Following the recent government initiatives to tackle COVID-19 (coronavirus), we are changing our audition process over to a virtual experience.
Emil Dale Academy has one of the most robust triple-threat audition processes for musical theatre training. We assure you this will not be compromised over this audition process.
As part of our audition day, we conduct a Q&A session which we will still be doing via social media. You will be sent details of when this is taking place. Emil Dale will be available to answer any questions and give you an insight into our college life!
Please submit the below requirements to us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Our normal audition panel, which includes Emil Dale and our Heads of Departments, will review the submissions and subsequently process each application in detail. You will receive a response within 2-4 weeks as normal with the outcome of your audition.
We have found the best way to submit video files is any of the following options (we have no preference as to the method you use):
Upload the video(s) to YouTube or Vimeo and send us the link
Transfer files using WeTransfer
Upload files to Dropbox and share the link with us
Upload files to google drive and share the link with us
We are sad to not be able to welcome you to our buildings at this time, and thank you for your understanding during this uncertainty.
Please feel free to contact us should you need any further help or clarification. We look forward to receiving your videos and being in touch again soon!
Requirements for Virtual Audition
Please state your name at the beginning of each video.
Prepare and perform 1 musical theatre song, lasting no longer than 2 minutes. This can be accompanied by a piano or backing track.
Gap Year applicants - Prepare and perform one short monologue which can be any style or genre, and from any source.
SIXTH FORM - Prepare and perform one monologue from a published play.
DEGREE - Prepare and perform two contrasting monologues from a published play.
Degree girls - Please avoid Rosie from "Things I Know To Be True" and Leah from "DNA".
The monologue(s) should be performed in your own accent and the character should be close to your own age. Your monologue(s) should be no longer than two minutes long.
We require you to perform some set jazz exercises and a short jazz routine. The exercises are:
4 kicks to the front, and 4 kicks to the side, standing on the spot
A single and a double pirouette, on both legs (right and left
8 jumps in parallel 1st, 8 jumps in parallel 2nd
8 jumps in turned out 1st, 8 jumps in turned out 2nd
Lastly, the short jazz routine should demonstrate rhythm, performance and musicality. We suggest this lasting for approximately 16 bars (however if you already have a recorded or filmed routine, please send us this and make it clear who you are if this is a group routine)
Please submit your videos alongside an email with the following information:
Date of birth and age
Course(s) you are applying for (3 Year Degree, Gap Year or 2 year Sixth Form Course (BTEC) and if you wish to be considered for more than one course
Contact phone number
Do you attend our weekend school?
Details of experience to date
A short paragraph detailing why you wish to train at Emil Dale Academy
Private & Confidential information
At Emil Dale Academy, we pride ourselves on supporting our students’ health and welfare needs. In order to do this to the best of our ability, we ask you to privately disclose any medical, mental health or learning disabilities. This is done in the strictest of confidences and does not impact your application for a place with us.
Please list any injury, serious illness or disability (e.g. broken bones, asthma, epilepsy, visual or hearing impaired, nodules, eating disorder, mental health issues, autistic spectrum, drug dependency, dyslexia, ENT, speech and language therapist, polyps, cysts etc)
N.B failure to disclose information that might have an impact on your training and which has the potential to reoccur during training
will be in breach of your contract should you be successful at audition and undertake training with us.
Please list any health & welfare needs under the following categories:
Physical Health (including vocal issues) Any injury, serious illness or disability (e.g. broken bones, asthma, epilepsy, visual or hearing impaired, nodules, ENT, speech and language therapy, polyps, cysts etc)
Mental Health(e.g. eating disorder, depression, anxiety, bipolar, drug dependency, etc)
Some candidates may be invited to participate in a telephone or Skype/Zoom interview with a member of our panel or senior faculty of Emil Dale Academy. You will be contacted to arrange this after your video submissions.
If you are auditioning for our Degree course, please be prepared to submit copies of your Personal Statement, Photo ID (driving licence or passport) and a copy of your exam certificates (GCSE equivalent and upwards). Note* please do not send original documents.
These can either be posted or submitted electronically, and you will be told when to send these through to us following our review of your videos.
Please note, we are not looking for high production value videos, we simply want to be able to see/ hear clearly what you can do. A phone video recording will be fine.
Should you have any further questions regarding this process, please contact us on email@example.com or by phone on 01462 677808.
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