - class??
(not too demanding of a paper, just time consuming)
As of now, I’m halfway in.
guess who won’t be getting any sleep tonight
First you send an application and a video and if you pass that round you get invited to the live audition. The live audition wasnt required but highly recommended. Its also a great opporunity to see the school and town in person of course.
It was a long day but not too stressful honestly! They are good at making you feel welcome. We had to learn a three or so minute dance and present it later in groups, play some acting/theatre games and take strength and flexibility tests. For the strength and flex tests everyone went in small groups. You would be asked to hold a split (for example) while they walked around the room and evaluated. Strength involved a little of everything - climbing a silk multiple times, pull ups, pull overs, wall sits, abs etc.
Between all the sections we had some small breaks and a lunch.
We had a section where we had to demonstrate acrobatic skills as well. Everyone lines up in a line and takes turns presenting cartwheels, round offs, handstands, front and back handsprings and so on. Once you reached a skill you couldn’t do you just passed. There was also a moment to show off anything not already done.
At the end was a sort of “open gym” where all the apparatus was brought down and you could work on them while they observed everyone. You also got interviewed by two coaches with one other auditionee. They asked you details about your goals, strengths, history etc.
There was no presentation of an act at the live audition. Your video should be where you show clips of an act(s) and all of your best skills you don’t get to do at the audition. (Be creative in the video they like it when they are fun!)
I auditioned for pro track my second year (I was accepted but chose not to return for the second year) and we held mock auditions before hand for us intensive trackers. The biggest thing the NECCA coaches told us was always be first at an audition! Never be the one hiding in the back. Step to the front of the line when possible, volunteer first, be enthusiastic! They love that!
Also NECCA is huge on clean form. Don’t present any skill that isn’t polished.
Let me know if you have any questions! I’m happy to share my expierences! Good luck!
I’ve been doing aerial dance for 4 years and have been dancing for 11 years. Should I audition for the Intensive Track or the Professional Track?When you audition to NECCA you actually audition to both tracks and they choose which best fits for you (unless this has changed since 2012)! You can say which you prefer if you have a strong feeling for one over the other!
How much does it cost to go to NECCA?
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save a twelve page term paper for the night before it’s due
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