Open Dance Project: Youth Ensemble

 ODP2 is Open Dance Project’s pre-professional dance ensemble in residence at Hunter Dance Center in the Heights. ODP2 dancers have the opportunity to work and train in contemporary dance techniques as they work with professional guest artists and choreographers to build a full length contemporary story ballet from the ground up.
Dancers must be 12 – 18 years old (by August 1, 2018) with strong technique to audition. Once cast, dancers commit to taking a minimum of 3 ballet classes and 1 modern class a week. All classes do not have to be at Hunter Dance Center, although significant tuition discounts will be given to company members. Dancers must be able to commit to weekly company technique and repertory classes on Saturdays at Hunter Dance Center, must make themselves available for all technical and dress rehearsals required for the Spring performance, and be committed to working as a team to build a positive, nurturing, and creative ensemble experience.
This audition will be for our 2018-2019 Season that will culminate in a performance of Alice in Wonderland May 10-12 & May 17-19, 2019 at MATCH. Tech rehearsals will be May 6-9, 2019 in the evenings. Dancers must be available for weekly Saturday rehearsals throughout the year and all of tech week and performances.

Audition Information/Requirements:
June 23, 2018 2:30-4:30 pm at Hunter Dance Center
Age: 12-18 (As of August 1, 2018)

Girls-Solid leotard, convertible pink tights, ballet shoes
Boys- White t-shirt, black dance pants, ballet shoes
Audition will begin with a short ballet class, followed by modern/contemporary repertory, and a short aerial dance segment.

The week leading up to the audition is our Open Dance Project Summer Intensive that we highly recommend participating in to prepare for the audition! Registration and more information here: