Dorothy Keck Dancers Turn Up Krew

The Dorothy Keck Dancers Turn Up Krew is a high energy hip-hop team that competes and performs across the San Antonio area. Established in 2011, our Turn Up Krew has won numerous awards and continues to grow in size and spirit. This group consists of three Krews: Mini Swag (ages 5-8), Junior Force (ages 9-11), and Vibe Squad (ages 11-17).

How to Audition

We welcome new dancers into our competitive programs every year. Our annual auditions take place at our studio during the month of May. Students will be judged on Hip-Hop technique as well as their attitude, maturity, focus, and enthusiasm. Dancers should wear a leotard or dance top with joggers, sweat pants, basketball shorts, or fitted leggings. Dance Sneakers or Jazz Shoes should be worn during the audition- no outside shoes are allowed on the dance floor. Hair is expected to be pulled neatly away from the face.

If you would like to receive more information about our award winning Turn Up Krew, email us at or call us at 210-829-8489. Dancers who wish to compete in other genres (such as Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, and Lyrical) should also audition for the DKDC (Dorothy Keck Dance Company).

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be at least 5 years old.
  • Must attend Open Auditions.
  • Must pre-register and pay $25 Audition Fee.
  • Must have previous dance experience.  If your child has never taken hip-hop classes, we highly recommend dancers take at least one year of hip-hop classes before auditioning.
  • If dancer is accepted on the team, they must register for their required Summer classes and TUK intensive.

Made the Turn Up Krew? What Comes Next?

Congratulations! Get ready to take your dance training to the next level! All Krew members must register for their required Summer Team Classes to maintain their spot on the team. Make sure to grab a Turn Up Krew Handbook for class requirements and fees. We are excited to have you on the team!