2018 Auditions Information:
Auditions are open to girls and boys (singers/dancers) currently in 2nd through 7th grade. The next auditions will be in early spring 2018.
PLEASE NOTE: Auditions are by appointment only. Contact director Annie Snyder from more information:
Come join the North Star Kids as we celebrate over 30 years in the spotlight.
THE FOLLOWING ARE THE MOST COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT THE AUDITION?
First you have to make a reservation. You can either call by phone 412-366-6610 or You make a reservation via e-mail, The address is firstname.lastname@example.org It is good to make your appointment early because you will be able to select a time that works with your schedule.
Second when you arrive you will fill out an application.
Third you will be assigned to a big sister or big brother, current, NORTH STAR KID. This KID will stay with you for the entire process. Your parent will have to wait in the assigned area and will not be permitted to watch....sorry.
Forth you will meet with the choreographer. She and your NSK FRIEND will work on a short, choreographed number. We have a great one picked out for this year! It is not hard, we just want to see how you move to music.
Fifth you will go into the auditioning room where there will be 4 or 5 professional people who will listen to you sing and watch the choreography you have just learned.
You will have to sing 3 songs. The music does not have to be memorized.
1. JINGLE BELLS in the key of G major (Someone will play the piano)
2. TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME in the key of B flat (Someone will play the piano)
3. ANY SONG YOU WOULD LIKE TO SING DO NOT BRING MUSIC!
We want you to sing your song without music.
Sixth you will be walked back to the area where your parent is waiting. Here you will be handed a piece of paper. You will be asked to WAIT and open it in your car. The paper will tell you if we want to see you again. This is called a call back. If you are not called back do not get upset! Come back next year.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AT THE AUDITION?
We are looking for good singers and good dancers. We want to see how you can shine, we want to see the energy that makes you....you! We want to see kids who look like they enjoy what they are doing.
HOW LONG DOES ALL OF THIS TAKE?
Allow for at least one hour. Sometimes we can get backed up. Please be patient.
We want to allow every child as much time as they need.
HOW MANY KIDS ARE YOU GOING TO TAKE?
This a hard question to answer right now. We will probably select 10 kids.
We have to be sure we have a balance of ages, boys, girls and talents.
WHAT IF MY SISTER MAKES IT AND I DON'T?
It is always difficult when one sibling makes it and not the other. It is something you have to work out as a family because that can very well happen.
WHAT IF I CANNOT MAKE THE AUDITION DAY?
Sometimes we can work it out and sometimes we cannot. It all depends on a number of things. Call even if you can't make the date. We will see what we can do!
WHAT IS THE NORTH STAR KID SEASON?
The NSK season begins with Performance Day Camp the first full week in August This camp is mandatory.
Rehearsal begins at the end of August, every Thursday from 6:00pm until 9:00pm at McKnight School on Cumberland Road, and continue until June 1st.
Rehearsal is one day a week.
WHAT IS THE POLICY FOR MISSING A SHOW OR REHEARSAL?
The excused absences are sickness, religious holidays celebrated by the immediate family, school related music events ex: band concerts, chorus concerts, talent shows etc. You are also given 2 personal days each season.
IS THERE A TUITION?
Yes there is a tuition. Tuition right now is approximately $450.00 for August to December and $450.00 for January to June. There are payment plans available. There are fund raisers and Kids keep ALL the profit they make and put it towards tuition. Scholarships available.
HOW LONG CAN YOU STAY IN THE NORTH STAR KIDS?
Girls and boys can stay in the NSK until the end of 9th grade.
WHAT KIND OF SHOWS DO YOU PERFORM?
Mostly a Broadway-style song and dance revue, although we are very dedicated to the events of 9/11 and perform annually in Shanksville.
Our standard show is called THE SPIRIT OF BROADWAY!
We also have a holiday show called HOORAY FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
And we have a patriotic show called I AM BUT A SMALL VOICE.
ANY LAST MINUTE TIPS?
Call early for your audition time. Then just come and have fun! We'll be looking forward to meeting you!
Thank you for visiting us on line!
Annie Snyder, Founder/Director
COME SHINE WITH THE STARS
NORTH STAR KIDS
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The North Star Kids is a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization