Showstoppers Dance Company provides extensive, high-quality performance exposure for the passionate and dedicated student. Company members utilize their training to execute high-energy choreography that excites audiences year after year.
Selected from hundreds of students who audition, those fueled by the desire to perform and share stories through movement. The quick and intense rehearsal process takes place over a few demanding weeks. Also, the dancers learn challenging choreography taught by working professionals. As a result, these dancers are exposed to an audience of approximately 13,000 people in over 13 shows.
We invite all dancers Amethyst Level and above to our yearly auditions that take place in January.
Showstoppers Tentative Rehearsal Dates for 2020:
Saturday, April 25 (LEADS only)
Sunday, April 26 (LEADS only)
Saturday, May 2
Sunday, May 3
Friday, May 8 (LEADS only)
Saturday, May 9
Friday, May 15 (LEADS only)
Saturday, May 16
Sunday, May 17
Saturday, May 23 (Midnight Madness)
Saturday, May 30
Sunday, May 31
Sunday, June 7
Wednesday, June 10 (Dress Rehearsal)
IMMORTAL PLACEMENT POLICY
We have implemented a placement policy for Immortal Dance Force.
Please remember that dancer must participate in either Nutcracker, Dynamite, Edge or Showstoppers to be eligible for Immortal Dance Force.
Your score from the upcoming Company Auditions on January 11th at RVCC will place you in either ballet, tap, jazz contemporary, or hip-hop Immortal groups. Please Note: In rare cases, a dancer’s score may be high enough for acceptance into Gotta Dance Companies, but may not be high enough in his/her age group to qualify for the particular subject in Immortal Dance Force.
Auditions Saturday, January 11th at Raritan Valley Community College (Snow Date: January 12th in RVCC)
Important Note: We hold auditions on one day only and there are no exceptions. If you are unable to audition during your time slot (by level/style) you may audition during a lower level time slot. However, we don’t recommend this as your score will likely be skewed. This will probably cause problems in group and lead role casting because you won’t be adequately compared to your peers.
Showstoppers casting is based on:
1. Audition Scores & Class Level
Dancers are cast based on their highest class level and their scores in each audition. For example, if your dancer’s highest level is Ruby, then they will be placed in Showstoppers instead of EDGE because Showstoppers is Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond & Workshop. Special note: Ruby dancers in Showstoppers are double cast. Lead dancers in Showstoppers are double cast.
2. Class Attendance for Lead Roles
Dancers are required to attend 80% of their weekly classes in order to be considered for a Lead role in Showstoppers. Attendance is taken by the end of classes on January 11th, 2020.
4. Broadway Dancers are required to be enrolled in a Broadway class at Gotta Dance in order to audition for Acting & Singing roles.
|9:00-10:00am||Jazz Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond, & Workshop|
|10:00-10:45am||Tap Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond, & Workshop|
|10:45-11:25am||Modern (All Levels)|
|11:25am-12:15pm||Contemporary 1,2,3,& Workshop|
|12:20-1:00pm||Ballet Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond, & Workshop|
|1:00-1:45pm||Street HipHop (All Levels)|
|1:45-2:20pm||Pointe (All levels except Pointe 1)|
|2:20-3:15pm||Singing & Acting (3rd-12th Grade)|
|2:20-3:15pm||ALL BOYS MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL DANCE & STREET HIPHOP|
|3:15-3:55pm||Ballet Pearl, Peridot, & Citrine|
|3:55-4:40pm||Jazz Pearl, Peridot, & Citrine|
|4:40-5:25pm||Tap Pearl, Peridot, & Citrine|
|5:25-5:50pm||Singing & Acting (3rd-12th Grade)|
|5:25-5:50pm||ALL BOYS 3RD 4TH & 5TH GRADE DANCE & STREET HIPHOP|
|5:50-6:30pm||Tap Amethyst, Opal, & Aqua|
|6:30-7:20pm||HipHop/Jazz Amethyst, Opal, & Aqua|
|7:20-8:00pm||Ballet Amethyst, Opal, & Aqua|
Showstopper’s Leads Availability Form
Jazz Score Sheets
Ballet Score Sheets
Tap Score Sheets
SINGING & ACTING Score Sheet (1)
POINTE Score Sheets
Modern Score Sheets
HipHop Score Sheets
Contemporary Score Sheets
ACRO Score Sheet
ACRO Waiver Form
Pre-Contemporary Score Sheets
Boys Score Sheet (1)
*In some cases you can be cast in:
Jazz and Contemporary
Jazz and HipHop
Contemporary and HipHop
Modern and Ballet
Modern and Pointe
**ALL Ruby dancers & ALL Leads will be Double Cast
As leads are usually only cast in one subject they will likely be full cast in their other disciplines
***For Acting & Singing auditions students must be enrolled in a Gotta Dance Broadway class
See Broadway Webpage for details on songs and monologue that must be used to audition