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Call for Dancers

Seeking adult & teen ballet dancers comfortable with improv for Halloween themed dance installation on the evening of June 22th at Wishing Star Farm and Wellness in Glen Arm, MD. 

Choreography will be learned through Zoom rehearsals, videos, and outdoor in-person rehearsals.

There will be one cast meeting on

Friday, September 9th at 5:00 PM,

and one dress rehearsal on

Saturday, October 15th at 2:00.

 

Dancers will be required to arrive at 6:00 the day of the performance, which is estimated to run from 8:00-10:00 PM.

 Email ballet.nocturne@gmail.com with questions or to

receive performer commitment form.

Number of paid performers accepted will be capped at 10,

taken on a first come, first serve basis..

Deadline for interest and commitment is Friday, September 9th at 1:00 PM.

All are accepted, no audition required.

 

Paid opportunity for dancers 18+,

Unpaid for dancers under 18

Stipend for dancers 18+ is $50, paid in full post performance on Oct 22.

In order to receive stipend, dancers must

  • Attend any 3 zoom/in-person rehearsals and the dress rehearsal

  • Arrive to the performance by 6:00 PM

  • Stay in character during the performance

  • Place 1 yard sign and return it post performance (can be placed in your own yard)

Q & A

How are we rehearsing?

Dancers will be given videos at the start of the rehearsal process to learn phrases. Dancers are free to learn the phrases at their own rate and are encouraged to practice using improv to get in and out of the phrases and create different versions of the phrases. There will be "pop-up" rehearsals each week on Zoom or in a park for those who wish to receive feedback or ask questions while practicing. Pop-up rehearsals will be at different times each week to try to ensure everyone can get a chance to get to some regardless of work or school schedules.

How much of the dancing is improv and how much is phrase-work?

There will be 1 group phrase that will be learned and rehearsed and performed during the installation, and the rest of the work will be improv with phrasework incorporated if desired.

How will I be assigned a character?

In line with our no-audition policy, roles and characters will not be assigned, they will be chosen by the dancers at the cast meeting on September 9th based on scheduling and technical needs of the dancers.

If I don't want to commit to the requirements to receive the stipend, can I still participate?

If the stipend requirements don't sound like fun, just check the "waive the stipend" box when filling out the performer commitment form, and we will still be excited to have you!

What if I can't make it to the cast meeting or dress rehearsal?

If you cannot make it to the cast meeting, we can send a recording of the meeting after and touch base about characters individually. If you cannot make it to the dress rehearsal, a make-up dress rehearsal can be arranged.