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Friday March 6th 2015

Dance Auditions

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Cirque du Soleil  is seeking professional and versatile dancers for its current shows and upcoming creations.  The Casting team will be hosting auditions in Amsterdam, Netherlands for the following disciplines:

CLASSICAL – CONTEMPORARY – JAZZ on March 2, 2015 (callback sessions on March 3, 2015);
HIP-HOP, POPPING, LOCKING, BREAKDANCING, STEPPING on March 3, 2015 (callback sessions on the same day).

The audition will take place at:
Chassé Dance Studios
Chasséstraat 64
1057 JJ Amsterdam
Netherlands

All candidates must arrive at 8:00 a.m. to register (candidates who will arrive after 9 a.m. will not be admitted). Auditions will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end around 5:00 p.m. We recommend you bring your own drinks and lunch to the audition.

Qualifications:
Candidates must be at least 18 years old at the time of the audition.
Important information to attend the audition:
In addition to being taught a series of challenging combinations, dancers should be prepared to perform their own 2-minute piece.
Please bring music and appropriate dance attire; Women, please bring heels

Click here to download the Audition Registration Form.
We ask you to complete the top part, to carefully read the second and third parts and to sign it. It is essential that you bring a printed and signed copy to the audition.  Candidates must also bring a photo and a resumé.

Please note that Cirque du Soleil will not pay for any expenses incurred by candidates participating in these auditions.
This is a general audition for our current shows and upcoming creations.
Candidates who successfully pass the audition will be entered in our database of potential artists for our next artist searches
No contracts are offered at auditions.
Since this is an open audition, DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

If you cannot attend the audition, please click here to view our job openings and send a complete application that will be evaluated by one of our talent scouts.

General Terms and Conditions of applying online:
The profile information of candidates will be used by Cirque du Soleil and its related partners,
The material submitted by candidates will not be returned to candidates,
The material of candidates who are not selected may be destroyed by Casting and will not be returned to candidates.

By applying online, candidates who submit their material via a video demo link agree that Casting will extract their material from these links if needed to add the material to the candidate’s profile.  Applications may be considered for one or more roles in all our shows in performance and in creation.
For more information about the audition please send us an email at auditions.lasvegas@cirquedusoleil.com.

 

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so you thin you can dance

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” RETURNS FOR 12th SEASON IN SUMMER 2015

NEW “STAGE VS. STREET” FORMAT INTENSIFIES COMPETITION

FOX has renewed the Emmy Award-winning SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE for a 12th season and auditions are underway. From 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will return in the summer of 2015 with a dramatic new twist.

Throughout the auditions, the dancers who advance will be placed into two teams – the STAGE dancers, featuring those trained in styles such as contemporary, ballet, jazz or tap; and the STREET dancers, hopefuls skilled in hip-hop, animation or breaking.  As the auditions continue, the judges, along with each team’s All-Star Mentor, will eliminate dancers until only the Top 20 – 10 Street Dancers and 10 Stage Dancers – remain. When the competition goes “live,” the Top 20 will be challenged weekly to perform a variety of styles, working with world-renowned choreographers. One dancer from each genre will be eliminated each week leading up to the Season Finale. Who will win…a dancer from the stage or the street? Find out when SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE returns in summer 2015.

Audition information is as follows:

  • New York, NY Saturday, Jan. 24th  8:00AM * Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom & Hammerstein Ballroom 311 West 34th Street New York, NY 10001
  • Dallas, TX Saturday, Feb. 14th 8:00AM Southern Methodist University McFarlin Memorial Auditorium 6405 Boaz Lane Dallas, TX 75275
  • Detroit, MI Sunday, Feb. 22nd 8:00 AM Fillmore Detroit 2115 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48201
  • Memphis, TN Sunday, March 8th 8:00AM Orpheum Theatre 203 Main St. Memphis, TN 38103
  • Los Angeles, CA Sunday, March 15th  8:00AM Orpheum Theatre 842 Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90014

Auditioners traveling to cities for the open calls should make arrangements to stay for at least two days following their initial audition (three days for Memphis) in the event of a callback.

Dancers either must be U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents of the U.S. or possess current legal Employment Authorization Cards enabling them to seek employment freely in the U.S. (i.e., without restrictions as to employer) by the date specified in the eligibility rules. Dancers must be no younger than 18 or older than 30 years of age on the first day they register for auditions. Any dancer who is a minor in his/her state of residence must also have a parent or legal guardian sign all required documents. Dancers must provide legal, valid proof of age when they register for auditions.

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