For Dance Artists

DanceATL is a multi-ethnic, multiple racial organization that stands in solidarity with the black community during this time of crisis. Please refer to our Resources for Racial Justice page for more information on our stance and resources to educate ourselves.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, all performances, classes, and events are canceled, postponed, or transformed into digital mediums. Refer to our COVID-19 Response and Resource Page for updates and a listing of Atlanta-based virtual classes. If you have an offering, please email info@danceatl.org.

Please refer to the event organizers about rescheduled dates, ticket refunds, and how you can support them during this time of uncertainty. Please consider donating your ticket to keep our organizations afloat.

During these uncharted times, we encourage you to follow the WHO and CDC guidelines to keep you and our community safe.

Auditions, classes, jobs and opportunities for dance artists.

Auditions

Zoetic Dance Auditions 2020/2021
Zoetic Dance is seeking female dancers for our upcoming 2020/2021 season’s projects. Dancers must have strong ballet and contemporary dance foundations, strong partnering skills, a willingness to work collaboratively and creatively and an honor of the female spirit. Interested dancers who would like more information on Zoetic and our upcoming season, please email Mallory@zoeticdance.org.

Live auditions will be held on July 10 and July 24, 9am-11am at Ambient Studios in Atlanta, GA, and will include a question and answer/meet and greet session post audition.

Video submissions for interested dancers who cannot attend either live audition will be open beginning June 1 and will close July 24. Dancers be will considered for a video interview/virtual meet and greet before final selections are made.

Video submission requirements:

  • 2 minutes max of improvisation.
  • Two 2-3 minute contemporary phrases. Please give credit to choreographer. Show your versatility!
  • 1-2 minute across the floor grande allegro combination including the following:
  • Inversions
    1. Leaps of any kind (ex. barrel turns, grande jetés, stag jump, calypso, etc.)
    2. Floor work
  • 1-2 minutes speaking on your desires and aspirations as an artist and why you are interested in working with Zoetic Dance.
  • Email resume, headshot & dance reel and any other relevant materials such as professional website to Mallory@zoeticdance.org.

*Dancers submitting a video audition, please upload video to Youtube and send link to Mallory@zoeticdance.org

*Please note that due to remaining uncertainties of COVID-19, scheduling changes and other details have the potential to change. Make sure to visit Zoetic’s website (www.zoeticdance.org) and follow Zoetic on Instagram (@zoeticdance) for the most up to date information on auditions and other events.

Job Openings

None at this time. Check back later!

Internships

DanceATL Arts Administration Internship

The Arts Administration Intern will receive valuable hands-on experience in working in a non-profit while supporting the mission of DanceATL.

10 hours/ week, 50-75% remote

Must have access to a computer and a Google account

Reports to: Operations Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Create editorial calendar
  • Maintain website and social media presence
  • Shadow the Operations Manager in meetings with the Board of Directors and committees
  • Assist coordinating events for community programming
  • Maintain volunteer listing
  • Maintains communication with supervisor while working remotely

Please note this list is not all-encompassing and additional tasks may be delegated in a reasonable capacity.

Qualifications: 

  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Interest in dance and arts administration
  • Knowledge of Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Hangouts, WordPress 
  • Student-mentality, high level of initiative to meet and exceed deadlines
  • Ability to work individually and on a team
  • Positive attitude

Areas of study include Arts Administration, Dance, Marketing, Advertising, Management

This internship is open to the public with opportunity for academic credit.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Jacquelyn Pritz at operationsmanager@danceatl.org

Fly On A Wall

Every year since its inception, Fly on a Wall has utilized interns in both administrative and artistic positions. Our internship program has been an integral part of the development of our platform.

Internships are available year round, and are developed with the Fly on a Wall Team to ensure success and growth.

For more information about an internship position please contact Jimmy Joyner – jimmy@flyonawall.buzz

Intern at The Movement Lab ~ Home of T. Lang Dance

T. Lang Dance, a registered non-profit, is seeking an intern to assist in social media and design as well as managing events at The Movement Lab, its premiere arts and community space in Westview. The ideal candidate is outgoing, detail-oriented, proactive, and self-motivated. Some weekend and evening work is required and will be paid.

This position will require approximately 20 hours per week; hours will fluctuate depending on bookings and event schedules. Hospitality, Events Management, Arts, Non-profit Management, and English majors are strongly encouraged to apply. All majors will be considered.

