ASH Assistant Audition

 

ASH Assistant Audition Fees

 

What is Included in the ASH Assistant Audition Fee?

  • ASH Assistant Live Audition.
  • Gala Closing Number Choreography and Rehearsals (See below for more information.)
  • Personalized Jacket (Exclusively designed for ASH Assistant Auditioners ONLY.)
  • ASH: The Company Live Audition. (In order to be eligible for both ASH Assistant and ASH: The Company, you must register for both but if you are registered for the ASH Assistant Audition, the ASH: The Company Audition is free of charge.)

 

General Information

This is the culmination of the ASH Apprentice/ASH Apprentice Runner Up Scholarship program. There is no scoring or weighted scoring of any kind. This is also an “Add- On” to your convention registration and is to audition to become an ASH Assistant or ASH: The Company Member for the 2023-2024 Season. There is a separate audition for ASH: The Company. In order to be eligible for both ASH Assistant and ASH: The Company, you must register for both auditions. However, if you are registered for the ASH Assistant Audition, the ASH: The Company Audition is free of charge.

All auditioners are referred to as “ASH Assistant Auditioners” and, at registration, are given a special colored label on which their scholarship number is printed in order to signal to all Faculty that they are auditioning to become an ASH Assistant or ASH: The Company Member. There are 3 parts of the ASH Assistant Audition:

    1. Open Competition Solo: A prepared solo must be registered for the Open Competition.
    2. Live Audition: This is a closed audition and will be run by ASH’s Director and Faculty in Attendance.
    3. Convention Class Work: All Auditioners are observed by all ASH Faculty in attendance. Work ethic, responsibility, focus, technique and speed of learning are aspects that are important to becoming an ASH Assistant and are observed by all decision-makers.

 

Prerequisites

  • To be eligible to register for the ASH Assistant Audition at Nationals, you must have received an ASH Apprentice or ASH Apprentice Runner Up Scholarship at a 22/23 Regional event.
  • Dancers MUST audition in the age group in which they received their ASH Apprentice or ASH Apprentice Runner Up Scholarship.
  • Dancers must be able to attend the ASH Assistant Audition, perform a solo in the Open Competition, attend convention classes, closing number rehearsals and the Gala to participate.

 

Process

ASH Assistant Auditioners are required to register a solo (already choreographed) in the Open Competition. This will be performed on the ASH stage as part of the Open Competition. The Open Competition is open for teachers, dancers and parents to watch (No wristband needed) and is broadcast live at www.ASHWebcast.com.

Next, will be the Live Audition process. Dancers will learn combinations from the ASH Faculty. Once they learn all combinations, they will audition in front of the ASH Faculty. (Bring clothes and shoes for ALL styles!). This audition is closed. No teachers or parents will be allowed in the room for any reason.

Finally, all 23/24 ASH Assistants will be announced at the Gala on the final night of Nationals!

Assistant Commitments

TRAVEL

  • ASH Assistants must attend a minimum of ten regional cities (Ages 11 & Up) and six regional cities (Ages 7-10) including Orlando regionals, and must attend the Nationals in Orlando, FL.
  • Assistants will learn one group piece at the first regional city (Orlando, FL) for the Welcome Show. In select cities ASH Assistants may be asked to perform a solo in the closing show. ASH events include additional classes that are held on Friday evenings. ASH Assistant rehearsal will be held Thursday night, Friday morning/afternoon or Saturday morning.

 

DUTIES

  • ASH Assistants must stay with the studio they received their title with, if you change/ leave the studio, you will lose you ASH Assistant title.
  • Perform in Welcome and Closing Shows, assist faculty in all classes in your assigned level unless asked to assist in another level, assist at scholarship auditions, attend rehearsals, attend seminars, participate in backstage duties for Performance Showcase, if your studio is not in attendance, and always arrive early.
  • As part of their professional training, ASH Assistants will be required to work backstage during the Performance Showcase. It is expected that ASH Assistants will maintain a clean and put-together appearance, a clean and orderly space backstage, and a positive attitude toward all participants. Dress code for showcase is pants and a top or a long dress only! No skirts, shorts, or short dresses are allowed. ASH Assistants are not permitted to use their phone during work time. This is to devote the attention needed to all Showcase participants, safety of backstage, and to continue setting a positive example for all attendees to follow.

