Central New York School of Dance Audition
Directions: From the east or west, take the NYS Thruway to Exit 36 and get on Route 81 South. From the North, take Route 81 South. Exit 81 South at the Harrison/Adams Street Exit. Exit the ramp straight ahead and then veer right onto Harrison Street. Take Harrison Street (one way headed west) to the first intersection (there is a light) and turn right onto Townsend Street. Turn right at the intersection of East Genesee. Syracuse Stage is located on the right at the intersection of East Genesee and Irving Avenue. There is public parking across the street. From the south, exit Route 81 North at the Harrison/Adams Street Exit. Exit straight from the ramp. Harrison Street is a one way street headed west. See directions above from this point on. Enter the building through the main doors under the purple arch and look for NYSSSA signs directing you to registration.
Walk-in applicants may register at 9:30 am.
Each student should plan on arriving at the scheduled registration time to check in, get your audition number, and begin warming up. If you have not provided the required identifying photograph with your application, please mail or email (nysssa@.nysed.gov) within two weeks of your audition date. Participants are to wear normal dance clothing (no costumes) and be prepared to audition with bare feet. The formal class will begin approximately one-half hour after the scheduled registration time. Each student will participate in the formal class and will be expected to perform a short prepared solo not to exceed two minutes. Applicants are expected to provide music for their solo. Students should be prepared with their music in two formats (ie. Ipod or CD). A CD player will be provided. Please note that burned CD’s should be in final format to avoid playback issues, and tested at home (not on a computer). Ratings by the artistic faculty will form the basis for selecting members and alternates to attend the School of Dance. Students will be notified of their audition results in early March. Please do not contact the NYSSSA Office for results.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the NYSSSA office at (518) 474-8773 or by email to nysssa@.nysed.gov