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Citywide Dance Auditions

PLEASE NOTE: In 2017, Dance Wire will be handling ALL ASPECTS of the CityWide Dance Auditions. For the most updated information (as it becomes available), please visit HERE. 

CityWide Dance Auditions Date: Sunday, April 30th, 2017. 


2016 Dance Auditions:

Join PATA & Dance Wire as we co-host a day of dance classes, followed by a citywide dance audition attended by both theatre and dance companies! Are you more of an actor who moves? Register for an open level class and come show us your moves!

PLEASE NOTE:  In order to attend auditions as a dancer, you MUST attend the daytime classes to learn the choreography!

Classes & Auditions are: Sunday, April 24th at BodyVox (1201 NW 17th)

Join us for 6 exciting dance classes offered by local instructors from 2:00-6:00pm. 

  • Choose up to 3 classes at your level 
  • Learn unique choreography in each class
  • Share this choreography during auditions from 6:30-8:00pm in front of professional dance & theatre companies.

Open Level Classes

  • Bhangra/Bollywood
  • Physical Theatre: The Language of Bodies
  • Afro-Brazilian

Intermediate/Advanced Classes

  • HipHop
  • Ballet Choreo
  • Contemporary Modern
Learn more about the classes and instructors HERE.

Frequently Asked Questions:

About the classes:

  • All classes are open to the public, ages 18 and older.
  • Participants can take up to 3 classes and are responsible for choosing their appropriate level.
  • Classes are where auditioners will learn the choreography for the audition.
  • Class participants are not required to audition....
  • BUT, auditioners are required to attend at least one of the classes to learn choreography.

Audition Structure:

  • You are not auditioning for a specific project. Auditors may be looking for dancers for a performance project, education company, training company or full company positions. They will be responsible for callbacks if they would like to see more.
  • To audition you MUST email your headshot and resume to info@portlandtheatre.com before April 20, 2016.
  • Each piece of choreography will be presented in small groups at the audition.
  • The size of each group will depend on how many people would like to perform that specific style of choreography.
  • Auditioners can perform up to 3 pieces of choreography if they go to 3 of the classes that day.
  • No choreography other than choreography from the daytime classes is allowed to be presented.
  • Auditors will receive an electronic list of auditioners including headshot and resume and number. **This is why it is important to register in advance!
  • Auditors will be responsible for scheduling their own callbacks.

*If you plan to attend the audition, you must upload your headshot and resume before registration closes.

Registration is closed for 2016.

Here are the companies & independent directors registered to audit in 2016:

  • Anjali School Of Dance
  • Artslandia
  • Automal
  • Autumn Dones
  • Blue Sky Ensemble
  • Broadway Rose
  • Catherine Egan
  • Cosmic Tomato Productions
  • Echo Theatre Company
  • Eclipse Productions
  • Katie Scherman
  • Movement Inspired
  • Northwest Children's Theater
  • push/Fold
  • Tempos Contemporar
  • Trina Shaghafi
  •  Circus
  • Trip The Dark
  • Vitality Dance Collective
Portland Area Theatre Alliance
1507 SW Morrison Street
 Portland, OR 97205
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