 

SAFETY AND GUARDIANSHIP

  • Assistants under the age of 18 must be accompanied to each event by a parent or designated guardian. Should an ASH Assistant request to be accompanied by anyone other than the signed parent or guardian below, notification must be given to and approved by the Convention Manager prior to the start of the event. ASH Productions shall not act as a guardian and is not responsible for the well-being of any ASH Assistant.

ASH: The Company Audition

 

ASH: The Company Audition Fee

There is a required fee of $100.00 to audition for ASH: The Company. This is an “Add- On” to your convention registration. If you are registered for the ASH Assistant Audition and wish to be eligible for ASH: The Company, you must still register for the ASH: The Company Audition, however, the fee will be waived.

General Information

ASH: The Company is a training program and supplement to a dancer’s studio training. This program is a bridge from ASH attendee to ASH Assistant. Company members are required to attend a minimum of 4 cities in which the program is held, however they receive a full year scholarship to all ASH events, should they wish to attend more events. The program gives a taste of what touring with a convention is like, they will learn choreography to perform in the Closing Show, work the Performance Showcase and more! After the season is complete, at our Nationals event, one Company Member will be chosen as an ASH Assistant by the ASH Faculty. The goal is for Company Members to dive deeper in their training and dance experience while invigorating them to push themselves to the next level! 

This is also an “Add- On” to your convention registration and is to audition to become an ASH: The Company Member for the 2023-2024 Season. All auditioners are referred to as “ASH: The Company Auditioners” and, at registration, are given a special colored label on which their scholarship number is printed in order to signal to all Faculty that they are auditioning to become an ASH: The Company Member. There are 2 parts of the ASH: The Company Audition:

    1. Live Audition: This is a closed audition and will be run by ASH’s Director and Faculty in Attendance.
    2. Convention Class Work: All Auditioners are observed by all ASH Faculty in attendance. Work ethic, responsibility, focus, technique and speed of learning are aspects that are important to becoming an ASH: The Company Member and are observed by all decision-makers.

 

Prerequisites

  • To be eligible to register for the ASH: The Company Audition at Nationals, you must have received a Nationals Scholarship, Faculty Pick Scholarship, ASH Apprentice or ASH Apprentice Runner Up Scholarship at a 22/23 Regional event.
  • Dancers MUST audition in the age group in which they received their Scholarship.
  • Dancers must be able to attend the ASH: The Company Audition, convention classes, and the Gala to participate.

 

Process

The ASH: The Company Audition will be a single Live Audition. Dancers will learn combinations from the ASH Faculty. Once they learn the combination, they will audition in front of the ASH Faculty. (Bring clothes and shoes for ALL styles!). This audition is closed. No teachers or parents will be allowed in the room for any reason.

Finally, all 23/24 ASH: The Company Members will be announced at the Gala on the final night of Nationals!

 

Payment

ASH accepts Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express, checks or money orders. Checks or money orders must be postmarked before the Early Bird Discount Deadline in order to secure the Early Bird rate. If a check is returned, you will be assessed a $30.00 fee. Only cash and credit cards are accepted when registering at the door or paying a final balance upon check-in at Registration. *All funds must be paid in U.S. currency only. No International, Canadian or Foreign checks will be accepted.

Refund Policy for 2022/2023 Season

Unless ASH is forced to cancel due to Acts of God, CDC, local, state, or federal government mandates, ASH will not provide a refund under any circumstance. If the event is held and a dancer cannot attend due to injury or illness, you must contact the ASH Office at least 24 hours prior to the start of the event. ASH will issue a credit statement to be used up to one year from the date of issue for convention and/or performance showcase fees provided the dancer submits a doctor’s note within 30 days via email to info@ashproductions.com.

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