TIDC Audition Resources

The Teelin Irish Dance Company is comprised of dedicated dancers who love to perform. Each year, as the Teelin School of Irish Dance grows and develops, the Teelin Irish Dance Company also evolves. Auditions are held annually if there are positions open. This webpage has been created to house helpful resources for students who would like to audition for the Teelin Irish Dance Company.

Note: The videos, files, and all content therein available from this webpage are training tools for Teelin usage only. Please do not share these videos outside of Teelin, and do not use the “share” features from the Youtube pages for the videos.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO AUDITION FOR TEELIN IRISH DANCE COMPANY?

The criteria for 2023-2024 TIDC troupes are as follows:

Dublin Troupe Eligibility
Camp: Sunday, July 30th – Friday, August 4th in East Durham, NY
2023-24 Rehearsals: Wednesdays
The Dublin Troupe is composed of champion (prelim or open) level dancers who are primarily high school age, with some exceptions. Dancers must have the ability to memorize and perform high level performance pieces with great technique and performance quality. Rehearsals are held weekly on Wednesday, September – May, and participation in the Teelin Irish Dance Company Camp is mandatory for consideration. Company Camp will be held in the Catskills Mountains in East Durham, NY.

Galway Troupe Eligibility
Camp: Sunday, July 30th – Friday, August 4th in East Durham, NY
2023-24 Rehearsals: Wednesdays
Galway Troupe is composed of advanced level dancers who are champion level or all Prizewinner who are entering 5th grade or older. Dancers must have the ability to memorize and perform high level performance pieces with great technique and performance quality. Rehearsals will be held on Wednesday evenings September – May, and participation in the Teelin Irish Dance Company Camp is mandatory for consideration. Company Camp will be held in the Catskills Mountains in East Durham, NY.

Kerry Troupe Eligibility
Camp: August 7-11, 2023; 10:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Teelin studio
Rehearsals: Thursdays 5:00-6:00pm
Kerry Troupe is composed of Teelin dancers who are going into at least 3rd grade in 2023-2024. Dancers must have solid technique in both hard and soft shoe, demonstrate a good work ethic, and love performing! Rehearsals will be held on Thursday evenings September – May, and participation in the Teelin Irish Dance Company Camp is mandatory for consideration. Camp will be held at the Teelin studio.

Shamrock Troupe Eligibility
Camp: August 7-11, 2023; 10:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Teelin studio
Rehearsals: Thursdays 5:30-5:30pm
Shamrock Troupe is composed of a very small group of Teelin dancers who are in 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade in 2023-2024. Dancers must have good technique in reels and jigs. They demonstrate a good work ethic, follow directions, and love performing! Rehearsals will be held on Thursday evenings September – May, and participation in the Teelin Irish Dance Company Camp at the Teelin Studio is mandatory for consideration.


HOW AND WHEN DO I REGISTER FOR AN AUDITION?

NEW TO TIDC:

If you are interested in auditioning for Company, please contact the Company management team by filling out the following form as soon as possible, or by May 1 at the latest. https://forms.gle/vXYWwBimFhdLWLvw7

Submit your audition videos or audition during a private lesson with Maureen or Katie. Dancers will need to label their videos with their name and the steps that are in the video. Videos may be uploaded to the following folder:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1qr_ogdIN20LFPtwfLO3KGQjpCG2Zsi-k?usp=sharing

Please email company@teelin.com after you have uploaded your videos.

RETURNING MEMBERS AUDITIONING FOR A DIFFERENT TROUPE:

Submit your audition videos, or audition during a private lesson with Maureen or Katie. Dancers will need to label their videos with their name and the steps that are in the video. Videos may be uploaded to the following folder:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1qr_ogdIN20LFPtwfLO3KGQjpCG2Zsi-k?usp=sharing

Please email company@teelin.com after you have uploaded your videos.

If you have any questions, please send email to company@teelin.com.


WHAT ARE THE AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Auditions: Submit your audition videos, or audition during a private lesson with Maureen or Katie by May 3, 2023.

***USE THESE MUSIC FILES FOR PRACTICE AND FOR YOUR VIDEO SUBMISSIONS***
Music Files:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/19a9ZNYB6qUq2KIBPU3JrtX0hsw49uzPL?usp=sharing

Dublin Troupe

 

Galway Troupe

 

Kerry Troupe

 

Shamrock Troupe


HOW DO I PREPARE FOR THIS AUDITION?

Review the audition requirements carefully, and practice independently. Music for auditions and practice may be found here – https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/19a9ZNYB6qUq2KIBPU3JrtX0hsw49uzPL?usp=sharing

Note: If you are auditioning for Dublin Troupe, you will be given an assigned position (A or B) to prepare for your audition once you have submitted the audition interest form.

Optional private lessons for audition prep may be requested with any of the following instructors. Submit the online private lesson request form and coordinate scheduling for the lesson directly with the instructor.


OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ's)

Can I audition with a partner?

  • Yes. You can audition together with a partner. Dancers will be evaluated individually for their own performance.

Can I use my own music?

  • No. Please use the music in the music folder linked above.

How many positions are available for the 2023-24 troupes?

  • There are very limited spaces in all troupes.

If I am offered a position on a troupe, how many gigs am I expected to do?

  • Dancers are expected to do the St. Patrick’s Day performances, Spring Show, and the theater production, if that applies. All other gigs are voluntary.

Am I allowed to only enroll in Company classes?

  • No, all dancers are required to enroll in Champ Classes or the N/PW 2-day classes in addition to Company rehearsals.

When will I find out if I made one of the troupes?

  • New members will find out by May 17th by email. Feedback will be provided for those dancers that we do not have a spot for this year.

When do I have to formally accept the position if it’s offered?

  • New members will have to formally accept their invitation two weeks after a position is offered.

What if I am not offered a position?

  • If you are not offered a position on next year’s company, please don’t lose heart!! Feedback will be provided for those dancers that we do not have a spot for this year. As the director of the Teelin Irish Dance Company, Maureen does not take her responsibility lightly, and sometimes tough decisions are necessary. There are limited positions for each troupe, and the composition of each troupe is directly related to the performances for the upcoming season. Choreographing, performing and teaching are Maureen’s passions, as well as her profession. As always, if you have specific questions or concerns, please call Maureen (443-629-7808) to arrange a convenient time to talk.


If you have additional questions, please contact Micaela Crooks, Company Manager – micaela@teelin.com