Audition: Deep Vision Dance Company Audition Call

Deep Vision Dance Company Audition Call

Nicole A. Martinell, Artistic Director Deep Vision Dance Company

Sunday, February 10th @ 4:00PM

Towson University, Center for the Arts, Rm 1006

Want to be part of the action? Deep Vision Dance Company seeks vibrant, intelligent, versatile dancers with a collaborative spirit for their 2019 and 2020 performance years. Dancers receive rehearsal and performance honorariums. Rehearsals take place on Sundays (4-9pm) and Mondays (6:15-9:30pm).

Audition Details:
-Sunday, February 10th at 4:00pm – audition begins with a company class followed by explorations in improvisation and partnering.
-Monday, March 11th – rehearsals begin at Towson University, Center for the Arts

Driving/Parking:Towson University Center for the Arts is located at the intersection of Cross Campus Drive and Osler Blvd.

Free parking along Cross Campus Drive or in the Union Garage across the street on Sundays.

RSVP:Interested dancers must RSVP and submit a headshot and resume to Artistic Director, Nicole A. Martinell, nicolemartinell@deepvisiondancecompany.org.

Audition offered in collaboration with Towson University Community Dance.

Link to Event on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/2049555855138514/

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Creative Development: Site Specific Commission Opportunity

The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts is seeking two performing artists or artist groups/organizations to develop and perform new work for Waterfront Park. These site specific residencies are opportunities to collaborate with the Office of the Arts on the creation of an original site specific performance in response to the new temporary interactive public artwork Mirror Mirror by SOFTlab installed at Waterfront Park. One opportunity is for dance or movement-based work and the other is for music or sound-based work. 

The selected artists or artist groups/organizations will be commissioned to create a new site-specific work through a residency process, beginning with a period of site research and exploration, followed by proposing a direction for the work, time developing and rehearsing the performance, and a minimum of four scheduled public performances. Mirror Mirror is the first artwork commissioned in the Site/See Exhibition Series, an annual exhibition of temporary public art whose goal is to attract visitors, foster interaction, provide a visual anchor and enrich the experience of Alexandria’s waterfront.

The artist or group/organization selected for each residency will receive an all-inclusive fee of $8000 to develop the original, site-specific work and provide a minimum of four scheduled performances on site at King Street Waterfront Park within the period of June to November 2019.

This opportunity is open to artists in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, so please feel free to share with others, as well.

https://www.alexandriava.gov/uploadedFiles/recreation/arts/PublicArt/201901PublicArtSiteSeePerformingArtsResidencies.pdf

Posted in Creative Development, Funding, Opportunities

JOb Posting: Dance/USA Database Manager

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Database Manager (20 – 25 hrs. / Week)
Deadline to apply is Thursday, January 31, 2019

Title: Database Manager
Location: Washington, DC
Reports to: Executive Director of Dance/USA
Status: Part-time

Established in 1982, Dance/USA is the national service organization for professional dance, serving a broad cross-section of the dance field.  Dance/USA is committed to honoring, nurturing and advancing dance through the lens of equity, inclusion, and equal opportunity in all aspects of its programming, services, and organization

Our Mission:  Dance/USA champions an inclusive and equitable dance field by leading, convening, advocating, and supporting individuals and organizations.  Dance/USA’s core programs are focused in the areas of engagement, advocacy, research, and preservation. 

Our Vision:  Propelled by our belief that dance can inspire a more just and humane world, Dance/USA will amplify the power of dance to inform and inspire a nation where creativity and the field thrive.  


Our Values:  Dance/USA’s core values are Connectivity, Creativity, Equity, and IntegrityRead more about our core values here:  https://www.danceusa.org/danceusa-core-values

Summary of Position:

The Database Manager is responsible for monitoring and maintaining Dance/USA’s Salesforce database.  Dance/USA contracts with Fonteva, a premier partner with Salesforce to support member-based associations.  The Database Manager collaborates with each department to assist in improving utilization of the database tool and maximizing staff capacity. The Database Manager will work with each Director to strategize and identify necessary data, frequency, and how processes can become more efficient for each department. After creating and building the process, the Database Manage will be responsible for testing it to ensure compatibility with the Fonteva product and data accuracy and document improvements or changes to existing processes. Data troubleshooting, security, backup, and integrity are critical parts of your job.

Database Manager Job Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Monitors database performance by troubleshooting problems.
  • Enforces database standards, controls, and data entry procedures.
  • Improves the technology by performing platform upgrades and improvements.
  • Enhances the effectiveness of database tools and services.
  • Collaborates with and reports regularly to departments across the organization.
  • Continues professional development by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Accomplishes information systems and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Database Manager Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Salesforce Admin experience preferred
  • Project Management experience preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot software and hardware issues

Salary and Compensation
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and references by Thursday, January 31, 2019, to:

Casey John McEnelly
Director of Finance and Operations
Dance/USA
cmcenelly@danceusa.org

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Creative Development: “101 of Music Publishing and Licensing” + Music for Dance resource

Are you exhausted by exploring music selections/inspiration for your dance creation and need a one stop resource?

Are  you confused and frustrated by navigating music licensing and copyright for your dance project, film or company?

Matt Trent, former dancer with the Royal Ballet, Australian Ballet and Billy Elliot on Broadway and now Promotion Manager for Dance, G.Schirmer music publisher will be in D.C 15 & 16 January 2019 and is available to meet and assist with your needs. If you are interested in meeting with him and not available on those days a phone meeting can be set up. Email Matt at Matt.Trent@Schirmer.com with your interest

Posted in Creative Development, Opportunities

Job Opening: Philanthropy Intern (Paid)

January 2019 – April 2019, Washington, DC
New internship to assist with administration of new national funding program that provides fellowships to individual dance artists.  The intern will assist with processing applications and screening work samples, and help run and document a national meeting to review fellowship applications. Intern would gain an understanding of trends in the national arts field, arts philanthropy, and fundraising, and learn about dance artists working in social justice.    

