Auditions

Our next auditions will be held on Saturday, August 19th from 3-7pm at Hollywood Dance Center (817 N. Highland Ave. in Hollywood). Performances will be held on Saturday, December 9th at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. Please read the below carefully for more information.

DANCER AUDITIONS

LA Unbound auditions are open to dancers ages 18+ in ALL styles, and we are primarily looking for dancers with some training in contemporary, ballet, jazz, tap, and/or hip-hop.

When you arrive at auditions, you will fill out a Dancer Info Sheet, get your photo taken, and pay a $40 registration fee. Please arrive early to allow plenty of time to find parking and complete the sign-in process! Auditions will begin with a showcase of each choreographer talking about their piece and showing some choreography. You will have a list of in front of you with each choreographer’s dance and when and where they will be rehearsing. You will select which pieces you are interested in dancing in and submit the form to us. We will then audition groups of dances by style in 20-minute blocks where you will learn about 24-32 counts of choreography in that style. The choreographers of that style will watch and take notes.

After the dancer auditions are complete, all dancers will be dismissed and the choreographers will need to stay for a mandatory one hour Choreographers Meeting. This is where all dancers will be divided up into the different pieces.

The Cast List will be emailed to everyone within 24 hours, and then choreographers will contact their dancers with further information about rehearsals.

What to bring to auditions:

  • A pen or pencil
  • Water bottle
  • $40 registration fee – cash, check (made out to “LA Unbound”), or credit card
  • Any dance shoes you own: ballet shoes, tap shoes, pointe shoes, sneakers for hip hop, etc.
  • Please wear comfortable dance clothes you can move in
  • NO need to bring a resume or headshot

For dancers who cannot make auditions: If you’d like to dance in the show but cannot attend auditions, you will need to submit a Dancer Info Sheet, a Dancers Choice Sheet, and a $40 registration fee no later than Tuesday, August 15th. Please email us at LAUnbound(at)gmail(dot)com for the paperwork and details on how to submit.

*Please note: for choreographers who are also auditioning as dancers, the $40 registration fee will be waived for all returning dancers/choreographers. So if you have danced or choreographed for Unbound previously and would like to dance AND choreograph in the show, you will need to pay the $60 choreographers deposit, but NOT the $40 registration fee.

Video of our Spring 2017 Auditions by filmmaker Steven Butler:

NEW TO LA UNBOUND?

If you’ve never danced with us before, welcome! Here is some additional information about our company and how it operates:

What is LA Unbound? LA Unbound is the largest dance company in Los Angeles, bringing together talented local choreographers and dancers of all backgrounds and styles. We produce two original, full-length shows per year (usually in May and November) featuring contemporary dance, ballet, tap, hip-hop, burlesque, modern, bollywood, aerial, and more. Some of our participants are full-time, professional dancers/choreographers/dance teachers, but most have day jobs outside of dance, and enjoy LA Unbound as a fun and non-competitive opportunity to rehearse and perform in their free time.

What happens after auditions? After auditions, choreographers will be given their dancers’ email addresses and will contact them and begin rehearsals. Most pieces rehearse for 1-2 hours once a week. Everyone meets for a full-company rehearsal two weeks prior to the show date to run all pieces in costume and get notes. We then have a FULL DAY at the theatre, which includes a dress/tech rehearsal and two performances, followed by a cast & crew and family & friends afterparty!