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Audition instructions

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*** Applications are currently being accepted for student sponsorship through York county public school districts of Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Clover, and York. Due to covid restrictions, we must limit participation to ensure social distancing measures. If we are able to open up auditions to additional students later in the spring, we will re-open the audition process and you may apply at that time. Thank you.

*** At the end of your 2021 STARTS online application, you will be able to submit 2 uploads only. If you need to submit a large video or multiple pictures, you will need to upload as a ZIP file or ZIP file folder. This is the only format allowed for large or multiple files. 


You may pick either option:

  1. Prepare a theatre piece - a lip sync, a song, a poem, a monologue, a creative piece only 60 - 90 seconds in length.


  1. Perform an “I AM” Poem. The structure is as follows.  

Finish each statement by performing it:

I AM......

I See.......

I hear....

I smell.....

I taste.....

I feel.....

I AM.....


  • Prepare one piece to be sung or played.

  • Submit home video recording of 3 - 5 minutes of performance

  • Sheet music (pdf) should be submitted with video

In the video, each student needs to introduce themselves with the following information:

  1. Name

  2. School

  3. Current Grade

  4. Title of piece to be performed


  • Submit 5-10 photos of completed works of art

  • Short essay or paragraph that describes your artistic interests and influences in art.


  • Submit a 90 second home video of student performing dance movement of their choice (may be set choreography or improvisational).

  • Short paragraph on why interested in attending the ST-Arts Dance summer program.

  • List below  any previous dance experience. (ex: public school dance program, summer camp, studio, types of dance: Irish, ballet, creative movement, tap, musical theatre, etc. *previous experience not required).

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