Audition: This Christmas Talent Competition

This Christmas Talent Competition is looking for some amazing dancers, praise dancers, rappers, singers, bands, comedians, steppers, and mime performers.

The first place winner will receive $1,000, 2nd place $300, 3rd place winner $200, and much more! There is no age limit and your performance doesn’t not have to be a Christmas rendition. The performance must be family friendly, no obscene gestures, profanity, and must be age appropriate.

This Christmas Talent Competition 2019 will be held on December 7th, 15201 Neabsco Mills Road Woodbridge VA. 22191

http://powermaxcompany.org/this-christmas-talent-competition-contestant-registration-form-2019/

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Audition: Britta Joy Peterson “External Organ”

Auditions for Britta Joy Peterson’s new project “External Organ”

Friday September 13 6:30-8pm
Dance Loft Studio 2

Britta Joy Peterson is pushing into her new project “External Organ” and is seeking 2-4 more dancers to join the cast, which includes Amanda Blythe, Robbie Priorie and Vyette Tiya. Audition will be class based with contemporary, creative, and partnering material. Dancers need to be available for Thursday and/or Sunday rehearsals, and will receive monthly rehearsal stipends. (Rehearsal schedule will be negotiated between all cast members’ availability). This will be an extended process, so BJP is seeking collaborators interested in building long-form work. All are welcome as they are – age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation. The work is highly physical, and professional performance experience preferred.

Please bring resume and headshot/identifying photo.

Register here!

Questions? Email brittajpeterson@gmail.com

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Job Posting: Dance Programming at the Kennedy Center

Dance Programming Coordinator

The Dance Programming department’s mission is to provide the highest caliber experience for all presented and produced dance companies and events at the Kennedy Center, in keeping with an expectation of the nation’s performing arts center. 

The Coordinator within the Dance Programming team is responsible for the logistical management of the Kennedy Center’s Ballet and Dance seasons. The Coordinator is responsible for developing and managing schedules, travel, and itineraries to include all audience engagement events. They manage the supernumerary program and auditions. This person must collaborate with visiting artists and various Center departments in order to realize successful presenting engagements. The Coordinator must maintain relationships with local hotels, travel agents, and members of other departments at The Kennedy Center in order to meet the needs of visiting companies.

The Coordinator also provides support to the Managers of Dance Programming in the presentations of annual programs through Damian Woetzel’s DEMO series and presentations on Millennium Stage to include National Dance Day and the Local Dance Commissioning Project.

The position requires presence and availability whenever artists are at the Kennedy Center in order to provide the necessary support and level of hospitality that is expected by the world-class artists that visit the Center. The Coordinator also manages the day to day operations of the Dance Programming office and other duties as assigned.

https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=THEKENNC&cws=38&rid=878

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Audition: 19: The Musical

Through the 4th Wall Productions- Dance Auditions for 19: The Musical

Saturday, September 7, 2:30-5:00 pm or Sunday, September 8, 7-9:30 pm
Local Motion Project, 2377 South Dove Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Local theater/film company Through the 4th Wall (TT4W) is casting dancers for an original theater project called 19:The Musical.

“19” is the dynamic and little-known story of Alice Paul, Ida B. Wells, Susan B. Anthony, Carrie Chapman Catt and the other suffragists who fought to get women the right to vote- the 19th Amendment. The inspirational story of these fearless women is brought to life through jazz, traditional musical style, spoken word, hints of gospel and dance.

We’re looking for strong dancers with a focus in contemporary/jazz. We’re seeking diversity in all areas (body type, ethnicity, age 18+). Should be able to sing and express a variety of emotions through movement. This is a dynamic process so being adaptable and flexible is a must.

TT4W is also adding our signature “immersive theatrical experience” and audience interaction into the show. Actors should be fearless because they will be directly interacting with audience members (interactions are simple and scripted.) Improv training/experience is a plus, but not a necessity. However, courage, enthusiasm, and professionalism are 100% required.

Rehearsals begin mid-September with performances November 25th, 26th, 27th. There may also be opportunities to continue with the show after those performances.

Choreography will be taught at auditions, so come prepared to move. If you sing, please provide a clip with your resume, as you will not be asked to sing during the audition.

To sign up for the audition, please select your preferred date:
https://doodle.com/poll/6nxnrq9r5sy8snze


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Audition: 37th Annual Choreographers Showcase

Audition for 37th Annual Choreographers Showcase

December 7, 2019 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
December 8, 2019 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Dance Theater, The Clarice Performing Arts Center
8270 Alumni Dr, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

Choreographers ages 18 and up may apply to audition their original compositions before nationally recognized adjudicators, Nejla Yatkin and Charles O. Anderson. Six finalists will be selected to present works in concert. Eligibility for cash prizes and an Audience Choice Award. Application deadline Nov. 29, 2019 at 5 pm. Performance Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 3:00 and 8:00 pm.

http://arts.pgparks.com

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Audition: Misako Ballet Company

September 21, 2019, 10:45am-12:30pm
Misako Ballet Studio
5485 Harpers Farm Rd, Ste 203
Columbia, Maryland 21044

Misako Ballet Company is holding a company audition for experienced ballet dancers, age 18 and older, on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Female dancers are requested to bring pointe shoes and be prepared to dance on pointe. The audition will be held at Misako Ballet Studio in Columbia, MD.

The Company performs numerous times throughout the year and is currently preparing for their February 2020 Concert, ‘Moon Princess and other selections.’ Misako Ballet Company will premiere it’s original choreography telling the story of the Moon Princess, a ballet based on a Japanese folk tale. In addition to Artistic Director Misako Aoki’s choreography, the Company will perform excerpts from selected classical ballets. 

