Information about the DAYCo Audition for the 2024-2025 season:


When: Saturday, May 4th
Where: DanceArts Greenville


  • Elite/Trainee: 2:00-4:15pm
  • Festival: 4:30-7:15pm

Fee: $15 DAYCO audition fee (charged to card on file unless otherwise communicated)

Audition Requirements:


Prepare a classical OR contemporary/lyrical solo of your choice, lasting approximately 50-60 seconds, showcasing your strengths. While we encourage student choreography, feel free to explore resources like YouTube for ideas and inspiration. Remember to have your music ready on an electronic device (phone/tablet) or email the link/song to us at [email protected]. Please be prepared to discuss in a short interview* why you would like to be a part of the DAYCo program.


Festival: You will prepare both a Classical and Contemporary segment Choreographed by Miss Sofia. We will provide a list of three classical solos to choose from, ensuring they are age and skill appropriate. Please research these solos and choose one that best suits you. For your Contemporary solo, Miss Sofia will choreograph a 30-45 second contemporary combination, which will be filmed, broken down, and provided for you to learn. We want/need to see how you learn, process, and demonstrate new choreography. Please be prepared to discuss in a short interview* why you would like to be a part of the DAYCo program.

DAYCo Festival Level Audition classical solo options:

  • La Fille Mal Gardee Variation: Timestamp 26:06. Bella is dancing the variation. Link
  • The Princess Fluorine Variation: Timestamp 8:24. Madeline is dancing the variation. Link
  • Finger Fairy Variation (YouTube). Link

DAYCo Festival Level Audition contemporary segment:

  • Miss Sofia’s Contemporary Choreography HERE

*All returning DAYCo dancers will be exempt from interviews.


All audition results will be communicated via email on Monday, May 20th.

Zoom Meetings:

Following last summer’s positive feedback, we will be offering 10-minute Zoom meetings with Mrs. Anita, Miss Sofia, and/or Mrs. Erica from May 21st to May 23rd (4:30-7:00pm). This provides an opportunity for both dancers and parents to understand the results and the follow-up process. The SignUp Genius link to secure your spot will be sent via email on Friday, May 10th.


Each dancer will be scored in specific criteria: technical skill, musicality, combination and choreography speed and memory, solo presentation, and overall presentation. See below an example of the rubric that can be used for the audition.

DAYCO Grand Jete Showcase