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Army On Its Toes 2017/18 Season Auditions

Update: Auditions are now closed for the 2017/18 season.

Submissions are now being accepted for a few Army On Its Toes Dance Company spots available for the 2017/2018 Season. Due by August 15thth, 2017 at midnight, email Company Director, Kathryn Higgins (Kathryn.Higgins@use.salvationarmy.org) with the following:
1. A cover letter stating your name, division, corps and dance experience as well as why you want to be a part of the Territorial Dance Company. Please also note the performance/rehearsal date conflicts you may have.

2. An ‘unlisted’ youtube link to a video of you dancing. Show your best work in both technique and performance utilizing as much variety as possible.

3. An up to date resume outlining your dance training and performance experience.

2017/2018 Season

Sept. 14-17 2017        New Jersey Women’s Camp
Oct. 6-9 2017              Rehearsal Weekend
Winter Engagement TBD
June 2018                    Hershey Lodge-Commissioning
July 24- Aug 3,2018    Old Orchard Beach Pier/Pavilion Ministry

The ‘Local Team’ will rehearse as needed for additional pieces.

 

What does it take to be a member of Company?

-Technical and performance experience in dance. All our dancers have had extensive training in many forms of dance and theatre arts.

 -Work ethic and physical stamina! Leading up to an event, we rehearse from early in the morning, to late at night.

– A willingness to try new forms of dance. We are always exploring diverse means of communicating a message. We’ve utilized circus arts, spoken word, devised theatre and illusions in our first season alone!

-Some flexibility with your schedule. We have one rehearsal weekend in the fall, then only practice together the few days leading up to an event. The average schedule leading up to a performance weekend looks like this: Wednesday – travel day. Thursday/Friday – rehearsal days. Saturday – rehearsal and performance. Sunday – performance and travel home.

*Note- You do NOT need to be available for every performance engagement to be a member of Company.

Membership Criteria
A person who wishes to become a member of the Army on Its Toes Dance Company must be an active soldier in a corps and at least 18 years of age. After making it through preliminary auditions, their participation will be approved by their corps, division and territory.

Leadership
Kathryn Higgins (Dance Ministries Specialist) serves as the Company Director, with guidance from Carol Jaudes (Territorial Creative Arts Director). Evelyn Stickland serves as the Company Manager.

Finance
When traveling to rehearsals and engagements, mileage and toll reimbursement is available. All meals and lodging are provided during rehearsals and engagements. All Company members are volunteers.

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