Qualifications

·         At least one year of administrative experience (part or full time) in the arts or another field.
·         Strong oral and written communication skills, including basic writing. 
·         Organizational skills and ability to manage time and information.
·         Intermediate MS-Word; touch typing of at least 50 wpm. 
·         Availability 8 hours per week during the daytime, for the dates below, and more hours during several weeks in March.  

Pay:  $2,000 Stipend. 
Dates:  Intern would work about 15 weeks from January  – April 2019.  
Location:  Downtown, near the red, blue/orange, and yellow/green Metro lines.  

To Apply

Send resume, cover letter that addresses the above requirements, two references, and one writing sample (of any length and format, on any subject) to Suzanne Callahan, Founder, at info@ForTheArts.org.  

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Job Opening: Project Assistant

Part time, contact position to support national client base of funders and arts organizations in Washington, DC.

1. National Arts Funding Program
– Assist with new national funding program that provides support to individual artists.
– Communicate with applicants, process applications, database management, run video conferences, meeting logistics.

2. Research and Writing
-Assist with research, meeting documentation, editing, proofreading, presentations, and data entry and analysis for a range of projects for nonprofit organizations and funders.

3.  Office Administration
-Limited duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • At least two years of administrative experience (part or full time) in the arts or another field.  This position requires maturity and professional decorum. 
  • Research skills including Excel. Training in research methods and Microsoft Access a plus.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including basic writing, grammar, and standard business writing, as displayed in part by writing sample.  
  • Attention to detail in all communication, particularly written documents. 
  • Strong organizational and listening skills and ability to manage time and coordinate tasks.
  • Intermediate MS-Word; touch typing of at least 35 wpm.  
  • Availability 15-20 hours/week during the daytime, until June 2019, and more during busy times.

Candidate would gain understanding of trends in the national arts field, arts philanthropy, fundraising, research, nonprofit management, and small business administration. Flexible hours. 

Pay:  Hourly contract rate, DOE. 
Start Date:  Immediately.   End date: June 2019, with possibility of extension.
Location:  Downtown, near the red, blue/orange, and yellow/green Metro lines.

To Apply
Send resume, cover letter that addresses the above requirements, three references, and one writing sample (of any length and format, on any subject) to Suzanne Callahan, Founder, at info@ForTheArts.org.  

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Creative Development: Art Omi: Dance Summer Residency Application

Opportunity

Art Omi: Dance Summer Residency Application

Residency Dates: July 15 – August 5, 2019 in Ghent, NY
Application Deadline Extended: January 13, 2019 11.59pm EST

Art Omi
1405 Country Route 22 
Ghent, NY 12075 USA

http://www.artomi.org/residencies/dance

Art Omi: Dance is now accepting applications for the 2019 Residency
Residency Dates: July 15 – August 5, 2019 in Ghent, NY
Application Deadline: January 13, 2019
APPLY HERE: https://artomi.submittable.com/submit/128009/art-omi-dance-residency-application-2019

Applicants active as both dancers AND choreographers, who work within any style of dance, are encouraged to apply. A selected group of ten highly accomplished, diverse dance artists will experiment, create, and collaborate in a facilitated, supportive setting. The Residency consists of three weeks of artistic process and sharing, and it includes room and board.

More information, guidelines, and the online application for the 2019 Art Omi: Dance International Dance Collective can be found at: http://artomi.org/residencies/dance. The deadline to submit applications for the Summer 2019 Residency is January 13, 2019 11:59pm EST.  Notification will take place in March 2019.

Art Omi: Dance is committed to supporting an international collective of dancers who wish to share different cultural, ethnic, and artistic backgrounds in an equitable environment.

Posted in Creative Development, Opportunities

Audition: Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive Audition in DC

Audition


Russian American Foundation
Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive Audition in DC

January 20
Ages 9 – 14: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Ages 15 and older: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM


WASHINGTON BALLET AT THEARC
1901 Mississippi Avenue SE, Washington, DC

https://www.bolshoiballetacademy.com/auditions


The Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive will be holding an audition in DC on January 20th! Register now for an opportunity to study with Master Teachers from Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Register online at www.BolshoiBalletAcademy.com.

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Audition: Christopher K. Morgan & Artists Audition Announcement

Audition

Christopher K. Morgan & Artists

2019 CKM&A Audition Announcement

January 12th 3pm-7pm
January 13th 11am-2pm

Studio 1, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

University of Maryland, College Park
8270 Alumni Dr, College Park, MD 20742

https://www.christopherkmorgan.com/opportunities

CKM&A is seeking dancers for our Spring Performance taking place April 27 & 28 at Dance Place. Seeking experienced dancer/performers over the age of 18 who can learn material quickly and are well versed in modern, contemporary & ballet. Expertise in improvisation, theater and other dance forms are also valuable. All hired dancers will be cast in a new ensemble work being created for this performance. Dancers must be available for rehearsals on Wednesdays (9:30a-2pm) at Dance Place and Saturdays (afternoons, time and location TBA) from January 23 thru Wednesday April 24. Stipend for rehearsals & performances. Hired dancers are welcome to attend company class free of charge through remainder of the season (excluding the Summer Intensive). Interested parties should reserve a spot by emailing headshot and resume to ckma.companymanager@gmail.com

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Opportunity: Costume Designer and Construction for Jane Franklin Dance

Opportunity

Jane Franklin Dance is looking for Costume Designer and Construction.
This is an ongoing opportunity.

Theatre on the Run
3700 S Four Mile Run Dr

https://www.janefranklin.com/about-us

Costume Design and Construction needed for upcoming performances in Jan/Feb at Theatre on the Run in Arlington; which then funnel into a larger project culminating in Apr/May.  There is a budget for materials, design, and construction.  Please contact janefranklindance@gmail.com to find out more.

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Audition: 17th Annual World Dance Showcase Auditions

Calling all World Dance Performers!

