North Texas Dance Fest Auditions

February 10th, 2018 12:00pm-3:00pm
North Texas Dance Festival Audition
Performance Dates: May 19th 2018, Margo Jones Performance Hall, TWU – Denton, TX

Barton Hollow Dance Theater is looking for diverse, mature movers to be a part of their 2017/2018 season.  As a collective of artists, we aim to attract audiences from the North Texas region as well as quality dancers eager to be a part of a company where artistic individuality is valued.  Dancer’s skills range from classical ballet to hip-hop.  Our goal is to produce diverse shows with a wide range of artistic skills that grabs the community’s attention and makes them excited to watch dance.  BHDT is made of professionally trained dancers who are dedicated to dance arts and sharing their artistic visions with their company members and community. All Rights Reserved ©

BHDT is looking for youth, pre-professional and professional dancers, as well as aerial performers to join our first annual North Texas Dance Festival.  Paid positions available.  All dancers must bring ballet shoes. Pointe shoes are not required, but strongly desired.  $10 Audition fee required.  Non-professional level dancers will require a $195 performance fee due March 15th.  Please see below for additional information.

Audition Info:

12:00pm-1:30 – Ballet Technique

1:30-3:00pm – Contemporary

Pre-Professional & Professional Audition Requirements:

* Must be at least 13 years of age to audition.
* Must have pre-professional dance experience.
* Must have a professional attitude and appearance.  Ex: Hair pulled away from face. Leotard, tights, and appropriate shoes.  Ballet skirts allowed.  Men, please bring ballet shoes and wear appropriate fitted clothing for ballet.
* Must provide a resume, headshot, and three references.

Audition Process:
Audition will begin with ballet barre followed by  ballet and contemporary choreography.

Call for Choreographic Submissions

  • Each choreographer can submit up to 3 separate works by filling out the form above.
  • A 4th work can be submitted to be considered if a dance film or short.   If a choreographer is submitting only dance films or shorts then they may use other slots to submit up to 3 dance films or shorts to be considered.  (only 3 will be considered)  If a choreographer wants to submit works for live performance and multiple films or shorts, then they may either fill out two applications with two fees or submit only 1 or 2 works for consideration and the rest as film.
  • Length of pieces must be minimum of 3.5 minutes and maximum of 12 minutes.
  • Each choreographer only needs to pay the $50 fee one time, up to three pieces submitted.  (If the choreographer wants to have more then 3 works considered, then they must fill out the application again and pay an additional fee.)
  • The $50 fee payment is part of the form submission.
  • Choreographers will be notified by Feb. 15th of their acceptance.
  • If accepted, dance films and live works will need to be available as the original files so that we can make promotional videos.  Films will need be available in high resolution files to be shown on the big screen.

We will choose works that are curated for the appropriate flow of the festival.  We consider all of the shows at NTDF to be very important and we choose between many artists. All submissions are highly recommended by our committee.

As we get many photographs submitted, it is important that you change the filenames before starting to submit this form.  This will make our life easier, and let your photographers get  the credit they deserve.

File names should include  at least:  YOUR NAME  (or COMPANY NAME) and PHOTOGRAPHER’s name with words separated by dashes.   If submitting photos of particular works, include the name of the work in the photo file name.

chaos-theory-dance.jpg   (no photographer credits)

Thank you and we are so excited to see what emerges for North Texas Dance Festival  2018!

Competitive Company Auditions

VAULT Dance Competitive Companies

KINETIC Dance Company© and AUTHENTIX© Hip-Hop Crew is for the more serious and dedicated dancer. Our Competitive dancers are made up of the studio’s top talent and are personally invited to join our award winning team.  involves an intensive program of the highest quality. VDC’s competition company gives dancers the opportunity to experience a team environment and build memories that will last a lifetime with their competition family. Our competition team attends a minimum of 4 competitions and 2 conventions each year.

What to Expect:
Dancers will be broken into groups and ages and taught a combination in Ballet, Contemporary, & Jazz.  AUTHENTIX crew will audition at the end and are required to participate in the jazz portion of the audition. Present yourself professionally with the proper attire, shoes, and hair for each technique.  For example: tights, leotard, and hair in bun for ballet.  Dancers and casting will be selected and announced the following day.

Please contact if you would like information about being a part of our company.

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