Dance

Audition Now

Submissions are now being accepted for the Army On Its Toes Dance Company. We are looking for dancers for the 2018/2019 season. Due by August 12th,  2018 at midnight, email Company Director, Kathryn Higgins (Kathryn.higgins@use.salvationarmy.org) with the following:

  1. A cover letter in the body of the email stating your name, division, corps and dance experience as well as why you want to be a part of the Territorial Dance Company.
  2. An unlisted youtube link to a video of you dancing. Show your best work in both technique and performance featuring as much variety as possible.
  3. An up to date resume outlining your dance training and performance experience.
  4. A jpg of a high quality headshot.
  5. Complete this Dancer Info Sheet:

2018/2019 Season
Fri. Sept. 21-Sun. Sept. 23, 2018 – Mandatory Rehearsal Weekend – THQ
Fri. Oct. 5-Sun. Oct 7, 2018 – Dance The Day Away – Camden Kroc
Feb. 28 – March 3, 2019 – Worship Arts Convocation – Camp Ladore
June 13-16, 2019 – Commissioning – Hershey Lodge
July 23-August 2, 2019 – OOB Pier/Pavilion Ministry

Local Team
Sat. Jan. 12- Sun. Jan 13, 2019 – Playback Dance – CFOT
*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 Co. dancers have had extensive training in many forms of dance and theatre arts.
-Work ethic and physical stamina! Leading up to an event dancers rehearse from early in the morning, to late at night.
– A willingness to try new forms of dance.
-Some flexibility with your schedule. There is only one rehearsal weekend in the fall, from then on rehearsals only take place the day or two 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/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).

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.

“Being a part of Company has has challenged me and helped me grow both in my dance skill and walk with God. Not only that, but this team has become more than just a group of people I see a few times a year. It has become a daily support system; an encouraging and loving group of friends who share a passion to spread the gospel through dance.”Olivia Renkel
“This company has brought me a chance to share Christ’s love through dance and performance once again. I have been given the opportunity to learn, to grow, to be stretched, and to be filled, physically and spiritually. This group of people have become my family, my tribe!”Evangeline Miller
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