Misako Ballet Company is a professional, non-profit organization that creates classical ballet and Japanese-themed performances to bring joy to the community – “classical ballet with a Japanese twist”. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/360001251546959/

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Job Posting: Tippi Toes

Dance Instructor-Tippi Toes

Tippi Toes Dance Instructors teach children dance in a high-energy, encouraging and loving way.  Teachers will follow lesson plans, playlists and curriculum provided by Tippi Toes for the various classes offered (Toddler & Me, Baby Ballet, Ballet, Tap & Jazz, Tippi Pro & Hip hop).  Every Tippi Toes Teacher should be a highly organized individual who feels confident leading classes, conversing with school/location administrators & parents and fellow Tippi Toes teachers.  A successful teacher is prepared for the every class with a clear plan of what to teach and she is also highly communicative with the Tippi Toes franchise owner and/or Tippi Toes Manager.  This is a part-time job opening for approximately 5-20 hours. 

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Attend every class, fully prepared, in uniform & with the curriculum & materials required
  • Effectively teach the students the provided curriculum in a positive & encouraging way
  • Develop a positive rapport with every contact at the dance class location
  • Communicate all pertinent information with the Tippi Toes? franchise owner or manager

    Qualifications:
  • Prefer background of working or teaching with children
  • Prefer some performance background (dance, theatre, cheer, etc)
  • High energy with ability to communicate well with others
  • Must be able to drive and have regular access to a car

If interested, please send resume to accountmgr@tippitoesdance.com 

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Audition: CityDance School & Conservatory

Audition for the CityDance School & Conservatory 

Saturday, September 7, 12:00-5:00pm
5301 Tuckerman Lane 
North Bethesda, MD 20852

Led by Artistic Director Lorraine Spiegler, The CityDance School and Conservatory offers a well-rounded curriculum of Vaganova ballet training and contemporary dance techniques rounded out by jazz, hip-hop and world dance forms. Our world-class faculty are excited to welcome new students for the 2019 – 2020 season!

All students ages 7 and up are required to audition. Faculty will observe students in a class setting to provide them with them with the best placement and to set them up for a successful year! Every student who auditions will receive an individual class placement for the 2019 – 2020 season. 

Dancers who have the interest, talent and experience may be considered for the highest level of placement, the CityDance Conservatory. The CityDance Conservatory offers students specialized training, rich performance opportunities and strong connections to the professional dance world. Graduates have gained acceptance at some of the country’s most prestigious dance colleges, summer programs and professional companies.

https://www.citydance.net/Training-Classes/School-and-Conservatory/School/Auditions-Registration

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Audition: CityDance School & Conservatory

Audition for the CityDance School & Conservatory 

Saturday, September 14, 9:00am-2:00pm
1570 E Jefferson St
Rockville, Maryland 20852

Led by Artistic Director Lorraine Spiegler, The CityDance School and Conservatory offers a well-rounded curriculum of Vaganova ballet training and contemporary dance techniques rounded out by jazz, hip-hop and world dance forms. Our world-class faculty are excited to welcome new students for the 2019 – 2020 season!

All students ages 7 and up are required to audition. Faculty will observe students in a class setting to provide them with them with the best placement and to set them up for a successful year! Every student who auditions will receive an individual class placement for the 2019 – 2020 season. 

Dancers who have the interest, talent and experience may be considered for the highest level of placement, the CityDance Conservatory. The CityDance Conservatory offers students specialized training, rich performance opportunities and strong connections to the professional dance world. Graduates have gained acceptance at some of the country’s most prestigious dance colleges, summer programs and professional companies.

https://www.citydance.net/Training-Classes/School-and-Conservatory/School/Auditions-Registration

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Audition: Punished Ones: Abebu

Punished Ones: Abebu Audition
Saturday August 24, 2019 3:00pm-4:30pm
Joy of Motion Dance Center, Friendship Heights
5207 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20007

Punished Ones” details the lives of 6 obstetric fistula survivors in Subsaharan Africa and South Asia. Obstetric fistulae occur when a pregnant woman/girl experiences a prolonged labor and can not get access to proper medical care quickly enough, resulting in an injury that causes incontinence, infertility, and social isolation. This condition is entirely preventable, but child marriage and poverty put many young women and girls at risk. 

One section of this piece will be performed at the Black Dance Festival DMV this Fall (date(s) tba). I am looking for 5 dancers (all genders) to present the story of Abebu, a young woman who was abandoned by her husband and shunned by her family after suffering from an obstetric fistula. 

Performance(s) will be paid. On Sunday August 25, a promotional photo shoot will be held, and any dancers who are able to attend are encouraged to do so. A google form will be posted on this event page soon to reserve your spot at the audition. Please let me know if you have any questions! 

https://forms.gle/VYXuLAiqcNxH6XCY9

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Audition: Kennedy Center-Ballet Class Series Audition

Kennedy Center-Ballet Class Series Audition

Saturday, September 14, 2019 10:30 am – 4 pm

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F. St., Washington, D.C. 

The Kennedy Center Ballet Class Series offers advanced high school students the unique opportunity to learn from nationally and internationally recognized ballet companies performing this season at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, students will be given opportunities for a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a performance career through attending optional open rehearsals, the option to take additional contemporary dance master classes for a discounted rate and meeting and receiving priority and discounted registration for a NEW audition workshop that will happen in winter 2019. More details about the winter audition workshop will be given at the Ballet Class Series audition.

