The American Dance Festival (ADF) will visit 16 cities from January 3 to April 1 during its annual scholarship audition tour to discover bright, talented dancers for the 2012 ADF Six Week School (6WS).
The ADF School will provide professional training programs for dancers, choreographers, and teachers as part of the festival’s 79th season, set for June 14 to July 28 in Durham, North Carolina.
In the past five years, more than $321,000 in tuition scholarships has gone to more than 750 6WS students. Former ADF scholarship students have gone on to dance with major companies such as Paul Taylor Dance Company, Pilobolus Dance Theater, Mark Morris Dance Group, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Martha Clarke, Doug Varone and Dancers, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Evidence/Ronald K. Brown, and Shen Wei Dance Arts.
Audition classes will be taught by ADF co-deans Gerri Houlihan and Dr. James Frazier, as well as ADF faculty and alumni. Each student should bring the following to each audition:
- Completed 6WS application with the accompanying $40 application fee
- A minute-and-a-half solo (choreographed or improvised)
- Copy of the student’s or the student’s parents’ 2011 federal income tax Form 1040 (the first page only)
Auditions will be held in New York; Salt Lake City; New London, CT; Springfield, MO; Miami; Carson, CA; Laredo and Austin, TX; Harrisonburg, VA; Madison, WI; Seattle, WA; Albany, GA; Durham; and La Allendale, MI. For the full list including locations, dates, and times, visit www.americandancefestival.org.
Beginning in March, the American Dance Festival will visit 13 cities to audition students who plan to apply for the 2011 ADF Six Week School (6WS) tuition scholarships.
The ADF School will coincide with the festival’s 78th season, running June 9 to July 23 in Durham, North Carolina. Applications for the ADF School are available at www.americandancefestival.org.
Each summer the ADF School provides professional training programs for students, choreographers, and teachers. The school invites students of all levels to participate in the creative laboratory, learning from outstanding faculty, musicians, and scholars. Former ADF scholarship students have gone on to dance with major companies such as Paul Taylor Dance Company, Pilobolus Dance Theater, Mark Morris Dance Group, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Shen Wei Dance Arts, and Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company.
Tuition scholarships are offered to promising students who have a high level of technical ability and creative potential, and who have experience in either performing or choreographing, based on both ability and financial need. In 2010, 52 percent of ADF School students were offered tuition scholarships. Award amounts range from $200 to full tuition ($1,975), though they don’t cover room/board fees, living expenses, or transportation to the festival.
Students should bring the following to each audition:
- completed Six Week School application with the accompanying $40 application fee
- a 90-second solo (choreographed or improvised)
- copy of the students’ or the students’ parents’ 2010 federal income tax Form 1040 (the first page only)
Auditions will run March 8 to April 3 and are scheduled for Tallahassee, FL; Allentown, PA; Keene, NH; Akron, OH; Moscow, ID; Northfield, MN; La Cruces, NM; Elon, NC; Long Beach and San Francisco, CA; Durham, NC; Wichita, KA; and New York City. Visit www.americandancefestival.org for additional information.