A three-week intensive program that connects professional dancers and emerging choreographers with some of today’s leading Montréal-based and internationally renowned dance companies. Participating 2017 Principal Companies are Aszure Barton & Artists, Le Carré des Lombes, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Johannes Wieland (Staatstheater Kassel), Kidd Pivot (Crystal Pite), Maxine Doyle (Punchdrunk), Ohad Naharin (Batsheva Dance Company), chuthis. (Peter Chu), GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY (Shannon Gillen), and Margie Gillis.

Where: Montréal, Québec, Canada

When: June 11 – 30, 2017

Deadline for applications:
New York Pre-registration: February 8, 2017
Montréal Pre-registration: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Toronto Pre-registration: Friday, February 17, 2017

The dancers participate in a rigorous schedule composed of 5-day weeks of 9-hour days. During the first week, the dancers are immersed in five different workshop experiences as well as their daily technique classes (classical ballet, contemporary, Gaga, and Flying low). During the second and third weeks, the dancers are cast with one Principal Company and one Emerging Choreographer. On the final day of the project a showing of “works in progress” is presented at Usine C for an invited audience. Weekends are filled with auditions, showings, outreach performances, and supplementary workshops, including a seminar on navigating the world of commercial dance offered by Lakey Wolff, talent agent in New York City.

Preregister for auditions at http://www.springboarddansemontreal.com/audition/

Costs for participants $1,750 USD ($1,500 + taxes and processing fees)

Contact details preregister@springboarddansemontreal.com

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