Registration & Auditions

Learn about the registration and audition processes here at Fairfax Academy!

Interested in attending Fairfax Academy?

Please follow these steps

  1. Check out our program videos presented by our incredible staff and some highlights from our student ambassadors.
  2. Students should speak with assigned School Counselor to talk about Fairfax Academy courses and individual scheduling for next school year. 
  3. It is highly recommended, but not required, that students visit Fairfax Academy.
  4. It is also recommended that students and parents attend this year's Fairfax Academy Open House on Feburary 8th at 6:30-8pm. Parents and students are invited to meet with teachers and visit classrooms! This is optional, but helpful if the student cannot visit during the day, or has not made up their mind on which class to attend. It is also a great time for parents to have their questions answered. 
  5. Once students decide which class they would like to take, School Counselors will register students via the Academy Registration Portal. Only counselors can register students for Academy classes.
  6. Students will receive a class confirmation letter in late spring and a welcome communication in late summer about their Academy class(es) and general  information regarding Fairfax Academy.
  7. If a student is not currently enrolled at a traditional FCPS high school: contact Fairfax Academy Counselor, Maria Martin at @email or 703-219-2384.

AUDITIONS:

Classes requiring an audition:

  • Dance 2, 3, 4: Dance 1 requires an audition for intermediate level only. There is no audition required for beginning level.
  • Broadway Dance: no audition is required, however students are required to complete a brief google interview survey.
  • Hip Hop: no audition is required, however students are required to complete a brief google interview survey.
  • Advanced Acting Methods: no audition is required for Acting Methods. Only the Advanced Acting Methods course requires an audition. 
  • Advanced Musical Theatre: audition required.
  • Musical Theatre Workshop: the 2 credit course does require an audition, however the 1 credit course does not require an audition.
  • Music and Computer Technology 1: audition required.
  • Fashion Careers 1: performance review may be required.

 NOTE: Returning students are not required to audition for the next level.

All Academy course decisions will be made in late March/early April. If you have questions about your Academy registration, please see your school counselor.

2022 Dance Auditions

Reminder: Returning students are not required to audition.

In-person Dance Auditions

  • When: February 26, 2022 from 9-10am for Dance 3 and 4 and 10:15-11am for Dance 2 and Intermediate/Advanced level Dance 1
  • Where: Fairfax Academy (located at Fairfax High School - 3501 Lion Run, Fairfax, VA 22030)
  • When you arrive please enter through door #14. Dance auditions will be held in the dance studio.
  • Please wear something that you are comfortable moving in that allows us to see your lines. You will also need bare feet, jazz shoes and/or ballet shoes.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Barnes at [email protected].

Virtual Dance Auditions

If you are a new Academy student and you registered for Dance 2, 3, or 4, please complete the Dance Audition Google Form and upload a video (directions are in the google form) of yourself dancing, showing as much of the following as possible no later than March 11, 2022:

  • You can film a technique class, upload a prior performance, or film yourself in your home.
  • An adagio in modern or ballet showing strength, balance, and control.
  • A phrase (a series of movements linked together) emphasizing suspension and release.
  • An across the floor phrase changing levels, floor work and/or jumps.

A reminder that students must use their FCPS school google account to access the google form.

Note: Dance 1 does not require an audition, however 9th grade students who have a dance background can audition for the intermediate or advanced level Dance 1 classes. Please complete the google form above and submit your audition video if this applies to you.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Barnes at [email protected].

2022 Music & Computer Technology 1 Auditions

In-person MCT Auditions

  • When: February 26, 2022
    • Last names A-H: 9-10am
    • Last names I-Q: 10-11:30am
    • Last names R-Z: 12-1pm
  • Where: Fairfax Academy (located at Fairfax High School - 3501 Lion Run, Fairfax, VA 22030)
  • When you arrive please enter through door #10. Auditions will be held in the MCT lab.
  • During the audition, applicants will be asked to demonstrate the following:
    • Ability to reach musical notation in more than one clef.
    • Keyboard proficiency: Functional keyboard skills will be tested; therefore a prepared piece is not required. Students should be prepared to sigh read, play scales and arpeggios, and build chords. A keyboard will be provided. (If you do not know how to play the keyboard, still attend the audition.)
    • Aural Skills/Interval Identification: A general knowledge of the music theory, including but not limited to: harmony, rhythm, instrumentation/orchestration, texture, and form.
  • Please bring your instrument, if able to, with the exception of a keyboard which will be provided.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Johnston at [email protected].

Virtual MCT Auditions

Virtual MCT 1 auditions will be held on Saturday, March 12 from 9am-12pm and Tuesday, March 15 from 5-7pm. Students who have registered for MCT 1 will need to sign-up for a date and time slot. Please read the instructions listed in the sign-up sheet on how to access the link for the audition room and to learn what is expected at the audition. Only students who have submitted an Academy registration through their school counselor will have access to the sign-up sheet.

A reminder that students must use their FCPS school google account to access the google form.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Johnston at [email protected].

2022 Musical Theatre & Actor's Studio Auditions

Reminder: Returning students are not required to audition.

Virtual MTAS Auditions

All MTAS auditions will be virtual this year.

If you are a new MTAS Academy student and you registered for Advanced Acting Methods, Advance Musical Theatre, or 2 credit Musical Theatre Workshop, please complete submit your audition video no later than March 11, 2022:

  • All audition materials should be submitted at the same time versus submitting single segments on differing days.
  • You may submit multiple videos for each requirement. There is not need to edit material together.
  • Being each video by stating your name and the title of piece.
  • Advanced Acting Method Students submit the google form and monologue ONLY.
  • Please click on this link for further audition instructions (including sample audition and dance combination tutorial). Students will need to use their FCPS google account to access the flipgrid audition instructions.

Audition Requirements:

  1. Audition Google Form: Complete the google form and submit with your audition videos.
  2. Performance of one musical theatre song. Material must be from a Broadway Musical. Past or Present. Ballad or Uptempo.
  3. Performance of one contemporary monologue. Material must be modern, post-1980. Comedic or Dramatic. No Shakespeare/Period-Pieces.
  4. Performance of "The Prom" dance combination. (Start at 1:06 for 8 count introduction.)

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. DiCenzo at [email protected].

Fashion Careers Performance Review

All students interested in Fashion Careers 1 will need to answer a brief questionnaire and samples of their work. An email will be sent with instructions on how to submit these items once a student is registered for the class.

All performance reviews are due by March 11, 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Chong at [email protected].

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