12- 21 Group


THE PROCESS
**LAST CALL AUDITIONS, Saturday August 24th, 2019**

The application process for Operation Triple Threat (OTT) requires a number of steps. 
Each step is explained in detail below. Here is a check list to make sure you won't forget a thing:
  1. Application Form
  2. Head shot
  3. Processing fee
  4. Live Audition
  5. Student & Parent Interviews
For information about late applications/auditions please scroll down.
1) APPLICATION FORM- EARLY Deadline- May 17th, 2019
PLEASE NOTE: All Candidates MUST submit an official application form to be considered for auditions

Please click on the following link to apply online: 2019-2020 Application Form- 12-21yrs.



2) HEAD SHOT
Each applicant must submit one 8" x 10" head shot on audition day (or via mail if submitting a video audition).
Orientation: Portrait
Each head shot should be clearly labelled at the back with the applicants:
Name
Age
Telephone Number and/or Cell number
Email Address



3) LAST CALL AUDITION PROCESSING FEE: $50.00

If you are unable to pay the application fee you can apply for a fee waiver at the end of the application form.The request must be accompanied by a signed supporting letter/recommendation (Word Doc. / PDF file) from a teacher, principal, community leader, pastor/priest/reverend that confirms your eligibility for a waiver. The letter can also be uploaded to the form.

PLEASE BRING YOUR PAYMENT TO THE AUDITION LOCATION
LOCATION: Jahbulani Dance Studios, Moyenda, Richmond Gap, St. Michael. Opposite St. Leonard's Boys School. (We're in transition to our new home in Wildey).



4) 12-21 yr. Group AUDITION PREP INFO.
Auditions, and the art of auditioning, are integral to the growth and development of all artists. There is no need to be intimidated by the audition process. Our judges are very encouraging and give helpful feedbackIf you are on the island you MUST do the live audition. You may submit a video audition ONLY if you are going to be out of the island on audition days. 

FOR LINKS TO HELPFUL AUDITION TIPS- Scroll to the bottom of the page.

Live Auditions
LOCATION: Jahbulani Dance Studios, Moyenda, Richmond Gap, St. Michael. Opposite St. Leonard's Boys School.

HOW TO PREPARE

You must present either 1 song and 1 monologue OR 1 song and 1 dance solo as detailed below:
1) SING- Prepare a 16-bar or one-minute portion of a song, which showcases your vocal ability and range. Candidates should sing their musical selection a cappella or provide recorded accompaniment.  Please time selections carefully.
2) DANCE- Prepare a 1 to 2 minute dance solo. We need to be able to assess your ability to move to music. If you can do any tricks or have a special skill feel free to include it in your dance audition.
3) ACT- Prepare a 1 to 2 minute memorized monologue
4)  Candidates should also:
>>Wear flexible clothing to the live audition.
>>Be prepared to stay for “call-backs” on audition day. You may be given something to perform, in the discipline you didn't prepare for, if you are asked to do call-backs.

PLEASE ALSO SEE below for "OTHER LIVE AUDITION INFO"

Video Auditions
(For International Applicants OR persons who cannot make it to the live auditions).

You must prepare 3 (three things): a song, monologue and dance solo.
1) SING- Prepare a 16-bar or one-minute portion of a song, which showcases your vocal ability and range. Candidates should sing their musical selection a cappella or provide recorded accompaniment.  Please time selections carefully.
2) DANCE- Prepare a 1 to 2 minute dance solo. We need to be able to assess your ability to move to music. If you can do any tricks or have a special skill feel free to include it in your dance audition.
3) ACT- Prepare a 1 to 2 minute memorized monologue

>> Video auditions can be submitted electronically or via regular mail.



METHOD OF SUBMISSION
>> Video auditions can be submitted electronically or via regular mail.>>EMAIL: Your YOUTUBE Video link to info.operationtriplethreat@gmail.com, along with the above mentioned photo/ headshot.

>>MAIL: your (CLEARLY LABELLED) audition DVD, along with your photo/headshot and printed application to: 
    Operation Triple Threat
    Admissions Department
    Lot 218, 1st Avenue
    Bagatelle Terrace
    St. James
    Barbados, BB23003

**IMPORTANT**
>>Make sure you that your name, as well as the title of each piece you are performing is clearly stated in the recording. 
>>State whether or not you have electronically submitted your application or if you have sent it by traditional mail.
5) INTERVIEW
The final round of the admission process is an interview. At least one parent must accompany students (if under the age of 18 years) to the Interview. If you make it through call-backs, you'll receive an email or call about your interview. Interviews are either done in person or via phone or Skype.

ADDITIONAL LIVE AUDITION INFO

MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT/BACKING TRACKS
**Please note that Accompaniment/Backing tracks for Singing Auditions is OPTIONAL**

CDs
>>Accompaniment for your singing audition should be on a clearly labelled CD with your name, and the song title written on it. 
>>All CDs must be HANDED IN AT THE REGISTRATION DESK as soon as you arrive on Audition Day.

IPODS /MP3-Players
>> You may also bring your music on an IPOD / MP3-Player.
>>Make sure to create a separate playlist for the track for your audition. 
>> Bring your IPOD in a clearly labelled Ziploc bag, with your name and the song title(s) written on it.

Remember to PICK UP all CDs /IPODS as you exit the audition. 
Operation Triple Threat will not be held responsible for any lost/stolen CDs or IPODS.

CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS TO HELPFUL AUDITION TIPS 
Note: Operation Triple Threat is in no way affiliated to the following companies or institutions below.

LATE APPLICATIONS / AUDITIONS 
  • ON-THE-DAY-OF APPLICANTS for LIVE AUDITIONS- You may submit an application form and pay the processing fee on the day of the live auditions. LATE APPLICATION FEE: $50.00.
  • LATE VIDEO AUDITIONS- Late video auditions may be accepted after the official deadline. LATE APPLICATION FEE: $50.00
  • LATE PRIVATE LIVE AUDITIONS- Private live auditions are only an option if you have missed the group Live Audition date. These auditions are subject to the schedule /availability of OTT staff members. COST: $100.00 plus the LATE APPLICATION FEE: $50.00.
Please note that Late Video & Private auditions are also subject to our enrolment quota.

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