CANDY BOX Happy Hour Choreographers Commission - August 1

Early Career Choreographers: Apply for CANDY BOX Dance Festival (CBDF) 2025 Happy Hour Showing Choreographic Commission as part of the CBDF April 21-26, 2025 at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis.

Open to early career choreographers of all backgrounds and dance styles. Early career is defined as having more than 2 and less than 10 years of experience generating creative work outside of a degree-granting program. Applicants must have completed their own original work. Applicants must provide 1-2 open rehearsal sessions for feedback.

$1000 commission fee, in addition to suggested donations received upon artist’s performance date.
30 hours of free rehearsal space.
Opportunity to collaborate with a professional production team.
Exposure through our promotional channels and media partners with supplied graphic design promotion.
Wide-angle video documentation of the showing.

To Apply
Email your application materials to with the subject line “CANDY BOX Commission Application – [Your Name]” by 4:30pm CST on Thursday, August 1, 2024.
A panel of judges will review all applications based on creativity, artistic merit, and feasibility. 3 choreographers will be selected. Announcements made by September 5.

  • Choreography Proposal: Submit a proposal outlining your choreographic concept, including your piece’s theme, style, and artistic vision.
  • Feedback/Mentorship Sessions: Provide a brief narrative of dialogue expectations/hopes from open rehearsal feedback sessions within the creation process. Identify 2-3 mentors to be involved in these feedback sessions.
  • Previous Work: Provide a link to video excerpt(s) showcasing your previous choreographic work.
  • Availability: Confirm your availability for performance dates: one evening, April 23-25, 5:30-6:30pm.

For inquiries and application submission, please contact Mathew Janczewski at

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski
Deadline: August 1, 2024