17th Annual World Dance Showcase Auditions
Deadline to Apply: January, 11, 2019
Audition Dates: Sunday, January 13, 10 am to 6 pm
Concert Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019, 8 pm

Location:
The Publick Playhouse
5445 Landover Rd,
Cheverly, MD 20784

Performers of traditional, culture-specific dance styles, aged 16 years and older are invited to audition for the 17th Annual World Dance Showcase. Six dance groups or solo artists will be selected to perform in concert. Those selected will receive an honorarium of $600. Performers using live music will receive an additional honorarium.

Auditions are by appointment only. Groups and performers can apply to audition online at: https://www.mncppc.org/FormCenter/Parks-Recreation-Department-5/17th-Annual-World-Dance-Showcase-Auditio-45

For further information contact Christel Stevens, Performing Arts Specialist
christel.stevens@pgparks.com
301-446-3238

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Opportunity: NACHMO DC: Call for Choreographers!

Opportunity

NACHMO DC: Call for Choreographers!

Deadline: January 7, 2019 11:59 PM

 www.gladedance.org/nachmo

Kick of 2019 strong by choreographing a dance in 31 days! Learn more about the benefits of being a NACHMO DC choreographer, or skip straight to the registration form at gladedance.org/nachmo.

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Audition: NACHMO DC Audition for Dancers

Audition

NACHMO DC Audition for Dancers

Monday, December 17, 2018
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Joy of Motion Friendship Heights Studio
5207 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20015

http://gladedance.org/calendar/2018/1/6/nachmo-dc-audition-eexrk

Choreographers and dancers are both invited to come and find a match at the NACHMO DC audition. This is a time for choreographers to find dancers they need to fulfill their NACHMO piece’s vision. New this year, there are TWO auditions: 

When: Monday, Dec. 17 @ 8-9:30pm
Where: Joy of Motion | Friendship Heights (5207 Wisconsin Ave NW)

OR

When: Sunday, Jan. 6 4:30 – 6:30
Where: Dance Exchange (7117 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD)

Bring with you: A sense of play! Your January & February calendar.

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Audition: 17th Annual World Dance Showcase Auditions – Arts & Cultural Heritage Division

Audition

Arts & Cultural Heritage Division
17th Annual World Dance Showcase Auditions
January 13, 2019, 10 AM to 6 PM
The Publick Playhouse
5445 Landover Road
Cheverly, MD 20782
http://arts.pgparks.com/2397/Arts-in-Your-Community
Performers of traditional, culture-specific dance styles, ages 16 and older, may audition dance works not more than 15 minutes duration. Work must be shown in finished form with costumes. Music may be live or pre-recorded. Six finalists will perform in the Showcase on March 30, 2019, at 8 PM at the Public Playhouse, with each group or soloist recieving a $600 honorarium and an HD video recording of their work. An additional honorarium will be provided to performers using live music.
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Job Posting: Seeking instructors for in-school dance programs with District Dance Arts

Job Posting

Seeking instructors for in-school dance programs with District Dance Arts

Application due Monday, December 10, 2018 8pm EST

2008 Rhode Island Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20018

http://www.districtdancearts.com/join-our-team/

District Dance Arts is hiring experienced instructors to teach at our in-school programs held on-site at local schools in Wards 4 and 5.  See the full job description at the link provided; the application deadline is Monday, December 10, 2018 at 8pm EST. Applications without a cover letter will be rejected.

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Audition: Kista Tucker Insights Audition

Audition

Audition! Kista Tucker Insights

Sunday, December 2, 10am to 1pm

Russell School of Ballet
14119 Sullyfield Circle #O
Chantilly, VA 20151.

KistaTuckerInsights.org

We are creating new work, have several performance opportunities coming up, and need additional dancers—especially for our evening length work, The Factory Project, set to be produced in DC in April 2019.

You don’t have to bring anything (like a solo) with you to the audition. If you have a resume, that would be nice, but it is not required. Leotard and tights are not required for the audition but be prepared to discard extraneous clothing as the warm-up process continues. We need to see alignment, but movement is the most important element. The audition will have an improvisational element. Bare feet are a definite plus but bring socks in case the floor is sticky on the day of the audition. We are not sure of the temperature these days, so bring a sweater or something to begin the process until you get warmed up. There is no fee. Please contact us if you have questions.

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Special Event: The Nankama African Dance Conference Featuring World Renowned Master Dancer Moustapha Bangoura @ Howard University

Special Event

The Nankama African Dance Conference
Featuring World Renowned Master Dancer Moustapha Bangoura

February 9-10, 2019. Early bird registration has already begun online.

Department of Theatre and Dance, Howard University
2455 Sixth Street NW, Washington DC, 20059.

https://www.djolearts.org/nankama-conference

The Nankama African Dance Conference (NADC) is a two-day engagement including a day of presentations on Africana dance research, and a day packed with African dance and drum workshops. This conference is the first of its kind at an HBCU. NADC’s inaugural conference will occur on February 9-10, 2019 on Howard University’s main campus. This year’s featured master teacher is the world renowned Moustapha Bangoura. For more information please visit:https://www.djolearts.org/nankama-conference.

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Audition for CityDance Summer Intensives in partnership with Dance Theatre of Harlem, Koresh Dance and International Guest Artists

Audition

CityDance
Audition for CityDance Summer Intensives in partnership with Dance Theatre of Harlem, Koresh Dance and International Guest Artists

December 1, 2018

Ages 8-12:
Check-in 8:30-9:00am
Ballet 9:00-10:30am
Pointe 10:30-11:00am
Modern Contemporary 11:00-12pm

Ages 12-13 (with 2 years of pointe experience + Petite Conservatory Students):
Check-in 9:30-10:00am
Ballet 10:00am-11:30pm
Pointe 11:30-12:00pm
Modern Contemporary 12:00-1:00pm

Ages 14+ (Contemporary focus):
Check-in 12:30pm -1:00pm
Ballet 1:00-2:30pm
Pointe 2:30-3:30pm
Contemporary 3:30-5:00pm

Ages 14+ (Ballet focus):
Check-in 11:30am -12:00pm
Ballet 12:00-1:30pm
Pointe 2:30-3:30pm
Contemporary 3:30-5:00pm

CityDance School & Conservatory at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Ln
N Bethesda, MD 20852

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

You don’t have to go to NYC, Philadelphia or Brazil for world class intensives this summer. CityDance Summer Intensives bring professional artists from around the US and the  world to you! CityDance Summer Intensives provide a challenging exploration of classical and contemporary techniques taught by Dance Theatre of Harlem, Koresh Dance Company and International Artists, as well as CityDance Ballet Master Stanislav Issaev and award-winning contemporary choreographers including CityDance Choreographer-in-Residence Robert J. Priore. Audition Saturday, December 1st at the CityDance School & Conservatory at Strathmore! Audition classes will be taught by the dynamic teachers of DTH and Koresh a well as CityDance Ballet Master Stanislav Issaev.