Admission to the series is by audition only, chosen by a diverse panel of ballet professionals. Dancers entering grades 9-12 who have taken at least 4 years of ballet are welcome to apply.

https://education.kennedy-center.org/education/students/ballet/


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Audition: Kennedy Center-Contemporary Dance Series Audition

Kennedy Center-Contemporary Dance Series Audition

Friday, September 13, 2019, 4-7 PM

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St., Washington, D.C. 

The Kennedy Center Contemporary Dance Series offers advanced dance students interested in a performance career the unique opportunity to learn from a variety of nationally and internationally recognized contemporary dance companies and artists performing this season at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, students will be given the opportunity to attend open rehearsals for select Kennedy Center dance performances, receive priority and discounted registration for a NEW winter audition workshop, and participate in additional workshops or master classes for a discounted fee.

Admission to the series is by audition only, chosen by a panel of prestigious Washington, DC area contemporary dance artists. Any dancers entering grades 10 through freshman in college are eligible to apply and audition.

 https://cms.kennedy-center.org/education/young-artists/contemporary-dance-series/application-information

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Job Posting: Momentum Dance & Fitness Studio

Momentum Dance & Fitness Studio seeks Teaching Artists for Fall 2019 in our Jazz Hip Hop Academy. 

All students train and perform in our annual Jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker(c) in December. Teachers must be skilled in the subject area, enthusiastic team players and love working with children.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Currently we need:

-Beginner Ballet 6-9 year olds 4-5pm Tuesdays. Starts August 27.
-Ballet 2/3 (Adv Beg-Low Int) 8-12 year olds Tuesdays 6:15-7:30pm. Starts August 27.
-Jazz Hip Hop (Momentum’s model combines Jazz and Hip Hop) Level 1-1.5 10-13 year olds Saturdays 10:30-11:45am. Starts Sept 7.

We also seek subs for a variety of classes after school and Saturdays for children.

Please send resume including teaching credits, dance photo and video links to momentumdancetheatre@gmail.com

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Audition: DanceInTime Auditions

DanceInTime Auditions

Chevy Chase Baptist Church Social Hall
5671 Western Ave. NW; Washington DC 20015
(5 blocks from the Friendship Heights Metro)

Enter through door at the back corner of the church (the intersection of Northampton St. NW and Belt Rd. NW.) 

August 17, 2019 at 11:15 am
August 31, 2019 at 11:15 am
September 7, 2019 at 11:15 am
September 21 at 11:15 am

DanceInTime is putting together dancers with a variety of backgrounds (experienced Salsa dancers as well as classically trained dancers) to create a unique choreography. To arrange an audition, please email the director, Barb Bernstein with your contact information, the date you want to audition, a video that shows you dancing (and tell me which dancers is you!), and a short description of your dance background or a resume. Experience in dance improv is a plus.

Those auditioning should be over 21 and available to come to practices at that location from 11:30 am until 1 pm on most Saturdays.

Bring to the audition music that you would like to dance to that shows the range of your dance skill. Your individual audition will be brief and then you will join other dancers learning some choreography. Plan to stay and dance till 12:45 pm. 

Call if you have questions: 301.980.6043 www.DanceInTime.com

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Job Posting: Jane Franklin Dance

Administrative Associate-Jane Franklin Dance

Jane Franklin Dance is an Arlington based nonprofit arts organization. Maintaining the current marketing and publicity is critical. New methods are sought to reach more people and better serve the community.

This is an independent contract hourly position for a minimum of 12 hours/wk. 
To apply please forward letter of interest, resume and references.
Email: janefranklindance@gmail.com Phone: 703-933-1111

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Audition: SOLEdarity Auditions

SOLEdarity Auditions

Monday, August 26, 8pm – 9:30pm

Séber Method Academy, 4908 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

It’s almost time for our 2019-2020 season! Put on your tap shoes and come on down to Séber Method Academy on August 26th at 8pm to audition for our friendly, self-directed tap company based in DC. We comprise of members working in the dance community, as well as those in other professions who have a love of tap dance!
Questions? Feel free to message us on Facebook (@Soledarity) or email SOLEdaritydc@gmail.com. Join us!

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Job Posting: Vaught Contemporary Ballet, Company Member

Vaught Contemporary Ballet seeks company members for its 2019/20 season. Please send your resume, headshot and performance video to vaughtcontemporaryballet@gmail.com to be invited for an audition. Company members are compensated for rehearsals and performances. The company is based in Baltimore but rehearsal locations alternate between D.C. and Baltimore.

Tuesdays, 9am-12pm, August-October at Chesapeake Arts Center

vaughtcontemporaryballet.com

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Audition: Local Motion Project Ensemble Audition

Auditions:
September 6, 2019 Local Motion Project Arts Center, 2377 S. Dove St., Alexandria, VA 22314
7:00-9:00pm; sign-in and warm-up begins at 6:30
Must sign up online – see link.
Late arrivals will not be considered. 

Must be available June 5, 2020 from 7-9pm and all day on June 6, 2020. Must be available for rehearsals Fridays 7:00-9:00. Additional rehearsals Tuesdays 11:30-1:30 scheduled based on availability. Rehearsal dates will be determined after casting. Rehearsals will start September 27, 2019.

Sign up to audition here.

Local Motion Project Ensemble is a group of movement artists who work collaboratively to create relevant and relatable performances. The mission of Local Motion Project is to bring meaningful experiences to people’s lives through dance and other movement arts. 

