Each year Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre invites young dancers, ages 8-19, to audition for the upcoming season, beginning in September. CCDT dancers come from a variety of training, cultural, and economic backgrounds but all share a passion for the expressive power and range of modern and contemporary dance choreography that is created by leading dance artists on them and for them.
Auditioning dancers will be considered for:
Full Company Membership with full training, rehearsal, and performance/touring responsibilities
Company Apprenticeship with full training and rehearsal responsibilities, and partial performance/touring responsibilities
the Core Apprentice Program
the Young Apprentice Program
SunDance Summer Dance Intensive*, presented in partnership with the Royal Academy of Dance
To learn more about our Young & Core Apprentice Programs for dancers ages 8-13 click here.
For more information on SunDance click here.
*dancers accepted to CCDT's Company or Apprentice Programs receive automatic acceptance to SunDance.
Full Company membership brings many benefits, at no cost, including:
professionally produced local and touring performances including two weeks at Fleck Dance Theatre, Canada’s leading dance venue
two weekly company modern/contemporary technique classes with SCCDT faculty and renowned guest teachers
one weekly Conditioning Class for strengthening, stretching, aligning, injury prevention, and mental health support
creation and rehearsal with internationally recognized choreographers
unmatched preparation for entry to performing arts programs, conservatories, and dance careers
paid performance weeks
and, of course, making life-long friends
Company members commit to an 11-month season. From September through May they rehearse, perform and take 7-8 dance classes per week* (approximately 20-25 weekly hours in studio). In June members participate in The School of CCDT's annual showcase, and in July new and returning dancers attend our three-week international SunDance summer intensive* in preparation for the following season. Company dancers are also expected to participate in fundraising initiatives throughout the year.
Auditioning dancers between the ages of 8 and 13 may be accepted into the Young Apprentice Program or the Core Apprentice Program.† These programs provide an opportunity for gifted young dancers to enhance their artistry with others who share their love for dance. Many CCDT dancers begin as Young or Core Apprentices, moving up the tiers of our pre-professional training programs to eventually join the Company as full members.
*While CCDT strives to offer as many free training, rehearsal, and performance opportunities as possible, our members' School of CCDT technique classes (excluding two weekly company classes and one weekly conditioning class) and SunDance registration are at the dancer's own expense. Exceptional dancers in need of financial assistance may be eligible for scholarship to SCCDT.
†Skill level, ability, and experience are considered alongside age to determine program placement at the time of audition. Dancers ages 11-13 who demonstrate advanced level ability may be considered for full Company Apprenticeship.
COMPANY & SUNDANCE 2020 AUDITIONS:
Sunday February 23, 2020
Ages 8-10 from 10:00am - 11:30am
Ages 11-13 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Audition Prerequisite: a minimum of 1 year of ballet and/or modern dance training
The audition will consist of ballet technique, modern technique, and improvisation. No solos required.
Monday February 24, 2020
Saturday February 29, 2020
COMPANY & SUNDANCE 2020 AUDITIONS:
Sunday March 1, 2020
10:00am - 1:00pm
Audition Prerequisite: a minimum of 3 years of ballet and/or modern dance training
The audition will consist of ballet technique, modern technique, contemporary repertoire, and improvisation. No solos required.
Monday March 2, 2020
Pre-registration is strongly recommended. See below for details.
*Callbacks are for prospective Company & Apprentice Program dancers only (no callback is required for SunDance applicants).
Click to download all three Audition Documents below. Pre-registration is strongly recommended.
Dancers who cannot attend a live audition may submit a video audition for SunDance 2020 ONLY, due by June 1, 2020.
For more information and questions about our auditions contact Natasha at 416-924-5657 / email@example.com.
For detailed information about the SunDance summer dance intensive please visit theschoolofccdt.ca/sundance.
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