Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy

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  • Welcome to the Dance Homepage!

    It is our mission at GPFAA to facilitate the technical and creative development of our performing artist and to prepare each for post-secondary studies and professional pathways.  Our curriculum strongly focuses on, however not limited to, Ballet, Modern, Contemporary exploration and aerial silks. We strive to provide our students with a variety of opportunities to foster well-roundedness through performance opportunities, exposure to multi genre guest artist, viewing live performance, as well as, visiting post graduate campuses.  Spring semesters are dedicated to individual growth, auditions, and evaluations from dance professionals in our community. 

     

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  • GPFAA
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Dani Warden
Kristin Villanueva
Jennifer Gilmore
Gypsy Ingram
Kelsi Livesay
  • Audition Information

    Incoming students auditioning for DANCE are required to bring and prepare the items listed below.
      
    Resume and Photo
     
    Student must present a one-page resume listing prior dance experience and a current head shot.
     
    Brief Interview
     
    Students will participate in a brief interview with the panel prior to performing their solo. 
     
    Solo Performance
     
    Students choreograph and present a prepared piece that is a minimum of 60 seconds and does not exceed 120 seconds.  Solo should be in the style that best showcases the dancers technical strengths and performance ability.  
    Music must be queued and ready to play when entering audition site.  Music in digital form is preferred.  Use of a CD is acceptable, however burned or writable CD's are not always functional.  Please be prepared with a backup.
     
    Audition Class
     
    Students will participate in a master class in which they will learn and perform a ballet, jazz, or contemporary combination in small groups.  Students will also demonstrate various turns and leaps across the floor.
     
     
    Required Audition Attire
     
    Female dancers:   Black leotard, pink tights, ballet shoes.  You may also wear black leggings over pink tights and appropriate shoes during solo section of audition. Hair must be in a bun and tightly secured away from face. 
     
    Male dancers:  White shirt, black shorts or sweat pants, ballet or jazz shoes.
     
    No jewelry or gum is allowed.
     
    Please note: resumes and head shots will not be returned to auditioning students.
     
    *PLEASE COME TO AUDITION STRETCHED AND WARMED-UP*

     
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