AuthentiCITY is a brand new exciting opportunity for talented young authentic dancers aged 11-18 to represent London. The aim is to highlight the elite dance talent within London, provide performance opportunities, as well as nurture a safe and creative environment to train and grow within dance.

Where: The Place, 16 Flaxman Terrace, London, WC1H 9AT, UK

When: Thursday 31 May 2018 – 10am – 5pm

Deadline for applications: Friday 25 May 2018

Dancers will be working alongside the Impact Dance creative team to create a piece of work which will be performed outdoors at this year’s ‘Dancing City’ (Greenwich Docklands International Festival) and ‘Imagine Watford’ (Watford Palace Theatre)

About the Team
The company will be Executively Directed by Hakeem Onibudo whose credits include: Impact Dance founder, British Council Ambassador, Movie Premiere Host – Suicide Squad, Star Wars The Last Jedi, The Force Awakens and Fast and Furious 6 to name a few, Breakin’ Convention, LIVEVIBE and most recently Associate Producer at The Place.

Audition Details
We are seeking 15-20 young dancers to join the inaugural company.

Skills: We expect the successful dancers to be proficient in Hip-Hop, Contemporary Dance with an emphasis on floor work, as well as a physical theatre performance. The ability to pick up choreography quickly will aid you in the process and those who are classical ballet trained will benefit, however, it is not essential.

Dancers must be able to commit to all of the following dates:

June – 9th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 29th (Rehearsal Dates) & 30th (GDIF performance date)

July – 1st (Watford performance date)

Selection for this company will result in young people being given training and performance opportunities for the next 12 months, with the first phase of performances already secured.
Our end goal is to have young dancers representing all 33 boroughs of London.

Please note that Authenticity is not a full-time company and in no way should it take away from any pre-existing youth company the young person is in.

To book a slot for the audition please email

Costs for participants: N/A

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