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Dance/Opportunity – Contemporary Intensive, International Independent Study Program and The School at Steps Summer Intensive Seek Talent with International Audition Tour 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

STEPS ON BROADWAY IS THE DESTINATION FOR PROFESSIONAL AND INTENSIVE DANCE TRAINING

Steps Conservatory, Summer Study NYC: A Contemporary Intensive, International Independent Study Program and The School at Steps Summer Intensive Seek Talent with International Audition Tour 

 Steps on Broadway, NYC’s legendary professional dance center committed to training and maintaining the integrity of the art form, increases their international reach with a first-time national and international audition tour. Led by newly appointed Student Programs Audition Director, Davis Robertson, under the direction of Mindy Upin Jackson, Director of Professional Training Programs, and Kate Thomas, Director of The School at Steps, a 12-city tour is underway through early Spring and offers the dedicated dancer various opportunities for study during the summer months and beyond.  Through intensive training, performance, and evaluations, these intimate curriculum-based programs, Summer Study NYC: A Contemporary Intensive, Steps Conservatory, and the International Independent Study Program, create polished, versatile dancers brimming with the confidence and enthusiasm to enter the highly competitive world of concert and commercial dance. The audition tour will also be recruiting students for The School at Steps’ Senior Summer Intensive, for aspiring professional dancers ages 15-18.

“While we are a home for local dancers to maintain their training, our carefully curated programs utilize the expansive network we have built at Steps, and open our doors to dancers from all over the world throughout the year,” explains Diane Grumet, Co-Artistic Director of Steps on Broadway. “These summer programs give dancers an important next step in their training—broadening their home studio or university training with leading choreographers and artists in the dance capital of the world that is New York City.”

Summer Study NYC: A Contemporary Intensive (ages 18 and older) is specifically designed for the dancer preparing for a professional career. This program offers intermediate and advanced dancers, one or two 4-week sessions with classes taught by world-renowned contemporary masters as well as by our illustrious faculty. This intensive is designed to strengthen technique and artistry and provide an introduction to NYC’s professional dance community. Students take 17 classes per week including technique, Steps with Contemporary Masters, Creative Tools, and Performance Skills, and build relationships with at least nine Artistic Directors and Contemporary choreographers in each session. Students from past summers have been hired by Heidi Latsky Dance, Janis Brenner & Dancers, have freelanced with Francesca Harper, and been awarded apprenticeships with Rioult Dance NY. Upon fulfilling program requirements, students receive a Certificate of Completion at their final performance.

Steps Conservatory (ages 17-24) is a two-year curriculum-based intensive program specifically designed to strengthen technique and artistry, thus preparing the dancer for a professional career in either the concert or commercial dance world. Dancers in the Conservatory take 15-18 weekly classes from our daily schedule as well as private Performance Enrichment workshops, such as vocal training, health and wellness, repertory, composition, dance history, career development, and much more. Over the two years, students build a professional network, thereby positioning themselves for future employment. The program provides an introduction to NYC’s professional dance community, not only through study but also through multiple performance opportunities throughout the four semesters. Upon fulfilling program requirements, students receive a Certificate of Completion.

International Independent Study Program (ages 18-35) is designed so that each participant has the flexibility to create their own class schedule and experience New York City’s dance community in motion. This M-1 visa program is designed for dancers and dance educators at the intermediate to professional level, who want to explore the diversity of techniques and styles Steps has to offer. To date, the program has hosted dancers from Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Argentina, United Kingdom, Spain, Morocco, Hungary, Austria, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, France, Italy, Australia, Ukraine, Israel, Lebanon, Uzbekistan, India, South Africa, Japan, and Taiwan. Students may join the program for three, six or twelve months.

The School at Steps Summer Intensives offer a rigorous multidisciplinary curriculum for the aspiring professional dancer. A minimum of four to five years of significant ballet training is required. Students are placed by audition in either the Junior (ages 9-12) or Senior Intensive (ages 12-18) based on age and ability, each with their own set of core classes and minimum class requirements. Daily classes in ballet and pointe are supplemented with pas de deux, variations, contemporary partnering, repertory, coaching, theater dance, jazz, hip hop, and Horton-based modern. Each session culminates in a studio performance.

