Audition Requirements and FAQs

DANCE AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

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  • The student will be in a group setting and will perform basic dance technique to assess the student’s current dance level. The student may also be taught simple dance
    combinations to perform. 
  • The student is required to prepare a 30
    second solo in any dance style.

The solo must be accompanied by school appropriate music on CD or mp3 player.

  • The student will be asked questions about background and interest.

 

AUDITION DRESS:

  • No jewelry or baggy clothes.
  • Hair should be pulled back off the face.
  • Form fitting but appropriate exercise clothes or dancewear.
  • Ballet shoes, jazz shoes or barefoot.
            No street shoes or socks.

 

DANCE FAQS:

Should students with little or no experience apply? Yes, HAPA welcomes students of all levels of
experience.

Should a student with many years of training/experience apply? Yes, students who have prior
training will be challenged in advanced levels and
different areas of dance.

Can I choose what style of dance to  major in? HAPA strives to give students a well rounded
education in dance, and therefore the curriculum
reflects what we deem the best training for dance
students.  There are options to choose certain dance electives.

What dance styles and courses are offered?  We have novice and advanced courses in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Social/Folk, Choreography and Yoga/Pilates. 

Do my classes count for a P.E. Credit?     Currently, Yoga/Pilates class does count for one of the two
required P.E. Credits.

Since the audition is in a group setting, how long is the audition? Expect the audition to last 45-60
minutes.

 

VOCAL AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

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  • The student is required to sing 30 seconds of an a cappella song (without music) that best
    showcases vocal range and ability.
  • The student is required to sing The Star
    Spangled Banner (The National Anthem).
  • The Student is required to sight read and clap one rhythm and solfege example.
  • The student will be asked questions about
    background and interest.

 

INSTRUMENTAL AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
(ALL INSTRUMENTS):

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  • Student is required to prepare 2 minutes of
    contrasting material from the student’s
    repertoire (Solo/Etude). Please avoid bringing pep band music to audition.
  • Piano students should memorize a piece and bring the sheet music to the audition
  • Student is required to perform at least two
    major scales through 3 flats and 3 sharps with
    arpeggios—one octave
  • Student is required to sight read two short
    pieces to assess music reading level
  • Band students are asked to prepare an excerpt of a provided piece. Go to hammondapa.com to download the piece.
  • The student will be asked questions about
    background and interest.
  • If a true novice, who doesn’t play an
    instrument, the student should prepare a 300 word essay on his/her desire to learn the instrument, and any past experience

 

MUSIC FAQS:

Should students with little or no experience apply? Yes, HAPA welcomes students of all levels of experience.

Should a student with many years of training/experience apply? Yes, students who have prior training will be challenged in advanced levels

What kind of song should I sing/play? It is
recommended that you prepare multiple pieces that compliment your range, skill level and style.   

Can I sing/play to a CD accompaniment? No, please be prepared to audition without a CD.

 

ACTING AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

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  • Students will be in a group setting and asked to do basic acting exercises, movement and group improvisations.
  • Students may also be given sides from a script and asked to read “cold”.
  • The student will be asked questions about background and interest.

 

AUDITION DRESS REQUIREMENTS:

  • No jewelry or baggy clothes. Hair should be pulled back off the face.
  • Clothes that are comfortable to move in.
            Typical exercise wear like shorts or sweat pants are appropriate.  

 

ACTING FAQS:

Should students with little or no experience apply? Yes, HAPA welcomes students of all levels of
experience.

Should a student with many years of theatre
training/experience apply?
Yes,  students who have prior training will be challenged in advanced levels and different areas.

Is there anything to prepare? No, but please show up ready to take risks and show enthusiasm for the art of acting.

What is meant by “sides” from a script? A side is a   1-2 page excerpt from a published play. This material will be given at the audition only.

What does it mean to read “cold”? You will be given 1-2 minutes to look over the side and prepare with an assigned partner. Therefore you will essentially be reading “cold” without a long preparation period. 

Since the audition is in a group setting, how long is the audition? Expect the audition to last 30-40
minutes.

 

TECHNICAL THEATRE AUDITION/INTERVIEW
REQUIREMENTS:

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  • Student is required to prepare a typed 300 word essay that describes any experiences in lighting, sound, props, construction,
    make-up, backstage or stage management. Essay should include major areas of
    interest plans for future use and interest level in after school activities.
  • BRING ESSAY TO THE AUDITION.
  • While not required, the student is
    encouraged to bring any pieces to show skill in the area of design, which can include any set design drawings, costume design drawings, etc.
  • The student will be asked questions about background and interest.

TECHNICAL THEATRE FAQS:

Should students with little or no experience apply? Yes, the HAPA welcomes students of all levels of
experience.

Should a student with many years of theatre
training/experience apply?
Yes, students who have prior training will be    challenged in advanced levels and different areas.

What areas does the technical theatre program
cover?
There is study in basic design of set, costume, lighting, sound, prop and make-up; also set

construction, stage management and marketing.

Can I choose a specific area to study?  Right now we offer a general technical theatre    major, but there are opportunities for students to focus on specific areas of interest as well.

Do students have to be able to draw?  No, basic
design will be taught during courses.