L'école de danse de Québec

Auditions and admissions to the Professional program

L’École de danse de Québec’s next auditions will take place on February 28, 2021 in Québec City. Registration for the auditions starts on October 1, 2020. Regardless of the program you wish to join, you must register for the auditions.

The auditions are planned to be held in person. Taking the situation related to COVID-19 into account, the audition process will always respect and abide by the current recommendations of Public Health Services.

A virtual audition via Zoom will also be offered to candidates living more than 400 km from L'EDQ or having a particular condition that prevents them from participating in the auditions in person. The virtual auditions will take place in February 2021.

If you wish to participate in the virtual auditions, please specify it on the registration form (only available in French).

FILL IN THE REGISTRATION FORM

The audition and admission process 

STEP 1 : REGISTERING FOR THE AUDITIONS

Registration for the auditions starts on October 1, 2020. The deadline is February 28, 2021 for the audition in Québec City. 

To register, the candidate must fill out the registration form in French. Registration fees amount to 50$.

STEP 2 : DOCUMENTS TO PROVIDE

Once the registration form is filled out, all candidates must send the following documents by e-mail to tpaquet@ledq.qc.ca

  • Two photographs : a portrait and a head to toe picture of you wearing dancing clothes, 
  • A recommandation letter written by a (former) professor, employers... in which he or she talks about your know-how and attitude in a learning context, 
  • A copy of your birth certificate. 

STEP 3 : FILL OUT YOUR ADMISSION APPLICATION TO THE SRACQ (Cégep)

Deadline : March 1st, 2021

In order to register for the DEC technique Danse-interprétation (run jointly with the Cégep de Sainte-Foy), you must fill out an admission application on the Service régional d’admission au collégial de Québec’s website (SRACQ). Canadian students can do so from February 1st, 2021. 

Candidates who already hold a DEC (Diploma of College Studies) also have to fill out an admission application on the SRACQ’s website in order to be registered at the Cégep, even if they will be given equivalences for the classes they have already taken. The dance classes we teach amount to a sufficient number of hours for you to be considered a full-time student. 

Candidates who wish to register for the AEC in contemporary dance (Attestation of College Studies) do not need to fill out the admission application on the SRACQ’s website. 

Candidates who wish to register for the PPMN Program can fill out the admission application on the SRACQ’s website although it is not mandatory. Please contact us for more information on this.     

VIRTUAL VIDEO AUDITIONS

A virtual audition via Zoom will be offered to candidates living more than 400 km from L'EDQ or having a particular condition that prevents them from participating in the auditions in person. The virtual auditions will take place in February 2021.

If you wish to participate in the virtual auditions, please fill in the registration form (only available in French) and an invitation with all the details of the auditions will be sent to you 2-3 weeks before the auditions.

THE AUDITION ITSELF

The audition process lasts a whole day (from 9 am to 4pm). It includes a personal interview as well as several group auditions (warm up session, contemporary dance class, ballet class and a interpretation workshop). The jury is composed of professors who all teach at L’EDQ.  

Candidates do not have to prepare anything before the audition. Throughout the process, we evaluate each candidate’s physical abilities, artistic and creative potential as well as his/her level in dance. We look for authentic and highly involved dancers! Our criteria :

  • Overall physical condition, 
  • Fluidity of the mouvement, 
  • Artistic, creative and musical abilities, 
  • Learning speed, 
  • Adaptability,  
  • Implication throughout the process. 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

FRENCH CANDIDATES 

Thanks to the agreement signed between France and Québec regarding education, French students do not have to pay the extra fees that usually apply to international students. The only payable fees are the Cégep de Sainte-Foy’s tuition fees. More details can be found on the SRACQ’s and Cégep de Sainte-Foy’s websites.  

In order to finalize the registration process, the following steps must be completed by February 15th, 2021

  1. Register for the audition
  2. Provide the required documents,
  3. Fill out your admission application to the SRACQ.

 

NON-FRENCH INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES

For all non-French international students, L’EDQ offers the AEC (or Attestation d’études collégiales en danse contemporaine). 

In order to finalize the registration process, the following steps must be completed by February 15th, 2021

  • Register for the audition
  • Provide the required documents.

 

ALL INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES

All international candidates who receive an offer from L’EDQ must undertake the following steps : 

  1. Obtain a “Certificat d’acceptation du Québec” (CAQ) from the Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion.  It takes approximately 25 business days to obtain. 
  2. Obtain a study permit from the Canadian visa office. Find out about the requirements here.  
  3. Show proof of health (including hospitalisation) insurance coverage. Go to the Régie de l’assurance maladie’s website to obtain your health card.

Catch a glimpse of what the audition is like 

FILL IN THE REGISTRATION FORM

Need more information?

+1 (418) 649-4715 #226 tpaquet@ledq.qc.ca