Contemporary/Ballet/Freestyle Dancer Audition

Casting Notice:
Our production company is looking for an experienced dancer 18 years or older with an extensive background in contemporary, ballet or freestyle dancing for an upcoming video.

The video is for a non-broadcast commercial for a creative real estate company which transforms older buildings into beautiful new spaces. We are casting a dancer to dance throughout the building/s.

The audition is to be self-taped, 45 seconds long, and emailed prior to 11:00am on Monday, January 30. Call-backs will be in person. We plan to film at the beginning of February.

If interested, please email an audition link to sarah@gaardhouse.com.

Please do not send examples from past performances or group dances. We look forward to seeing your audition. Thank you to those who have previously submitted auditions – they are being reviewed by our team.

Have a great day!

Associate/Assistant Professor in Dance at MSU Mankato

The Department of Theatre and Dance seeks a tenure-track, assistant, or associate professor in dance. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Required qualifications:

  • Doctoral or terminal degree in MFA or PhD in Dance (if ABD, degree must be conferred on an official transcript and received in Human Resources by August 14, 2023).
  • Experience teaching in the college/university setting.
  • Experience teaching a variety of dance levels from novice to emerging young professionals.
  • Evidence of appropriate professional, creative and/or scholarly research activity in dance.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve a diverse population and apply an equity lens to this position including social justice and/or anti-racism.

AA/EOE and a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. For complete notice of vacancy and application procedures, please click here.

Analog Dance Works Hiring Marketing Coordinator for Upcoming Production

Analog Dance Works is looking for a dynamic team player to join Analog’s upcoming production, The Awe Factor.

Marketing Coordinator

  • Reports to Artistic Director
  • 0.5 to 2 hours weekly for the duration of project.
  • Approximately 48 hours total work, starting June 2023 through one month after 2024 production, TBC and funding pending.
  • Compensation: $1,100 stipend, negotiable.

Role

  • Plan, design, and implement a marketing campaign for The Awe Factor.
  • Coordinate marketing efforts with Artistic Director and Science Community Coordinator, as well as with presenting venue.
  • Keep website current throughout the duration of the project.

Bonus skills:

  • Experience in designing promotional material for print, social media and websites.
  • Social Media master-level knowledge.
  • Excellent writing, organizational skills.
  • Thinking outside the box.

This job is majority remote with possible in-person meetings and event attendance.

Please contact Brenna Mosser at director@analogdanceworks.org by February 1 for more information on how to apply.

Crude Tuesdays at the BLB

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Dear movers, dancers, and lovers of the body:

Introducing Crude Tuesdays, a new monthly gathering at the Bryant Lake Bowl!

We are transforming the stage of the BLB (it’s a small stage – some have said it measures 9×22) into a space to play, experiment, perform, and create; in the moment; with each other; for each other; with love, joy, and raw honesty shaking up our bones.

Concretely, we want to provide a space for movers to perform: whether you want to share your work-in-progress, improvise, facilitate a spontaneous group-dance, or sit in silence for 5 minutes, we welcome you to the stage.

If you’d like to perform, please send an email addressed to zoeque15@gmail.com and kendallmkramer@gmail.com for more information. We encourage short pieces (3-15 minutes) for now so that everyone (hopefully!) can have a turn.

Come, come, bring your bodies and your heart-cups, and get ready to be surprised.

With love,
Zoë and Kendall

Taja Will and Mathew Janczewski Seek Dancers for Two New Projects

Two-day audition process blending modern, contemporary and improvisational skills. We encourage you to attend both days, but it is not required. 

Saturday, March 25, and Sunday March 26 from 12:00-3:00pm

Auditioning for two project ensembles, ARENA DANCES seeks experienced dancers with strong technical, artistic, and creative abilities for Erased Steps. Choreographers Taja Will and Mathew Janczewski seek artists for a new “Merge” collaboration.

Erased Steps – ARENA DANCES’ artistic director, Mathew Janczewski, and fellow collaborators Dustin Haug, Leslie O’Neill, and Laura Selle Virtucio seek dancers for a new ensemble work of 12-15 dancers that will premiere August 24 and 25 at Union Depot in St. Paul and tour to Rochester, MN to perform August 26 at the Rochester Civic Center. Professional dancers of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be asked to improvise, as well as learn phrase work. We are looking for diverse performers who are creative, collaborative, and expressive. Must be available starting May to August, 2023.

Callbacks Tuesday, March 28 from 6:00-8:00pm.
Rehearsals to be determined amongst the ensemble.

“Merge” – Choreographer’s Mathew Janczewski and Taja Will seek dancers for a new ensemble work that will premiere in March 2024 on the Goodale Stage, at the Cowles Center. Taja (they/them), is a QTBIPOC, disabled artist whose process is rooted in a restorative justice pedagogy, healing, and disability justice foundations and proposes structured improvisation as a performance modality in a collaboratively authored process. Their studio ethos is one of emergence and care work, focus and rigor, ritual and magic. Will and Janczewski meet at their shared passion for witnessing one’s self-expression through movement and their longtime friendship for the creation of this new work.

Participants will be asked to engage with rigorous attention to improvisation as a technique and performance modality as well as to work collaboratively on spontaneous choreographic choice-making. Must be available for an intensive 3-week rehearsal process September-November, 2023, and again February-March, 2024.

No call back required, will follow up with conversations via email.
Rehearsals to be determined amongst chosen cast within timeframe listed above.

