Annual Auditions

October 21, 2023 | 8:30am-1:30pm1810 N. Main St., Santa Ana

Why should I audition?

The Wooden Floor is not a dance studio. We are a creative youth development organization that uses the power of dance to help children access higher education.

  • A path to college – 100% of The Wooden Floor’s
    graduates finish high school on time and immediately enroll in higher education
  • Free dance education and performance opportunities
  • Free tutoring and college and career readiness workshops
  • Free family counseling and parent workshops


What do I need to know?

 We are looking for students who:

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and a love for movement
  • Are in the 3rd through 5th grade on or before October 21, 2023
  • Have financial need

Children do not need any dance experience and should not have anything prepared for the audition.

Doors are open from 8:30am-1:30pm. Students in line by 1:30pm are guaranteed to audition.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and should wear comfortable clothing. Children will be asked to remove their shoes and go barefoot during the audition.


What is The Wooden Floor?

Founded in 1983, The Wooden Floor is one of the foremost creative youth development nonprofit organizations in the country. We transform the lives of young people in low-income communities through:

  •  Intensive dance education
  • College and career readiness programs
  • Referrals to free community resources and access to parent workshops

The Wooden Floor is dedicated to serving students with financial need at no charge.