Position Responsibilities: Assist with day-to-day venue operations, including light cleaning and stocking Assist in answering inquiries about The Movement Lab Assist in responding to requests to book The Movement Lab Manage events on-site and act as representative of The Movement Lab Assist with the set-up and breakdown of events Assist with projects in the areas of marketing, event development and sponsorship/development as needed Assist with day-to-day promotion of events, memberships, and opportunities to book The Movement Lab Write captions related to The Movement Lab events and people participating in them, including features on members

How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume and a short writing sample or designs to info@themovementlabatl.com

About T. Lang Dance: T. Lang is dedicated to exposing the arts and emerging communities to the creative impact and genius of dance. The organization creates poetic movement landscapes, illustrating deep and rousing investigations into interdisciplinary creative practices, historical narratives and identity. Intended to nurture growth and innovation, The Movement Lab, managed by T. Lang Dance, offers a comfortable venue for professionals, artists, and community members in all fields.

Call For Artists

Atlanta Contemporary and Dance Canvas are partnering on a new Summer Choreographic Residency!

Dance Canvas is excited to partner with Atlanta Contemporary on a new summer Choreographic Residency. Both organizations are strong believers in the power of art and the strength of artists’ voices to heal, make commentary, lift spirits, inspire hope, and demand change. Dance Canvas and Atlanta Contemporary are offering resources to amplify the voices of dance artists in metro Atlanta. The residency is designed to provide metro Atlanta-based choreographers with a platform for creation and presentation of works reflecting the current climate in our communities and to be a creative outlet for dance artists while supporting and amplifying diverse voices. 

Please visit our website below for full residency guidelines. If you have questions, please email Angela Harris at aharris@dancecanvas.com.

Leah Boresow Dance has put out a call for dancers from the Atlanta or surrounding dance community…this is a multi-genre dance showcase where all dancers are invited to have the opportunity to perform their work in a beautiful theatre with professional photos and videos! This goes for contemporary artists, tappers, Latin dancers, hip hop- you name it! The showcase will take place at the Windmill Arts Center with beautiful lighting opportunities and space. Artists can submit a video of their work or rehearsals of their work to be considered. Please reach out to Leah Boresow with any questions at lboresow@gmail.com. More details at leahboresow.com/showcase. Applications due July 3, 2020.

FilmFest by Rogue Dancer
DANCE FILM (verb /dæns/ noun /fɪlm/) synonymous with Dance on Screen, Dance on Film, Video dance, Screen dance… etc. you get the picture.

We want CHOREOGRAPHERS & DANCERS to be household names. FilmFest by Rogue Dancer is a unique online platform for DANCE Film only.

DANCE should be seen, appreciated and have developed audiences that exist outside the DANCE world. FILM is the way to do this. We want to peek curiosities and drive audiences to all the incredible performances that exist in the greater world. The universe should know the work that has been made throughout the ages and what we know, as dancers, has been going on in the DANCE Studio all along.

We have bigger goals than creating a DANCE Film Festival. Any filmmaker who submits to FilmFest by Rogue Dancer is agreeing to become part of our DANCE Film ARCHIVE, and future Rogue Dancer and sister events. More on that as we grow…

This is how it will work… The curatorial theme will change from month to month.

UPCOMING THEMES (So go ahead and submit your DANCE Films!!!!!)
May 2020 – Black & White
(with a LIVE Screening @ SHADOWBOX Studios, SUN., JUNE, 7th @ 7pm)
June 2020 – JOYful
July 2020 – Travel-ing
August 2020 – h2o
(with a LIVE Screening @ SHADOWBOX Studios, SUN., SEPT., 6th @ 7pm)

Who can enter FilmFest by Rogue Dancer?
Anyone wanting to submit a film to the FilmFest by Rogue Dancer will need to consider the following guidelines. Your film submission must be a DANCE film.

All CHOREOGRAPHY created with the CAMERA in MIND are encouraged to SUBMIT. Looking for Microfilms, Shorts, Animation and Feature length DANCE FILM of all genre, date and culture.

Film Festival Submission Costs –
We know that submission costs can be a real deterrent for getting your DANCE FILMS out there. We are keeping COSTS LOW so you have the opportunity to share all of your work (new & old, big & small, any budget).

up to 2 minutes – $2
2 to 5 minutes – $5
5 to 10 minutes – $10
10 to 15 minutes – $15
15 to 20 minutes – $20
20 to 25 minutes – $25
25 minutes & longer – $30

Awards & PrizesFilm Fest Prizes / Awards … We will award a Rogue Dancer Film of The Month! These 12 films will be presented in a Brick and Mortar event on SUN., NOV., 8th, 2020 @ 7pm LIVE Screening @ SHADOWBOX Studios, “Rogue Dancer Choice Screening”

Rules & TermsFilms without a DANCE element & Video of stage performances without a film making element will be disqualified.

