TWIGS auditions are held each spring for the upcoming school year. Auditions for the 2020-21 school year will be held August 24-29, 2020. Below is an overview the audition process by department.
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Applicants will participate in a brief dance movement class as part of the audition. For the audition, wear a leotard, convertible tights, and ballet slippers. Spandex shorts/gym shorts and a close- fitting t-shirt may be worn. No skirts, leg warmers, costumes, or jeans. Feet may be bare. Loose-fitting clothing or jewelry should not be worn. Hair should be pulled away from the face and neck and securely pinned back. The audition process typically lasts about two hours.
During the audition, students will create a collage and be asked to take a picture of a still life. Materials will be supplied. Students should be prepared to discuss the work created.
Open to students entering the 8th grade. Each applicant must write a story based on a photograph they will receive as part of their application online. The applicant must bring the story to the audition. At the audition, applicants should be prepared to create an additional story and discuss their work.
Bring your instrument. We provide a piano and a harp for these auditions and a snare drum for percussion auditions. Bring sheet music and be prepared to play one or two selections and one or two scales on your instrument.
Be prepared to sing America (My Country ’Tis of Thee). Accompaniment will be provided.
Each applicant must perform a memorized monologue (one character’s speech from a play) no more than two minutes in length or a poem approximately one-minute long.
Previous experience is not required. Each applicant should bring examples of his/her artwork (drawings, paintings, sculpture, collage, etc.). Applicants should be prepared to discuss their artwork. Any experience working on performances, (e.g., plays, concerts, dance shows) may be included in the discussion.
Students entering grades 4 and 5 should come prepared to complete an art activity in a classroom environment. Materials will be provided.
Please note all 4th and 5th grade visual arts classes are one-year programs. Students entering grades 4, 5, and 6 must audition each year to participate.
Students entering grades 6-8 should choose 12 examples of their artwork they particularly like. This could include drawings, paintings, ceramics, prints, weavings, metal, woodworking, or anything else made by hand in school or at home. Applicants should be prepared to discuss their artwork. They will also complete a drawing exercise during the audition. Materials will be provided. The audition may last up to two hours.