AUDITION SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION
MEXICO: Escuela Cubana de Ballet de Veracruz, March 13
CHINA: The Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts, March 18
NEW YORK: Steps on Broadway, March 18, and May 13
NEW YORK: The School at Steps, February 25, March 4, March 18, April 8, and May 6
BOSTON: Boston Conservatory at Berklee, April 2
CHICAGO: Lou Conte Dance Studios/Hubbard Street Dance Center, April 22
JACKSONVILLE, FL: Florida Ballet, April 22
FLORIDA: Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, April 23

Dancers in Sydney, Australia, Florence, Genova, Milan, Urbino and Ravenna Italy have already auditioned.

For the full audition tour and information, visit http://www.stepsnyc.com/professional-training-programs/

PROGRAM LOCATION
All classes will take place at Steps on Broadway, located at 2121 Broadway between 74th and 75thStreets and is accessible by the 1,2,3, C, and B trains to 72nd Street.

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ABOUT STEPS ON BROADWAY
Founded by Carol Paumgarten in 1979, Steps on Broadway is an internationally recognized training center providing excellence in programming that supports the art and the artist. Steps is home to more than 250 world-renowned teachers who offer over 300 dance and exercise classes a week. Throughout the year, Steps incorporates guest artists, special master classes, performances and special events. For over three decades Steps has been a training ground for generations of aspiring and professional dancers. Steps also offers professional training programs which include the two-year Steps Conservatory, Summer Study NYC, International Independent Study Program, and Steps’ Steele Pilates Teacher Mat Certification.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL AT STEPS
Directed by Kate Thomas, The School at Steps cultivates young dancers, ages 18 mos. – 18 yrs., from their first step in a dance studio through their pre-professional training. Students discover their individual artistic voices in a creative environment with the guidance of an internationally recognized faculty. The personal attention the school provides encourages students to mature as dancers, grow as individuals, and enrich their passion for the art form. School at Steps graduates go on to dance with professional companies, study at top college dance programs, and perform on Broadway.

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New Dance Tournament! $180,000.00 in Awards and Scholarships! Apprenticeship with Complexions Contemporary Ballet! Full Time with Joffrey Concert Group!

JOFFREY BALLET SCHOOL AND COMPLEXIONS CONTEMPORARY BALLET PARTNER TO LAUNCH THE ÉLITE DANCE TOURNAMENT 

The First Annual National Competition to Tour Six US Cities with 180,000 Dollars in Cash Prizes 

Joffrey Ballet School, a world-renowned dance center offering the most versatile and highest quality training, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet, known for their complex performances that are emotionally resonant and remove dance boundaries, partner to launch the first annual Élite Dance Tournament (Élite). The new national competition, which is focused on educational empowerment through constructive evaluation, will take place in six cities with a variety of master classes and focus on ballet, jazz and contemporary styles. In its inaugural year, the tournament will provide an apprenticeship with Complexions Dance Company; a full-time position with the Joffrey Concert Group; and $180,000 in cash and scholarships, including $10,000 each for the ultimate dancer, studio and choreographer.

“The Elite Dance Tournament provides participants a unique opportunity to investigate their craft while working with top dance professionals. The experiences gained from this tournament will help these dancers on their journey to achieve their goals and strengthen their craft,” says Desmond Richardson, co-founder and co-artistic director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet.

Keeping true to the tournament’s foundation in education, all competitors will be required to participate in master classes of their discipline. Leading instructors and judges include, Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson (Complexions); Michael Blake, Jo Matos, Davis Robertson, and Josie Walsh (Joffrey Ballet School); with special guest judges Jodie Gates (Long Beach), Christina Lyon (San Francisco), Nigel Lythgoe (Finals), Adam Sklute (Texas), and Ethan Stiefel (New York).

“As the executive director of Joffrey Ballet School, I’ve had the opportunity to see how passionately young dancers are seeking training and access to the top teachers in the nation. However, top training often presents financial hurdles as well,” says Christopher D’Addario, Executive Director of Elite and Joffrey Ballet School. “We wanted to create Elite with a strong focus on education and judging so these talented young dancers can really grow to be the best.”

 

Laine Byg/ JOFFREY BALLET SCHOOL

EDT – Press Photo by Lois Greenfield – Courtesy of Joffrey Ballet School

Judging
Élite will feature the judging system DanceComp Genie making it easy for any dancer, individual or group, to access their scores and corrections. Students will be able to listen to each judge’s notes while reviewing a playback of their performance online.

