Perform at Dance Place
Apply to Be Presented or Co-presented in the
Cafritz Foundation Theater
A limited number of opportunities are available each year to have your company presented or co-presented by Dance Place. In order to be considered for the September 2015 – August 2016 season, please complete an application form, in its entirety, and submit along with a cover letter and a DVD work sample to Attn: Programming Department, 3225 8th St NE, Washington, DC 20017. Deadline for submissions to arrive at Dance Place is 5pm on December 15, 2014, please allow appropriate time for the post office to deliver by this date. Only hard copy submissions are accepted, do not email. Work samples must be marked clearly with artist’s name. Notification will be made in the spring.
Apply to Be Presented as part of the
Art on 8th Outdoor Performance Series
To be considered for Art on 8th Outdoor performances, please complete an application form, in it’s entirety, and submit along with a link to a work sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure links are accessible or provide a password to view.
Please keep in mind these technical specifications and ensure that your performance is feasible for the Art on 8th program. If you have any questions please direct them to Sarah Kramer, Artistic Programming Manager & Development Associate at email@example.com.
Art on 8th Programming takes place at the Monroe Street Market Stage located right off of the Brookland/CUA Metro. The stage is 25’ wide and 13’ deep. While we prefer to have Thursday music groups perform on the stage, we give the Friday interactive dance performers the option of performing on the stage or directly in front of it. Keep in mind that this space is an outdoor stage made of concrete.
Sound Equipment and Information:
Dance Place provides a small sound system for Art on 8th performances; however a sound operator is not provided. If your performance requires a sound operator, please plan on having one on site.
Dance Place will provide the following sound equipment:
- Fender Passport 500 with the following specs:
-USB port lets you record with CD Quality (.wav) straight to a USB Flash Drive
- Six mic lines with XLR and 1/4 inputs
- Two stereo inputs with 1/4 and 1/8 (for MP3 player) inputs
- 1/4 subwoofer out with 120Hz high pass filter
- CD-quality .wav and mp3 file playback
- Docking connector for Passport wireless receiver
- Speaker systems feature tightly controlled coverage to minimize feedback
- 35mm (1-3/8″) stand adapters built into each speaker cabinet
- Two speaker cables and a detachable power cable
- Mic/cable storage compartment with latching lid
- One wireless handheld microphone
- One wired microphone and XLR cable
- One microphone stand
A loading area is available adjacent to the Monroe Street Market Stage. Dance Place will provide water and a secure place for personal items during performances.
Audition for our New Releases Choreographers Showcase
Dance Place’s annual adjudicated showcase of new works by established and emerging choreographers from throughout the region is held in the Summer each year. Auditions typically take place 2 months in advance of the concert date. Please check our performance calendar for this year’s performance date and links to audition information.
Audition for a Resident Company
Dance Place has several professional dance companies in residence, including ReVision dance company, Dance Place Step Team, and Coyaba Dance Theater. Dancers are often selected from the class that the choreographer teaches, and sometimes general auditions are held. If you wish to join a resident company, the best way to find out more about auditioning is to take a class to become familiar with the movement and then ask the instructor directly about openings or auditions for a particular company. Dance Place also posts notices about auditions and other opportunities around town and regionally on our Job Bank.
Photo: Lesole’s Dance Project (c) Enoch Chan 2009.