Are you thinking about applying to join Shot of Scotch Vancouver and need more time to get a submission in? Lucky you!! We've extended our deadline to the end of June! You now have until June 30th to send us your application! All audition application details can be found HERE.
Maybe you have some questions for us about your application and joining SoS Van? Let us help you by answering some commons ones we've received! If you have other questions, please contact us!
Q: When you say "Premier-Level" required, what does that mean?
A: We ask that all dancers applying are at a "premier level" - however we say that without regard to your competitive history. What we require is that all dancers are very familiar with the traditional premier dances (including nationals, jigs and hornpipes) and with a little training can get into solid technical shape. We do not expect championship form but cannot take time in rehearsals to teach steps that a premier level dancer would already know. The amount of time spent in a premier category while competing (or not competing) isn't important to us.
Q: What if I have other dance training? Do you want to know about that?
A: Other dance training and performance experience is definitely an asset! Please tell us all about your training on the application form.
Q: How much of a time commitment do you expect from an Apprentice member?
A: We currently rehearse once per week on Wednesday evenings in downtown Vancouver. Apprentice members are given more flexibility in attendance than our full members, but we would like for them to attend as frequently as possible. Ideally our apprentice members are in training to take on full member positions. Occasionally extra rehearsals are needed to prepare for special performances, but we know everyone is very busy and try to get as much done on Wednesday nights as possible. We try to be very flexible to allow for members that travel a lot or just have very busy schedules. We are currently doing at least 1-2 performances a month, but not all members attend every performance.
Q: I have a regular day job - is that a problem?
A: Having a dedicated daytime work schedule is not at all a problem! We rarely do have day time commitments and when we do, there are a few of us that have more flexible schedules. Knowing in advance when you are available or not is what's most important.