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 online between February 20 and 28, 2021. Registration for the auditions starts on October 1, 2020. The auditions are planned to be held in small groups by appointment only via Zoom.

The auditions for international candidates will take place between February 20 and 21, 2021, taking into account the time difference.

*The candidates will receive a  confirmation of the time and date of their auditions by email.

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 live virtual auditions. 

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.     

LIVE ONLINE AUDITIONS

This year, all the candidates will be auditioned online via Zoom by appointment only.

Here are a few details on these live virtual auditions:

  • They will take place between February 20 and February 28, 2021.
  • They will be held in small groups.

    If you wish to participate in the live online auditions, please fill in the registration form (available in French only) and as soon as the schedule for the auditions is arranged, an invitation with a Zoom link and all the technical details of the auditions (clothing, necessary space, process, etc.) will be sent to you by email.

Do not worry, we are aware of the limited space you probably have in your home!

THE AUDITION ITSELF

On each day of the auditions, the audition process lasts a whole day (from 9 am to 4pm). It includes a live virtual audition in small groups (warm up session, contemporary dance class, ballet class and an interpretation workshop). The jury is composed of professors who all teach at L’EDQ.

If necessary, you might be invited to an online personal interview at a later date as well.

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. 

    The registration for and the participation in the live virtual auditions is obligatory.

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 live virtual auditions;
  2. Provide the required documents;
  3. Fill out your admission application to the SRACQ;
  4. Follow the preparatory steps for live virtual auditions (sent by email)

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

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