We are excited to be auditioning adult and teen dancers of backgrounds, abilities, and identities to participate in our dance community!
We are seeking performers to join our...
Youth Pre-Professional Company
How old do I have to be to audition?
While the company is designed for adult professional and recreational dancers, we also have programs and opportunities for youth dancers! You must be a minimum of 8 years old in order to audition and will be cast in dances based on age and ability!
For those looking to participate in our community longer term, have more performance opportunities, and train on a professional/pre-professional level, we also have different company levels for different ages!
For more information about each of our levels of company, see the next question!
What are the various levels of company and involvement?
We like to keep things flexible at Ambo. Whether you're able to commit 2 hours per week or 10, we cast people in our company and set the schedule based YOUR physical and emotional availability rather than expecting you to conform to our time demands.
We have several different performing groups in our company, each with different opportunities available to them.
Community Ensemble - The most flexible level of involvement! This is open to dancers of all ages. Community ensemble allows people to dance in our shows without committing to longer-term company involvement. There is a small production fee involved with this position.
Junior Company - New this year! This is a performing group for dancers ages 8-11 who may be interested in pursuing a pre-professional track for dance! Dancers meet one day each week and receive training in modern dance, choreography and composition, and group compositional improvisation, as well as working with guest instructors and choreographers. Dancers enroll and pay tuition for the training that they receive, but there are no production or costuming costs associated with these positions. Dancers are able to perform in Ambo Dance Theatre's productions, for community performances, and receive additional opportunities for being company members!
Pre-Professional Company - Junior Company is a pre-professional track program. Dancers meet two days each week and receive training in modern dance, choreography and composition, and group compositional improvisation, as well as working with guest instructors and choreographers. Dancers enroll and pay tuition for the training that they receive, but there are no production or costuming costs associated with these positions. They are also eligible for additional performance and choreographic opportunities! Dancers are able to perform in Ambo Dance Theatre's productions, for community performances, with festival and touring productions, and receive additional opportunities for being company members! All dancers wishing to join Junior Company must complete a minimum of one show period as a Trainee! Promotion is based on physical and emotional readiness!
Professional Company - These are paid positions for experienced dancers who are 18+. Most professional company dancers will spend a show period as a Community Ensemble member or Apprentice before being promoted, but this is not always the case; it depends person-to-person! This is a contracted position as opposed to an enrollment-based one. Contracts extend beyond this show period. All dancers wishing to join the Professional Company must complete a show period as an Apprentice! Promotion is based on physical and emotional readiness!
What do I need to wear to the audition?
Any athletic clothes that you can move in are acceptable! For the sake of seeing body lines, it is preferred to that clothes air toward form-fitting.
Does it cost anything to audition?
There is is a $10 audition fee to help cover the cost of paying for our professional adjudicators/panelists.
If there is financial need, please speak to us! We do not believe that finances should ever be a barrier to participation.
Do I need to bring a headshot and resume?
You do not need to, but we always like receiving this information if you have it. Ultimately, most of our decision making is made off of the audition itself and looking at the following criteria: your dance ability, your openness to new ideas and experiences, your ability to collaborate with others, your ability to integrate feedback, and your attitude!
Who should I contact if I have other questions?
Please send us an email at email@example.com and we will get back to you shortly!