Debbie Allen Dance Academy Dance Auditions

DADA-logo-newfontIn 2001, Debbie Allen and Norman Nixon founded The Debbie Allen Dance Academy (DADA) to fill a void for the young people of the Greater Los Angeles Area who had an interest in learning the language of Dance.  Ms. Allen sent her own daughter away to train at the Kirov Ballet at the ripe age of 13 because there was no “Academy” that had the kind of training she needed.  When DADA opened its doors, hundreds of young people and their parents lined up around the corner to enroll.  It took DADA 8 months to get its non-profit status, and so, Debbie Allen and Norman Nixon footed the entire deficit bill for that first year.

This was the beginning.  In 10 years, DADA has become world renowned for its Faculty, for its commitment to furthering the Art of Dance, and for the incredible young artists who have emerged.  If you look at the DADA Alumni, you will find them on Broadway, Film and Television – Choreographing, Dancing, Creating.  You will also see young people who, through the character education of Dance, are excelling in science, technology, and most importantly, in life.

Now DADA is looking for young and talented dancers to join Debbie in Los Angeles for their summer intensive program:

Summer Intensive 2015
Summer Intensive 2015

June 28 – July 26, 2015

Tuition:  $1550 (includes a daily catered nutritious lunch)

Housing:  $2750 (includes daily transportation to and from the Academy, chaperones, breakfast & dinner at the dorm, and lunch at the Academy.

Dancers from across the United States and around the world flock to DADA during the month of July to be trained, inspired and transformed by Ms. Allen and her world-reknowned faculty. Students 8 to 25 years of age work to improve their technical skills and broaden their dance vocabulary over the course of the four week program.

This comprehensive intensive six days a week from 9 am to 4 pm in Ballet, Character, Horton, Graham, Dunham, Jazz, Tap, Flamenco, Hip Hop and Musical Theater, with Pointe classes and Pas de Deux offered to the more advanced students. Additionally, students can expect an array of surprise guest teachers and artists, lectures and workshops once a week.

The Intensive culminates with a recital that showcases the work and progress of our DADA summer students.

Summer Intensive 2015 Concert Performance – July 26,2015 @ 1pm at the Luckman Theater on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles. Tickets are $35.

 

Local Auditions

Please call the Academy at (310) 280-9145 to pre-register for an audition. Pre-registration fees are $20, and payable by cash and credit card. On site registration is $25.  Please come with appropriate dance wear and shoes, and in addition, supply a passport sized photo.

Ladies: Tight & Leotards

Men: Sweats &  T-Shirt

Please bring Ballet shoes, Jazz shoes, Pointe shoes, Tap shoes, and tennis shoes if possible. Dancers should be prepared to audition in ballet, jazz, and/or hip hop.

 

Audition Dates   (All local auditions will be held at Debbie Allen Dance Academy, 3791 Santa Rosalia Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90008)

January 10

January 24

February 21

March 14

March 28

Audition Reservation/Registration Form

Out of Town Auditions

PLEASE NOTE: Due to size of auditions, audition locations are  subject to change so please confirm your location before attending.

Please complete and submit the following registration form to pre-register for an audition. Pre-registration fees are $20, and payable by credit card only. On site registration is $25 and payable by cash or credit card.  Please come with appropriate dance wear and shoes, and in addition, supply a passport sized photo.

Ladies: Tight & Leotards

Men: Sweats &  T-Shirt

Please bring Ballet shoes, Jazz shoes, Pointe shoes, Tap shoes, and tennis shoes if possible. Dancers should be prepared to audition in ballet, jazz, and/or hip hop.

Audition Reservation/Registration Form

 

Audition Date Information 

February 1 – Chicago, IL

Lou Conte Dance Studio

1147 W. Jackson Blvd.

Chicago, IL 60607

Audition: 2:30 pm

 

 February 8 – Washington, DC

Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington DC

4301 Harewood Road NE

Washington, DC 20017

Audition: 10am

 

February 15 – Miami, FL

Stars Dance Studio

3800 Southwest 137th Ave.

Miami, FL  33175

Audition: 2 pm

 

February 25 – New York, NY

Ripley Grier

520 8th Avenue

NYC, NY 10018

Audition: TBA

 

February 21 – Los Angeles, CA

Debbie Allen Dance Academy

3791 Santa Rosalia Drive

Los Angeles, CA  90008

Audition: 4 pm

 

February 22 – Charlotte, NC

Charlotte Ballet

701 North Tryon Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

Audition: 10 am

 

February 22 – Atlanta, GA

Decatur School of Ballet

102 Church St.

Decatur, GA 30030

Audition: 12 pm

 

March 7 – Dallas, TX

Dallas Powerhouse of Dance

12300 Inwood Rd, #110

Dallas, Texas 75244

Audition: 2 pm

 

Video Submissions

Dancers should submit a video along with the $25 evaluation fee and a cover letter with the following: name, city of origin, age, details of  their dance training, length and goals.  Please make note of experience on pointe.

The video should be a maximum of three minutes, and should demonstrate the following: two Demi Pliés and one Grand Plié in second position, two Demi Pliés and one Grand Plié in fifth position, Développé – Front, Side and Back and one Grand Battement – Front, Side and Back. Please include any specialty skills or other dance disciplines in the video.

Deadline for video submissions is May 1st.

Summer Intensive 2015 Audition Locations
Summer Intensive 2015 Audition Locations

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5 Comments

  1. Hello, My name is Deja Showers. I am 13 I live in New Jersey, but always travel across the country. I love to dance. Dance is my passion and I love to learn even more about this sport. I never went to a dance competition before, but Hopefully you guys would take me to one. I know how to Tap, do Hip Hop, Ballet, Modern, and Acrobatics. I have been dancing for about 6 years. Thank you for reading or getting to this comment.

  2. Hi Debbie we were once neighbors and I am a friend of Caherine Scott ( Scotti) we have a young lady that is very talented here in the Antelope Valley she is being rasied by her father she is community active and is the current Miss Black Antelope Valley Queen… we are seeking a referral for a productive Agent that would have her best entrist, she has recentley played in C S I L.A. and in other films as extras ,and has played in several plays she has recentley played in a film that is currentley going to the film festival. Thanks For your Help Gim Lawrence

  3. Hi my name is zoe im 13 years old and i am a good dancer . I won my prep school 12 gold medals . If you would really need a great dancer contact me via email.

  4. Hi, I’m Jillian J. Kulinski and I’m 14 years old. My dream one day was to be an Actress since I was 12 or 13 because my Mom alway said “she such a little Actress!”
    About me:
    Age: 14
    Hair color: dark brown
    Eye color: blue
    Addresses: Dixon, California

  5. Hello! My name is Ana Vergara I am 16 years old. I speak Spanish and English, am responsible, and condition in groups of action I love the action, I like and love dance. Plese plese considered. it does not make me sad, I am A very happy person, am High, thin, brown hair, clear brown eyed. Thank you attention I wait and considered my application. San Jose C.A cell number: (404 453-1031).

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