Auditions

If you are interested in getting involved in Las Cruces dance, we would love to audition you! We are looking for dancers for our Studio company and main performing company. All experience levels, body types, backgrounds, and genders, ages 13 to 104 are welcome at our Las Cruces dance auditions.

August 1, 2024 7:30pm-8:30pm
at Picacho Middle School Dance Room (In the Gym)
1040 N. Motel Blvd. Las Cruces, NM

Dress Code

Come to the audition in clothing that is conducive to moving. We are quite casual for our rehearsals and attire may range from yoga pants and a tank top to leotards with tights or shorts. Come in whatever athletic wear you feel most comfortable in. With regards to footwear, you may wear dance footwear such as jazz shoes, ballet slippers (pointe shoes are not applicable), half-soles, socks, or you may dance barefoot if you feel comfortable.

What to Expect

What We Are Looking For 2024-2025 Season

The Dance Eclectic Main Company

We are also looking for dancers that have 13 out of 16 (80%) of the following:
-Meet the minimum of 4 years of experience in dance/cheer/gymnastics
-Natural movement/dance ability
-Learn and retain correct choreography relatively quickly
-Take and use/retain feedback from choreographer in a timely manner
-Stamina for a 2 hour rehearsal/performance
-Ability to meet performance expectations
-Ability to step into any choreography
-General professionalism/Arrival on time to rehearsal
-Agree to the time commitment of weekly rehearsals (Thursdays 7-9 pm), 2 performances per year, and 2 community events.
-Ability to do Improvisational Dance
-Know how to do the following (each counts towards 80%)
– leaps, double pirouettes, waltz, 90% leg extension, upright carriage of the torso, pointed toes
-Basic familiarity of ballet, jazz, and modern dance.

The Dance Eclectic Studio Company

We are looking for dancers that fit the following:
-Agree to the time commitment of 1 rehearsal a week (Tuesdays 7:30-8:30), Participation in Fringe Dance Festival (summer show), Participation in Renaissance Faire, and possibly one more performance.
-General professionalism/Arrival on time
-Want to have fun
-Want to practice technique
-Haven’t danced in a while
-Willingness to try improvisational dance
Aside from the ability to consistently show up and participate in rehearsals, we are looking for people who love dance, performance, and/or collaboratively create theatrical productions. Someone who is dedicated to the idea of self-improvement, and who has the courage to put themselves out in front of an audience and perform.

Worried You Don’t Have Enough Dance Experience?

We are a very welcoming group of dancers, all of whom at one point or another had to start with the basics. Dancers with very little experience are welcome to join us in our Studio Company, which can be very useful in accelerating your improvement in dance both technically and from a performance quality standpoint. If you have never danced before, but want to start, we encourage you to audition our Studio company. Danced in the past and are just feeling a little rusty? Come and try out. You might be surprised by how much your mind and body remembers.

We promise performance opportunities for dancers no matter how close to the beginning of their dance journey. Beginners should be aware, however, that they will be placed in either the main company or studio company based on their ability to meet the criteria that has been laid out.

If the current audition date doesn’t work for you, but you would still like to audition, please don’t hesitate to email us, or let us know in the comments of your registration, and we can work together to set up another time. Questions are also welcome!

Audition Registration

Register online and skip the paperwork on audition day! If you can't make the date of the audition but would still like to try out, please fill out an application and let us know that you can't make it on March 8th. We will work with you to find a day that will work. We look forward to dancing with you!

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