Local Motion Project is auditioning for a new work to be performed on June 6th in Alexandria, Va. We are looking for strong modern dancers who have experience in theatre, or a desire to speak on stage. Dancers should be comfortable with improvisation, collaborating, and bringing personal experiences into the process. Bring strong voices, confidence, and creativity. Dancers will be paid for rehearsals and performance. 

Learn more about Local Motion Project at www.localmotionproject.org.

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Audition: Misako Ballet Company

Audition Location:
Misako Ballet Studio
Harpers Choice Village Center
5485 Harpers Farm Road, Suite 203
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 884-9690
www.misakodance.com
Email: misakoballet@gmail.com

Misako Ballet Company is holding an audition for experienced ballet dancers, male and female, age 18 and older, on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Female dancers should bring pointe shoes. 


Misako Ballet Company is a professional, non-profit organization that creates classical ballet and Japanese-themed performances to bring joy to the community – “classical ballet with a Japanese twist”. 


In addition to a variety of dance opportunities throughout the year, Misako Ballet Company is preparing for its February 16, 2020 Dance Concert, “Moon Princess and Other Selections.” Moon Princess is a story ballet based on a Japanese folk tale, to be choreographed on the company dancers by artistic director Misako Aoki. The company will also dance excerpts from a selected classical ballet. 

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Audition: Open Audition for The Collective Dance Company

The Collective Dance Company
Annual Open Audition
August 25, 2019, 12PM-2PM
@ The Bryn Mawr School, Main Dance Studio
109 West Melrose Ave, Baltimore, MD 21210

Ample free parking available on campus.

The Collective, Baltimore’s hub for professional dancers and choreographers, seeks a diverse body of dancers for the 2019-2020 performance season. Candidates must have strong roots in modern dance technique and be willing to work in a collaborative environment. Preference is given to candidates who can demonstrate and express their artistic potential. Seeking dancers with varying perspectives and experiences. Full-time member and apprenticeship positions are available.

The Collective holds bi-weekly dance classes year round and generally performs once per month. Additionally, company members have opportunities to present their own work, participate in community-based projects, and collaborate with other artists/arts organizations.

**Auditioning dancers are strongly encouraged to take class from 10am-11:30am prior to the audition. Auditioning dancers can take class at no charge.** 
Class FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1696486517153523/

If not taking class, dancers should plan to arrive between 11:30am-12:00pm in order to warm-up and complete the registration form. 

Rehearsals and Start Date:
Rehearsals are Tuesdays (6:30PM-9:30PM) and Sundays (10AM-2:30PM) at The Bryn Mawr School. Dancers cast for the 2019-2020 performance season will work with the co-directors of The Collective to set a start date in September 2019. Dancers must be available on both Sundays and Tuesdays. 

Salary:
The Collective offers performance stipends. Company members also receive 2 complementary classes per week. 

Contact Person:
RSVP and send resume and headshot (if available) to collective@collective-dance.com prior to the audition on August 25th. 

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Opportunity: Akhmedova Ballet Academy Studio Rental

Starting in the fall the Akhmedova Ballet Academy is moving to its new location downtown Silver Spring. The new location is convenient for shopping, restaurants, public transportation and entertainment. Two state of the art studios with professional sprung floors are available for part time rental in the hours when not used for ballet classes. For all inquiries email us at info@akhmedovaballet.org.

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Job Posting: Call for CityDance DREAM Connections Faculty

Job Posting

Call for CityDance DREAM Connections Faculty

https://www.citydance.net/About-City-Dance/Opportunities

CityDance DREAM Connections, engages communities through after-school dance programs and community performances at schools and community sites across our nation’s capital. Candidates interested in teaching in our 20-week after-school dance program should have a passion for youth development, extensive experience teaching and training in various dance styles, and an excitement working with students ages 7-10 in a non-traditional dance environment.

What you’ll do:
Teach a variety of dance genres in an after-school setting
Plan weekly lesson plans (in accordance with (to meet the goals of) DREAM Connections curriculum
Engage students daily in a series of dance and community building activities
Ensure the emotional and physical safety of students
Deepen and refine an Advanced Youth Development approach through professional development and classroom practice
Develop and maintain strong relationships with students, families and site administration on behalf of DREAM
Join a community of dance faculty and youth development practitioners passionate about contributing to the growth of our programs.
Support at-large DREAM events
Enjoy working for an organization that positions youth to push boundaries, unlock potential and pursue their dreams through the transformative power of dance.
Teach weekly classes during after-school hours
Make a commitment from August-May

About you:
You are a resident in the USA.
You have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in a relative field.
1-3 years of experience in similar position preferred.
You have availability during after-school hours
You can make a commitment from August-May
You have strong communication skills in English, both verbal and written. Any other languages are a plus.
You are able to diagnose and solve problems with varying complexity with a youth-focused mindset.
You have a sense of humor.
You are passionate about dance and its transformative power.

Physical demands that must be met in order to successfully complete the essential functions of the job:
Requires the ability to speak, hear, see and use music/dance related equipment.
Requires the ability to sit, stand and move around the studio and building for extended periods of time and lift up to 25 lbs.
Requires ability to get to and from classes in various DC communities
CityDance is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

How to Apply:
Please send resume PDF Format only to tobi@citydance.net
Subject of email: Job Post_ DREAMCCTeachers19 – “applicant last name”
Title resume document: Resume_DREAMCCTeachers19 – “applicant’s last name” or include in email a link to LinkedIn or other online resume.

Apply by August 1, 2019

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Audition: Akhmedova Ballet Academy

Akhmedova Ballet Academy

Audition for summer intensives and year around programs

Call to make an appointment for audition.

