Urbanity Auditions: Creative Class

Auditions for Urbanity's Creative Class (Underground and Junior Apprentices) for the 2019-2020 season will be Saturday August 3rd, 2018 1:00–3:00 p.m. at Urbanity Dance Headquarters. (1180 Washington Street #100 Boston, MA). Click here for directions to our UDHQ studio.

We suggest letting us know you're planning to attend ahead of time. Email photo and bio or resume to cayley@urbanitydance.org.

There is a $10 audition fee. 

About the Ensembles

Creative Class consists of two ensembles.

Urbanity Underground

Urbanity Underground (UU) is Urbanity's highly successful  company comprised of working professionals and grad students. A competitive program, UU dancers can pursue dancing professionally while also working jobs and pursuing graduate programs. Our dancers are tech specialists, HR and marketing professionals, med students, nurses, lawyers, financial analysts, dance teachers, and Physical Therapists. Urbanity Underground is brimming with heart, human connection, professionalism, and terrific creators. Dancers have the option to apply for choreographic opportunities within the company. Underground gives its members a great deal of flexibility and the ability to choose which shows they would like to participate in. Dancers pay a monthly stipend of $67 to participate in the program.

 

Junior Apprentices

This program is designed for high school students ages 14 + who would like to experience dancing in a professional company and add this program to their resume. Our apprentices have gone on to dance at prestigious dance schools around the country including Julliard, Boston Conservatory, University of Arizona, University of Michigan, Bennington College, and Alonzo King's LINES. 

What to Expect

The audition works as a class, including ballet tendus, pirouettes, a modern release combo, leaps across the floor, improvisation exercises, and a final combination. The combo will highlight Urbanity's style, weaving fluid release "gooey" technique with the ability to fiercely hit notes of choreography with specificity and attack. We're looking for wow-factor, appeal, and willingness to create. 

Performance Opportunities

FACTS: South End Moves: Dancers have the opportunity to perform work by a guest artists in different venues across the South End. (October 25th-27th, 2019)

Urbanity NEXT: Dancers have the opportunity to perform work by a guest artist in Urbanity NEXT. (February 21-22nd, 2020, 7:30pm February 23rd, 2019, 2:30pm)

Creative Class Showcase: Dancers have opportunities to choreograph and perform in works by fellow Creative Class members (May 8th & 9th, 2020)

Additional performance opportunities vary per company, and include commercial gigs, paid opportunities, dance festivals and community performances.

Video auditions

Video auditions will be accepted for the Creative Class. Please include: One 2 minute solo which showcases your style. Please post your videos to YouTube/Vimeo and email cayley@urbanitydance.org with attached bio/head shot, introducing yourself and explaining why you would be an asset to Urbanity. Video auditions are due by August 2nd at 12pm. There is a $20 audition fee for video auditions. 

 

Questions? Contact Cayley Christoforou, Artistic Operations Manager: cayley@urbanitydance.org