Is Dance your passion? Do you find yourself moving to your favorite beats, no matter where you are? Working alongside your Artist in Residence, you will explore dance technique, enhancement, and stretch your skills as a dancer. At JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® you will be on your feet with a professional choreographer as you expand your movement vocabulary, learn new pieces, grow your dramatic and technical range, and perfect pieces that showcase your talent as a dancer and challenge you to learn something new. All of this hard work will go into performing these pieces in front of your peers at the JCC Maccabi® Final ArtsFest Showcase.

Audition Requirements – Dance 2020

What are we looking for?

  • A passion for dance and the enthusiasm to create and perform
  • An intermediate level in modern, jazz, ballet, or other styles
  • Familiarity with different dance forms and an eagerness to expand your knowledge and skills
  • The desire to stretch yourself, take risks and work individually and collectively with one another to create and perform a dance that is of and from you

In addition to answering the questions below, you must also submit a video sample of your work. Please record a video of yourself performing a solo set to music or in silence. This can be original or other choreography, based on a theme or concept that demonstrates passion, technical ability, and creative spirit. It should be no longer than 2 minutes.

Once you have recorded the video, please upload it to a site such as YouTube or Vimeo and copy and paste the link into your audition form.

Please answer the following questions in the text boxes provided on the application.

  1. Tell us briefly about your experiences in dance at school, home, or in workshops/classes.
  2. What are your greatest strengths as a dancer and in what areas would you like to grow while at ArtsFest?
  3. Why do you want to participate in JCC Maccabi ArtsFest?
  4. Tell us about the piece you chose and why you chose it.
  5. Anything else you would like us to know about you and your dance skills?
  6. Please provide the link to your video audition.