Awards
Tournament awards include; $180,000 in cash and scholarships, including $10,000 each for the ultimate dancer, studio and choreographer. Two talented dancers will also be chosen for an apprenticeship with Complexions Contemporary Ballet or a full-time position with the Joffrey Concert Group, both include housing. The position with Joffrey Concert Group also includes a stipend. For more detailed information about awards, please visit: www.elitedancetournament.com/awards.

Cities and Regulations
The Élite Dance Tournament will begin on February 27, 2015 and will tour to six cities in the United States in search of the most talented students in the country. Winners from the tour will be invited to compete at Finals on May 22-24, 2015. Participants must compete in one of the first six cities, in order to be eligible to compete at Finals. For detailed information about age divisions, disciplines, and rules, please visit: https://www.elitedancetournament.com/rules-and-regulations.

 

EDT- Press Photo by Sharen Bradford - Courtesy of Complexions Contemporary Ballet

EDT- Press Photo by Sharen Bradford – Courtesy of Complexions Contempoary Ballet

 

THE CITIES:

February 27, 2015 – March 1, 2015
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Ave., TAR 230, Tampa, FL 33620-7450

March 13, 2015 – March 15, 2015
Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts
Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, NY 11201

March 20, 2015 – March 23, 2015
Texas Women’s University – Margo Jones Performance Hall
1322 Oakland Street, Denton, TX 76209

March 27, 2015 – March 29, 2015
ODC Theater
3153 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

April 10, 2015 – April 12, 2015
Blumenthal Performing Arts Centers
Knight Theater (4/10)
430 S Tyron Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Booth Playhouse (4/11-12)
130 N Tyron Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

May 1, 2015 – May 3, 2015
Cal. State University, Long Beach – Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater
1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840

May 22, 2015- May 24, 2015
TBA

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About The Élite Dance Tournament
The Élite Dance Tournament is designed to inspire greatness and cultivate passion for dance through achievement. Presented by Joffrey Ballet School and Complexions Contemporary Ballet, the tournament aims to cultivate an environment of educational excellence. Partnerships with more than a handful of universities nationwide, provide winners with access to college scholarships. The Élite Dance Tournament empowers studios and dancers through its programs and provides opportunities for effectual and individual feedback. The tournament boasts a great line up of judges and instructors who are masters of their craft as well as monetary prizes for the most élite.

About Joffrey Ballet School
Founded in 1953 by Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino, Joffrey Ballet School maintains the vision of its founders to transform passionate dance students into versatile, individualistic artists able to collaborate and evolve fluidly in a fast-changing society. With an accredited dance program that offers two core pieces of study – ballet and jazz/contemporary – Joffrey is known for its diverse curriculum as well as being the largest summer intensive training program in the country. As Joffrey celebrates its 60th anniversary, it remains at the forefront of American dance education, instilling a passion for dance in children, youth, adults, pre-professionals and professionals. Graduates of the School have gone on to dance for major classical ballet, modern and contemporary companies, both in the United States and abroad.

About Complexions Contemporary Ballet
Founded by Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson in 1994, Complexions Contemporary Ballet’s groundbreaking mix of methods, styles, and cultures has created an entirely new and exciting vision of human movement over the past 20 years. The company’s foremost innovation is that dance should be about removing boundaries, not reinforcing them. Whether it be the limiting traditions of a single style, period, venue, or culture, Complexions transcends them all, creating an open, continually evolving form of dance that reflects the movement of our world—and all its constituent cultures—as an interrelated whole. Complexions has received numerous awards including the New York Times “Critics Choice” Award and has performed throughout the US, including the Joyce Theater/NY, Lincoln Center/NY, the Brooklyn Academy of Music‘s/NY, the Mahalia Jackson Performance Arts Center in New Orleans, the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, the Music Center in Los Angeles, and the Winspear Opera House/Dallas.

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OPEN NYC AUDITIONS– DANCE — Sydnie Mosley Dances –3/30 RSVP strongly suggested

We follow this dance troupe because of the fierce choreography and insightful concepts. We recommend  all dancers  pay attention.

sydnie mosley dances audition call

Jobs

Dance Collaborators

***NYC AUDITION!

To RSVP, please send resume and headshot to ​​sydnielmosleydances@gmail.com​​ with the subject “AUDITION.”

