SUMMER DANCE PLATFORM

JUL 10 to AUG 4 - DANCERS 14 to 18 | 19 to 24

How to audition

There are 3 ways to apply / audition for our Summer Dance Platform.

– Attend a LIVE audition
– Attend a VIRTUAL audition
– Submit a VIDEO audition

Pre-registration is required for all scheduled auditions (LIVE + VIRTUAL) and will close prior to audition date.

There is limited capacity for LIVE and VIRTUAL auditions. We recommend early application.

Audition results will be sent by email within one to two weeks following the audition. Accepted students are required to confirm their spot and submit their deposit by the registration deadline in their acceptance email.

We will have a waitlist for dancers not immediately accepted in the program. Accepted applicants who have not submitted their registration will have their place offered to dancers on the waiting list.

COVID-19 Information - All dancers are required to follow the COVID-19 policies given by the facility for the audition they choose to attend. NW Dance Project has lifted all COVID-19 regulations. However, this is subject to change and all participants accepted into Summer Dance Platform must comply with our organization’s masking mandates and COVID-19 policies.

All dancers applying must be at least age 14 by JUL 10 / 2023. No exceptions will be made.

Audition fees are non-refundable.

LIVE AUDITIONS

CHICAGO IL
JAN 15 / 2023
10:00AM to 12:00PM
The Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 N Dearborn St
Chicago IL 60610

PORTLAND OR
JAN 21 / 2023
2:00 to 4:30PM
NW Dance Project’s Creative Center
211 NE 10th Ave
Portland OR 97232

LOS ANGELES CA
JAN 28 / 2023
2:30 to 4:30PM
Stomping Ground LA
5453 Alhambra Ave
Los Angeles CA 90032

NEW YORK NY
FEB 4 / 2023
10:00AM to 12:00PM
NY City Center
130 W 56th St
New York NY 10019

HOUSTON TX
FEB 11 / 2023
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Vitacca School for Dance, Houston
2311 Dunlavy St
Houston TX 77006

Live audition materials

Pre-registration is required for all LIVE auditions and will close 48 hours prior to audition date.

Please be prepared to upload audition materials at the time of registration:

– résumé
– headshot photo
– full body dance photo

REGISTER HERE

VIRTUAL AUDITIONS

Our preference is for dancers to attend a LIVE audition. However, if you are unable to do so, you can attend a VIRTUAL audition to be considered.

VIRTUAL AUDITION
JAN 22 / 2023
1:30 to 3:30PM PST

FEB 18 / 2023
2:00 to 4:00PM PST

DOWNLOAD ZOOM
Prior to the virtual audition, install Zoom on the device you will be using. It should have a working camera and microphone.

STUDIO SPACE
A studio space is recommended and preferred in order for adjudicators to clearly see your movement, however smaller spaces are acceptable if necessary. Please note, we do not recommend dancing on cement or concrete floors. Dancers will need an area that is at least 10 feet by 10 feet. Dancers will also need access to a barre.

ZOOM LINK
A Zoom link will be sent via email approximately 48 hours prior to the audition start. Please make sure you are signed in at least 15 minutes prior to the start of your scheduled audition.

Virtual Audition Materials

Pre-registration is required for all VIRTUAL auditions and will close 48 hours prior to audition date.

Please be prepared to upload audition materials at the time of registration:

– résumé
– headshot photo
– full body dance photo

REGISTER HERE

VIDEO AUDITIONS

DEADLINE - MAR 1 / 2023

Our preference is for dancers to attend a LIVE or VIRTUAL audition. However, if you are unable to do so, you can submit a VIDEO audition for consideration.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Video links can be Vimeo or YouTube. Vimeo is preferred.
  • The deadline for video submissions is MAR 1 / 2023.
  • We recommend applying early as we have limited capacity and are prioritizing applicants on a rolling basis.

Video Audition Materials

Please be prepared to upload audition materials:

– résumé
– headshot photo
– full body dance photo
– audition links (Vimeo preferred)

Audition footage should be of clear viewing quality and shot as recent as possible prior to submission. Videos should not exceed 7 minutes in length total (including all 4 links). Dancers may submit up to 4 links per video audition including your introduction.

Required links:

Introduction Link - Please video yourself answering the following questions:

  • What is your full name?
  • What is your current age?
  • Where are you from?
  • Why are you interested in auditioning for NW Dance Project's Summer Dance Platform?

Ballet Link – Each combination should be a minimum of 32 counts and demonstrated on the dancer's right and left side.

Ballet Barre:
- Tendu
- Rond de Jambe + Fondu
- Grand Battement

Center Floor Work
- Adagio
- Pirouettes
- Petit Allegro
- Grand Allegro

Contemporary Link – 1.5-2 minutes of contemporary choreography

Improvisation Link – 1-minute improvised solo

Register Here