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JULY 22, 2019


SUMMER SERIES: HOW ANSWERS4DANCERS HELPED MY CAREER


This summer we’re continuing to focus on Answers4dancers members who found career success by being active here. Now they enjoy careers they only dreamed of not so long ago. In this edition, meet Darrell and Brandon. Two dancers who began dancing after they graduated from high school…

DARRELL PAYNE:  ‘I decided I wanted to dance professionally after performing in my high school’s musical productions. So I started training and taking classes the summer after graduating. About nine months later, I auditioned and got accepted into a program at The Ailey School.

As a result of the knowledge I’ve acquired on Answers4Dancers, I’ve been able to perform in shows including Hairspray, Cats, Chicago, and After Midnight. A4D has been extremely instrumental in my growth and helped me make the transition from student to professional dancer.  

I have also enjoyed the Member Meet-Ups, which allow members to meet and talk in person. Getting to know other members face-to-face enables us to support each other even more… in class, at auditions, or on jobs that we’ve booked. It’s always nice to see a familiar face and have that extra bit of support!

In addition to access to hundreds of auditions, Answers4Dancers has provided me with useful information including the importance of versatility, how to prepare for an audition, and what choreographers and directors are looking for in dancers who they hire.’

BRANDON HUDSON: Answers4Dancers came into my life at a time when I was honestly just tying to figure stuff out. I had relocated to New York City from a small town in Illinois. I was new to the city and needed more insight into this career. With A4D, I not only found auditions, but I got to see fellow dancers booking work. Soon I became friends with other members.

It was great to feel like I was part of a family with other dancers. What I didn’t expect was that Grover Dale and Nancy Dann would be behind the scenes working hard to make sure I was being supported in all my projects. This kind of personal attention helped me focus my energy and reminded me of my other abilities like music projects I worked on. 

Grover was very adamant about showing and discussing my work at our Member Meet Up. It’s not often that you get one-on-one feedback and encouragement like that, especially from someone like Grover who is so important in the business.

When I started out, I never dreamed I'd book Hamilton on Broadway and have the honor of working with amazing pros like Lin-Manuel Miranda and Debbie Allen... But no matter where my career has taken me… whether in NYC, Los Angeles, or Internationally… it's great to know I'll always have a home base in Answers4Dancers!’

 

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NEW YORK CITY OPEN CALL - MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Halloween and Holiday Seasons

Seeking Dancers, Singer/Actors, Singer/Dancers, Singers Who Move Well

Pearl Studios “500”, 500 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor, NYC

Male and Female Singers 10am, July 22
Female Dancers 2pm • Male Dancers 4pm, July 22

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Also accepting online submissions. Visit Norwegian Creative Studios for details.

LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA DANCE AUDITION

DANCER PALOOZA 2019 - JULY 27, 2019

Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA
2:00pm - Dancers Audition
 
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42 NEW DANCE AUDITIONS ADDED TO ANSWERS4DANCERS.COM!

We kick off this week sending out Happy Birthday wishes to Answers4Dancers founder Grover Dale who's celebrating 42 new auditions added to the Auditions Calendar just this week! NYC leads the way with 14, followed by States with 11, International has 8, and LA has 3. Dance Companies offer 6 additional opportunities for dancers. Members have access to all these auditions along with complete details, while non-members have 2 free postings available on A4D's Free Auditions page at www.answers4dancers.com.

 

PREMIUM OPPORTUNITIES IN THE EAST

NewYork
Chicago seeking Equity m/f dancers who sing for ensemble, all ethnicities, sexy, strong athletic dancers in the Bob Fosse style with strong singing voices, arrive warmed up and ready to dance, prepare 16 bars of an up-tempo classic musical theater song (no pop/rock or contemporary musical theater), choreography by Ann Reinking/Gary Chryst, Contract: Production (League) $2,095/wk current min.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular seeking Rockettes plus m/f ensemble dancers, seeking diverse casting for all roles, Rockettes must be between 5'6" and 5'10 ½" tall (measurements will be taken in stocking feet), Rockettes candidates must be proficient in ballet, tap, and jazz, ensemble must be proficient in jazz and ballet, pointe work a plus for female dancers, must be able to sing and dance at the same time, dancers must be 18 by September 15, must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. and able to accept employment if offered contract, Contract: American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA) with competitive salary and benefits including 401(k) plan and year-round health insurance.

KPOP seeking m/f singers who dance or move well for various roles, range of characters from musicians to singers, to choreographers, makeup artists, ability to speak Korean a plus, prepare a short contemporary pop song that showcases a solid, full belt, and bring your book of music, Contract: Equity Development Agreement $1,250/wk.


PREMIUM OPPORTUNITIES IN THE WEST & LA

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LA Unbound seeking m/f choreographers and dancers in all styles, especially contemporary, hip-hop, ballet, tap, jazz, and musical theatre, accepting online submissions for dancers unable to attend live auditions, after the dancer auditions are complete, all dancers will be dismissed and choreographers will need to stay for a mandatory one hour Choreographers Meeting, bring a variety of ballet shoes, tap shoes, pointe shoes, sneakers for hip hop, wear comfortable dance clothes, full details on Auditions Calendar.

Crystal Cruises Production Team seeking dancers and singers, seeking swing for replacement, must have strong dance technique and vocal ability, height 5'10"-6'2", strong dance technique in ballet, jazz, tap or Irish step, musical theatre, and commercial, Adagio/partnering and acrobatic experience a plus, submit materials online for consideration, Contract: Competitive performance wages, Swing pays $3,600/mo, includes medical benefits, onboard officer status with single cabin, lodging, and transportation provided.


MORE OPPORTUNITIES IN USA & ABROAD

More Ops

Celebrity Cruises in Miami, Florida seeking Union and Non-Union female-identifying and male-identifying performers, diversity strongly encouraged, seeking technically trained dancers well versed in commercial, jazz, contemporary, and ballet, men must be able to lift, partner, and perform shirtless as needed, ladies must execute all choreography confidently in a 3'' heel, tumbling, partnering, and aerial experience a plus, for audition ladies must dance in 3" heels, men bring character/jazz shoes, Contract: Lead Vocalists, $1,000/wk min; Dancers who Sing/Singers who Dance, $600-$800/wk min; Dancers, $2,383/mo min.

Teenage D*Ck in Chicago, Illinois seeking female and male-identifying Equity actors, actors with disabilities are particularly encouraged to audition for roles of Richard and Buck, prepare one contemporary comedic monologue (90 seconds or less) or you may prepare a side from Teenage D*ck for the character of your choice, sides available upon request, Contract: Equity CAT 3 Agreement $414/wk.

Dancing Wheels Company in Cleveland Ohio is America's first physically integrated dance company celebrating its 39th season, currently seeking a strong male stand up dancer and a proficient wheelchair dancer for the 2019-2020 season, interested applicants can schedule private audition with Founding Artistic Director, Mary Verdi-Fletcher via email.



For complete details on all these auditions and access to plenty more opportunities, visit the Member Audition Pages at www.answers4dancers.com.

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