About All-State Auditions
Every year, high school dance team seniors are invited to audition for the DDCA All-State Team, a very high honor and long-standing tradition amongst Oregon dance teams. The auditions are held in January, usually during the Martin Luther King, Jr holiday weekend. Dancers are judged according to their OSAA Classification, and three separate All-State Teams are selected (1A-4A, 5A and 6A All-State Teams). The All-State recipients are announced during the preliminary round at the OSAA State Championships in March, and dancers then perform the All-State Audition Routine at the end of the Final Round of the OSAA State Championships.
- Candidates must have Senior academic standing and be on track to graduate by June.
- Candidates must be a member of an Oregon high school dance team at the time of the OSAA State Championships.
- Candidates must be a Varsity dance team member.
- Team members may apply if all coaches affiliated with their team are members of the DDCA. That team must be an active member of the DDCA and participate in at least two sanctioned competitions during the year, or compete at the OSAA State Championships.
All-State Audition Process
All-State Auditions are now conducted in a one-day format. This means candidates will audition the hip hop section of the All-State Routine, learn the jazz and conemporary sections of the All-State Routine, and audition the All-State Routine in it’s entirety all in the same day. The hip hop section of the routine will be posted online for dancers to learn BEFORE auditions (in late December). All-State will start with a short warm-up, have a short hip hop review session and go directly into the Hip Hop Auditions, so dancers need to come ready to audition for the judges. After the first round of auditions, the judges will make cuts, and invite the finalists back to learn the jazz and contemporary sections of All-State Audition Routine. The complete All-State Routine is now more advanced and consists of three distinct styles: Jazz, Contemporary, and Hip-Hop. After learning the remaining sections of the All-State Routine, finalists will audition the All-State Routine in it’s entirety for the judges.
After all dancers have finished being judged in their classification (1A-4A, 5A, 6A), there will be a review/call-back in which the dancers will perform the All-State Routine in their group for the judges one last time. If judges have difficult decisions to make, then they may call back dancers multiple times, in different groupings. Likewise, dancers auditioning for All-State will need to stay until the end of the evening; no matter what time they auditioned.
Drop-In Dance Classes
This year, there will not be any drop-in classes offered. Instead, on the day of auditions, dancers that do not make the hip hop cuts will still be invited to learn the jazz and contemporary sections of the All-State Routine as well. That group will learn at the same time the All-State Routine is being taught to those still in the audition process, however in a different gym. This way, ALL seniors will still learn the entire All-State Routine.
All-State 2018 — Event & Registration Information
All-State Auditions will be held on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Gresham High School. For more details about the venue, please view the event on the DDCA Calendar.
Registration & Payment Information
All-State registration is due no later than Saturday December 2, 2017. Late Registrations are accepted until December 16th and will incur a $5 per dancer late fee. When registering, please submit payment via Paypal; if paying by check, please mail ONE team check for all dancers to the DDCA address below – do not send individual payments. Team payments are due and checks must be postmarked by December 16th. Late payments are subject to a $5 per dancer late fee. There are no refunds for drops or no-shows.
PO Box 821
Gresham, Or 97030
If you are a coach and have not received the registration information for All-State, please contact us immediately. Only registered DDCA Members will receive All-State information via email. If you have any questions regarding the All-State procedures, please contact the All-State Directors or the DDCA Board. Additional details for All-State 2016 will be posted online as they become available.
All-State 2018 — Music & Videos
Previous All-State Routines
To view past Technical Across-the-Floors & All-State Routines, please visit the Video page below.
To view the 2013 Technical Across-the-Floor & All-State Routine, please visit the 2013 Archive page below.
All-State 2013 Videos
Every year we select elite dance team alumni to be our All-State Assistants during the auditions. These dancers will learn the material before auditions and assist the choreographers and judges throughout the audition process. Assistants are there to demonstrate proper technique and dance ability for all All-State material. These dancers should be previous All-State Team members, collegiate or professional dancers with excellent dance technique and abilities. If you are interested in applying to be an All-State Assistant, please click the link below to fill out an application.
Liisa Stockbridge — DDCA All-State Director