Tag: auditions

20 Seasons with the Knicks City Dancers

courtesy Madison Square Garden The Knicks City Dancers are perhaps the most iconic sideline stars in the NBA. From their hard-hitting center court routines to the time they spend mingling with fans in the stands, the 22 members of the KCD work hard to live up to their well-deserved reputation. The 2011–12 season marks the […]

"Jump the Line" at Rockettes Auditions!

Most dancers dream of being a Radio City Rockette, right? It looks so glamorous, dancing onstage in NYC during the holidays, high kicking your heart out while snow falls outside the theater on Sixth Avenue and at nearby Rockefeller Center. Plus, those sparkly costumes. Oh, those sparkly, sparkly costumes. This could be you! But getting […]

What's Happening At Dance Spirit

There’s never a dull day at the Dance Spirit office — we’re always running around like dancers during a backstage quick-change With 2011 behind us, the new year is off to an exceptionally busy start. We’re moving, shaking, shimmying and working on some great projects to share with you throughout 2012. Here’s a rundown of […]

A Sneak Peek at the "SYTYCD" Season 9 Auditions

Bright and early this morning (actually, it was more dark and early ), DS managing editor Rachel Zar and I hopped on the subway and headed to Manhattan Center, the site for the Season 9 “So You Think You Can Dance” auditions. When we arrived at 6:30am, there were already hundreds of dancers lined up […]

Rev Up Your Resumé

Your on-paper persona can be just as important as your dance skills. Here’s what you need to know about making your dance resumé audition-ready. When you’re headed to an audition, you’ll need to have a few things on hand: your best moves, your favorite I’ve-got-all-the-confidence-in-the-world outfit, a professional headshot—and your dance resumé. That’s right: Resumés […]

Hot Audition News!

This is big: American Ballet Theatre is holding open auditions for the ABT Studio Company. If you dream of dancing in ABT—or in any major ballet company—it’s hard to find a better steppingstone than the Studio Company, a pre-professional program that grooms dancers ages 16-19 for the big leagues. The Studio Company has announced two […]

Your Guide To Getting In: Dos and Don'ts From Summer Study Pros

So you’ve narrowed down your list of places to dance this summer, and you’re looking forward to exploring the dance world and meeting new people at your dream intensive. But first you have to get through the audition process—and it can be a little scary. It’s true that summer intensive auditions are important because they […]