What: ABREPASO flamenco is starting a pre-professional training program beginning Fall of 2020 through Spring of 2021 in flamenco dance and is holding auditions for 3-7 dancers.
Who: No prior flamenco experience necessary; dance experience strongly recommended. Must be 16 years or older.
First round of the audition is online. Please fill out this Google Form https://forms.gle/P92UauEsDBEDv7yX7 & send resume and video samples to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject “audition” by August 20th, 2020. Artistic Director Alice Blumenfeld will call participants for a brief phone interview. Video sample should be 5-10mins in length.
Notification of acceptance to in-person audition will be via email. In-person audition will be September 4th (Friday) in the evening at Wilhelm Dance.
What we’re looking for:
Professionalism – professional attitude, willingness to learn and take corrections. Great work ethic and discipline. Applies oneself fully to the steps and accepts challenges. Shows up on time, can commit to the training program.
Enthusiasm – interest in learning flamenco dance. Dedication and commitment to sustained study.
Coordination – although no specific dance training required, general sense of coordination, spatial awareness, physical fitness, and rhythm necessary.
Benefit to participants:
Participants will take flamenco dance & contemporary dance classes with artistic director Alice Blumenfeld from September 2020 – May 2021, receiving dance training, professional skills, learning choreography, along with learning flamenco history. Part of the tuition will cover costs for one custom-made flamenco costume. Students will receive highly discounted rate for open classes. Participants will have at least one performance opportunity. For more on Blumenfeld, visit https://www.abrepaso.org/artistic-director
Training program days/times:
mid-September – mid-December & late January – end of May
Approximately 200 hours of training
Wednesdays: 4-6pm (Julia de Burgos CAC)
Fridays: 5pm-8pm (Wilhelm Dance)
Saturdays: afternoons, time TBA
$2,500 of which $500 will be returned upon completion of the program. A costume with value of appx. $250 is included in tuition. No refunds. 50% deposit due at the beginning of the program. Second half of tuition due January 1, 2021. Scholarships/financial assistance are available.
For more on ABREPASO & Alice Blumenfeld, please see: http://www.abrepaso.org/
For questions, please contact Alice at email@example.com
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