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Auditions, classes, jobs and opportunities for dance artists.

Auditions

 

Job Openings & Opportunities

Atlanta Dance & Music Academy Looking For Team Members

  • 1 Operations Coordinator 
  • 2 Children’s Dance Teachers
  • Adult Dance Teachers 
  • Residencies for Independent Artists and Small Companies
  • 3 Music Teachers
  • And an Intern for the Fall Semester

Questions? All inquiries should be submitted to admin@atlantadanceandmusic.com

Heads Up!
Moving in the Spirit: Hiring Teaching Artist
Moving in the Spirit seeks team members who can help us achieve our mission to help young people build the skills they need to thrive.

Teaching Artist
Moving in the Spirit is looking for experienced, energetic teachers to deliver student-centered creative movement and modern dance classes to boys and girls ages 3-18. The ability to teach ballet and/or hip-hop, in addition to modern dance, is a preferred plus. Availability to teach at least two one-hour-long classes per week is required. Read our job description for details on how to apply!

The World of Coca-Cola is currently hiring and casting for their upcoming Halloween and Christmas shows

National Black Arts is looking for Teaching Artists of African Decent
Non-Profit Arts Organization seeking Professional Dance Teaching Artists of African Decent to teach weekly movement classes of middle school and high school students within APS. Teaching artists must have proficiency in modern, jazz, ballet, West African, or hip-hop dance. Ideal teaching artists should have experience teaching and working with youth, great communication, timeliness, and excellent classroom management skills. In addition to conducting weekly classes, teaching artists will provide choreography to support final performances. 

Email resumes to ndavis@nbaf.org

Donate2Dance
Donate2Dance collects gently worn dance shoes, costumes, and dancewear to give to schools in need. Materials can be hand delivered or shipped, and there is a local ambassador in Atlanta to facilitate. Reach out via email 2dancers@donate2dance.org if your organization is in need.

Internships

DanceATL Archival Internship

The Archival Intern will receive valuable hands-on experience in working in a non-profit while gathering and organizing the history of Atlanta dance.

10 hours/ week, 75% remote

Reports to: DanceATL Archive Committee and DanceATL Operations Manager

Must have access to a computer and internet connection

Responsibilities:
Work under the instruction of the Archive Committee and the Operations Manager to gather crucial information on Atlanta’s dance history.
Assist with the interview process for those with first-hand history of early Atlanta dance, building upon the established practices created in collaboration with the Dance/USA Archival Internship (2020 – 2021).
Maintain and add to the working timeline from the early 1900s to present day by documenting accomplishments of artists past and present. Create visual infographics of Atlanta dance.
Present an engaging review of what has been accumulated at the end of the internship term.

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

Qualifications:
Enrolled in an accredited university to receive academic credit. You can still intern without being enrolled.
Strong communication and organizational skills
Interest in dance and arts administration
Student-mentality, willingness to learn, high level of initiative to meet and exceed deadlines
Ability to work individually and on a team
Positive attitude

Areas of study include Dance, History, Archival Science, Library Science

Compensation: Academic credit

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

DanceATL Arts Administration Internship

The Arts Administration Intern will receive valuable hands-on experience in working for a non-profit while supporting the mission of DanceATL. This internship can be designed to address your personal interests and learn new skills in the field of Arts Administration.

10 hours/ week, 99% remote with opportunities for in-person meetings and events
Must have access to a computer
Fall internships with the possibility to extend into spring

Reports to: Operations Manager

Responsibilities:
Maintain website and social media presence
Shadow staff in meetings with Board of Directors and committees
Assist coordinating events for community programming
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 not to exceed the 10 hour commitment.

Qualifications:
Enrolled in an accredited university to receive academic credit. You can still intern without being enrolled.
Strong communication and organizational skills
Interest in dance and arts administration
Must have access to a computer and internet connection
Student-mentality, willingness to learn, high level of initiative to meet and exceed deadlines
Ability to work individually and on a team
Positive attitude

Areas of study include and are not limited to Arts Administration, Dance, Marketing, Advertising, Management

Compensation: Academic credit

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

Social Media Internship Creatives Project
The Creatives Project is looking to hire an intern who is a skilled and visual storyteller with a love for digital media and communications. Do you possess a strong visual eye with an engaging writing style? Are you familiar with the cultural agents operating in the local/regional art circuit? Are you a passionate, detail-oriented and engaged collaborator? If so we’d love to hear from you! Please send a cover letter and resume to info@thecreativesproject.org with the subject “Social Media Internship”.

