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Carolina Groove Elite Auditions- Saturday, May 11, 2024
** This year's audition will be combined with Carolina Power and divided by dancer ages as of September 1, 2024. 

Ages 5-7 (Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical) - 9:15-10:15 ($35)

Ages 8-10 (Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical) - 1:30-3:00 ($35)

Ages 8-10 (Hip Hop) 3:00-3:30 ($15)

Ages 14-18 (Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical) - 10:30-12:15 ($35)

Ages 14-18 (Hip Hop) - 12:15-1:00 ($15)

Ages 11-13 (Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical) - 3:45-5:15 ($35)

Ages 11-13 (Hip Hop) - 5:15-6:00 ($15)


Dancers wishing to audition for CGE (Tap ONLY) need to attend the Carolina Rhythm audition.

Dancers who want to be considered for a CGE ballet group dance must be a member of Carolina Civic Ballet.

NEW THIS YEAR: Dancers who want to be considered for CGE hip hop choreography or the CGE (Hip Hop ONLY) option must register for the appropriate hip hop audition. 

Appropriate dance attire for the jazz, contemporary, lyrical auditions: leotard, sports bra, tight tank top, leggings, booty shorts, tight joggers. Please no baggy t-shirts, sweatpants, or running shorts. Hair must be slicked back

in a bun, braid, or ponytail. Small earrings are acceptable. Dancers should start barefoot but can bring jazz shoes.


For the hip hop auditions baggy clothing is  encouraged and dancers should wear sneakers. 

RESULTS will be sent via email by Monday, May 20. There will be a mandatory parent meeting in

mid-late June (date and time TBA). 

New dancers who need information/guidance can fill out this form and one of our company directors will be in touch to provide more information and answer questions. Please use this same form to RSVP to one of our interest meetings:


Friday, April 26th 7:00pm  - Zoom (link will be sent the day of the meeting)

Tuesday, April 30th 6:45pm - In Person at CDC 

Dancers who need a make-up audition must still register using the link below. 

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(company director)

 (assistant director)

Carolina Groove Elite (CGE) is our advanced competitive team for dancers ages 5 and up. In addition to their required training at Carolina Dance Center these dancers learn a variety of choreography that is competed at events like NYCDA, Hollywood Vibe, and Revel. At these events dancers also have the opportunity to participate in master classes featuring world renowned choreographers. Throughout the season we bring incredible guest artists to CDC to teach master classes and choreograph our competitive dances. In our experience the challenge of this advanced team helps serious minded dancers reach their goals and become true artists. We are most proud of the fact that our team maintains an atmosphere that is positive, kind, and nurturing. Come join our family!​

  • CGE dancers attend three out of town conventions where they also compete group dances. We also offer optional events that dancers can attend throughout the season.

  • Dancers have options to compete dances in ballet, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, musical theater, open, and tap. Dancers must compete a minimum of two group dances and families can indicate a max number of dances on the CGE contract. We also offer a TAP ONLY option for dancers who only want to compete tap.

  • CGE dancers have the opportunity to closely work with choreographers such as Andy Pellick, Grace Buckley, Emily Greenwell, Alexa Anderson, Tawanna Hall, Jaimie Goodwin, Savannah Cobb, Jakob Karr, Karen Chuang, Kent Boyd, Bekah Howard, and MORE!

  • Dancers receive feedback throughout the season which facilitates growth as a dancers, artists, and people. As a team we prioritize growth over prizes.

  • CGE offers the option to compete a solo and/or duet trio. This extra choreography option helps dancers grow personally.

  • For the 2024-2025 season CGE dancers will have a weekly company class to rehearse and receive specific training to reach our CGE goals. Dancers will also have convenient weekend rehearsals and master classes.

  • CGE is FUN! Our dancers and parents support each other which makes the process so enjoyable.

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