Don't miss the opportunity to move with some of Dallas' top talent, including Artistic Director Zach Ingram. Audition to be part of 6 o'Clock Dance Theatre!
Join us for our next company audition:
Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022 *
2:30 p.m. Sign in at Contemporary Ballet Dallas
2:45 - 4 p.m. Audition
Sunday, May 7, 2023
Dallas studio location and time TBA
*Sometimes we also hold additional auditions throughout the season when/if a company member steps down (due to a move, new baby on the way, injury, etc).
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Frequently asked questions about auditions:
Do I need to sign up to audition?
No RSVP is required in advance. Just come ready to dance!
Can I attend the audition virtually?
We are not offering a virtual audition at this time, however, if you are unavailable to attend the audition in person you still have options. Email us (at least 24 hours in advance) to let us know you want to be considered for the audition but are unable to attend (feel free to include your reel in that email). Then, after the audition concludes, we will email you the video of the combo for you to send back to us within 24 hours.
What should I wear?
Please wear clothing that you are comfortable moving in that also allows the directors to see your lines. For example, a leotard and tights, a tank top and leggings, or unitard all are great options.
Is there a fee to audition?
We want to make auditions accessible to everyone. So we are accepting optional donations for our audition. Feel free to make a donation on our website to help keep our nonprofit going, or simply enjoy class for free.
Should I bring my dance resume to the audition?
If you have one, yes please do. We are always curious to hear about your training and performance history. But casting is based on your ability to hit the step (rather than who you know, your body type/look, etc).
Should I bring a headshot or dance shot to the audition?
Yes, if you have a picture of yourself you can attach it to the sign in form we give you. It helps us remember who's who!
When does the company rehearse?
Our company is unique in our rehearsal times. Rather than daytime rehearsals like Dallas' full time concert dance companies (Bruce Wood, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Texas Ballet Theater) we rehearse solely on nights or weekends. This allows our dancers to pursue full time careers that pay a living wage during the day, while also rehearsing/performing on the side with 6 o'Clock Dance Theatre. During the 2022-2023 season the company is rehearsing Sunday afternoons (2:45-6:45 p.m.) and Thursday evenings (8-10 p.m.) with optional Friday evening rehearsals (7-9 p.m.)
Is the company full-time or part-time?
Part time. We dance anywhere between 6-8 hours per week, plus local performances.
Are rehearsals or performances paid?
No, we do not offer compensation for company members. Just the opportunity for dancers who normally could not perform/rehearse with other companies (due to their careers/schedules) the chance to remain on, or return to, the stage ... and belong to an extremely caring dance family, while enjoying excellent company classes and choreography. Long story short, this company is not meant to pay your rent. It is meant to be an outlet for dancers working full-time careers in other industries to continue to rehearse and perform at an elite, professional level. We have dancers who are teachers, engineers, teachers, UX designers, marketers, physician's assistants (by day) but at 6 o'Clock they dance with us!
Are company members professionally trained?
Our dancers are all professionally trained, with many holding degrees in dance as well. You will be challenged to find another part-time dance company in Dallas with dancers at our same caliber.
What is your movement style?
Our movement style is led by Artistic Director Zach Ingram, a ballet boy at heart who began his professional career at age 18 with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. It's often been described as "ballet on the bottom and modern up top." You'll see influences from a variety of styles in his choreography including Horton, Graham, West African and Limon, to name a few. His movement is very organic/seamless. Transitions make sense/feel good. And every warm up will truly get you warm, and fast. As one company member said "It just feels good, no matter what your body type!"
Is a face mask required at the audition?
It depends where we are auditioning. If the audition is at Contemporary Ballet Dallas where we rehearse, then no, a face mask is not presently required by the studio.
If I am offered a position, how quickly will I hear back from you?
We do our best to contact you within 2-5 business days if you are offered a position.
I auditioned once before but was not offered a position in the company. Is it worth auditioning again?
YES! We have had at least two company members that had to audition multiple times. Keep growing your art and auditioning when you have the opportunity if 6 o'Clock Dance Theatre is a company you think would be a good fit for you. We're also happy to provide feedback on your audition if you would like it.