Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the Rhythm & Motion (R&M) teacher training program. We find this to be an exciting way to conduct our teacher searches as it gives us an opportunity to see amazing dancers shine in a different light. We look forward to seeing you at the audition!
Here is the information for the audition process. There are numerous parts to this process so please read the information carefully.
When: Sunday, June 10 from 1-4pm
Where: Motion Pacific, Santa Cruz, CA
Wear clothes that you feel comfortable dancing in and shoes that are supportive. (You are also welcome to dance barefoot, if you prefer.)
Come prepared to teach ONE of the provided sample R&M routines.
Below are the links to two sample, choreographically easier, Rhythm & Motion Dance Workout routines. (The movement is based on actual R&M choreography found in a Fusion class, but these specific routines are not in our current teaching repertoire.)
There are two segments to each video. The “breakdown” segment is a breakdown of all the choreography without music. The “with music” segment is the choreography done to music.
Take a look at the two routines and CHOOSE ONE that you would like to teach at the audition class:
“Disturbia” (2013) by Rihanna
“Twist” (2011) by Love Aaj Kal
We’ll ask you to breakdown one of the movement phrases, and then we’ll play the music and you will lead us through the routine. This includes executing the movement, while simultaneously cueing the class to the best of your ability. (You can use simple language such as “travel left,” “stay here,” “twist,” “turn,” “shimmy,” etc.) We want a taste of your personality, movement style, voice projection and leadership.
Have fun! Be yourself! We understand that teaching an R&M routine will be a new experience. It may be nerve-racking, but we promise to keep the audition class light and fun.
We also encourage you to take a few Rhythm & Motion Dance Workout classes prior to the audition date to get a sense of how other instructors cue the movement and how they explain choreography.
Again, thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing you at the audition. If you have any questions between now and then, please feel free to email us.