Englewood Idol and Englewood's Best Dance Crew Audition Wednesday, October 16th at 4pm
"American Idol" watch out! Open auditions are being held on Wednesday, October 16 at Dwight Morrow High School for this year's Englewood Idol show. Auditions will begin at 4:00pm and end at 7:00pm in the South Building. Twelve performers will then be selected to grace the stage of bergenPAC on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 7pm to compete for the Englewood Idol title. Auditions are also being held on October 16 for Englewood's Best Dance Crew competition, which takes place during the Englewood Idol show.
Auditions for Englewood Idol and Englewood's Best Dance Crew are open to any high school student who either lives in Englewood or goes to high school in Englewood. For the singing competition, entrants can audition for up to 2 minutes, and must do so with no accompaniment. Dancers wishing to audition can dance for up to 2 minutes, and must provide their own accompaniment. All entrants are required to bring with them a parent/guardian-signed permission slip, which is available at www.englewoodidol.com or by emailing email@example.com.
The show is organized by the Dr. John Grieco Scholarship Fund, with the support of bergenPAC. This is the 9th year that Englewood Idol is being presented, and the 75 students from Dwight Morrow High School and the Academies@Englewood who organize the show are more excited than ever. Soindos Abdah, President of the Dr. John Grieco Scholarship Fund and a senior at the Academies@ Englewood, says this year's show promises to be their best yet. "Many of the students who organize and run the show have been doing it since our freshman year, so we feel like professionals." Grieco Scholarship advisor Judy Aronson concurs, "Our students have taken on this show and turned it into an amazing experience for the audience and the performers. And even though there is a lot of behind-the-scenes stress, they are always joking and having a good time; they know how to keep it light."
The show also features "Englewood's Best Dance Crew," a competition between dance troupes at Englewood's three high school programs, Dwight Morrow High School, Dwight-Englewood, and the Academies@Englewood. Dwight-Englewood English Teacher and Dance Club Advisor Vicky Frankel lends her choreographic talents to this part of the competition, along with Alexis Owusu and Saadia Gil of Dwight Morrow High School and the Academies@ Englewood, making the show a collaboration between students and staff at the participating schools.
Englewood Idol is the largest annual fundraiser for the Dr. John Grieco Scholarship Fund, a 501(c)3 non-profit charity run by students at DMHS and A@E. For further information on auditioning for Englewood Idol or Englewood's Best Dance Crew on October 16, and to obtain the required parent/guardian-signed permission slip, go to www.englewoodidol.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.