Akhmedova Ballet Academy 

10126 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD, 20901

ABA AUDITION REGISTRATION 2019:  http://akhmedovaballet.org/

Admission to the Professional Training Programs is by audition only.

There are three options for auditioning :

-Attend an audition class which are scheduled January 12 and February 2 at ABA (10:30am-12:00pm)
-Schedule a private audition appointment
-Send in a video

For additional information about these options for the Summer Ballet Intensives and the Professional Training Programs, as well as to obtain registration information, please email Mme. Akhmedova at Mme@akhmedovaballet.org

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Opportunity: Jane Franklin Dance ‘Forty + Project’

Workshop / Master Class

Jane Franklin Dance

Forty+ Project

Tuesdays, September 10-October 29 from 11:30am-1:30pm:
September 10 from 11:30am-1:30pm
September 17 from 11:30am-1:30pm
September 24 from 11:30am-1:30pm
October 1 from 11:30am-1:30pm
October 8 from 11:30am-1:30pm
October 15 from 11:30am-1:30pm
October 22 from 11:30am-1:30pm
October 29 from 11:30am-1:30pm

Theatre on the Run

3700 S Four Mile Run Drive

https://www.janefranklin.com/adult-dance/forty-plus

Forty+ Project is a series of dance classes and a culminating performance of a repertory dance work by a professional dance choreographer to celebrate the collective creativity of people past the age of 40. Forty+ is frequently seen in concerts presented by Jane Franklin Dance and for organizations serving older adults.

This project culminates with a performance at Theatre on the Run on November 9, 2019. The project is open to people of all physical facility. No previous performance experience is necessary.

-Tuition: $160

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Job Posting: Saint Mary’s College of Maryland – Adjunct Dance/Movement Instructors Needed

Job Posting

Saint Mary’s College of Maryland – Adjunct Dance/Movement Instructors Needed

Fall 2019/Spring 2020

St. Mary’s College of Maryland 18952 E Fisher Rd. St. Mary’s City, MD 20686

 apply.interfolio.com/64258

St. Mary’s College of Maryland is accepting applications for two positions of Adjunct Instructor of Dance/Movement for academic year 2019-20, starting Fall 2019. 

Responsibilities include teaching introductory and/or intermediate level: Modern Dance I, Movement I, Modern Dance II, and Traditional African Dance, and hold office hours each week. These are contingent positions with no benefits provided. 

Qualifications include a Master’s degree and/or relevant teaching experience. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. 

St. Mary’s College (www.smcm.edu) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. Application materials should include a cover letter, CV (including e-mail address), statement of how the applicant’s employment will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity, and three letters of reference/recommendation. Applicants can request confidential letters through their Interfolio Dossier account, and may be uploaded for free by the letter writer directly to our Interfolio-hosted account. 

Applications are being accepted online at: apply.interfolio.com/64258

Questions may be directed to Dave Ellsworth at dellsworth@smcm.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Job Posting Making Moves Dance Collective – Account Manager Employment Opportunity

Job Posting

Making Moves Dance Collective – Account Manager Employment Opportunity 

August, 2019 – June, 2020

Making Moves Dance Collective
5640 Sunnyside Avenue
Suite E
Beltsville, MD 20705

 www.makingmovesdc.org

Beltsville, Maryland dance studio seeking an organized individual with strong people and writing skills to handle the following:  track and manage student accounts, handle account collection process, manage inventory and sales from dance supply store, respond to client emails and phone calls, other related duties as deemed appropriate.

If interested, please send your resume and salary request to makingmovesdc@gmail.com

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Job Posting: Making Moves Dance Collective – NOW HIRING Tap and Hip Hop instructors for the 2019/2020 Dance Season!

Job Posting

Making Moves Dance Collective 

NOW HIRING Tap and Hip Hop instructors for the 2019/2020 Dance Season!

August, 2019 – June, 2020

Name of Venue: Making Moves Dance Collective 
5640 Sunnyside Avenue 
Suite E
Beltsville, MD 20705

 Www.makingmovesdc.org

Making Moves Dance Collective, located less than 10 minutes from Greenbelt Metro Station in PG County, Md, is seeking Tap and Hip Hop instructors for our 2019/2020 dance season. 

Individual(s) hired would teach technique and choreography to both competitive and recreational dancers. Making Moves is known for having some of the most amazing talent in the DMV! 

Please send resume, salary requirements and choreo reel (if you have one) to makingmovesdc@gmail.com!

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Job Posting: Dance Place Seeking Junior Staff Program Manager

Job Posting

Dance Place Seeking Junior Staff Program Manager

Deadline to apply: June 14, 2019

Dance Place
3225 8th St NE
Washington, DC 20017

 http://www.danceplace.org/news/seeking-junior-staff-program-manager/

Dance Place, a nationally recognized cultural arts center in Washington, DC, seeks a part-time manager for its FY 20 Junior Staff program. Position reports directly to Dance Place’s Education Director Shannon Quinn. Start date is July 15, 2019.

Junior Staff Program Description:
In this artistic youth program, teens ages 13-19 engage in a variety of activities that nurture the whole self as a Junior Staff members. Teens gain exposure to the arts by taking part in free weekly art classes (dance, drumming, and more). In addition, Junior Staff participants learn job readiness skills with work training shifts as office aides, teaching assistants, theater tech assistants, front of house staff and facility maintenance. Junior Staff work closely with Dance Place staff members in departments such as youth programs, marketing, development, box office and production. Teens are required to attend Monday life skills sessions (job training, financial management, communication skills, team building, college readiness) and receive an honorarium for positive participation and commitment in all aspects of the program.