Our signature structure of 1 – 2 week intensives with each professional company or artist, allows young dancers to tailor their summer training to participate in one or all of these summer experiences.

Led by Artistic Director Lorraine Spiegler, CityDance prepares young dancers for 21st century careers with specialized training, rich performance opportunities, and strong connections to the professional dance world.

Intensives are ideal for serious dancers, ages 8-20, interested in a challenging exploration of classical and contemporary training with daily classes in ballet, pointe, pas de deux, modern, contemporary, jazz, and African culminating in an end of intensive performance.  Other highlights include masterclasses with guest artists and choreography workshops.

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Job Posting: Dance Metro DC seeks Executive Director

Dance Metro DC—Executive Director
Job Posting, 2018


Dance Metro DC (DMDC), founded as a local service organization in 2005, is at a transitional moment with the departure of its Executive Director. The Board is looking to engage a passionate, dedicated individual to shepherd this small, grassroots organization into a new stage. Key priorities for the organization are to expand membership, identify revenue sources, and grow partnerships to ensure the sustainability of service to the dance field. The Executive Director leads a staff of one Director of Member Services.

Main Responsibilities

  • Board Governance: Works with board in order to fulfill the organization mission.
    • Responsible for leading DMDC in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission.
    • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
  • Financial Performance and Oversight: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
    • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of DMDC, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
    • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
  • Revenue Generation:
    • Responsible for fundraising and developing other revenue streams necessary to support DMDC’s mission—both earned and contributed.
  • Programmatic Leadership:
    • Responsible for development and implementation of Dance Metro DC’s programs, in line with the Strategic Plan, that carry out the organization’s mission through high-level input to existing programs and development of new initiatives that are responsive to community needs.
  • External Communications: Represents Dance Metro DC at public engagements.
  • Administration & Operations:
    • Responsible for effective administration of DMDC’s operations.
    • Responsible for the hiring, on-going evaluation, and retention of competent, qualified staff.
    • Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.

A strong candidate will have:

  • An entrepreneurial spirit
  • An ability to convey a vision of Dance Metro DC’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors
  • Demonstrated passion and knowledge of the DMV dance field
  • Interest in active engagement with DMV community as a “boots on the ground” member
  • Familiarity/experience with nonprofit finance and/or organizational budgeting
  • Enthusiastic fundraiser
  • Strong public speaker and advocate
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Deeply committed to the values of Dance Metro DC

Preferred:

  • Grant writing/grant management/government contract experience
  • Experience in a nonprofit membership organization
  • Commitment to nonprofit compliance requirements

Salary: Commensurate with experience and other qualifications. EOE

To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to search@dancemetrodc.org
by January 4, 2019

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Job Posting: Dance/USA Internship Opportunities

Dance/USA Internship Opportunities

Dance/USA, the voice for the professional field of dance, offers internships to aspiring arts administrators based at the national office, located in Washington, DC.

Dance/USA is committed to honoring, nurturing, and advancing dance through the lens of diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity in all aspects of its programming, services, and organization.

Internships are available in the following departments (click on the links below to view intern descriptions):

To apply, interested candidates must complete our online application. Please email Dance/USA’s database manager Ashon Mask with any questions.

Recent college graduates, current college juniors/seniors, and graduate students are eligible to apply! Those accepted will receive professional, on-the-job experience that is needed in today’s job market by working with and assisting our national office staff.

Stipends and university credit are also available.

With questions, call the Dance/USA national office at 202.833.1717.

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Philanthropy Intern (Paid) – Callahan Consulting for the Arts

Philanthropy Intern (Paid)
November 2018 – March 2019
Washington, DC

Callahan Consulting for the Arts helps arts organizations and funders realize their vision through a range of services including planning, fundraising, evaluation and administering funding programs.

The firm has available a new internship to assist with administration of new national funding program that will provides fellowships  to individual dance artists.  The intern would assist with processing applications and work samples and managing data.  The intern would also help run and document a national meeting to review applications.

Qualifications

  • At least one year of administrative experience (part or full time) in the arts or another field.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including basic writing.
  • Organizational skills and ability to manage time and information.
  • Intermediate MS-Word; touch typing of at least 50 wpm.
  • Availability for 8 hours per week during the daytime, for the dates below, and more hours during one week in March 2019.

Candidate would gain an understanding of trends in the national arts field, arts philanthropy, and fundraising, and learn about dance artists working in social justice.

Pay:  $2,000 Stipend.

Dates:  Intern would work 16 weeks over a 20-week period from November 2018 – March 31, 2019, with weeks off for holidays.

Location:  Downtown, near the red, blue/orange, and yellow/green Metro lines.

To Apply
Send resume, cover letter that addresses the above requirements, two references, and one writing sample (of any length and format, on any subject) to Suzanne Callahan, Founder, at info@ForTheArts.org.

For more information visit www.ForTheArts.org.

