Saturday, July 13th: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Auditions to immediately follow registration.
Sunday, July 14th: Dancers report at 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, July 17th - Friday, July 19th: Finalist Interview times TBD
Saturday, July 20th: Dancers report for The Finals at approximately noon.
Portland Community College (PCC) Sylvania Campus - Health Technology (HT) Building
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219
What to wear to auditions:
A two-piece dance outfit (flesh-colored tights are permitted). Mid-section and legs must be exposed. No baggy clothing other than during the hip hop round. You may wear loose fitting pants or sweats for the hip hop routine during the pre lims. You may wear any kind of dance shoe, sneakers or perform barefoot. Please make sure shoes have non-marking soles.
Game-night ready hair and make-up are expected. Hair must be down. No pony tails.
What to bring to auditions:
What to expect at auditions:
Preliminary round auditions are closed and spectators will not be allowed in the building. Score sheets and judges’ comments will not be made available. The Final Round is open to spectators and participants will receive a limited number of tickets for friends and family. Portions of auditions are expected to be filmed for www.trailblazers.com.
During the preliminary rounds, dancers will learn at least three routines and perform them in small groups in front of a panel of judges. The judges will make cuts after each routine. Approximately 35-40 finalists will be selected at the end of the Preliminary Rounds to continue on to the Finals on July 20th. Dancers who make it to the Final Round will learn at least two routines to perform and will be required to perform a 1-minute solo routine showcasing their dance ability and personality. Finalists will also be required to come in for interviews July 17th, 18th or 19th.
Pre- Audition Workshop:
The Workshop will be held on Sunday, June 9th from 1:00 – 5:00 pm LA Fitness – Beaverton (2800 SW Hocken Avenue Beaverton, OR 97005 - (503)627-0737.) Dancers will have the opportunity to participate in a mock-audition; learning three short routines in the style of dance that will be taught at auditions and receiving feedback after performances.
Q & A session with BlazerDancers Coach and current dancers Audition Tips on performances, outfit selection, hair and make-up, what to expect, etc.
Download waiver for pre-audition workshop