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Opportunity: ChoreoNova — “The Freudian Psyche” Call for Contemporary Dancers

Opportunity

ChoreoNova — “The Freudian Psyche” Call for Contemporary Dancers

Rehearsals in Charlottesville, VA in July and/or August, 2019, 
either Fridays through Mondays or just on weekends for several weeks. 

Performance Pittsburgh, PA between July and September, 2019 for 1 night — we’ll work with your schedule and provide travel and accommodations

Possible performance Charlottesville, VA, August or September, 2019 for 1 night; date and venue TBD — we’ll work with your schedule and provide accommodations

Bricolage’s Theater

Rehearsals at Ballet School 
2409 Ivy Road 
Charlottesville, VA, 22903 

Performance at Bricolage 
937 Liberty Avenue 
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222 

 http://www.choreonova.org

ChoreoNova is a professional, award-winning contemporary dance company. We empower people through innovative dance. Because of incredibly talented dancers like you, we have been able to perform regionally and produce dance that makes people feel.

Are you the kind of dancer who can make audiences live and breathe with them?  Yes? Then we look forward to hearing from you!

We are looking for two dancers like you, one Superego and one swing, for “The Freudian Psyche” for a performance in Pittsburgh, PA and/or Charlottesville, VA; and a possible dance film shoot. “Psyche” depicts the war for the human soul between the Id, Ego, and Superego. The work has been developed via contact improvisation. 

All body types, races, and ethnicities you may be are welcome!

You must have partnering and improvisation experience.

You will receive professional film for your reel. Future paid work will be available. You and us should start a relationship!

Rehearsals will be in Charlottesville, VA in July and/or August either Fridays-Mondays or just on weekends for several weeks. Accommodations available.

Interested? 
Please send resume/video by July 14th to: 
Davida Rae, AD 
choreonova@gmail.com
(412) 452-3956 
Subject: dancer

Don’t worry about video quality. Please identify yourself in footage. 

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Audition: Contradiction Dance Theatre Community Performance Opportunity

Audition

Contradiction Dance Theatre Community Performance Opportunity

Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 6:30pm


National Mall between the Smithsonian Castle and the CarouselApproximately 1000 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC 20560
https://goo.gl/maps/HSkEj9dyFeLKR2uw8

Contradiction Dance Theatre is looking for community movers to be part of the latest project in our #DanceAboutDC series. #DanceAboutDC puts dance in fresh places and spaces to expand dance audiences and inspire the joys of movement. For this new project, we’re headed to the National Mall! 


People of all ages and movement experiences are welcome to collaborate on this site-specific performance. The project kick-off meeting will be a community potluck on Thursday, May 30 at 6:30pm on the section of the Mall lawn between the Smithsonian Castle and Carousel, accessible by the Smithsonian Metro station. At the potluck we’ll talk about our interests, ideas, and connections to the space, as well as finalize a rehearsal and performance schedule that works for everyone.


If you’re at all interested in being involved in the project, please fill out this quick form: https://forms.gle/yei4MXMrUSGEEtQNA 

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JOB POSTING: OPERATIONS AND PROGRAMS ADMINISTRATOR American College Dance Association

JOB POSTING

OPERATIONS AND PROGRAMS ADMINISTRATOR
American College Dance Association

Status Full-time, with benefits

Reports to Executive Director, American College Dance Association

Review of applications begins June 10, 2019.

Start date is mid to late-August (negotiable). Position open until filled.

WHAT WE DO AND WHO WE ARE

The American College Dance Association (ACDA) is a non-profit organization that supports and promotes the wealth of talent and creativity prominent in college and university dance departments through the sponsorship and organization of 13 annual regional dance conferences and the biennial National College Dance Festival. The conferences allow students and faculty to engage in four days of
master classes, workshops, and panel discussions taught and/or led by instructors from around the country. Additionally, ACDA conferences provide the unique opportunity for student, faculty, and guest artist choreography to be adjudicated by a panel of nationally recognized dance professionals in an open
and constructive forum. The National College Dance Festival, most recently presented at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, showcases works selected from each regional conference for presentation on three gala concerts. In 2018, over 5500 dancers and faculty participated in ACDA regional conferences and the National College Dance Festival. The largest membership organization for dance in U.S. higher education, ACDA promotes excellence in American college dance through additional activities and means including partnerships with Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the American Dance Festival, Dance Magazine, and the National Performing Arts Funding Exchange.
A dedicated group of dance educators and professionals make up the people of ACDA. The 59-person ACDA Board of Directors, led by an Executive Committee of seven officers, oversees large aspects of the Association and its membership, and regional conferences. Executive Director Diane DeFries, the eighth Executive Committee member, directs the ACDA National Office, overseeing all administrative
aspects of ACDA, supporting the development of each conference and festival, and collaborating with the ACDA Board of Directors on all operational functions of the Association.

The ACDA National Office is located at 15 West Montgomery Avenue, Suite 301 in Rockville, MD, a diverse community of established residential neighborhoods and growing commercial centers, 21 miles outside of Washington, DC. On the top floor of an historic Victorian three-story walk-up building, the ACDA National Office is less than one-half mile from the Rockville Metro Station (Red line).

