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 TWO parts to this process so please read the information carefully:
PART 1: LEARN A ROUTINE
Below are the links to several sample Rhythm & Motion Dance Workout routines. (The movement is based on actual R&M choreography found in either a Fusion or Modern class, but these specific routines are not in our current teaching repertoire.)
There are two segments to each video. The first segment is R&M artistic director, Dudley Flores, dancing the choreography with music. The second segment is the breakdown of each of the movement phrases.
Take a look at the following routines and CHOOSE ONE that you would like to teach as part of your audition:
Break Free by Ariana Grande
Toque de Timbaleiro by Timbalada
Apologize by Timbaland feat. One Republic
Password for all videos: RMaudition
PART 2: AUDITION
LIVE AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS
When: Sunday, July 21, 2019 from 1:30-3:30pm
Where: ODC Dance Commons - 351 Shotwell St. San Francisco 94110
Come prepared to teach ONE of the provided sample R&M routines.
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.
Wear supportive shoes and clothes that you feel comfortable dancing. (You are also welcome to dance barefoot, if you prefer.)
VIDEO AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS
Learn ONE of the provided sample R&M routines.
Record yourself doing the following:
State your name.
Break down one of the movement phrases as if you were teaching it to students.
Dance the routine while simultaneously cueing the movement. (You can use simple language such as “travel left,” “stay here,” “twist,” “turn,” “shimmy,” etc.) We want a taste of your personality, movement clarity and style, and voice clarity and projection.
The video does not need to be edited or high quality. Smart phone video quality is acceptable if it clearly shows the things we are looking for. Make sure that you are recording yourself in a room or open space that that allows you to execute the movement fully. Be safe, and watch out for furniture and pets if you’re recording at home. :)
Video submissions should be uploaded to any online service that shares video (Youtube, Vimeo, Google, Dropbox, Hightail, etc.)
Email submissions and share video links to email@example.com no later than Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 4pm.
You will receive an email from R&M artistic director and master trainer, Dudley Flores, acknowledging the receipt of your submission.
SAVE THE DATES
Notification of admission to the Rhythm & Motion instructor training program will be given by Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
If accepted into the Program, training will take place Saturdays-Sundays, 11:30am-2:30pm, August 3-25, 2019.
Have fun! Be yourself! We understand that teaching an R&M-style routine may be a new experience.
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 audition. If you have any questions between now and then, please feel free to email us.