TAP DANCER - APPRENTICESHIP & Performances
Rhapsody In Taps' Artistic Director, Linda Sohl-Ellison is looking for one female tap dancer and one male tap dancer for the company's apprenticeship program. Dancers must be available to begin rehearsals immediately (May 19th). Apprentices will perform in the company's upcoming LA season and local touring, and must be available for these performance dates: October 3,4,5,17,18,19,20,21 (and possibly Oct 26, 2013). Interested dancers must also be available for Rhapsody In Taps' company rehearsals on Sunday afternoons in Long Beach and Wed. evenings in Costa Mesa.
The company is seeking two skilled tap dancers (one female and one male), 21 - 35 years old, physically fit for our apprentice program. Women (preferred height: 5’ 3” - 5’ 7”); Men (5’ 5” – 5’ 10”). Desirable qualities: Strong tap skills, time keeping and musicality, energetic performance quality, must be trim and physically fit, good work habits, reliable and mature, positive attitude and the ability to move through space while tapping. Dance training in other movement styles is a plus. Openness to a rehearsal process for rhythm tap concert work, creative experimentation and working in a variety of music styles are important. Dancers must already live in the Long Beach, LA or Orange County areas and be within a reasonable driving distance to rehearsals.
Please view the company website if you are not familiar with Rhapsody In Taps before making contact:www.rhapsodyintaps.com. Dancers interested in auditioning for the apprenticeship position should attend Rhapsody In Taps' National Tap Day event, April 28th in Long Beach and take Linda Sohl-Ellison’s' RIT Repertoire class at 1:40pm. Follow up auditions for the apprenticeship position will be scheduled with the company, in a rehearsal environment in May.
Though you will learn a lot as an apprentice, this is not just a training opportunity; apprentices must be interested and able to commit to working with the company for an extended period of time after completing the apprenticeship. Tap dancers with the above skills/qualities who are able to make a commitment should contact Linda Sohl-Ellison: firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP. Also, contact manager Carloyn Clarke at Cehce@aol.com, to get on the audition list and enroll in the April 28th class (discounted registration deadline is April 12th). If you miss that April 12th deadline and are interested in being considered for Rhapsody In Taps' apprenticeship position, please contact Carolyn Clarke to get on the audition list in advance.