How to submit to FilmFest by Rogue Dancer

All CHOREOGRAPHY created with the CAMERA in MIND are encouraged to SUBMIT. Looking for Microfilms, Shorts, Animation and Feature length DANCE FILM of all genre, date and culture.

Please submit your Dance Film via a DOWNLOADABLE file (Hi Res MP4) through FilmFreeway. Include Director & Choreographer names and at least one Hi Res SCREENSHOT. If a TRAILER exists, we would like to have that too.

2020 Summer Intensives

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many intensives have been canceled, postponed, or turned virtual. Please refer to our COVID-19 Response and Resources page for more information.

Weekly Classes

*Times and classes subject to change

Aatma Dance: Salsa and Bachata
Salsa 101 – Monday and Wednesday 7pm, Saturday 1pm
Salsa 102- Monday and Wednesday 8pm
Bachata 101 -Tuesday and Thursday 7pm, Saturday 12pm
Bachata 201- Tuesday and Thursday 8pm
Aatma Dance Studio, 3308 Laventure Dr #170, Atlanta, GA

Adult Beginner Ballet with Catherine Messina
Tuesdays
5:30-6:30pm
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA
Class is located upstairs in the mansion. Drop-in Fee: $10/pro, $15/general

Adult Classes at Georgia Dance Conservatory

Adult Ballet with Kathryn McBeth
Mondays and Wednesdays 7:30-9pm, Thursdays 10-11:30am
For the pre-professional, professional, or someone looking to get back into class. A traditional hour and a half ballet class with exceptionally experienced instructors.

Advanced Adult Ballet with Marina Levasheva
Tuesdays 10-11:30am
For the pre-professional or professional dancer. A traditional hour and a half ballet class with exceptionally experienced instructors.

Atlanta Dance Collective Open Class
Come move with Atlanta Dance Collective! Every first Monday and third Friday of the month, join us for open company class at Atlanta Ballet Midtown. Each class will be taught by a member of the collective focusing on contemporary movement, providing a range of unique perspectives throughout the class series. Each class is only $5 cash/card. To pay in advance proceed to https://squareup.com/store/atlanta-dance-collective

First Monday of the month 10-11:30am
Third Friday of the month 11:15-12:45pm
Atlanta Ballet Midtown, 1695 Marietta Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA

Ballet with Thang Dao – Int/Adv

Tuesday 7:30-9pm
Thursday from 6:30-8 pm
TADA- The Atlanta Dance Academy, 2335 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA

Thang Dao hails from New York City where he is a freelance choreographer, teacher, and coach. He holds a MA degree from New York University’s Gallatin School. Dao received his formal dance education from the Juilliard School and The Boston Conservatory, where he received his BFA in 2001. Dao danced with the Stephen Petronio Company and the Metropolitan Opera until 2006, leaving to choreograph for Ballet Austin, Ballet Austin II, Ailey II, Ballet X, Philadanco, Missouri Contemporary Ballet, the Boston Conservatory along with many universities and performing arts schools nationally and internationally. His works have been performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia with acclaimed reviews. His ballet Stepping Ground, choreographed for Ballet Austin for the 1st Biannual New American Dance Talent, received the Audience Choice Award all four nights. Dao is the recipient of the 2008 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship, the 2009 Special Project Grant, and the 2012 Vilcek finalist for Creative Promises in choreography. His choreography received first place at the 2017 Dance and Art in Pietrasanta Festival. Dao was on the creative team for the James Brown Project: Get On The Good Foot commissioned and produced by the Apollo Theater under the direction of Otis Salid.

Ballethnic Classes
These classes meet weekly from 9/3 – 12/7/2019, and restart 1/6 – 5/16/ 2020.

