All State Dance Ensemble
How does it work?
Dance Company directors will hold a small audition from their dance company seniors using footage of a phrase provided by the choreographer. From there, they will choose between 5-10 dancers (depending on the size of your dance company, it can be less than 5), to attend rehearsals for the All State Dance Ensemble. Please try to send National Honor Society for Dance Arts members or at least those who will have their NHSDA points within the academic year.
What does it cost?
After they are chosen, these dancers will need to pay $45 to attend and their director will register them through the UDEO website. It will be a similar process to registering and paying for Utah High School Dance Festival. The $45 is the same cost charged to choir and music students.
When is it / What is the schedule?
November 21 3:00 pm-9:00 pm, November 22 8:00 am – 9:00 pm, and November 23 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, with a performance at 7:00 pm. There will be lunch and dinner breaks built in.
Where is it?
Taylorsville High School 5225 S. Redwood Rd. in the school’s auditorium.
Choreographer: Rachel Repinz
Our 1st All State Choreographer Rachel Repinz.
“As a choreographer, I would self-describe my work as Modern based with Jazz/Tap influences. Some things that are important to me as a choreographer are: Improvisation, rhythm and musicality, good technique and being able to quickly pick up/remember choreography. Some things that are not as important to me are acrobatic/other tricks. I think it would be beneficial for students to improv during the audition and also demonstrate musicality/personality by doing walks on the beat across the floor. Auditioners may use whatever music they see fit. I think it would be great to challenge students to do the choreography to both fast/upbeat music as well as slower music. Just some ideas! I leave everything to the discretion of the auditioners”.