Audition Urbanity Dance Summer Intensive Auditions
Urbanity’s summer intensive is a rigorous three-week program based in Boston’s historic South End. Students receive 6-8 hours of daily instruction in ballet, modern, and contemporary technique as well as supplementary courses in in jazz, partnering, musical theater, improvisation, hip-hop, and repertory. Our Faculty represent the best in the contemporary dance world; learn from Urbanity Company members alongside guest instructors such as Jackie Nowicki and Ellenore Scott. The program culminates in in performance opportunities at the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival alongside professional dancers and choreographers from across the nation.
How to Apply
Audition DetailsThe program is highly selective. Adjudicators are looking for strong technique, clear artistry and passion for this art form. Please arrive early to stretch and warm-up and fill out the audition form. A warm-up will not be provided. Head shots are not required. Please wear something that shows lines and that you feel comfortable moving in. No footwear please - dancers should be bare foot or in light socks. The audition incorporates aspects of ballet, modern, jazz and contemporary techniques. Intermediate to Advanced dancers ages 11-24 are encouraged to audition. At the audition, options will be given for various ages/levels. Students may be divided into groups at the start of each audition according to age/ability. All are welcome, and Urbanity is known for creating an encouraging, welcoming atmosphere. So come, even if for an inspiring class! At the audition site expect to see, and execute: - Tendu/epaulement - Pirouettes - Drop Swings/C-curve - Improvisation - Floor work and Phrase work Audition fee is $30, payable at the audition or online. Cash, credit cards, or checks made payable to Urbanity Dance are all accepted. Pre-registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged. We can also come to you! For studios looking to set up an audition for many of their dancers we can travel to your studio for a free two hour audition masterclass. To set up a group audition, please email Cayley at cayley@Urbanitydance.org
Are video auditions accepted?For prospective Summer Intensive students coming from far away, or for those unable to make a live audition date, a video audition is accepted until Feb 28th. The video audition fee is $50 (payable below). Please include all of the following:
- Name and age
- A 1 minute solo that includes a pirouette, leap/Jump combo and clear technical aspects within a contemporary or modern style. Please wear clothes that allow instructors to see clean lines and facility.
- Individual auditions at Urbanity are available. If interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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