noun mad·ri·gal \ˈma-dri-gəl\
A madrigal is a brief lyrical composition. Its principal theme is love and emotion. A madrigal was typical of the Italian Renaissance.
We are inspired by this definition to create a program within Feijóo Ballet School's curriculum for our emerging dancers.
The Madrigals perform at several community events throughout the year where they showcase their dancing abilities in several genres such as ballet, tap, jazz and theater dance. Prospective Madrigals are selected by an audition process beginning at the age of 8. Madrigals must be full time registered students at Feijóo Ballet School. Dancers are required to attend Ballet, Tap and Jazz.
The Madrigals 2019 - 2020
Photo Credit: Rhonda Floyd Photography
Due to COVID-19, Feijóo Ballet School at this time will only be accepting online audition applications and videos for the 2020-2021 Season.
The 2020/2021 theme is "Madrigals: Dreaming of Disney". The show includes pieces that celebrate the classic music and inspiring characters from Disney that we know and love. This will be the fifth season of The Madrigals. Past performances include the SPA's HEB Performance Preludes at Jones Hall, The Houston Children's Festival, Grand Kids Festival by The Grand Opera House in Galveston, The Pasadena Strawberry Festival and several elementary school carnivals in our area. Additionally, The Madrigals perform at retirement homes during the holidays and this past season they were invited to be cast members in all major performances with the Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre.
The Madrigals rehearse on Saturdays from 9:00 to 11:00 AM
To ease the process for returning Madrigals, all you need to do is fill out the Online Application Form. NO video submissions necessary.
1. Fill out the Online Application Form.
2. Submit a Video Audition and Headshot. Due by June 2nd, 2020. (Submitted online via jot form)
Applicants should have a strong dance background with an emphasis in classical ballet.
Applicant must be 8 years of age or older (by September, 2020) Should a dancer not be 8 by September 2020, you may submit a letter of petition for consideration. Send petition to firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIDEO AUDITION GUIDELINES:
Applicants should wear appropriate audition attire:
Ladies: pink tights and black leotard
Gentleman: black tights and white dance shirt
Video should be no longer than 2-minutes in duration
Video should include:
Abbreviated Barre (plié, tendu, adagio, grand battement) to one side each
Abbreviated Center (1-2 combinations that feature your best qualities and strengths)
Footage should be current and recorded no earlier than six months of submission
Video Audition should be in a readable format (ex: mp4 or .wmv)
Due to COVID-19, we completely understand that video footage will likely be taken within the confinements of your homes. Do NOT worry about that! We just want to see how you dance, hold yourself, and project as a performer. Videos can even be done on your phones. Headshots DO NOT need to be done professionally. Given the circumstances we find ourselves in, we understand that everyone is doing the best they can.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
All applicants who complete the online application and/or submit a video audition, will receive correspondence by June 3, 2020 to the email address(es) on the application form.
For those accepted, we will hold a Virtual Madrigals Meeting on June 4, 2020 5-6pm via Zoom. You will receive all pertinent information regarding important rehearsal and performance dates, rules, and expectations. It’s also a great opportunity for you to ask questions. You will be given time to review all information before completing a letter of commitment.
We look forward to a wonderful 2020-2021 Season. Any questing regarding Feijóo Ballet School’s The Madrigals Audition may be directed to email@example.com.
For information on how to invite The Madrigals to your community event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.