Apply to Tour with the NC Dance Festival!

December 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

VDDG by Steve Clarke

The Dance Project is now accepting applications for the 2013-14 NC Dance Festival Tour!  

Applications are due by February 8, 2013.

The Festival goes to five communities within the state and participating artists are expected to perform the same dance at all sites. Each choreographer is asked to contribute 8-12 minutes of dance. We also expect touring artists to take part in Festival outreach programs when asked, which involves teaching classes or performing in mini-concerts in a variety of settings in association with concert weekends. Additional pay is involved for these programs.

How are the dances chosen?

Once all the applications are in, a panel of judges is selected by the Dance Project Board of Directors.  The panel usually consists of four reviewers, including college students and other people interested in dance from the Greensboro community.

The panel considers all the submissions in a blind review—they do not know which choreographer submitted which work. Each reviewer makes recommendations and scores each work; the dances that score the highest overall are generally the ones invited to join the touring roster for that year.  One or two additional invitations may be issued to round out the roster.

The adjudication process is complete by mid-March, and the chosen artists are contracted for the upcoming season.

What kind of dances do you accept?  Am I eligible to submit?

We are committed to presenting the works of North Carolina dance artists in many forms, and strive to represent the various styles and interests within the NC dance community.  Each year we look at several different elements in choosing artists, and aim for a group that is diverse in terms of racial and ethnic identity, gender, aesthetic point of view, geographic location, and career stage in order to promote both excellence and variety.

Artists and companies are not eligible to tour for two years in a row. Additionally, choreographers enrolled in degree granting programs are not eligible.

How do I apply?

To apply, send a video/DVD of the work you would like to present on the Festival. Please let us know if you have presented this work in North Carolina within the last year, or plan to present it instate within the next year.

Works are selected by a blind review process, so please be sure that the recorded material does not have your name on it.

Send dvd along with a vitae and a $20 application fee to:

NC Dance Festival
306 Aberdeen Terrace
Greensboro NC 27403

Applications must be received by February 8, 2013.


If there are artists working in the state whose choreography you would like to see on the program, encourage them to apply!  These guidelines can also be found on our website.


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