UPDATE 27 Aug 2012:
We are still looking for:
Irish dancers – number flexible, male or female if willing to dress like a male)
ballet dancers -2 female dancers
Polynesian dancers -male and female, we’d like a large group, any style Polynesian dance (Hawaiian, Samoan, Tahitian etc)
Thank you to everyone who came to the auditions!!
Auditions for the Bring Your Gifts Show will be held on
Saturday, May 19, 2012

from 2:00pm-4:00pm
at The School of Dance 1670 East 1300 South (Basement) in SLC


This is not your average show-up-and-dance benefit show. It will be a staged production, directed and choreographed by Kelly Wilson.

As a Christmas devotional featuring music and dance performances it will follow the story of the Nativity, but also bring in other characters–both from traditional Christmas lore and from scriptural events in the life of Christ. (You absolutely do not need to be a Christian to be in the show, nor will there be any pressure to become one.) This show is about using our gifts and talents to help others–something which our community excels at.

The dance performances will draw from various styles and cultures, hopefully to include both classical and modern Raqs Sharqui, Debke, Ballet, Irish Step, Native American and even an aerial silk performance. Live vocal and instrumental pieces will be placed between the dance numbers. This will be a beautiful show and one you will want to be a part of!

About the auditions:

May 19th 2012, 2-4 pm
The School of Dance
1670 East 1300 South (basement), SLC
Enter through the door on the south side of the building

Please bring a short (about 2 minutes) piece of your own to perform (music on CD) and be prepared to learn some choreography. Practice clothes are fine, there is no need to wear a costume.
There are no restrictions on style of dance, height, weight, age etc.

*I will be accepting virtual auditions for those who have a prior commitment. Email me a link to a video of your dancing by May 20th.

Parts Available:

  • Angels-These will be dancing alongside the aerial silk performance, using silk Isis wings-It will be so beautiful! Angels will need to purchase silk Isis wings, but we will be buying the silk and making them, so it will only be around $30 per pair of wings. (Least expensive wings you will ever buy!)
  • Citizens of Bethlehem- This will be a big joyous group number, with a folk feel
  • Both Angels and Citizens of Bethlehem will also be in a candle dance as part of the finale, and in the ensemble debke number at the very end. So in either part, you will be in three dances, total. Your costume will be the same for all three numbers.
  • Mary/Elizabeth- I am also looking for ballet dancers for a duet for Mary and Elizabeth. If you know ballerinas who might be interested, please invite them to the auditions and have them contact me.

To Register for the auditions
e-mail [email protected].
Walk-ins are also welcome at the auditions, but pre-registering will help things run more smoothly.

Please email with any questions!

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