The Social Media Intern will receive a $150 stipend per month at the end of each month for the duration of their internship. Alternatively, TCP can offer studio workspace.

Out Of Hands Theater Paid Internships
Out of Hand offers seasonal paid internships in support of our Equitable Dinners Program: a collaborative project that includes art and small group conversation to build community, bring light to inequities that exist for black people, and activate anti-racist action. The responsibilities of the internship include: familiarizing yourself with arts culture and collaborative partnerships in the Atlanta arts community, developing community engagement practices, attending staff meetings with Out of Hand team and Equitable Dinners Partner Design Team, coordinating completion and implementation of monthly project indicators, and other projects as assigned. These responsibilities will contribute to the development of the intern’s professional competencies by connecting his/her theoretical knowledge with good production and administration skills. Key abilities such as event coordination, small theater event production, intercultural skills, collaborative work, using the arts as a tool for social justice, introductory understanding of racial equity, anti-racism, and production of transformational learning events in a virtual environment.

For more information, please e-mail Adria Kitchens, Director of Equity and Activism, adria@outofhandtheater.com.

Dance Canvas Inc
Interns Wanted! We’re gearing up for the upcoming season! Interested? Email info@dancecanvas.com

Core Dance Internship

  • Costume Management Intern 

Job Description:
The Costume Management Intern assists with various day to day operations that support the Core Dance Costume Manager. This Internship requires  working knowledge of dance costuming needs, interest in design, basic skills in mending, cleaning, and ironing, an understanding of fabrics and their care. Experience with computer databases and inventory management. The ability to work independently, extremely detail oriented, and a problem solver. The position entails 10-15 hours per week of work, primarily remote, with the possibility of completing hours in the office.

Responsibilities/Learning opportunities include:
-Updating the costume closet master spreadsheet
-Logging information from the master spreadsheet into the Wix website.
-Uploading photos of costumes to correct sections on the Wix website.
– Taking photos of remaining/new costumes.

Qualifications:
Recent graduates or current students of a variety of disciplines and interests may qualify.  Current areas of study or fields of interest include: Dance (and other art forms), Nonprofit Management/Arts Administration, and Project Management. Excellent organization and verbal communication skills are a plus.

Compensation:
Internships are not compensated financially; however, an intern may complete their internship for academic credit, or may opt to exchange their hours for participation in Core Dance classes and the utilization of Core Dance studio space. Please specify which of the two options you are interested in pursuing in your application.
This is a seasonal, part-time internship, from (dates are negotiable).
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Nikki Morath, Intern Coordinator (intern@coredance.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

Profectus: Seeking Visual Artists for Show

Profectus is seeking visual artists to participate in our lobby display for our November show, “Pensive.” Going into our second season, we knew we wanted to continue to branch out and offer an opportunity to meet, support, and partner with other artists who may be looking for a space to display their talents. We are very excited to see that desire become a reality this year at our performance in November as we turn the lobby of the Newnan Theater Company into a walk through gallery.

What we are looking for:

  • Newnan Theater Company has an incredible lobby that can easily showcase the work of local artists. Profectus is looking to fill that space with talented painters, photographers, graphic designers, etc. who are looking to display or sell their art before and after the show.
  • Please note, artwork displayed in the lobby does not have to reflect the choreography or intent behind Pensive. You are free to display pieces with any meaning or intention.

Where to apply:

2021-22 Choreographer Career Development Initiative

Selected Dance Canvas Choreographers will create, incubate, receive feedback and present their choreography to Atlanta Audiences. Our choreographers will also be invited to workshops, roundtable discussions, and seminars to develop their careers and build professional networks. For our 2021-22 season, we continue our partnership with the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech, with culminating performances at the Ferst Center!​

Dance Canvas will select up to 10 choreographers to be part of the Choreographer Career Development Initiative. Selected choreographers will receive:

  • Up to 10-minute submission slot in Performance Series Ferst Center for the Arts; a 1000 seat state-of-the-art theater

  • 30 minutes of tech rehearsal time in theater

  • Full dress rehearsal in theater

  • Up to 15 hours of free/discounted studio rehearsal space (at sponsoring studios)

