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Dance Auditions for Fall 2012

DanceFusion Jazz Project at Joy of MotionCityDance, Joy of Motion Dance Center, and The Washington Ballet are holding auditions for youth dance companies, classes, and pre-professional programs the next few weeks.  

CityDance

CityDance Center at Strathmore (5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda) is holding auditions for children and the pre-professional program for the 2012-2013 season.

Children and Youth
Auditions: Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Ages 7 to 9: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm 
Ages 10 to 12: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Conservatory/Select: Pre-Professional Program
Auditions: Thursday, August 23, 2012
Ages 13 to 19: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm  
 
For more information or to schedule an audition, e-mail sarahewing@citydance.net or call (301) 581-5204.

Joy of Motion Dance Center

Joy of Motion Dance Center is holding auditions for youth dance companies at its Friendship Heights location in DC as well as at its Bethesda studio.

Urban Impact (Grades 9 to 12)

JOMDC Friendship Heights
5207 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
Auditions: Saturday, August 18, 2012 – 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Urban Impact is the teen hip hop company of Joy of Motion Dance Center. Directed by Nikki Gambhir, Urban Impact’s repertory presents works of explosive energy as well as thoughtful contemplation that connect to audiences of all ages. By taking dance styles of the street and fusing them with elements of modern, jazz and African, Urban Impact explores Hip Hop dance in a fun and creative way. For more information please contact, urbanimpact@joyofmotion.org.

Jazz Factor (Grades 6 to 9)

JOMDC Bethesda
7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 180E
Bethesda, MD
Auditions: Sunday, August 26, 2012 – 4:00 pm 5:30 pm

Jazz Factor is the youth jazz performance company of Joy of Motion Dance Center. Led by director and faculty member Kelly Kunst, young dancers begin their jazz technique training with Jazz Factor. Company members will develop their technique and performance presentation skills. This high energy company encapsulates the excitement of jazz hands! For more information, please contact jazzfactor@joyofmotion.org.

DanceFusion Jazz Project (Grades 9 to 12)

JOMDC Friendship Heights
5207 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
Auditions: Friday, September 14, 2012 – 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

DanceFusion Jazz Project is the teen jazz performance company of Joy of Motion Dance Center. Led by director and faculty member Vanessa Carmichael, DanceFusion Jazz Project strives to exceed the limits of jazz. By utilizing cross cultural influences in African, Caribbean and Latin dance styles, DanceFusion Jazz Project builds upon a world dance perspective through jazz. Dancers perfect a variety a skills preparing them for a lifetime of successful professional and recreational jazz dancing. For more information, please contact DanceFusionJazzProject@joyofmotion.org.

Washington Ballet

The Washington Ballet is holding auditions at its NW Campus and SE Campus at THEARC in August and September.

NW Campus Auditions
3515 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Auditions: Saturday, August 18, 2012
Ages 4 to 5: Registration at 9:30 am, audition 10:00 am to 11:00
Ages 6 to 7: Registration at 10:30 am, audition 11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Ages 8 to 10: Registration at 12:00 noon, audition 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm 
Ages 11 to 14: Registration at 9:30 am, audition 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Ages 14 and up: Registration at 11:30 am, audition 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm

SE Campus at THEARC Auditions
1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE

Auditions: Saturday, August 18, 2012
Ages 7 and 8: Audition registration at 9:00 am, audition time at 9:30 am
Ages 9 to 11: Audition registration at 9:30 am, audition time at 10:00 am
Ages 12 and up: Audition registration at 10:00 am, audition time at 10:30 

Auditions: Saturday, September 8, 2012
Ages 7 and 8: Audition registration at 3:30 pm, audition at time at 4:00 pm
Ages 9 to 11: Audition registration at 4:00 pm, audition time at 4:30 pm
Ages 12 and up: Audition registration at 4:30 pm, audition time at 5:00 pm

To schedule an audition at the SE Campus, call (202) 889-8150. For children ages 4 to 6, contact Mary Wroth at (202) 274-4533 or e-mail mwroth@washingtonballet.org. Read the bottom of this page about what to expect and attire for the audition.

photo credit: Brittany Johnson