Newtown High School of the Performing Arts

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Profile Video

This is a brief introduction (approximately 1-2 minutes) to assist the audition panel to get to know the applicant.

Please refer to the following questions as ideas but not restricted to:

  • Tell us a little about yourself
  • What previous training/experience have you had in your artform?
  • What it is that you love about your artform?
  • Why do you want to come to Newtown High School of the Performing Arts?

Video Performance Requirements

  • Applicants submit only one, 2 minute video which consists of either:

    OPTION 1: 2 minute solo in Modern/ Contemporary or Classical Ballet style.


    OPTION 2:
    1 minute solo in Modern/ Contemporary or Classical Ballet style to be combined with

    1 minute solo video in a style of your choice
    (These two 1-minute solos must be uploaded as only one 2 minute video on the Application Form)
  • Applicants to identify themselves at the beginning of their video
  • Ensure audio quality of the video is clear
  • Record your audition in a room with neutral acoustics (not a large hall or outside)
  • Applicants should be dressed in appropriate attire (please see below)
  • Applicants’ full body must be fully visible in the video at all times as maintaining character is an important part of the audition
  • Applicant not to be filmed at a distance or with other dancers
  • Ensure you demonstrate a variety of skills that show your range of movement. This may include movements that demonstrate your flexibility in various parts of the body, your ability to control movements, balance, turns and elevation.

Remember to review the video before uploading to the Application Form and ensure that it is appropriate for audition.

Assessment Criteria

Applicants will be assessed on:

  • Demonstrated dance skills
  • Technical skill and performance quality
  • Strength and control of a range of locomotor and non-locomotor movement

Appropriate Dance Attire

Girls: Leotard/tights/unitard/bare feet

Boys: T-shirt/tights/bare feet

  • Appropriate dance shoes or bare feet
  • Applicants should wear plain, form fitting dance wear
  • No jewellery
  • Hair tied back and off the face

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