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the lowdown auditions Pictured: Avant Chamber Ballet. Photo: Sharen Bradford, The Dancing Image


Avant Chamber Ballet seeks classically trained men and women for the 2016-2017 season in Dallas TX. ACB repertoire includes clas- sical to contemporary works with a contract from Sept to May. Dancers are paid per production based on experience and women are provided pointe shoes.Registration starts at 2:00 pm. Cost is $25. Please bring resume, head shot and full-body dance photo. Women will need pointe shoes. Dancers must be 18 or older. March 5, 2:30-4:00 pm at Park Cities Studios, 7979 Inwood Rd, Dallas TX, 75209www.avantchamberballet.org


University of North Texas Dance Entrance Auditions The dance entrance audition for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pmin the DATH Building Room 110. The DATH Building is located at 300 Bernard Street; Denton, TX 76201. All students wanting to major in dance (including entering freshman, transfer students, or current students at UNT) must participate in and pass the dance audition in order to be declared a dance major at UNT. Interested students MUST fill out and mail in the Application for Dance Major to reserve an audition space prior to the audition date or bring it on the date of the audition. It is the student’s responsibil- ity to call the Department office to ensure their application has been received. This audition is only for entrance into the dance program at UNT. Students should arrive 30 minutes prior to the audition time in order to receive their audition number and warm up. If a student has already sent in their application materials, no further documents will be necessary. The audition consists of a ballet and modern class in which students will perform a routine choreo- graphed by the professors. Students do not have to bring any pre- pared material or music. Auditions cannot be watched. Students should wear a leotard, tights, leggings, or any other comfortable versatile clothing and ballet shoes. The audition will last about 2 to 3 hours. February 11 at 1:00 pm, 300 Bernard StreetDenton, TX 76201. 940-565-2211. www.danceandtheatre.unt.edu


Festivals


February 3-7 - Dance on Camera Festival serves the interests and needs of filmmakers, choreographers, and dancers by connecting artists with knowledgeable audiences through workshops, panel discussions, Q&As, and special programming throughout the five- day Festival. For more information visit http://www.dancefilms.org/dance-on-camera/festival/


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ACDA Plano March 2-6, Collin County Community College, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75074. American College Dance Association South Central Conference will hold their 2017 Conference at Collin County Community College. The conference includes, classes, workshops, receptions and concerts in addition to networking and exchange opportunities. While registration is at capacity, you can contact conference coordinators at collin2017.southcentralacda@gmail.com to be placed on the wait list. https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1862 444&


Austin Dance Festival March 3-April 2, AustinVentures Studio Theater, 501 W. 3rd, Austin, TX. Austin Dance Festival presents 20-25 modern dance com- panies and independent choreographers in three different shows. Master classes and an artist reception to take place Friday, March 31. http://www.kdhdance.com/austin-dance-festival/


Dance Planet 21 April 8-9 at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Dance Planet 21 is the latest incarnation of a 21-year- old phenomenon that grew out of the DFW area and surrounding North Texas dance community. Hundreds of participants join DCNT at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts in the Dallas Arts District for two days of exciting dance oppor- tunities with afternoon Performance Showcases of dance styles from around the world. For more information, please contact Dustin Do at dancecouncil@thedancecouncil.org or 214-219-2290.


classes


FurtherDance Fridays Professional-level dance and movement classes. Taught by Fort Worth, Dallas, and North Texas dance artists and educators. February 3 at 6:30 pm, Danielle Georgiouwill be teaching a mas- ter class. Don’t miss this opportunity to work with one of DFW’s leading choreographers. $10. For more information: 682-334-4688. http://www.furtherdancefw.com/


meetings


February 19, March 19 and April 16 DCNT Board of Directors meetings are held on the third Sunday of each month from 2:00-4:00 pm unless otherwise designated. Members and non-members are invited. Dates are subject to change.Held at Good Samaritan, 1522 Highland Road, Dallas, TX 75218 (between Ferguson & Garland Road)


social dances/Addison


Practice your Latin dance every Monday night at Chicho’s Peruvian Restaurant in Addison, 3957 Belt Line Rd, Addison, TX 75001. http://www.salsadallas.com/free-practice-classes/


social dances/Carrollton


North Texas Traditional Dance Society holds Contra Dance/English Dance events on Saturday evening at multiple locations in Dallas, Carrollton, Irving, and Fort Worth. 972-546-8858. www.nttds.org/


social dances/Dallas


The Latino Cultural Center holds Senior Line Dancing classes the last Thursday of every month from 10:00am- 12:00 pm. Latino


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