Twin Cities Ballet: Auditions for A Minnesota Nutcracker

Twin Cities Ballet’s beloved holiday classic with a Minnesota twist returns to Ames Center on December 10–12, live and in-person! 

Open auditions for dancers ages seven and older will be held Sunday, September 26.

This is a wonderful opportunity for dancers to be a part of a professional ballet production and join one of the most widely attended holiday events in the area. 

Every year TCB also performs a special matinee performance of A Minnesota Nutcracker for elementary and special education students and seniors. This year we are also kicking off our new sensory-relaxed performance series, the first of its kind in Minnesota! 

There will be a mandatory Zoom parent meeting on Thursday, September 23 at 7:30pm.
A $25 non-refundable audition fee will be due prior to the audition.
Due to limited audition sizes, students must pre-register by paying the audition fee and filling out the registration link on our website before attending the audition.

2:00–2:45pm: Ages 7-10, or Ballet Royale Minnesota Level Youth Ballet I/II/III and PPP 1A-3A.
3:00–4:00pm: Ages 10 and older, with one year or less of pointe, or Ballet Royale Minnesota Level Youth IV, Intermediate I and PPP 4A/4B.
4:15–6:15pm: Ages 12 and older, with two or more years of pointe, or Ballet Royale Minnesota Level Intermediate II+ and PPP 5A.

Calling All Movement Organizations for Move to the Max 2021

Calling all movement-based arts organizations for Move to the Max 2021deadline to inquire extended to September 29!

Are you planning on fundraising for Give to the Max Day this November 18? Join Alternative Motion Project for the fourth annual Move to the MAX: Virtual Edition ’21. This online event thanks supporters, reaches new arts patrons, and promotes community within Minnesota dance/movement organizations.

Each organization is invited to introduce and share a pre-recorded short work, performance, film, or presentation of any kind. There are no costs for organizations to participate in this event.

Whether you are in the Twin Cities or Greater Minnesota, we can bring together our communities to support movement throughout the entire state. All movement genres and styles are highly encouraged to participate.

Friday, November 19 at 7:00pm – Online
Note – this is the day after Give to the Max Day!
Ticket price: donation to ONE of the performing organizations through GiveMN.

We are thrilled to collaborate on this exciting, eclectic event that can bring Minnesota arts companies together while creating more awareness throughout all our communities!

Interested in participating or need more information?
Email AMP at alternativemotionproject@gmail.com no later than September 29.

http://www.alternativemotionproject.org

Alexandra Bodnarchuk – Audition

Alexandra Bodnarchuk is seeking one dancer for a project (duet) running from October 2021-May 2022 with the potential of extending.

Strong candidates will have an interest in: risk taking, partnering, and ten or more years of movement experience. All dancers who have female gendered life experience are welcome to audition. The project is not seeking cis-gendered men. 

Dancer must be fully vaccinated by the start of rehearsals.

Dancers will be compensated at $15/hour. 

Start date: October 18, 2021 (flexible). Rehearsals are 3 hours, 2/week (6 hours/week total).

Schedule will be finalized upon dancer’s hiring. 

Approximate compensation: $1,800-$2,200. 

Strength training to support the physical demands of the choreography will be offered once per week from January-May 2022. This will also be compensated time. 

Audition
October 3, 2021, 1:00-4:00pm
In-person and video auditions accepted
Registration ends at 11:59pm on October 2, 2021. Walk-ins welcome, but please try to arrive with enough time to fill out the audition form.
— doors at 12:30pm.
— there will be no partnering at this phase of the audition process.
— masks required at the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts.

Call back
October 10, 2021, 1:00-4:00pm
In-person only
— dancers invited to the call back should be prepared for partnering.  

For additional information and to register for the audition please go to: alexandrabodnarchuk.org/audition. 

Analog Dance Works is Looking for Dancers for its Upcoming Production

Analog Dance Works is seeking two dancers to join the cast of Cloud Cover, a quartet exploring individual and collective responses to the climate crisis, to be shared in the company’s inaugural show, Tellus

60 hours of rehearsals will take place between November 1, 2021 and April 30, 2022 with tentative performance dates May 3-6, 2022.

Compensation is $1,060.