To learn more about ACDA, please visit the following:
• ACDA website: https://www.acda.dance/
• ACDA Board of Directors: https://www.acda.dance/?page_id=72
• Experiencing an ACDA regional conference: https://vimeo.com/131714663
• ACDA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/americancollegedance

WHAT YOU WILL DO

This is the perfect opportunity for a self-motivated individual who is looking to utilize skills and experiences related to the program management and daily operations of a small non-profit association. You will work in close collaboration with the Executive Director of ACDA playing a substantial role in the daily operations of the ACDA National Office and the development of 13 annual regional college dance conferences. Your work will include dynamic interactions with conference coordinators, ACDA institutional members, and the Executive Committee and Board Members of the ACDA Board of Directors. You will organize and maintain data related to the ACDA membership and Board, ACDA conferences and festivals/events, and the rich history of the Association. You will develop written communication in collaboration with the Executive Director and members of the Board that is disseminated across and through multiple platforms including the ACDA website, registration websites/conference apps, social media, and email/email marketing apps. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to utilize other professional skills and experiences as you become familiar with the mission,
organizational structure, and goals/needs of the Association. This position allows for some flexibility (flextime) in establishing the schedule for a 40-hour work week in the ACDA National Office, offering the possibility of continued pursuit of professional or artistic endeavors (details of flextime to be approved by
Executive Director upon hire). Following a six-month training period, flexibility in scheduling could include intermittently working remotely. Occasional travel may be necessary to assist in the programming of regional conferences and the National Festival.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Submit the following materials to diane@acda.dance with the subject line “ACDA Operations and Programs Administrator Position.”

• Cover letter demonstrating interest in the job and addressing qualifications to perform the responsibilities outlined above
• Resume/Curriculum Vitae demonstrating experience and education
• Names of three references with contact information (email and phone), include reference’s title and relationship to applicant.

Full job description: https://files.constantcontact.com/d0e7a21c201/68019d92-538f-485e-b481-4d6f5500c773.pdf

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Opportunity: Studio Kelsey Arrington x Thousand Agency

Opportunity

Studio Kelsey Arrington x Thousand Agency

FREE Dance Photography w/ purchase of a website
offer valid through June 1st

In the Washington, DC area

www.thousandagency.com/smallbizweek

 www.thousandagency.com/smallbizweek

These days, how you present yourself online is EVERYTHING.
You may be a great dancer but does your website reflect that?
Do you even have one? Are your images up to date?

Studio Kelsey Arrington has partnered with Thousand Agency to get dancers the websites / online presence they deserve.

Enjoy a complimentary photo shoot with purchase of a starter website.

Visit Studio Kelsey Arrington’s website to view photo work: www.kelseyarrington.net

Start the website building process at Thousand Agency
www.thousandagency.com/smallbizweek

Posted in Creative Development, Opportunities

Audition: Gin Dance Company

Audition

Gin Dance Company Audition 

Deadline: June 30, 2019

Gin Dance Company
Our classes and rehearsals are held at BalletNova Center for Dance: 3443 Carlin Springs Rd., Falls Church, VA 22041

Gin Dance Company is seeking dancers with a strong background in ballet and modern technique along with performance experience and a great passion and eagerness to grow. The audition is by invitation only. If interested, please send your resume, dance photos, and a dance video to info@gindance.com

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Audition: Moveius Contemporary Ballet

Audition
Moveius Contemporary Ballet Auditions

Audition Date: Saturday, June 1st at 3:30pm 
Make-up Audition date: Thursday, May 30th at 7:30pm

Dance Loft on 14
4618 14TH STREET NORTHWEST
WASHINGTON, DC, 20011

https://www.danceloft14.org/mcb-auditions

MOVEIUS is seeking strong male and female dancers with conservatory-level ballet training and/or professional ballet company experience for salaried Core Company positions as well as Add-on Dancer Contracts, and Understudies/Apprentice Contracts for the 2019-2020 season. (Ages 18+ only; 22+ preferred). Audition will start with a 1.5 hour ballet class followed by repertory encompassing contemporary ballet and pointe work. Thursday’s make-up day will have an abbreviated class followed by rep. The Saturday, June 1st audition date is strongly encouraged. 

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Audition: Choreographers Collaboration Project – Spring Audition

Audition

Choreographers Collaboration Project – Spring Audition

Saturday, June 1, 10am-noon

Mt. Vernon Recreation Center
2701 Commonwealth AveAlexandria, VA 22305

http://www.ccpdance.org/

CCP is looking for dancers with a strong modern dance background and a desire to work collaboratively on choreography for our 2019-20 season. Performance stipend. (Saturday morning and Thursday evening rehearsals).info: 703-683-2070 or ccpdance@gmail.com

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Opportunity: balletEMbody – Call for Dancers

Opportunity

balletEMbody – Call for Dancers

Deadline: May 14, 2019

Located in the DC-Baltimore region

https://www.balletembody.com/

balletEMbody seeks professional contemporary ballet dancers (strong pointe-work is a bonus) for their upcoming production being presented in November 2019.
Rehearsal and performance stipends will be provided to company dancers.
Sign up to receive performer-related emails by going to our website, joining our mailing list and selecting ‘Dance Opportunities – as a performer.’ Additionally, please send any professional images, video, and/or resumes/CV to us at balletembody@gmail.com to accompany your performer interest.
Deadline for Dancer Interest Submission is Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

Posted in Auditions & Performances, Opportunities

Job Posting: Ngoma Center for Dance – Summer DanceLab Workstudy Staff Wanted

Job Posting

Ngoma Center for Dance – Summer DanceLab Workstudy Staff Wanted

Open till filled

The Clarice
8270 Alumni Dr, College Park, MD 20742

http://ngcfddt.org/work-study-opportunities/

Experience the thrill and rewards of interning with Ngoma Center for Dance. Whether you’re a high school graduate looking for summer employment, or a college or graduate student seeking a substantive internship supporting the arts in D.C., there’s no limit as to how far our opportunities can take you. At Ngoma Center for Dance, you’ll have the opportunity to gain insight into a budding dance organization, explore new career avenues and acquire lifelong skills.