  • Professional video copy of choreography

  • Access to database of professional dancers

  • Access to performance photos (of the presented work); Photos by Richard Calmes

  • Audition for professional dancers arranged by Dance Canvas

  • Contact/Resource list

  • Online, E-mail, Print and Broadcast promotion

  • Networking opportunities

(* More choreographer benefits added regularly!)​

Participant tuition for this program is $150. Deadline to apply is August 13, 2021 at 11:59PM. If you have questions, please email info@dancecanvas.com

 

Engage

Volunteer with DanceATL: Oral History Project

The DanceATL Archive Committee is actively looking for new members to join us in our efforts to discover and share the rich history of the Atlanta dance community.  We are recruiting new members to serve on the committee as we enter our next phase of archival development.  We will be gathering oral histories from longtime members of the Atlanta dance community over the next year, as well as determining the overall scope and direction of the process of developing an archive of other materials related to the history of dance in Atlanta.  The committee meets about once a month via Zoom, and will be increasing our activity as we begin the process of conducting the oral history interviews.  For more information or to find out how to join the committee, contact the chair, Douglas Scott (douglas@fullradiusdance.org)  or one of the other current members of the committee, Cynthia Crain-Lee (cindydcrain@outlook.com) or D. Patton White (patton@beacondance.org).

NDEO Conference 2021
The 23rd Annual National Dance Education Organization Conference
TELLING OUR STORIES: The Essentiality of Dance Education in Changing Times
October 7 – 10, 2021
Virtual Conference

Registration is open!

Who wants to Revive a Version of the Choreographers Guild?
Back in the 1980’s and early ‘90’s, the dance community had a member organization called the Dance Coalition of Metro Atlanta, which served many of the same purposes as DanceATL seeks to do now.  One of the features of the DCMA was a subsidiary group called the Choreographers Guild, which had been organized by a number of DCMA members who regularly made work. This group included Meli Kaye, Pat Floyd, Dee Wagner, Louise Runyon, Kate Holland, Judith Dewitt, Patton White and others, and had decided to organize so that we could continue to develop our choreographic craft. The guild agreed to meet regularly— once every other month—for 2-3 hours each session, and that one member would each facilitate the session by sharing their practices/processes in choreography and making dances.

Some of the current members of DanceATL have started discussing the possibility of creating some new version of the DCMA Choreographers Guild, with at least 6 members expressing a commitment to help to revive it and the purposes that it served.  We are interested in finding out if other DanceATL members may be interested in participating in this revived body, and if so, what sort of focus would you envision this body taking.  What should we call it?  How often would we like to meet? What spaces in the metro Atlanta area would be interested in hosting a session?  How long would each session last?  What other parameters might we place on it?  And when would we like to get this off the ground?

If you would like to help to give shape to this new body, please email info@danceatl.org.

Into the Proscenium

Looking for a press release, interview, or coverage of your show? Fill out the form on the website, and we will do our best to pair you with a qualified writer.​

We are asking choreographers to offer one complimentary ticket to the individual writing about your work. If this is not possible for you at this time, but still want coverage, please email intotheproscenium@gmail.com.
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Calling all writers! Writers will be part of our core team, putting out long-form articles as well as highlighting works. Anyone can write, anyone can be reviewed.

Into the Proscenium (ITP) provides coverage of Atlanta’s dance scene – interviews, press releases, and criticism.  Created in response to the dwindling commentary of other arts publications in the city, ITP is the area’s newest and most inclusive reporting of Atlanta dance.​

ITP values impartiality, inclusivity, and diversity. We will work to cover anything that is submitted to us. Our mission is to keep Atlanta in the know about their dance community, and to keep the world in the know about Atlanta. 

 

Weekly Classes

Have a new weekly class schedule? Email class information to info@danceatl.org. Please provide name of class, days/dates, times, address, and a website link or social media handle. Thanks!

