How do auditions work?
At CYT, auditions are an open casting call; nothing is precast. Any student 8-18 enrolled in classes is eligible to audition. Students have “1 minute to shine”. We recommend preparing a 1-minute song highlighting your vocals and acting through song. Students will also be sent a monologue to memorize. A karaoke/backing track is required for your song. iTunes sells many options. Your karaoke/backing track will need to be uploaded to the CYT Database 24 hours before your audition. Students will start the audition process by learning choreography in a closed session. All students will learn the 'mover' version of a dance and, if desired, a 'dancer' version. After dancing with the choreographer, students will enter the main audition room with the remaining members of the Artistic Team and sing and perform their monologue. As each student's name is called, the student will come in front of the Directing Team, introduce themselves and their song, and perform. After that, they will perform their monologue.Students will then take their seat until the entire group is finished. After every student has auditioned, the dance will be performed as a group.
If the directing team wishes to see your child for a specific role, they will be called back the following day. You can see if your child is called back by checking your CYT Account (by logging into www.cytdallas.org). Audition sign-ups are through your CYT Account also.