Danse Libre Auditions 2017-2018


Details

Dancers Wanted! Join the nation's premiere vintage ballroom performing company for our annual auditions. You'll get to learn some challenging choreography from our repertoire and dance with many of our dancers, so bring your dancing shoes and be there a bit early to sign in and warm up. Please wear comfortable clothes (the photo above was of a dress rehearsal, not a tryout.)

About The Company

Danse Libre brings history to life, by choreographing and performing dances of the Victorian (1840s-1850s) and Ragtime (1910s) eras, the 1920s, the 1930s, and occasionally other periods as well. We aspire to create a vivid picture of the mayhem and joyful passion of the lively dance halls of days gone by. Distributed among our current membership is a wealth of experience in both period costuming and a wide variety of social dance forms. We rehearse period dances every Monday evening in Palo Alto. We perform for festivals, concerts, organizations and charity events throughout the Bay Area.

Commitment

Our repertoire is large (and growing), and our membership is small. We are dependent on a strong commitment to attending weekly rehearsals in order to maintain and expand our repertoire. Dancers commit to a full dance season from November 2017 to June 2018. Rehearsals run from 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM every Monday in Palo Alto. Each dancer is responsible for their own costuming, in addition to a yearly membership fee that helps cover the costs of rehearsal space.

How to Audition

Come to our dance studio on Monday, November 13 2017, by 8:15pm. We'll ask you to fill in an audition form, and then we'll teach you some of our dances, and give you a chance to dance with current and former members of the group. Selected individuals will be asked back for a second round of auditions the following week. There we'll complete the choreographies and give you a chance to perform. We want to see you shine on stage! We'd also love to hear that you're interested and planning on auditioning. Please email auditions2017@danselibre.org to let us know to expect you, or send us a direct message on the Facebook Page.

How to Get There

Dance Studio
Cubberley Community Center
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto CA

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