Sun, March 30, 2014

5:30-7PM, 5:15 Registration | Movement Audition | DANY Studios

Wed, April 2, 2014

10AM-12PM, 7-9PM | Prospective Dancer Interviews

Thu, April 3 – Thu, April 17, 2014

New Dancer Courtship

Sun, April 20, 2014

Final Dancer Decisions

​Artistic Director Sydnie L. Mosley seeks dancers who believe in and uphold our Core Values. Dancers must have strong technical foundation in a range of modern dance techniques including release and contact improvisation. Experience with some West African dance traditions a plus. Dancers also enjoy creating collaboratively, and are willing to take risks.

Compensation and benefits include: paid performances, company class at every rehearsal, professional development opportunities including teacher training and support for achieving personal goals, community building.

Commitment includes: Rehearsals every Tuesday and Thursday 6-9pm. Occasional Sunday rehearsals as needed. Professional Development meetings first Sunday of the month 2-4pm.

Pre-season Contract: May-August 2014 (July OFF)*

Performance Contract: September 2014-April 2015

*mandatory for 2014/2015 performance season

​​Sydnie L. Mosley​ is an artist-activist who is interested in creative work that is both artistically sound and socially aware. She is most satisfied when immersed in dance, fulfilling her perpetual desire to move, know more about movement, and see the positive impact of movement on the lives of others. Sydnie earned her MFA in Dance with an emphasis on Choreography from the University of Iowa, not long after she received her BA in Dance and Africana Studies from Barnard College at Columbia University. Sydnie’s creative and research interests lie at the intersections of modern dance, movement in the African Diaspora, spirituality, feminism, and literature.​

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​A versatile dancer, Sydnie performs modern dance professionally, most recently with ​INSPIRIT, a dance company, and Brooklyn Ballet. Jennifer Dunning of The New York Times writes of her performance in David Parker’s Nut/Cracked Redux, “I won’t soon forget… the woman who stood in the center of a sea of floor-bound bodies, allowing her arms to bloom up and open luxuriously in a gracious, centuries-old convention with radiant pride and pleasure.”

Her choreographic work seeks to actively engage audiences, and often reflects issues in black cultures and the experiences of women. Her evening length dance, The Window Sex Project, and its creative process, are a model for dance-activism. With it, she uses movement to respond to the sexual harassment of women in public places. ​​​Her dances have been performed extensively throughout New York City and in 2010, she was listed by TheRoot.com as one of twenty-five “Up and Coming: Young Minority Artists and Entrepreneurs.”​

​ In addition, Sydnie is a dance educator who specializes in teaching modern, jazz and West African dance, amongst other styles.  She teaches babies (really!), K-12, undergraduates, non-dancers and professionals alike, with the motto: if you can move, you can dance!

While dancing, choreographing and teaching are​ Sydnie’s most immediate professional ventures, her skills extend beyond the creative. She is a writer and researcher who earned honors for her Barnard College senior thesis, “​Dancing Black Christianity: Revealing African American and Ghanaian Cultural Identity through Movement in Christian Worship.” Her most recent published article was in the June 2011 issue of Dance Magazine, “Teacher’s Wisdom: Djoniba Mouflet.” She is also an advocate for dance serving on the Dance/NYC Junior Committee which represents the interests of dance professionals in New York City ages 21-30.​​​

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​”I won’t soon forget… the woman who stood in the center of a sea of floor-bound bodies, allowing her arms to bloom up and open luxuriously in a gracious, centuries-old convention with radiant pride and pleasure.”   Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times​

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Want to Be ROCKETTE? August 26 AUDITIONS

Rockettes

Jul 16, 2013

 

Madison Square Garden Entertainment is seeking Rockettes!! Auditions will be held for both the 2013 edition of The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (in New York and in cities across the country) and a NEW large scale theatrical production set to premiere at Radio City in Spring 2014 in New York. AGVA contract. Excellent salary and benefits. Auditions will be held in New York, in mid and late August. For more information, visit radiocityauditions.com.
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PREPARE FOR YOUR ROCKETTES AUDITIONS:

Join us for a 4-hour Rockettes Auditions Prep Class on Saturday, August 10th from 10:00am – 2:00pm in an exclusive Rockettes rehearsal space.  The day is designed specifically to help prepare you for the Rockettes Open Calls.

Session includes a 2 1/2-hour master class taught by a Rockettes Dance Captain, mock auditions with feedback from the Rockettes Associate Choreographer, and a 30-minute Q&A session.

Space is limited – register today!  http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1D004AF1C48485D3)

 

 


Open auditions. Please visit our website for full details: radiocityauditions.com

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