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Job Posting: Dance Place Seeks a Development Director

Job Posting

Dance Place

Dance Place Seeks a Development Director

Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Dance Place
3225 8th St NE, Washington, DC 20017

http://www.danceplace.org/news/seeking-new-development-director/

Dance Place, a nationally recognized cultural arts center in Washington, DC, seeks a Development Director. This is a 40 hour per week, salaried, year-round position with benefits. The Development Director will report to the Executive Artistic Director. The ideal candidate will have 5 or more years of non-profit arts fundraising experience and embrace Dance Place’s mission to build a community of artists, audiences and students through high quality performances, commissions, training and educational programs and our commitment to enriching the field of dance locally, nationally and internationally. Dance Place is an equal opportunity employer.

Title: Development Director
Number of hours per week: 40
Department: Development
Immediate supervisor: Executive Artistic Director

Position Overview

The Development Director will be responsible for oversight of all fundraising activity for the organization including grants, individual giving, special events and other special initiatives. The Development Director will work in collaboration with the development team, including the Executive Artistic Director and Individual Giving Associate, in carrying out the organization’s unified development plan. They will also work closely with the Financial Director and Board of Directors to monitor Dance Place’s financial health and long-range financial planning.

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Audition: Fusion Dance Company

Audition

DanceInTime

Audition for Fusion Dance Company

Emergence Community Arts Collective
733 Euclid Street; Washington DC (upstairs)
11:15 am Saturday Nov. 10, 2018
11:15 am Saturday Nov. 17, 2018
11:15 am Saturday Dec, 1, 2018
11:15 am Saturday Dec. 8, 2018
11:15 am Saturday Dec. 15, 2018

Emergence Community Arts Collective
733 Euclid Street; Washington DC (upstairs)

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Bossa Bistro and Lounge–(second floor)
2463 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Friday Nov. 9, 2018 at 8:30 pm
Friday Nov. 16, 2018 at 8:30 pm
Friday Dec. 7, 2018 at 8:30 pm
Friday Dec. 14, 2018 at 8:30 pm

Bossa Bistro and Lounge–(second floor)
2463 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

DanceInTime.com

Dr. Barbara Bernstein, director of “DanceInTime” dance company, is seeking new company members for a Fusion Dance presentation.
Dancers trained in at least three of these styles are sought: Modern, Ballet, African, Latin, Ballroom, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Indian or other World Dances etc. Applicants should be interested in learning new dance styles and have some interest in choreography. Team rehearsals are in Silver Spring on alternate Sunday evenings, 7:30-9:30 pm. Dancers will be paid a modest amount for rehearsal time.

If interested, please email Barb@DanceInTime and include your dance background, time availability, phone, email, and a short video that showcases your talent. Please call to arrange your specific audition time/date. For further information please visit: http://www.danceintime.com/.

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Job Posting: ChoreoNova Call for Latin ballroom/contemporary dancer

Job Posting

ChoreoNova Call for Latin ballroom/contemporary dancer for multimedia project-paid Fall 2019

TBD between August and October 2019

Venue: TBD – touring
http://www.choreonova.org

ChoreoNova is an award-winning contemporary dance company. Our works empower people. We perform regionally and produce innovative multidisciplinary works that make people think and feel.

We are looking for a female Latin ballroom/contemporary dancer for the lead role in “Ode to Chocolate Cake” for a performance next fall 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA and/or Virginia. The piece comedically displays a dieting, diabetic woman chased, seduced, and haunted by a living slice of chocolate cake.

“Cake” combines dance with projected animation. Check out ChoreoNovaMoves videos on Facebook to see work-in-progress.

If you can make audiences live and breathe with you, then we look forward to hearing from you.

Estimated 40-60 hours of rehearsal over a two-week period either in Pittsburgh, PA or in Virginia. Rehearsal and performance paid – amount to be negotiated. Exact location TBD.

Accommodations will be provided.

All races and ethnicities welcome! Ideally, we need someone who looks like they could be dieting. You must have acting ability and skill in tango, paso doble, ballet, modern, and jazz and a flexible back.

If interested, please send resume’/video to:
Davida Rae, AD
choreonova@gmail.com
(412) 452-3956

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

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Job Posting: Xtend Barre Old Town – Hiring Barre/Fitness Instructor

Job Posting

Xtend Barre Old Town

Hiring Barre/Fitness Instructor

Xtend Barre Old Town
1701 Duke St Ste 160
Alexandria Va 22314

xtendbarreoldtown.com

Xtend Barre Old Town, the Top Rated Barre Studio in Alexandria VA according to Yelp and a multi-year Winner of Best Barre Studio by Northern Virginia Magazine, is hiring two part-time Group Fitness Instructors to teach at our studio. We need dynamic instructors who are passionate about fitness and helping others achieve their fitness goals, and have a desire to be part of a welcoming #fitfam and community.

Eligible candidates must take at least Xtend Barre 20 classes prior to training and be available to teach a minimum of 4 classes a week during the hours of 9am – 4pm weekdays and help rotate the weekend classes with the team.  Candidate must attend a 3-day training to become certified through Xtend Barre.

Xtend Barre Old Town is a worldwide boutique barre brand that has class offerings that Xtend beyond the Barre. Our studio offers TRX and Pilates Stick hybrid barre classes, as well as our signature and wildly popular H.I.I.T. class.

Salary: $25.00 to $35.00 /hour
Perks of the job: Free classes, 35% off Retail, Wear leggings to work!

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Audition: Dance Performance Group

Audition

Dance Performance Group
Dance Performance Group Audition
Contact Nancy Havlik at nhavlik@comcast.net to set up an audition time.
Dance Exchange
7117 Maple St.
Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
www.havlikdance.com
Dance Performance Group is looking for one or two dancers to join our Company for performances in early 2019. Modern dance and dance improvisation are valuable assets for dancers interested in joining our Company. Contact Nancy Havlik at nhavlik@comcast.net to set up an audition time.
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Performance: The Collective: Call for Submissions: 2019 Baltimore Dance Invitational

Opportunity

The Collective

Call for Submissions: 2019 Baltimore Dance Invitational

Submission Deadline: November 9, 2018 by midnight
Baltimore Dance Invitational Performance: February 6, 2019 at 7:30pm

Gordon Center for Performing Arts
3506 Gwynnbrook Ave, Owings Mills, MD 21117

http://collective-dance.com/current-news

The Collective is accepting submissions for the annual Baltimore Dance Invitational to be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 7:30pm at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Owings Mills, MD. This year’s Baltimore Dance Invitational will be a one-performance only showcase of professional dance (all styles/genres) selected through an adjudication process. Additionally, artists selected for the Baltimore Dance Invitational will have the option to facilitate a community dance workshop in February 2019.

