audition

Last week, we let you know about the Los Angeles auditions for the upcoming dance film High Strung—and got inquiries from a few East Coast dancers who felt left out in the cold. Well, if you missed the L.A. tryout, good news: The film, choreographed by Dave Scott, is holding another ballet audition, this time in New York City. (Looks like they still haven't found a dancer/actress for the lead role of Ruby.) It's coming up soon, too.

It's almost audition season. Are you ready? Being a successful auditioner is a specific talent that's about more than great dancing. You have to find a way to feel comfortable in that room, not let yourself get freaked out by the people with the clipboards, and figure out how to harness that adrenaline to fuel your energy and sharpen your focus.

 

Armitage Gone! Dance just moved into a fancy new arts building in Jersey City, and they've got some pretty cool plans for how to use their first-ever permanent space. This weekend, the company will hold an audition for an awesome-sounding workshop. Called a “Professional Project,” the three-week intensive will give 20 advanced students and recent graduates a peek inside the reality of a dance company.

Always wondered what directors and choreographers look for at an audition? At the "Getting the Job" Artist Talk Series at the School at Steps last Friday, the panelists (Josh Bergasse, Ruthlyn Salomons, Lucille DiCampli and Tiffany Little Canfield) gave the inside scoop on traits employers want to see in dancers:
1. Have a "happy to be here, happy to work attitude": Bring positivity to the audition.
Published January 26, 2010
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Published January 26, 2010
Auditions test even the most experienced dancer. Our annual auditions issue aims to make the process a little easier. Page through our “Company & Auditions Guide” (p. 62) for upcoming tryouts and tips on how to use sites like Dancemedia and Facebook to research your dream companies. Curious …more »