Alright dancers: Three Chicago companies (that I know of) are holding auditions in the coming weeks so if you’re ready, willing and dying to perform you’ve got opportunities knocking all over the place.
Soonest is Inaside Chicago Dance — they’re looking for both men and women for their upcoming season; additionally, the audition will determine four recipients of scholarships to attend an intensive in 2010 (this year’s, being held next weekend, features a rockin’ faculty including Richard A. Smith, Eddy Ocampo, Anna Czajun, Autumn Eckman, Elijah Gibson, Catie Deitz, Debra Nanni and Kim Fletcher). A week from this Sunday on July 19, the audition asks for availability from 9:00am to 5:00pm and is at the sparkly-new Joel Hall Dance Center in Edgewater. Questions can be taken and reservations made via email to rsmith (at) inasidechicagodance.org or by phone at (773) 293-0900; there’s a dedicated page on Facebook, too.
Next up is The Dance COLEctive: AD Margi Cole will be looking at dancers on Saturday, August 8 from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Drucker Center near North & Clybourn. Reservations are required via email at administration (at) dancecolective (dot) com, and there’s also a $10 audition fee. A strong background in modern technique is necessary and an undergraduate degree in dance is preferred; aspirants should come prepared for class, composition, improvisation, partnering and repertory work. Availability for rehearsals is obviously a plus: The Dance COLEctive works Tuesdays 7:00pm-10:00pm, Thursdays 6:15pm-10:00pm and occasional Sundays 10:00am-1:00pm. Should you need to make a phone call, dial (773) 604-8452; check out the details on Facebook here.
Rounding out this Opportunipalooza is Cindy Brandle Dance Company‘s audition Thursday, August 13 from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Brandle is looking for two “strong, athletic and good-natured dancers” for her 2009-2010 season. Paid performances, free company classes and a chance to display your choreographic abilities in CBDC’s first workshop concert are but three of the perks. Required rehearsal availability is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am to 1:30pm. It’s at the Hamlin Park Fieldhouse in Roscoe Village; reserve your spot by sending a note to cindybrandle (at) yahoo (dot) com, or by calling (773) 509-1709 — oh, and there’s a Facebook page for this one, too.
There you have it, folks! Should you attend one, two or all three of these auditions, good luck — trailerpilot’s rootin’ for ya.