Spring 2017 Show Info

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Please join us for LA Unbound’s 19th show! Auditions will be held on Saturday, February 4th at Hollywood Dance Center from 3-7pm. We are looking for dancers ages 18+ in ALL dance styles – especially contemporary, ballet, tap, jazz, and hip-hop. Please click here for more audition info.

Performances will be held on Saturday, May 13th at the historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood.
Choreography submissions are due by Friday, January 27th. Please click here for more choreographers info.

Upcoming AUDITIONS

Save the date and spread the word!
Auditions for the next LA Unbound show are coming up:

Sunday, March 6th
3:00-6:00pm
Studio A Dance
2306 Hyperion Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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We are looking for dancers of ALL styles and ALL experience levels! The show will include everything from ballet to hip-hop and everything in between!

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to sign in and warm up. For information about how auditions work and a video clip from past auditions, please read this post.

Performances will be held on Saturday, June 18th at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood.

More Info About Auditions

We hope everyone is as excited as we are about our upcoming auditions! Auditions will be held this Saturday, April 24th from 1-4:30pm at 3rd Street Dance (8558 W. 3rd St. LA CA 90048). We will be auditioning 19 pieces, so if you are planning on coming, please make sure to arrive 15 minutes early to get signed in! Also, we will have LA Unbound hoodies, tank, and sweatpants for sale so please bring cash or a check if you’d like to purchase anything.

Please read signs carefully for street parking! For easy and cheap parking, the Beverly Center Lot ($1 per hour) and the Loehmann’s Lot ($1.00 for the first 2 hours) are close.

Don’t forget you can read this post for information about how auditions work, and if you have any questions, just email us at launbound@gmail.com. Thank you, and see you on Saturday!

AUDITIONS

Auditions for the next LA Unbound show are coming up:
Saturday, April 24th
1:00-4:30pm
3rd Street Dance
8558 West 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

We are looking for dancers of ALL styles and ALL experience levels! The show will include everything from ballet to hip-hop and everything in between!

Please note: Auditions will NOT be held at Sophie Dance Studio. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to sign in and warm up. For information about how auditions work and a video clip from past auditions, please read this post.

Performances will be held on Saturday, August 28th and Sunday, August 29th at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood.

Please help spread the word and invite your dancer friends to come audition! Let’s make this our biggest and best show ever!

How Do Auditions Work?

This is a question we get a lot, so allow us to explain!

First of all, you do not need to bring a headshot or resume to auditions. What you do need to bring is dance shoes – whichever kind you have. Tap shoes, pointe shoes, jazz shoes, bring them all! If you don’t have any dance shoes, that’s fine too. Many dances audition barefoot. Please make sure to wear comfortable clothes that you can move in.

When you arrive, you will sign in and get an audition number. We recommend coming at least 15 minutes early so you have plenty of time to find parking, sign in, and warm up. We do our best to get started on time, since auditions generally take the full three hours. Please plan to stay the entire time.

Each dance is auditioned separately. The first choreographer to audition their dance will explain a bit about the dance (story, style, theme, etc.) and then show a portion of the dance. Next, any dancer who is interested in being in that dance will get up and learn about 16-24 counts of choreography. The choreographer will teach the counts, then watch the dancers and take note of the dancers’ numbers. Each choreographer will have 10-15 minutes for this process, then the next choreographer will audition their piece and we keep going until we’re done! We generally audition anywhere from 15 to 18 dances during auditions.

Here’s a short video clip from the February 2008 auditions for our May 2008 performances:

After auditions are over, the choreographers will get together and choose their dancers. Each dance rehearses separately based on a schedule set by the choreographer.

Some tips for auditions:
The more dances you audition for, the better chance you have of being chosen for dances.
Try not to stand in the back, so you can be seen by the choreographers.
Don’t wear anything too baggy, so the choreographers can see how your body moves.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment in the replies or email us, and we will be happy to answer them. We hope to be dancing with you soon!