Auditions

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Launched in 2002 by award-winning choreographer Robert Guitron, Portland-based Polaris Dance Theatre is a professional dance organization that creates and produces works of dance for the local, national and international stage. Our productions are visually innovative, athletic, intelligent, emotional and thought-provoking.  Dancers must be versatile with a strong background in both contemporary as well as classical styles. Partnering skills are required. Some aerial experience is preferred.  Our season consists of three fully-staged evening productions, as well as festival performances, special events and possible touring. Auditions take place at Polaris Dance Theatre.

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Thank you for your interest in Polaris Dance Theatre! Stay tuned for our next audition in March 2017. Polaris company members are compensated financially and are offered free tuition for Polaris classes, professional development training, as well as complimentary tickets for friends and family.

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    • Audition Date: TBD
    • Audition Fee: $25
    • RSVP: to M’Liss Quinnly at mliss@polarisdance.org by Thursday, February 25th
    • Required Submission Materials:
      • SAVE AS A SINGLE PDF DOCUMENT (with your first and last name as the title of the document)
        • Headshot
        • Resume
        • Video Reel (YouTube links only, please)

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Springboard & Summer Intensive:

Audition Required for entry into Summer Intensive

Our summer intensive program will take place Monday-Friday, July 25th-August 5th. Outstanding faculty and a diverse and highly challenging curriculum have made our Summer Intensive Program one of the region’s finest. This intensive includes training in Contemporary, Ballet, Hip Hop, Aerial, Salsa, Tap, Partnering and more! As part of the intensive, students participate in the Galaxy Festival, which culminates in a final performance. Experienced dancers only. Ages 14 – Adult.

If you haven’t taken an audition class or have missed the March 2016 audition for placement, please contact M’Liss Quinnly at mliss@polarisdance.org, to schedule. As of May 1st, a video will be accepted in lieu of an in-person audition. (An informal video taken on your phone will be acceptable given that it clearly demonstrates a dancers’ ability.)

    • Audition Fee: $20
    • Required Materials to bring to audition:
      • Headshot
      • Single-page resume, including training history and performances

Audition Required for entry into Springboard Program

Join us for Polaris Dance Theatre’s Springboard Program! This summer program runs Monday - Friday, July 11th – 22nd and is designed for the intermediate dancer who aspires to continue their diverse dance education and is interested in attending summer dance intensives in the future. Springboard will polish technical skills in the areas of Contemporary, Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap, Aerial and more. Finale performance on July 22nd. Ages 11-15.

If you haven’t taken an audition class or have missed the March 2016 audition for placement, please contact M’Liss Quinnly at mliss@polarisdance.org, to schedule.

      • Audition Fee: $20
      • Required Materials to bring to audition:
        • Headshot
        • Single-page resume, including training history and performances

Junior Company:

JCo was established in 2011 as a pre-professional company for youth ages 13 – 18.  The program is designed to offer young, talented dancers a chance to grow their skills and experience the demands of rehearsing and performing in a professional environment. Auditions apply to the 2016/2017 (Sept – June) Junior Company Season. We will be asking dancers to perform a variety of techniques and ballet slippers are recommended. If new to Polaris, legal guardians of students will need to sign a waiver at the door. Tuition-based training program, with limited scholarships available upon application and approval.

The JCo audition will also be a Summer Intensive make-up opportunity for student previously unable to attend the March Intensive audition.

    • Audition Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 1 – 3pm
    • Registration will open at 12:15pm
    • If you are unable to attend the audition date, please contact M’Liss Quinnly with any questions
    • Audition Fee: $20
    • RSVP: to M’Liss Quinnly at mliss@polarisdance.org by Wednesday, April 13th
    • Required Materials to bring to audition:
      • Headshot
      • Single-page resume, including training history and performances

 

 

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