Submission Requirements:
• Work submitted must showcase professional artists and/or be choreographed by a professional artist (no student work).
• Work submitted must be complete OR represent a completed, extracted section of a larger work.
• Work submitted should not exceed 10 minutes in length.
• The submission footage should reflect the work as intended to be performed at the Baltimore Dance Invitational.
• Each submission should include a DVD of the work or a web link that is not labeled with name of the company/artist/choreographer. PLEASE LABEL THE DVD OR VIDEO WITH ONLY THE TITLE OF THE PIECE. This is a blind adjudication.
• Participation will be limited to 10 performing groups/artists representing a variety of dance styles as selected through the adjudication process.
• All submissions will receive written, narrative feedback from the adjudication panel.

Submission Deadline: Friday, November 9, 2018 by midnight
Notification: Friday, December 7, 2018
Performance Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 7:00pm

To learn more about the submission requirements and the Baltimore Dance Invitational, please review the submission form available here: http://www.collective-dance.com/current-news

Submission forms should be received by November 9th at midnight.

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Performance: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BALTIMORE DANCE INVITATIONAL

Performance

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BALTIMORE DANCE INVITATIONAL

The Collective is currently accepting submissions for the following performance opportunity to showcase professional work.  The call for submissions aligns to The Collective’s mission to connect the local, professional dance community and provide opportunities for artists (and students where appropriate) to develop and showcase their own artistry.

Call for Submissions: Baltimore Dance Invitational 2019

The Collective is currently accepting submissions for the 6th Annual Baltimore Dance Invitational to be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 7:00pm at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Owings Mills, MD.  This year’s Baltimore Dance Invitational will be a one-performance only showcase of professional dance of all genres as selected through an adjudication process.

Work submitted must represent professional artists and/or be choreographed by a professional artist.  Dance companies and dance artists representing all genres/styles of dance are encouraged to submit work.  

Submission Deadline: Friday, November 9, 2018 by midnight

Submission Form: Baltimore Dance Invitational Submission Form

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Performance: Next Reflex Dance Collective -The Winter Music and Dance Festival

Performance Opportunity

Next Reflex Dance Collective

Apply to be a part of The Winter Music and Dance Festival

February 2, 2019
Deadline for Application is December 28, 2018

Workhouse Arts Center’s W-3 Theater
Lorton VA

www.nextreflex.org

Next Reflex Dance Collective is looking for music and dance collaborative choreographic pieces for their second annual Music and Dance Festival at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA on February 2. This performance will feature area musicians, dancers, and choreography in this one night event.
For application go to
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfnBTkZigvTyPQTvY762eGNTef8-JX-bsUmNPaTk2aDSVhChg/viewform

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Performance: Next Reflex Dance Collective – Looking for artists and companies for Cultural Dance Festival

Performance Opportunity

Next Reflex Dance Collective

Looking for artists and companies for Cultural Dance Festival

Performance December 1, 2018
Application Deadline November 15, 2018

Workhouse Arts Center’s W-3 Theater
Lorton, VA

www.nextreflex.org

NRDC is seeking world dance forms rooted in cultural tradition for the Cultural Dance Festival December 1, 2018 at 7pm at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton VA. Dance artists and dance companies are invited to apply that reflect all aspects of culture, including sacred or spiritual dances, social dance, secular or vernacular dance, dances from life cycle events, and innovative work based in traditional dance forms. Performances must be 15 minutes or under.
Application can be found at
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdTsUnLUgJ7evEtuT-2-7kAydagg0uBJXWby3aZ5UsZUgdhDg/viewform

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REVIEW: Helanius J. Wilkins: A Bon Coeur

A Bon Coeur: Pages from a Journal
Dance Place
Washington, D.C.
October 6, 2018

By Carmel Morgan

Longtime District choreographer Helanius J. Wilkins was warmly welcomed back to Dance Place, where he presented the world premiere of A Bon Coeur: Pages from a Journal, the second installment of a planned trilogy. Currently an assistant professor of dance at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Wilkins lived and choreographed in Washington, D.C., for eighteen years. Among his many honors while a District resident, he was a 2002 and 2006 Kennedy Center Local Dance Commissioning Project recipient and received the 2008 Pola Nirenska Award for Contemporary Achievement in Dance.

A Bon Coeur (“a good heart”), Wilkins explained in a program note, explores place and cultural identity. A native of Louisiana, Wilkins pays homage to his roots in this work. The lobby of Dance Place filled with the smell of gumbo, and patrons had a chance to get a real taste of Louisiana prior to the performance.

Upon entering the theater, one encountered Wilkins at work, carrying sandbags. Looking like a frightened child, he grasped a sandbag like a pillow, tight to his stomach. Slightly hunched over, he slowly moved to place it alongside another. A sense of foreboding hovered in the accompanying sounds of birds, bells, and water dripping (original music composed, arranged, and performed by Andy Hasenpflug). Hurricane Katrina immediately came to mind.

Through brilliant technical direction, lighting design and video content thanks to Roma Flowers, Iain Court, and Ian McMorran, rain began to flow down a mesh screen covering the front of the stage. On the stage floor, too, rain fell and formed puddles. Then it became a relentless deluge; one could barely see Wilkins thrashing as if forcefully blown by the wind. Projections on huge panels at each side of stage showed street lights see-sawing in the wind and vehicles floating in the rising water. In this downpour, arms glued together in prayer, Wilkins violently shook. On the video backdrop, buildings around him toppled, he toppled as well, landing finally with his head on a sandbag.  

