Auditions for 2017 Season
The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble seeks female tap dancers age 10-18 for our 2017 Youth Ensemble to perform in our 5th annual Holiday Concert: The Tapcracker
Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 3:30-4:30pm
Institute of Dance Artistry
37 E. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA
Friday, June 16, 2017 from 7:00-8:00pm
at 954 Movement Collective
954 N. 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA
*Advanced dancers should attend on Sunday, June 11 if possible; some may be invited to stay for a call back from 5:00-6:00pm
Note: Dancers only need to attend one audition date, not both. Dancers are expected to arrive 15 minutes early to check in. A parent or guardian must accompany each dancer for a brief orientation and to sign a photo and injury release form.
Dancers must bring an 8 x 10 headshot printed on glossy photo paper and their tap shoes. Note: Headshots do not need to be taken professionally but should feature the dancer’s head and shoulders against a plain background. Digital photos can easily be printed at Walgreens, Target, etc.
Dancers must be available for dress/tech rehearsals and performances the second weekend in December, including:
Weekly rehearsals will take place at the Institute of Dance Artistry in Plymouth Meeting on Sunday afternoons from 3:00-5:00 beginning after Labor Day. Dancers MUST ATTEND all Sunday rehearsals leading up to the Holiday Concert (no rehearsal will be held Thanksgiving weekend). Dancers who miss two or more rehearsals will be released from the company and their rehearsal fee will not be refunded.
Accepted Youth Ensemble dancers will receive:
The rehearsal fee for participation in The Lady Hoofers Youth Ensemble is $450. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. DVDs of the performance, program advertisements or notes of congratulations, and additional Lady Hoofers merchandise will also be available for purchase.
*Rehearsals will focus on choreography; dancers are expected to continue taking regular tap classes at their home studios and are also encouraged to take ballet and jazz to help with technique.
Acceptance and Payment
Dancers will be notified of their acceptance into the company by July 1st.
Photos by: Bill Hebert
Registration for Youth Ensemble
Auditions are now CLOSED
Auditions are held annually in June