To be considered, applicants must send a link to a video up to eight minutes in length of themself dancing to analogdanceworks@gmail.com by October 8, 2021. The video should include no more than three clips. Resumes will be considered as supplemental material but are not required.

Dancers should be comfortable partnering and have an interest in a collaborative rehearsal process and movement generation. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, abilities, and performance backgrounds.

Dancers must be fully vaccinated before the first rehearsal date.

Collide Theatrical Seeking Male-Identifying Dancers

Collide Theatrical Dance Company is seeking male-identifying dancers with strong ballet and jazz technique and acting abilities to serve as a replacement in our 2021/2022 performance season. Background in tap, acro, hip hop, or other styles is a plus.

Contract is from January 2022–June 2022 with the possibility of renewal for our 2022/2023 season. Salaried position; competitive pay. Dancers of color are highly encouraged to apply.

Company dancers must be 18 years or older and fully vaccinated. Please send your dance reel, headshot, and resume to regina@collidetheatrical.org to be considered. Be sure to include contact information.

Collide Theatrical believes in a culture of inclusion, diversity, equity, access, and artistic excellence. Collide strongly encourages applications from Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender and non-binary candidates and other individuals from identities historically underrepresented in dance. Collide does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in employment.

Calling All Movement Organizations for Move to the Max 2021 – Deadline to Inquire

Calling all movement-based arts organizations planning on fundraising for Give to the Max Day on November 18, 2021!

Join Alternative Motion Project for the fourth annual Move to the MAX: Virtual Edition ’21. This online event thanks supporters, reaches new arts patrons, and promotes community within Minnesota dance/movement organizations.

Each organization is invited to introduce and share a pre-recorded short work, performance, film, or presentation of any kind. There are no costs for organizations to participate in this event.

Whether you are in the Twin Cities or Greater Minnesota, we can bring together our communities to support movement throughout the entire state. All movement genres and styles are highly encouraged to participate.

Friday, November 19 at 7:00pm – Online
Note – this is the day after Give to the Max Day!
Ticket price: donation to ONE of the performing organizations through GiveMN.

We are thrilled to collaborate on this exciting, eclectic event that can bring Minnesota arts companies together while creating more awareness throughout all our communities!

Interested in participating or need more information?
Email AMP at alternativemotionproject@gmail.com no later than September 22.

http://www.alternativemotionproject.org

Alexandra Bodnarchuk – Audition

Alexandra Bodnarchuk is seeking one dancer for a project (duet) running from October 2021-May 2022 with the potential of extending.

Strong candidates will have an interest in: risk taking, partnering, and ten or more years of movement experience. All dancers who have female gendered life experience are welcome to audition. The project is not seeking cis-gendered men. 

Dancer must be fully vaccinated by the start of rehearsals.

Dancers will be compensated at $15/hour. 

Start date: October 18, 2021 (flexible). Rehearsals are 3 hours, 2/week (6 hours/week total).

Schedule will be finalized upon dancer’s hiring. 

Approximate compensation: $1,800-$2,200. 

Strength training to support the physical demands of the choreography will be offered once per week from January-May 2022. This will also be compensated time. 

Audition
October 3, 2021, 1:00-4:00pm
In-person and video auditions accepted

Registration ends at 11:59pm on October 2, 2021. Walk-ins welcome, but please try to arrive with enough time to fill out the audition form.

— doors at 12:30pm.

— there will be no partnering at this phase of the audition process.

— masks required at the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts.

Call back
October 10, 2021, 1:00-4:00pm
In-person only

— dancers invited to the call back should be prepared for partnering.  

For additional information and to register for the audition please go to: alexandrabodnarchuk.org/audition. 

RS Seeks Jazz and American Social Dance-Inspired Works for Stage and Screen

Seeking works for Rhythmically Speaking presents The Cohort 2022 – Stage & Screen

Twin Cities-based jazz and American social-dance inspired company Rhythmically Speaking seeks works for stage and screen for presentation in their live summer 2022 production in the Twin Cities and for fall dance film screenings in partnership with the Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema (CO), a niche film festival specializing in films that integrate the aesthetics of dance and cinema.