In the aftermath, Wilkins engaged his memory. In a house with wooden floors and tall windows, projected on three sides of the stage thanks again to the superb video elements, he danced softly as his tender voice narrated a loved letter to his former home. Wilkins’ text was astoundingly lovely as he reflected that he was raised, shielded, educated, and corrupted by the Louisiana of his youth. He noted that in the gumbo that is his hometown there is “more than a dash of natural disaster.” Subsequently, buildings magically rose again (the video played backwards), and Wilkins lifted and moved the sandbags.

In A Bon Coeur’s final section, Wilkins, in an outrageous Mardi Gras outfit by Curtis Pierre, was joined by dancers from Northwestern (Hyattsville, Md.) High School’s Light Switch Dance Theatre. A celebration ensued. The young dancers clapped, handed out Mardi Gras masks, and guided audience members in marching from the theater into the lobby.  

Until its jubilant end, A Bon Coeur meandered. I nonetheless appreciated Wilkins’ leisurely approach. Although less about dance prowess and more about honoring his personal history, I didn’t have difficulty connecting with the work.                

Photos Mark Hoelscher, courtesy Dance Place
 

Carmel Morgan began her dance training in Knoxville, Tenn., where she became a founding member of the Tennessee Childrens Dance Ensemble, the countrys only professional modern dance company using artists 8-17 years of age. While living in Memphis, Tenn., she danced with the modern dance collective Project: Motion and also performed with the modern dance improvisation troupe Breeding Ground. Carmel began working as a freelance dance critic for what is now CriticalDance.com in February 2007, and previously served on the board of the Dance Critics Association. She has been enjoying dance in the DC Metro area for more than a decade. When not writing about dance, Morgan works as an attorney for the U.S. government.

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Job Posting: Adagio Ballet School of Dance – Part-Time Dance Teacher

Job Posting

Adagio Ballet School of Dance

Part-Time Dance Teacher open until filled

Adagio Ballet School of Dance
4720 Lee Highway, Suite E
Arlington, VA 22207

www.adagioballet.com

Adagio Ballet, located in Arlington VA, is seeking a part time dance instructor for the 2018/19 school year. Interested candidates should be punctual, nurturing, energetic and comfortable teaching students ages 3 -13 years old and a variety of dance genres. Prior teaching experience and/or higher education in a dance related field is preferred. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume and dance photos/videos for consideration to management@adagioballet.com.

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Job Posting: Dance/USA Position: Membership Associate (Part-Time) 

Job Posting

Dance/USA

Position Available: Membership Associate (Part-Time)

Location: Washington, DC
Reports to: Director of Member Services & Board Liaison
Start Date: Immediate
Compensation: Hourly

Application deadline: Monday, October 15

Propelled by our belief that dance can inspire a more just and humane world, Dance/USA will amplify the power of dance to inform and inspire a nation where creativity and the field thrive. Dance/USA is the national service organization for the professional dance field. Established in 1982, Dance/USA champions an inclusive and equitable dance field by leading, convening, advocating, and supporting individuals and organizations. Dance/USA’s core programs are focused in the areas of engagement, advocacy, research, and preservation.

The Membership Associate (MA) is a part-time (20 hours a week) position within Dance/USA’s highly active Membership Department. The MA will be an integral part of the Department’s operations and success. The primary responsibility of the MA will be focused on:

  • tracking and engaging renewed and new members;
  • maximizing our customer service management system (Salesforce);
  • updating content on the Dance/USA website; and
  • sending e-communications to members and non-members.

Occasionally, the MA will be engaged in meeting planning and logistics for Dance/USA’s Board of Trustees convenings. The MA may also support the activities of our Annual Conference and Dance Forum and will be assigned additional responsibilities as appropriate.

Qualities: The ideal MA will possess a personal commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion; be detail oriented; motivated and proactive; solution oriented and able to find creative solutions to everyday challenges. This individual should also be patient; curious; and possess a strong sense of customer service, professionalism, and written and oral communication skills. The MA must be able to juggle multiple layers of work with the ability to work independently with a remote supervisor.

Qualifications: A background in working with a customer service management system – ideally Salesforce – is key. Additionally, experience updating website content and managing e-communications in a system – such as MailChimp – is desired as well as a background in marketing. A Bachelor’s degree, with a background in arts administration and/or dance is a plus.

Occasional travel is required.

To Apply: Please submit by email a cover letter and resume to Dance/USA’s Director of Member Services and Board Liaison, Kellee Edusei .

 

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Opportunity: The Field/DC – Fall Fieldwork

Opportunity

The Field/DC

Fall Fieldwork

Class Dates
10/3
10/10
10/17
10/24
10/31
11/7
11/14
11/28
12/5
12/12
Showing on 12/18

Dance Place
3225 8th Street NE
Washington, DC 20018

https://danceplace.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F4A00001fa9thUAA

Fieldwork is a process that supports the development of new artistic works. Each week artists of any discipline show works-in-progress and exchange feedback with their peers in a format designed by artists. Artists working in all styles/genres/forms are welcome! The class culminates in a public showing at Dance Place on Tues, Dec 18 at 7pm. For more information contact The Field/DC Director, Claire Alrich at dc@thefield.org.

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Job Posting: CityDance – DREAM Community Connections Teachers

Job Posting

CityDance

DREAM Community Connections Teachers

Applications Due: Oct 31, 2018

CityDance DREAM
Various DC Public Schools

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

CityDance DREAM Community Connections is a 20-week after-school dance program providing classes throughout DC. Candidates 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.

What you’ll do:
– Teach a variety of dance genres in DC Public Schools.
– Monitor students.
– Use an Advanced Youth Development approach in the dance classroom
– Develop and maintain strong relationships.
– Be a team player and contribute to the growth of our programs.
– Enjoy working for an organization that uses dance as a pathway for youth to graduate from high school, discover their potential and pursue their dreams.
– You have availability after-school hours.
– You can make a commitment from October-March.