Monday
5:45-6:45 Advanced Modern/African
6:45-8:15 Advanced Ballet
8:15-9:00 Advanced Pointe
Tuesday
4:45-5:30 Foundations Ballet
5:30-6:15 Open Hip Hop
6:15-7:00 Beginner Tap
6:30-7:30 Beginner/Intermediate Adult Ballet
7:00-8:00 African
7:30-8:30 Adult Ballethnicize
Wednesday
5:45-7:15 Advanced Pointe
5:45-7:15 Young Men’s Class
5:45-7:15 Beginner/Intermediate Teen Ballet
Thursday
5:45-6:45 Pre-Pointe
5:45-7:45 BYE Repertoire Workshops
6:30-7:30 Yoga
6:45-7:30 Intermediate Tap
7:30-8:30 African
Saturday
9:30-11:00 Beginner/Intermediate Ballet
10:00-11:00 Pre-Ballet
11:00-11:45 Kiddie Tap
11:00-11:30 Beginner/Intermediate Jazz
11:30-1:00 Advanced Ballet
11:45-12:30 Kiddie Ballethnicize
12:30-1:30 Foundations Jazz/Hip Hop (8 wks only)
1:00-2:00 Intermediate Jazz/Modern
Bellydance Fitness and Dance Classes
Don’t let what you think of bellydance keep you away! Improve posture, gain agility, grace, strength and balance. Choreographies increase dance vocabulary; are challenging and fun.
Weekly classes: Thursday or Sunday evenings.
Fitness class is one hour; choreography/combinations class is hour and a half.
120 Sycamore Place, Decatur, GA 30030
$15 per drop-in/$14 per class by the month
sarailive@gmail.com or sunbeamsinmybellydance@yahoo.com
Bollywood Dance Classes
Sundays (starting Feb 2)
2pm
Aatma Dance Studio, 3308 Laventure Dr #170, Chamblee, GA

Contemporary with Hope
Contemporary Dance class that is focused on improving technique, flexibility, and movement quality.
Wednesdays, beginning Oct 16
8:15-9:30pm
Rhythma Studios, 555 Whitehall St SW r18, Atlanta, GA

Contemporary Flow
Thursdays
10:00-11:30am
Active Space, 200 Bennett St SW, Atlanta, GA

(*Long sleeves and pants recommended). $15 general, $10 artists. This class is led by Gianna Mercandetti, 30% of class rate benefits The Mediums Collective.

Contemporary Jazz Funk
Sundays
12:30-2pm
Calo Gitano Studios, 1963 Hosea L Williams Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30317

Core Dance Morning Classes

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
9-10:30am
Core Dance Studios, 133 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA
Classes are in the upstairs studio

Decatur School of Ballet
Advanced Teen/Adult Ballet – Mondays 6:30-8pm at Church Street with Monique Wimby
Beginning/Intermediate Adult Tap – Tuesdays 12-1pm at Church Street with Birda Ringstad
Intermediate Adult Modern – Tuesdays 8-9:30pm at Church Street with Kate Holland
Beginning/Intermediate Teen/Adult Ballet (experience required) – Wednesdays 6:30-8pm at Church Street with Jessica Reese
Beginning/Intermediate Teen/Adult Tap – Wednesdays 7-8pm at Church Street with Birda Ringstad
Advanced Teen/Adult Tap – Wednesdays 8-9:30pm at Church Street with Birda Ringstad

Embodied Play: An Improv Practice
Thursdays at 5-6:30pm
Sundays at 1-2:30pm
Active Space, 200 Bennett St SW, Atlanta, GA
$15 general, $10 artists. This class is led by Porter Grubbs, 30% of class rate benefits The Mediums Collective.

Flamenco Dance Classes

Tuesdays
7:15-8:25pm
Decatur Rec Center, 231 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030
This class is for adults who wish to explore the lighter side of flamenco, including tangos and bulerías in classes that focus on teamwork and communication. It is a good place for beginners, as well as those with experience who wish to add “the fiesta” to their repertoire. This class is geared toward dancers who want to dance without the worry of learning long choreographies or highly technical footwork. We spend time listening to music and exploring the relationship between the body, rhythm, melody, and space. Class limited to 10 participants. Attire: Comfortable clothing and shoes with a small heel and great support (not those cute shoes you wear on a Saturday night out). Skirts are optional.

Fly On A Wall
Tuesday and Wednesday 10:15-11:30am
The Windmill Arts Center, 2823 Church St, East Point, GA
Grooving a song lately? Feel free to request a song for class by messaging us on Instagram!

Good Moves Dance
Monday and Wednesdays 5:30pm – 7pm
Thursdays 10:30 am 1015 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta, GA

Libra Bop Poplocking Class
Tuesdays
8-9pm
The Movement Lab, 1384 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA

Popping, aka Poplocking, is a street dance based in the rhythmic contraction of the muscles to the beat of the music. Students will learn fundamentals, terminology, and technique through a combination of improvisation (freestyle), routine, and drills. Historical context will be provided where necessary.