You may audition for one or both projects. In-person auditions are given priority. RSVP is appreciated, please do so by 5:00pm, Thursday, March 23 through this form. If you are unable to audition in person, you may submit a short video (under 5 minutes) in your registration form. Please include improvisation as well as performance footage.

Dancers are paid $20/hour for rehearsals and a flat performance run of $500.

Questions about Erased Steps? Please contact Mathew at arenadances@gmail.com.
Questions about “Merge” project? Please cc Mathew at arenadances@gmail.com and/or Taja at tajawill@gmail.com.

Collide Theatrical Apprentice Program

Collide Theatrical 2023/2024 Apprentice Program

Collide Theatrical’s Apprentice Program provides the skills needed to pursue formal positions within the Collide company and in the world of theater dance.

Selected apprentice dancers will take daily technique class with the company, have an opportunity to perform in a Collide show, and participate in an apprentice showcase at the end of the year.

The daily technical classes include a variety of styles, rooted in ballet and jazz, but also including tap, acting for dance, and hip hop. Apprentice dancers will also have an opportunity to participate in quarterly master classes with Broadway touring dance captains and industry professionals.

This is a tuition-based program. Enrollment is competitive and audition-based. Scholarships are available for underrepresented artists. Video submissions accepted.

In-person auditions will take place:
Sunday, April 16
3:00-5:00pm
Sign Up!

Part-Time Admin at Pilates/Physical Therapy Studio

Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy is looking for a part-time Front Desk/Administrative Assistant.

Job Description:

  • 10-20 hours/week, with a 3-month trial period.
  • Must be positive, proactive, personable, comfortable answering phones, proficient in working with clients, able to take directions, and follow through independently.
  • Computer experience required (proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel), with the ability to learn new programming as needed.
  • Organizational skills and accuracy are a must.
  • Social media knowledge is a plus. Mindbody Online experience is a plus.
  • Looking to be part of a growing company. 1-2 year commitment highly preferred.

Please email Cari Stemmler at cari@paragonpilatespt.com with your cover letter/resume if interested!

Young Dance Seeks Teaching Artists for 2022–23 Session and Beyond

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Young Dance is seeking teachers, assistants, and substitutes for 2022-23 and beyond. Teachers with experience in the following styles are encouraged to apply: Hip Hop, Jazz, Musical Theater, Afro-Modern, Modern/Contemporary, Ballet, Percussive, and Creative Movement. Experience working with dancers of all abilities is a plus, but not required.

Founded in 1987, we believe young people are artists with something important to say and that working across differences is a benefit to all. Our mission is to transform lives through movement. We are an inclusive community where creativity flourishes and healthy risk-taking is encouraged. Our classes are open to everyone of all levels and abilities. Participants enjoy our collaborative and student-led approach to dance education. Our curriculum emphasizes technique, improvisation, and choreography through the elements of dance: Body, Action, Space, Time, and Energy. Dancers develop skills in observing, participating, and reflecting in a safe and supportive environment that values a commitment to self, to the group, and to lifelong learning.

The pay rate is $48/hour for lead teaching, and $24/hour for assisting.

Contact Anat Shinar, anat@youngdance.org, with a resume and brief introduction.

Collide Theatrical Seeking Box Office Attendant

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Collide Theatrical Dance Company is looking to hire a box office attendant for the remaining two shows of our 2022-2023 season. SKOL! is a full-length show that will be performed in March and April at the Southern Theater, and Our Stories is a cabaret performance at our St. Paul studio in May. For a full list of show dates and times, visit www.collidetheatrical.org/show-dates.

Duties include:

  • checking in attendees
  • marking reserved seating and distributing VIP bags
  • helping with set-up and take-down
  • working with the Southern Theater’s box office staff
  • other tasks as needed

$20/hour, with a 4-hour minimum per show. Paid training.

For each performance, the box office assistant needs to arrive two hours prior to the show. Showtimes are generally 7:30pm, Thursday-Saturday and 2:00pm and 5:00pm on Sunday.

Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to admin@collidetheatrical.org. Please only apply if you are able to commit to at least half of the dates for a show. Priority will be given to those who can be at every performance.

Audition Notice for James Sewell Ballet

James Sewell Ballet (JSB) is seeking dancers for both project and full contract work in the 23/24 season.

JSB currently consists of six dancers willing to challenge their physical limits, perform a range of emotions, and play with the boundaries of ballet. The company rehearses in Minneapolis, MN, and performs three full programs a year, in addition to other outreach and touring engagements. Choreographic and teaching opportunities regularly exist throughout the season.

Dancers well suited for this job will:
• have excellent ballet technique and contemporary movement
• have strong improvisational skills, or minimally an eagerness to learn;
• have good partnering knowledge and ability, including sustained overhead lifts for men and ability to weight-share for all;
• enjoy teaching opportunities that include company classes and outreach with all ages;
• be enthusiastic about actively participating in the creative process;
• bring individual competitiveness and interest in growing as an artist, and excitement to be a part of a small, cooperative team.

JSB offers 26-30 week competitive contracts. Starting salary is no less than $700 per week for a full contract position. The mission of James Sewell Ballet is to transform dance, artists and audiences through rich collaboration, education, and equitable opportunities.

Audition is by invitation only. To be considered, please send your resume, head shot and a video link to deirdre@jsballet.org.