Contemporary Dance Class
Mondays
7PM-8PM
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA

Hard working fun is how I would describe my dance class. I try to incorporate both aspects in my teaching. For me, it is important to be a vessel for movement that is smart and thoughtful.  When teaching, I think of the body on a large scale making sure to include the mind. I enjoy breaking the body apart and putting it back together creating a more efficient and sustainable facility for movement. I start with easy concepts.  Inside out.  Top to bottom. I employ these universal ideas to help enhance the investigation of what it means to move fully but not forced. $15, Venmo: @corian-ellisor

Contemporary Ballet with Jillian Mitchell
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
10:10 AM
Kit Modus
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliffe Rd NE, Atlanta, GA

Artists In the Marketplace
Mondays
Virtual

Beginner Ballet with Mr. C
Tuesdays
5:30PM-6:30 PM
TADA- The Atlanta Dance Academy, 2335 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA

Pasofino Latin Dance Studio
Mambo
Tuesdays
7PM Shines Pasitos lev 2
8PM Shines Choreo lev 3
8610 Roswell Rd #910, Atlanta, GA

Aatma Dance
Bachata Vibes and Styling
Tuesdays 
8PM
Aatma Dance, 3308 Laventure Dr #170, Chamblee, GA

Full Radius Dance Virtual Class
Wednesdays
10AM

Full Radius Dance’s virtual classes resume on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. All bodies are welcome.

Join us as we dive into the rigor of the Full Radius Dance technique. We’ll discuss the intent of the movement, what muscle groups are used, and will readily demonstrate how it can be executed by different embodiments – seated on the floor, seated in a chair, or standing.

You may join us, virtually, as we take class live in the studio or, as an option, you can access the class, 48 hours later, as a prerecorded video. Live class is held at 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM EST. Class is audio captioned by Rev.com.

Upon registration, you’ll receive an email with the link to access the virtual class. Register for www.fullradiusdance.org/virtual-classes.

Come Dance with Us!

Latin Rhythms at TADA
Beginner Salsa
Thursdays
7:15PM

TADA, 2335 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA

Okwae A. Miller + Artists present Class + Choreography Workshop
Saturdays
12PM-2PM
The B- Complex, 1272 Murphy Ave SW, Atlanta, GA

$10

Adult Beginner/Intermediate Hip Hop
Saturdays
11AM-12PM
TADA- The Atlanta Dance Academy, 2335 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA

Contemporary Sunday’s w/ dani swatzie
Sundays
2PM-3:30PM
Anthony Burrell Center for Dance, 533 W Howard Ave, Ste B, Decatur, GA

Adult Breakin’ Class

In person: Sundays at 7:30pm
Via Zoom: Wednesdays at 7:30pm

Conditioning, Foundation and Fundamentals, Great Exercise, Drills and Technique
$10/class

Core Dance 
Want to take class at Core Dance? We’re excited to announce that we are opening (or maybe cracking we should say) our doors again for class.

In light of COVID-19, Core Dance classes are limited to eight people in the room. With this restriction, advance registration is required. All attendees must wear a mask in the building at all times, check temperature upon arrival, and utilize hand sanitizer when entering the building (thermometer and hand sanitizer are present at the entry door).

Open House-Free Contemporary Class With Meredith Olivia
August 14
4-5PM

The Dance Centre of Atlanta
1500 Nabell Avenue East Point GA 
Celebrate the opening of The Dance Centre of Atlanta with FREE classes! We will offer youth classes from 1-4pm and an adult class from 4-5pm. No need to register-just come as you are!

play create experiment
August 21
10:30AM-12PM
Dresden Park
2301 Dresden Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 

Dance improvisation class taught by Nadya Zeitlin.
We will warm up, learn from each other and look into ourselves, get inspiration from visual art, and create something together at the end of each class.
All levels welcome.

Summer Intensives 

Full Radius Dance Winter Intensive
January 3-7
Time & Location TBD

We’ll be offering a week-long winter intensive in January of 2022, tentatively scheduled for the week of January 2nd.
Registration live: September 1

Kids Classes

Flamenco dance for kids

Saturdays
10-11AM
Drake School of Irish Dance, 4790 Peachtree Industrial Blvd #101, Norcross, GA

Kids ages 6-12 stomp, twirl, and jump in flamenco class that emphasizes rhythm first and basic movement. We explore imagery and emotions, as we celebrate this exciting art form rooted in southern Spain.  Tuition: $70/month/child. Join any time. No experience or special dance gear is required. However, girls should wear a full skirt that is at least knee-length. All kids should wear some “clicky” shoes (but not tap shoes) if they have them. To register, contact the instructor, Julie, julie@berdole.com.

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