Submitted works must explore jazz and American social dance ideas from forms including but not limited to tap and hip-hop styles. We encourage you to join the ongoing conversation around “what constitutes jazz and American social dance,” and the sociocultural histories of and innovations in these styles by submitting. Artists 21 and older at any point in their careers are welcomed to submit.

Separate curatorial panels for stage and screen works will select three works for a live production in Minneapolis in August 2022, and 7-10 films for fall screening events. Stage submissions must be for eight or fewer dancers and between 15-22 minutes in length. The staged works panel will be selecting two works of existent, revisited repertoire from visiting (based outside of Minnesota) artists, and one proposal for a new work from a local (Minnesota-based) artist. All stage works will be performed by the Rhythmically Speaking company dancers. Screen works submissions must be between 2-15 minutes in length.

This is a paid opportunity.

Important Dates:

  • Submissions Open: October 15, 2021
  • Submissions Due: November 12, 2021
  • Stage Selections Announced: December 17, 2021
  • Screen Selections Announced: May 6, 2022
  • Local Choreographers’ Rehearsal Period: Wednesday/Friday, 1:00-5:00pm, June 1-July 1, 2022 – Twin Cities, MN
  • Visiting Choreographer Rehearsal Period #1: July 11-16, 2022 – Twin Cities, MN
  • Visiting Choreographer Rehearsal Period #2: July 25-30, 2022 – Twin Cities, MN
  • Stage Production Week: August 15-20, 2022 – Twin Cities, MN
    • Tech: three hours
    • Dress: August 17
    • Shows: August 18 – 20
  • Screen Events: TDB in September (Colorado) and November (Minnesota) 2022

For details, submission information and questions, visit our website and/or connect with us at the email listed below.

We look forward to seeing your work and thank you for your interest! – Erinn Liebhard, Artistic and Executive Director

TU Dance is Hiring: Administrative Associate

TU Dance is a non-profit, professional contemporary dance company located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Founded in 2004, the company creates and performs choreography celebrating a diversity of styles and dance traditions. Since its founding, TU Dance has changed the Minnesota dance landscape through its performances, presenting work of “buoyant energy and amazing grace” (Dance Magazine) and through its educational programming at TU Dance Center. The Center is a hub for dance education, training, and practice that has already become a valued community asset in St. Paul with ties to the national field. TU Dance is committed to building and energizing engagement with dance by interweaving dance genres, inspiring students, hiring and training artists from broadly diverse backgrounds, forming meaningful partnerships, and engaging with a broad community. TU Dance strives to provide opportunities for people of all backgrounds to experience the connective power of dance.

The Position
TU Dance seeks mission-focused, outgoing candidates for the position of Administrative Associate. The Administrative Associate (AA) is a generalist who will support a wide range of program activities at TU Dance Center, including student registration, scheduling of faculty and facilities, day to day activities, and record keeping. The position will also provide administrative support for TU Dance’s fundraising/development, ensuring the success of TU Dance events, as well as providing support for marketing tasks. The position reports to the Artistic Director and Executive Director in connection with the School Coordinator.

This position offers:

  • A creative work environment; an organization committed to artistry, excellence, and innovation;
  • Free tuition for TU Dance Center programs (only for the hire);
  • An hourly rate of $17/hour, 0.75 FTE;
  • Health benefits (short and long term disability, vision, and dental. No health insurance is offered);
  • Paid personal time off (PTO) and maternity leave.

Requirements/qualifications. The successful candidate will:

  • Be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and able to adapt to frequent, rapid changes;
  • Have flexibility in scheduling and availability for evening and weekend hours;
  • Demonstrate the following attributes: self-motivated, creative problem solving skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, an ability to give exceptional customer service when presented with challenging situations, a strong attention to detail, well organized, and the ability to manage responsibilities independently;
  • Share our commitment to diversity and have experience working with people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds;
  • Have sound administrative skills including budget management, experience with a database, and basic IT skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Google for mail and group calendar as well as Google docs);
  • Be able to use/have own laptop;
  • (Preferred) have experience in some aspect of professional dance or performing arts;
  • (Preferred) have a vehicle for transportation.

TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter expressing interest and a current résumé to: abdo.sayegh@tudance.org

TU Dance is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants for this position will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.