Performing Arts

Performing Arts

Dance Portfolio and Audition
For your portfolio, please include the following criteria:

  • Respond to both of the following questions in no more than 200-500 words combined. You may write, draw or create a video response to the questions.
    • What kind of story does your dance tell about you or others?
    • What kinds of problems did you have to solve as you created this dance?

Responses may be completed in your native language. You may submit your responses through 1 of the following ways:

      • bring hard copies to share with adjudicators at your audition,
      • bring a memory stick/flash drive that contains your pieces for the portfolio,
      • or share it through google drive to: adferris@aurorak12.org. Title the shared work with your full name, date of audition and audition type (ex: Mickey Mouse - 2/19/22 - Dance).
  • Students must prepare and perform a 3-5 minute dance solo in any style of their choice. Students must bring music for the solo on CD, MP3 player, smartphone, or tablet. All solos will be timed.
  • Students should come prepared to perform a choreographed dance.
    • Please bring clothing suitable for dancing.

Watch this video of the dance choreography to learn

Teacher making a dance choreography move

Theater Production Portfolio and Audition
For your portfolio, please include the following criteria:

  • Respond to both of the following questions in no more than 200-500 words combined. You may write, draw or create a video response to the questions. Responses may be completed in your native language.
    • Describe the process and challenges of preparing your selected scene/monologue.
    • What do you think motivates your character? Describe what you think happens before this scene.

You may submit your responses through 1 of the following ways:

    • bring hard copies to share with adjudicators at your audition,
    • bring a memory stick/flash drive that contains your pieces for the portfolio,
    • or share it through google drive to: adferris@aurorak12.org. Title the shared work with your full name, date of audition and audition type (ex: Mickey Mouse - 2/19/22 - Theatre Production).
  • Students must prepare and perform a monologue or scene from a play of their choice. Scenes should be between 1-3 minutes long.

Tips for preparing your audition

Instrumental/Vocal to Music Production Portfolio and Audition
For your portfolio, please include the following criteria:

  • Respond to both of the following questions in no more than 200-500 words combined. You may write, draw or create a video response to the questions. Responses may be completed in your native language.
    • Describe the process and challenges of preparing your selected musical piece.
    • Create a story for this piece of music. Who would be the main character and what is the setting? What is the character doing? What is the outcome at the end of the music
  • Students must select 1 of the following:
    • Select and perform a grade-level piece of music between 1-2 minutes on your selected instrument/voice. Students will be evaluated based on rhythm, note accuracy, tone, dynamics, and musicianship. The performance will happen on site during the live audition.
    • A 32-measure song on a Digital Audio Workstation, such as Soundtrap, Bandlab, or similar program (both are available for free online). The song can include any instruments, voice, loops, or samples that you like.
    • Be sure to bring your instrument and sheet music with you to the audition.

You may submit your artwork and/or responses through 1 of the following ways:

  • Bring hard copies to share with adjudicators at your audition.
  • Bring a memory stick/flash drive that contains your pieces for the portfolio.
  • Share it through google drive to: adferris@aurorak12.org. Title the shared work with your full name, date of audition and audition type (ex: Mickey Mouse - 2/19/22 - Instrumental/Vocal to Music Production).

Tips for preparing your audition