For Prospective Dancers
At DDP, we’re all about creating opportunities for experienced artists to continue exploring, creating, and connecting with other dancers and choreographers.
Although we strive to connect artists and provide them with increased exposure, we know that dancers cannot live on exposure alone.
We prioritize compensating our artists, with proceeds from ticket sales going to dancers and choreographers first. Participating dancers will receive payment based on ticket sales after the screening for the new works in which they participate.
Who we’re looking for
Dancers 18+ with a minimum of 2 years experience of at least a second company or apprentice level. At this time, DDP is only able to accept artists within the U.S.
How to apply
- Click the button at the bottom of this page to fill out our Dancer Application.
- If you’re focused on dancing but have some interest in choreographing, check the appropriate box on our Dancer Application or fill out both applications to provide more extensive experience.
- Our team will review your application, and if you are accepted we will add you to Our Dancers page and to our roster of dancers we provide to our choreographers.
What happens after you’re accepted?
Getting started: As we prep for the next show, we’ll ask you to provide your availability for rehearsals. Once a choreographer has expressed interest in working with you, we’ll handle the introductions.
Our goal is for every affiliated dancer to be given the opportunity to perform in each screening.
Rehearsing: Once you’re set up, we get out of the way. Choreographers and their dancers have the freedom to rehearse virtually (we recommend Zoom) at their convenience.
Tackling tech(nology) week: Once you’re done rehearsing, tech week is your collaborative process with the choreographer to film and send in your dancing for the show. Your choreographer will provide you with information on costuming, locations, and filming.
Marketing and screening the show: As you’ve been rehearsing and filming, we’ve been busy behind the scenes preparing Crowdcast, our screening platform, and marketing the show. We’ll continue to partner with the cast on social media in the week leading up to the screening.
Enjoying the show: All your hard work is done! We provide you and your household with a complimentary ticket to the show so that you can sit back, relax, and enjoy!
What if I also want to choreograph?
Dancers with limited choreographic experience who are interested in participating both as a dancer and a choreographer may check the appropriate box on the Dancer Application.
If you have more choreographic experience that you’d like to tell us about, feel free to fill out both applications!