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2022  Tryouts


Are you interested in being a member of the 2022-2023 APDD Company Team?! Every year students and teachers work very hard to compete in the spring.  Below you will find basic information about our contest teams and what will be required of you if you decide to try out.

Competitive teams offered 2022 – 2023

  • Lyrical Team 

  • Hip Hop Team

  • Jazz Team

  • Junior Team (3 Routines)

  • Please understand that not every team may make. Teams are created by skill, level, and interest (number of students) 

  • These are not official team names. Team names will be assigned after tryouts!

When signing up please let us know what you would like tryout for! Levels (Tiny/Mini/Jr/Jv/Varsity) will be considered during tryouts! We need to know what genres of dance you are open to, or if you are only interested in ONE dance such as hip hop. Please understand that it is very difficult to make a "Jazz" team if you have never had any Jazz training! 

Tuition rates:

Tuition is $55 for one hour a week (One team - 1 dance)

Tuition is $90 for one hour and 45 minutes - (2 teams - Hip hop & Lyrical, or Hip Hop and Jazz) 2 dances 

Tuition is $100 for 2 hours a week (Junior Team - 3 dances) 

Being on a contest team is not only a big responsibility and dedication for the student, but for the entire family as well.  Being on a contest team is a big financial responsibility that should be considered before signing up or trying out. 


Upcoming MANDATORY Dates

(concise version) **Click below for APPROXIMATE DATES/PAYMENTS CO TEAM 2022**

  • June 27th (Monday) – OPTIONAL Tryout Preparation 

    • 5-6 Jazz/Lyrical Prep Hour $25

    • 6-7 Hip Hop Prep Hour $25

    •  Although this is not mandatory, it is essential for new team members, as well as returning members.

    • We will go over what tricks and technique will be asked to perform in the choreography on tryout day. 

    • More Tryout Prep is available upon request. Please email or text Mrs. Abbey for availability 9368705078. 

  • June 28th (Tuesday) – TRYOUT 1 $5

    • 5:30pm at APDD

    • Must Wear All Black, Hair pulled back (Your choice), Make-up and APDD earrings are required! We do have more earrings available for purchase! 

    • Tryout will consist of: 10 minute stretch, a combination taught at tryouts including the technique and tricks provided at the optional prep class, a free style/improv section to show off your individual talents/tricks. You will perform the combination and improv section with a group (not all by yourself). Groups will go in order from youngest to oldest

    • New Teams posted SUNDAY July 3rd 

    • PLEASE READ below tryout information carefully

  • MANDATORY New Team Meeting THURSDAY July 7th 7:00pm (after summer gymnastics class) 

    • Student(s) and Parent REQUIRED TO COME

    • $100 due for ALL students-NO exceptions! This is for Summer Company Camps Tuesday July 26th - Saturday July 30th

    • Please bring your planner or calendar to the meeting!!

    • We will be getting new warm-ups this year! Co duffel bags, hanging bags, water bottles will be the same as last year. Returning members, please budget for jacket, pants, t-shirt, & tank! New members should budget around ~$275 if you do not already have ANY of these items. Hanging bags, water bottles, and APDD make-up can be budgeted out, as these are always available to non-competitive students as well. 



A $5 tryout fee is required to tryout as well as a parent signature. Our second tryout is June 28th Tuesday from 5:30pm- approximately 6:30. Our tryout will start promptly at 5:30pm, the studio will be open as early as 5:00pm to come in and sign up and put your number on. This year we will offer a practice during the week before to prepare for tryouts, if you would like more, let me know and I can schedule you in. It will be held June 27th (Monday) Jazz/Lyrical prep 5-6pm, Hip Hop Prep 6-7pm, $25 a session. Let us know if you are interested or will be signing up for these!  This is optional but will be very helpful for new students as well as returning students. On the day of tryouts, students will learn several 8 counts of choreography and perform in front of a panel of judges. Students will perform with a group, not by themselves. Students MUST wear all black tight fitting clothes to tryouts (the leo from finale is a great option). MUST bring ALL dance shoes + sneakers. MUST wear performance make-up and studio earrings.  Failure to do so will result in a deduction in your score!!!! Yes we have extra earrings. What you wear to auditions says a lot about how you will follow directions during the year. Remember appearance is a part of your score!! You will be judged based on your ability to learn choreography, the skills that you have already mastered, and your potential to master other skills.  This is an audition. Your score will also reflect your attitude and respect during tryouts. Smiling and looking excited says a lot about your determination to make the team! There should be no attitudes, chit-chatting, goofing off, or horse play during tryouts or you will be asked to leave. Once everyone has tried out, the scores will be tallied, and the results will be posted online. The mandatory new team meeting will be aTHURSDAY at 7:00pm after our summer gymnastics class. Parents and students MUST attend. All will take place at the studio. At the new team meeting your $100 for camp will be due! 

Click below to pay your $5 tryout fee online now!! For 2-3 students please change the item number when checking out. 


$5 - one student <Click Here

$25 - one prep class <Click Here (if you are doing both prep classes please select 2 for the quantity)

*Please email or text us this information with your payment:

1. Student Name:

2. Parent Name:

3. Student Age (As of June 1st 2022):

4. Student Birthday:

5. Student Grade ('22-'23):

6. Genre(s) or team (listed above) that you would like to tryout for: 

THANK YOU!!! We are so excited that you have decided to join us for tryouts this year!!!

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