Velocity Dance Team Company

Oklahoma City Dance Team Entertains & Competes

Velocity Dance Center Company is a competitive dance team made up of 60 dancers that offers students (from age 5 to 18) elite training and the chance to perform. With appearances at the State Fair, Festival of the Arts, and others, the Velocity dance team attends up to three competitions each year and have been entertaining audiences and successfully competing throughout the Oklahoma City area.

Audition for a Spot on the Velocity Dance Team

To be accepted into the Company, students must be between five and 18 years old and have at least one year of dance lessons. Typically, we hold auditions in June after our recitals. During tryouts, we look for showmanship and a love of dance as well as dancing potential.

Dancers accepted for the Velocity Dance Team will strengthen their technical skills and performance ability as they receive in-depth training. Also, we offer dance master classes for Velocity dance team members to further refine their skills and abilities.

The Velocity dance team performs ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary/modern, and musical theater dance styles.

How to Prepare for the Audition

For dancers planning on trying out for a place on the Velocity dance team, we recommend to practice regularly and take classes in different dance styles. We also encourage students to train year-round to fine-tune their technique.

When dancers arrive for the audition, they should wear a solid color leotard and tights and bring jazz pants (or leggings) as well as their shoes. Starting with a brief warmup, our instructors lead auditions in a format similar to our dance classes. After the warmup, dancers will be guided through a combination of several dance styles.

Those dancers who are selected for the Velocity dance team are placed into groups based on their strengths and abilities. For competition and performances, we consider dancers for solo, duets/trios, small group, and large group numbers.

Above all else, we want dancers to relax and have fun during the audition process! To prepare, read more about how to have a great audition.

Classes

Company dancers who are in Kindergarten – 3rd grade take classes with our Academy dancers. Starting at Level 6, we divide classes into Academy and Company sections. Then, we level Company dancers for the upcoming year at auditions.

Auditions

Auditions have already taken place for the 2020-2021 season, and we’ve finalized casting. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Performance Opportunities

The Velocity Dance Team Company offers dancers who love the “big stage” the chance to perform more! Each year our dancers participate in several local performances, including the Oklahoma State Fair, Festival of the Arts, and more!

Awards

The Velocity Dance Team Company has brought home the following awards:

2020

Tribute:

The Haunted Mansion – 2nd Overall Jr Large Group Character
Get Here – 3rd Overall Teen Large Group Lyrical
Poison Ivy – 2nd Overall Petite Large Group Jazz
Choo Choo Cha Boogie – 1st Overall Teen Small Group Tap – Judges Choice Choreography
SparkleJollyTwinkleJingley – 3rd Overall Junior Small Group Musical Theatre
Groove is in the Heart – 2nd Overall Petite Small Group Jazz
Oklahoma – 1st Overall Teel Line Ballet
I Got You – 1st Overall Teen Trio Musical Theatre

2019

Tribute:

New York New York – 3rd Overall Jr Trio Tap
Saturday Night Fish Fry – 3rd Overall Jr Trio Jazz
She’s in Love – 3rd Overall Petite Small Group Musical Theatre
Star Spangled Man – 1st Overall Jr Larger Group Musical Theatre – Judges Choice Choreography
Speaking French – 2nd Overall Jr Large Group Musical Theatre

Groove:

Mermaid Pictures – Hollywood Summer Tour Scholarship Winner
Half A World Away – 1st Overall Senior Solo Tap – Groove Perfection Award – Judges Choice Simply Stunning
Deep Water – Hollywood Summer Tour Scholarship Winner
I Dreamed There Was No War – Hollywood Summer Tour Scholarship Winner
We Can Dance – 3rd Overall Jr Trio – Judges Choice A Breath of Fresh Air
I’m Your Girl – 3rd Overall Mini Small Group Jazz
Turn the Beat Around – 1st Overall Petite Large Group Jazz
Forever Young – 1st Overall Junior Large Group Lyrical 

Stage One:

Half A World Away – 3rd Overall Senior Solo Tap – Judges Choice Precision
I Dreamed There Was No War – The One Dance Convention Scholarship
Time – 3rd Overall Teen Trio Ballet – Judges Choice Choreography
She’s in Love – 3rd Overall Petite Small Group Musical Theatre
Star Spangled Man – Judges Choice Technical Excellence 

2018

Applause:

At the Hop – 3rd Overall Petite Large Group Jazz