2023 Lowcountry ED Dance Audition Information

Lowcountry Early Decision Dance auditions for registered applicants will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at Palmetto City Ballet.  Please be sure to view the Dance Audition Details below, as well as the Location Details for directions. For arrival times, please see the Audition Schedule below.

If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Burns at mburns@scgsah.org. Thank you!

Audition Schedule

Should you have questions about the schedule or audition, please contact the Matthew Burns at the email address listed above.  

12:00 - 12:30 pm: Registration
12:30 - 2:00 pm: Ballet Class
  2:05 - 3:05 pm: Modern Class
  3:05 - 3:20 pm: Improvisation/Modern Session
  3:25 - 4:15 pm: Solos and Interviews*

*The interview portion of the day may end sooner depending on the final roster for this location.

Dance Audition Details 

Audition Preparation
Dancers will participate in a ballet class, modern class, perform a prepared solo (Residential High School candidates only), and attend an interview (individual for RHS applicants; small groups for summer applicants). Be sure to review the audition requirements for the Residential High School or Summer Program.

Dance Attire for Auditions
Females:  black leotards, convertible pink or skin-colored tights, and ballet shoes. For the modern class, applicants must be barefoot (rolled up convertible tights).
Males:  black t-shirts, dance belts, black convertible tights with black shoes or with white socks and white shoes. For the modern class, applicants must be barefoot (rolled up convertible tights).

Music for Auditions
Please bring your music on an iPhone, iPod, or other device that can be connected to a sound system. 

Audition Day
Please arrive early to best prepare for your audition. If you are applying to the Residential High School, you must bring a recording of the music for your solo. 
On audition day, enter through the front of the venue. Appropriate signage will direct you to check-in.  
Check-in and registration will begin 30-minutes prior to the audition time.  You must check-in to receive your specific audition number.

Lowcountry Location Details

Palmetto City Ballet
494 Wando Park Boulevard – Unit A
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Mount Pleasant, SC is located in Charleston County at the intersection of
Interstate 526 and Highway 17.

Parking will be available in the school parking lot. 

Running Late or Inclement Weather
If you are running late, or in the event of inclement weather, please call
Matthew Burns, Vice President for Student Development at 864.282.3847.

If an emergency arises and you cannot attend your audition, contact
Matthew Burns as soon as possible at 864.282.3847 or
mburns@scgsah.org. Indicate the student’s name and the type of
emergency in your message. She will get back with you the next business

NOTE: Auditions will only be rescheduled in cases of emergency.