How to Apply:
– Please send resume PDF Format only to tobi@citydance.net
– Subject of email: Job Post_ DREAMCCTeachers18  – “applicant last name”
– Title resume document: Resume_DREAMCCTeachers18 – “applicant’s last name” or include in email a link to LinkedIn or other online resume.

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T2 Dance Project – Versatility Dance Festival CO 2019

Opportunity

T2 Dance Project – Versatility Dance Festival CO 2019

Event Dates: January 11–12, 2019

Deadlines to apply:
Early-bird deadline to apply: October 1, 2018 ($10 application fee)
Regular deadline to apply: November 1, 2018 ($20 application fee)

Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut Street
Boulder CO 80302

https://t2dance.com/versatility-dance-festival-co-2019/

VDF CO 2019 presents the best in emerging and established dance companies and dance filmmakers in Colorado and beyond.

Two nights of great dance on stage and screen, the festival runs January 11–12, 2019. The purpose is to provide audiences with a wonderful unique arts experience while providing dance companies with more performance/screening opportunities and networking with other companies nationwide.

Dance Film Night
Friday, January 11, 2019  |  7:30pm  |  Grace Gamm Theater at the Dairy Arts Center

Dance Performance Night
Saturday, January 12, 2019  |  7:30pm  |  Gordon Gamm Theater at the Dairy Arts Center

Applications are now open!

More information and to apply: www.t2dance.com

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Audition: Misako Ballet Company Audition

Audition

Misako Ballet Company

Audition for Company Dancers

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10:45am – 12:30pm

Misako Ballet Studio
Harpers Choice Village Center
5485 Harpers Farm Road, Suite 203
Columbia, Maryland 21044

https://www.facebook.com/events/321869521905459/

Misako Ballet Company will hold an audition for experienced ballet dancers, age 18 and older, on Saturday, October 13, 2018 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 17, 2019 Dance Concert, Momotaro and Other Selections. Momotaro will be 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 Le Corsaire.

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Audition: Connect the Dots Dance Company – Ballet Company Seeks Male Dancer

Audition

Connect the Dots Dance Company
Ballet Company Seeks Male Dancer
Rehearsals on Sunday afternoon
Performances October 27 & December 9
Various locations
www.melissalineburg.com
Connect the Dots Dance Company seeks a male ballet dancer to dance lead roles in the Company’s abbreviated versions of Swan Lake & The Nutcracker.
Please reach out to Melissa (mlineburg89[@]gmail.com) if you are interested in this opportunity.
Rehearsals will take place on Sunday afternoons and the performance dates are as follows:
Swan Lake on Saturday, October 27
Nutcracker on Sunday, December 9
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Job Posting: Chamber Dance Project Seeks One Male and One Female Ballet Dancer

Job Posting

Chamber Dance Project

Chamber Dance Project is seeking one male and one female Ballet dancer. Chamber Dance Project is professional ballet dancers with significant experience in and commitment to new and contemporary work. Need one male dancer 5’9″ or taller and one female dancer 5’6″ or under.

Chamber Dance Project is committed to new and contemporary works performed with live music by our string quartet and as well as, for this season, a jazz trio. We are a project-based company based in Washington, DC, hiring ballet dancers in their layoff periods.

We have some flexibility in scheduling work weeks with individual dancers dependent on casting.

Our repertoire includes works by Alejandro Cerrudo, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Jorge Amarante, Jennifer Archibald, company dancer Andile Ndlovu, and Artistic Director Diane Coburn Bruning. Our current dancers come from Boston Ballet, BalletMet, Washington Ballet, and Milwaukee Ballet.

We are offering up to two weeks of work in January 2019 for the creation of a new ballet with Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, a possible spring week tba and 3 weeks of rehearsal and performances in the month of June with possible extension into July. We are looking to begin touring in 2019-2020.

Weekly salary – for out of town dancers travel and shared housing also provided. For further information on the company see https://www.chamberdance.org/ and on our dancers and musicians see https://www.chamberdance.org/artists/

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Job Posting: Chamber Dance Project – Part Time Admin Assistant and Record Keeper

Job Posting

Chamber Dance Project

Part Time Admin Assistant and Record Keeper

Weekday afternoons, flexible schedule.

Metro Office DC
700 12th Street NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005

www.chamberdance.org

Title: Administrative Assistant
Location: Washington, DC
Reports to: Artistic Director
Status: Part-time, hourly paid
Begins on or about: October 15, 2018

Chamber Dance Project is seeking an outstanding, responsible, detail-oriented, and personable administrative assistant to the Artistic Director. Works with staff and reports to the Artistic Director
8 hours/wk, 48 wks/year: working 6 hours in office any day Monday-Thursday and 2 hours remotely; paid monthly
• $16/hour; increase to $17/hr possible after 4 months of excellent work
• Additional work hours possible for events and performance season
• Company phone line and front office support
• Hired as an independent contractor, must have own laptop computer (Mac preferred)
Job Responsibilities
Ongoing
• Patron Relations:  generate written acknowledgements, evites, other communication
• Office: Maintain filing system and organization for materials and documents, organize and schedule meetings, work with other staff as needed
• Database: ongoing management and updating of Excel records and learn new system
• Board: assist in scheduling Board and Committee meetings, ongoing communication
• Events:  track rsvps and tickets
Seasonal
• May-June Season: assist in administrative areas as needed and reception at performances
• Set up and complete seasonal appeal mailings
• Gala: assist in event planning, ticket tracking, silent auction, reception and administrative support at events
Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge Required
• 4-year college degree required
• 2 years of administrative experience – Arts Administration experience preferred
• Proactive, responsible, personable and outgoing approach to work and board and donors
• Excellent ability to organize, prioritize, and manage diverse tasks while meeting deadlines with great attention to quality, detail and accuracy of work
• Takes initiative in anticipating and solving challenges
• Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel and mail merge function
• Proficiency in evite platforms
• Excellent and thoroughly accurate written communications

To apply email a cover letter, resume, and two references with Administrative Assistant Position in subject line to kyle@chamberdance.org

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