Summer DanceLab 2019 provides an opportunity to train in a professional environment and dance for eight hours a day, learning from our quality staff and Dissonance Dance Theatre company members.

Current Positions Available (No Lodging)

Summer DanceLab Work-Study Staff – 1-4 Week Tenure – Non-Paid Internship + Classes (Open until filled)

Work Study Manager (Management) – Summer DanceLab – 4 Week Tenure – $1,000 Paid Internship + Classes (Closing Date: May 15th, 2019)

Work Study Assistant Manager (Management) – Summer DanceLab – 4 Week Tenure – $500 Paid Internship + Classes (Closing Date: May 15th, 2019)

Staff handle student traffic during before and aftercare, and lunch times. Work times start at 7:00am ending at 6:30pm. Staff have varying schedules due to scheduled time by manager. Staff take intensive once students are in classes. 

Interested work-study candidates must be at least 19 years old, with Work Study Manager candidates being at least 22 years of age. Send resume, arts and administrative, to Director Shawn Short at sshort@ngcfddt.org

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Internship: The 2019 Art Omi: Dance Residency needs a summer intern!

The 2019 Art Omi: Dance Residency needs a summer intern!  

*Note: the intern will be in residence at Omi in Ghent, NY from July 15 – August 5. Travel, accommodations, meals and stipend included, PLUS the opportunity to take workshops with the Dance Omi Residents!  

Dance Omi Program Director Christopher K. Morgan seeks aspiring arts administrators, production personnel, and dancers who are interested in supporting an artist in residence program for dancer / choreographers who are collaborating with other international dance makers. 

Since 2005, the Dance Omi International Dance Collective has brought together ten accomplished dance artists from around the world for three weeks of creative exchange each summer. Though the program includes informal showings on the Omi campus, the emphasis is not a performance product, rather, a gently facilitated process of experimentation and collaboration.
Qualifications Currently enrolled, or recently graduated, students interested in arts administration and / or production that are organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated and culturally sensitive. Must be available July 15 – August 5, 2019 and hold a valid driver’s license. Interns are provided transportation to Omi, all meals, private bedroom with shared bath and a $500 stipend. 

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Assisting facility preparations for resident arrival (helping to lay the dance floor, coordinating room charts, prepping equipment and dance facilities, etc.) 
  • Assisting with administrative tasks (typing and printing schedules, organizing marketing materials, making programs, etc.) 
  • Assisting the director and Omi staff with resident pick-up from train station 
  • Assisting with preparations for all Omi showings and events 
  • Helping to coordinate off-site field trips for the residents
  • Checking to ensure the proper function of sound/video equipment 
  • Documenting important processes 
  • Maintaining and organizing file archives 

Internship must be filled as soon as possible!
Email resume and cover letter to cmorgan@artomi.org 
Visit www.artomi.org for more information on Omi  

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Job Posting: Summer Camp Dance Instructor at Arena Stage

Camp Arena Stage, Arena Stage’s multi-arts summer day camp seeks a dynamic, high-energy instructor to teach dance to ages 8 to 15 this summer. Instructor plans and teaches four exciting, daily dance classes.  Some are all-levels; others are beginner or intermediate.

Search for teachers with experience teaching any of the following: contemporary, modern, jazz, acro, hip-hop, stepping, tap and other areas of expertise.

The instructor also participates fully in camp events and acts as a group leader to a small group of campers. Successful applicants have proven skills in engaging approaches in dance instruction and choreography and have experience working with young people.

Deadline: rolling deadline, hope to hire by April 15

About us: Camp Arena Stage encourages the spirited pursuit of knowledge, self-discovery, and joy through the arts.  Learn more at www.arenastage.org/camp.

Qualifications:  Instructors must be able to plan and teach their own age-appropriate curriculum/choreography.  Instructors are typically college graduates with professional experience in their arts area and/or education.  Exceptions may be made for outstanding undergraduate applicants entering their senior year.

Time commitment: Seven weeks, full-time from June 17 through August 3, 2019

Mondays-Fridays (one clean-up Saturday) 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Location: Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School 1524 35th St. NW, Washington, DC 20007

Compensation: competitive, based on experience.

Requirements: Upload letter of introduction specific to this posting and resume to https://arenastage.applicantpro.com/jobs/

Please include classes you would be qualified to plan and teach. Innovation encouraged.

 No calls, please.

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Audition: Step Afrika! Auditions

Audition

Step Afrika! Auditions

May 18, 2019 – 5PMCallbacks: May 19, 2019

Garnet-Patterson School2001 10th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

bit.ly/SAAud2019

Step Afrika! is looking for fresh, creative talent to join our amazing cast of artists. Step Afrika! was founded in 1994 as the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping. It now ranks as one of the top ten African American dance companies in the United States.

The Company blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities, African traditional dance, and influences from a variety of other dance and art forms. Performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor, and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility, and pure energy makes each performance unique and leaves the audience with their hearts pounding.

Step Afrika! offers competitive salaries, and extensive national/international touring. The Company hires both Full-Time and Part-Time company members for annual contracts, commencing August 2019. New hires must be willing to relocate to Washington, DC. Accomplished performers in Stepping, Tap, West African, Modern, Hip-Hop, etc., and those with strengths as drummers are encouraged to apply.  

Posted in Auditions & Performances, Opportunities