Kit Modus Open Class
Monday-Friday
10:10am
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA

Open Classes with Samantha Spriggs

On Sunday mornings, join Samantha Spriggs for open, pay-what-you-can release technique class at Dance Foundry. Classes incorporate floor-work, improvisation, dynamic phrasework, functional alignment and efficiency, and choreography workshopping. Open to all bodies and movers.

Sundays
10:30am-12pm
Dance Foundry, 2977 E Ponce de Leon Ave c, Decatur, GA

Open Tap Classes with The Tap Rebels
Fridays
7pm
Dance Theatre Sandy Springs, 4920 Roswell Rd. Sandy Springs, GA

Open Class with Refuge Dance Company
Saturdays 1:30pm
Refuge Dance Academy, 2217 Roswell Rd Suite 116, Marietta, GA


Room to Move Dance Open Classes

Mondays 7:30 pm
Wednesdays 7:45 pm
Saturdays 2:30 pm
Concourse Athletic Club, 8 Concourse Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA
ALL MARCH CLASSES CANCELLED.
ROOM TO MOVE DANCE is a contemporary modern dance company. Our classes have a foundation in Hawkins technique with an emphasis on stretch and alignment work. All levels (dancers, non-dancers, movers…) are welcome. Classes are held in Studio B and are open and free. Please go to our Facebook and Instagram pages @roomtomovedance for real-time class schedule updates. See you in class!


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Begins August 22
Thursdays
7-8:30pm
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in the Retreat, 980 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA

TADA- The Atlanta Dance Academy

Tuesday Morning Class with Corian Ellisor
Tuesdays
10:15am
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA

Open class with Bluebird Uncaged
(ages 16&up)
Mondays
10am-11:30am
Windmill Arts Center, 2823 Church St, East Point, GA
Open Class with Full Radius Dance
Mondays and Wednesdays
9-10:30am
Dance Foundry, 2977 E Ponce de Leon Ave c, Decatur, GA
Suggested donation $5
Email fullradiusdance@gmail.com

OPEN|CLASS with Gianna Mercandetti

Tuesdays **No Class 3/3 & 3/24
6:30-8pm
Core Dance Studios, 133 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA (downstairs studio)

Contemporary Flow – In this class, I invite you through a sequence of tasks and investigations to cultivate an awareness of your body and the space we are in. We’ll explore relationships to the floor, improvisatory structures, and contrasting phrase work, all while cultivating a sense of play and efficiency. The structured warm-up leads to architectural and textural movement, gestural quirks, and vigorous investigations into and across the floor. Email gmercandetti@gmail.com with any questions!

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
Tuesday 7-9pm First Presbyterian Church, 189 Church Street, Marietta, GA
Wednesday 7-9pm Youth Center at Christ Church Episcopal, 400 Holcomb Bridge Road, Norcross, GA
Thursday 7-9pm Nations Church, 8780 Macon Highway, Athens, GA
First and Third Saturdays of the month 2-4pm Youth Center at Christ Church Episcopal, 400 Holcomb Bridge Road, Norcross, GA
First Sunday of the month 4-6pm Heritage Baptist Church, 1070 Douthit Ferry Road, Cartersville , GA

KIDS/TEENS CLASSES

DanceAbility at The Georgia Ballet DanceAbility is a free class for special needs students ages 6-13. The goal of the program is to provide a traditional dance class experience tailored to fit the needs of each student. It is taught by Assistant School Director, Alexa Goldberg, and assisted by volunteers. This program starts in September.
Wednesdays and Thursdays
4:15-5pm
The Georgia Ballet, 1255 Field Pkwy, Marietta, GA 30066

Flamenco Classes for Kids Age 7-12 Classes cover basic dance technique and choreography, as well as songs. Kids learn the codes of Flamenco communication so that they work as a team in singing and dancing with one another. This class also builds repertoire, and some class time is spent reviewing dances that will help students build their Flamenco skills over time. Class limited to 5 students.
Kids age 12 : Mondays, 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Kids age 7-12: Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:00 PM.
Location: Private studio near downtown Decatur.  Please inquire for address.

Tuition: $45/month based on a 4-week month. Tuition payments are non-refundable and non-transferable

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Open class with Bluebird Uncaged
(ages 16&up) Mondays
10am-11:30am
Windmill Arts Center, 2823 Church St, East Point, GA

Positive Motion, new dance class for kids with disabilities

The TADA Foundation is offering a dance class for kids ages 10+ with mild to moderate developmental disabilities.
Saturdays, August 10- December 14
11:30am-12:30pm
TADA, 2335 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

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