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2022 AUDITIONS for COMPANY/ APPRENTICE DANCERS and SUNDANCE

Each year Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre invites young dancers to audition for SunDance, our annual summer intensive, and the upcoming Company 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:
 
SunDance Summer Intensive July 4-22, 2022 (ages 8-19)
CCDT Company & Apprenticeship, 2022-2023 season (ages 14-18)
CCDT Core Apprentice Program, 2022-2023 season (ages 11-14)
CCDT Young Apprentice Program, 2022-2023 season (ages 8-11)

Audition Dates and Times:
 
Ages 8-10         Sunday February 27th    10:00am – 11:30am

Ages 11-13       Sunday February 27th    12:00pm – 2:00pm
Ages 14-19       Sunday March 6th          10:00am – 1:30pm

Watch the videos below to learn more about the Company, and keep reading for detailed commitment and audition information.

2022 AUDITIONS: Ages 8-19

Auditioning dancers will be considered for:

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APPRENTICE PROGRAMS | Ages 8-13

Pre-professional training and performance in ballet and modern dance for young aspiring artists. Learn More

 

Audition Date:

Ages 8-10         Sunday February 27th    10:00am – 11:30am
Ages 11-13       Sunday February 27th    12:00pm – 2:00pm

Fee: $30.00

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SUNDANCE SUMMER INTENSIVE | Ages 8-19

Auditions:

Ages 8-10         Sunday February 27th    10:00am – 11:30am

Ages 11-13       Sunday February 27th    12:00pm – 2:00pm

Ages 14-19       Sunday March 6th          10:00am – 1:30pm

Final Video Submission Deadline:

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Fee: $30.00

More Information: https://www.theschoolofccdt.ca/sundance

 

PREREQUISITES - All Audition Candidates

Due to the intensive nature of these programs, audition applicants are expected to have previous training in ballet and/or modern dance techniques.

Ages 8-10: Minimum of 1 year of experience

Ages 11-13: Minimum of 2 years of experience

Ages 14-19: Minimum of 3 years of experience

 

2022 AUDITION REGISTRATION

SunDance Summer Intensive July 4-22, 2022 (ages 8-19)

CCDT Company & Apprenticeship, 2022-2023 season (ages 14-18)

CCDT Core Apprentice Program, 2022-2023 season (ages 11-14)

CCDT Young Apprentice Program, 2022-2023 season (ages 8-11)

NOTE: Ages listed are a guideline only for the audition process. The dancer's skill level, ability, and experience are considered alongside age to determine program placement at the time of audition.

ALL VIDEO AUDITION APPLICANTS:

Please download and read all documents below to begin your Registration process. The completed Registration Form, $30 Audition Fee, and completed video audition must be submitted to schoolofccdt@ccdt.org by the deadline.

Video Submission Deadline:

April1st, 2022 (Company and Apprentice Programs)

June 1st, 2022 (SunDance)

We look forward to seeing you dance!

SUNDANCE 2022 PROGRAM INFORMATION (coming soon)
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Company & Apprenticeship with CCDT

 

Full Company membership brings many benefits, at no cost, including:

  • 25+ professionally produced local and touring performances each season, including two weeks at Fleck Dance Theatre, one of Canada’s leading dance venues

  • creation and rehearsal with internationally recognized choreographers

  • two weekly Company Modern/Contemporary technique classes with Company Directors and renowned guest teachers (supplementing weekly ballet and modern technique classes at the School of CCDT)

  • one weekly Company Conditioning Class for strength, flexibility, alignment, injury prevention, and mental health support

  • unmatched preparation for entry to performing arts programs, conservatories, and dance careers

  • paid performance weeks

  • invaluable networking connections with established international artists and making life-long friends

*Dancers offered Company or Apprentice Program contracts receive automatic acceptance to SunDance.

Company members commit to an 11-month season. In July, new and returning dancers attend CCDT's three-week international SunDance summer intensive* in preparation for the upcoming season. From September through June the dancers take 7-8 dance classes per week*, rehearse repertoire, create new works with commissioned choreographers (approx. 20-25 weekly hours in studio), and perform extensively in three annual productions. Company dancers are also expected to participate in fundraising initiatives throughout the year.

Auditioning dancers between the ages of 8 and 13 may be considered for the Young Apprentice Program or the Core Apprentice Program. These pre-professional companies provide an opportunity for gifted young dancers to enhance their artistry with others who share their love for dance. Many CCDT dancers begin as YAP or Core members, progressing through their training and artistic development to eventually join the Company as full members.

*While CCDT strives to offer as many free training 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 SCCDT scholarship.

†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.

For more information and questions about our auditions please contact schoolofccdt@ccdt.org.

For detailed information about the SunDance summer dance intensive please visit theschoolofccdt.ca/sundance.

Photo by David Hou