Apprenticeships

Overview

Full Radius Dance has ongoing openings for unpaid apprentice company members for dancers who exhibit the drive, potential, and proper attitude for mentored training. Apprenticeships are open to dancers with and without physical disabilities, age 18 and up. This opportunity requires being resident or relocating to within commuting range of our Atlanta studio for the duration of the apprenticeship. We do not offer stipends or relocation funding. We can offer assistance with visas for international applicants and documentation for grant recipients or internships.

Apprentices attend rehearsal and class with the company and receive training in the technique and repertory of Full Radius Dance. Apprentices may also be utilized in performances as need and opportunity arise, and performances are financially compensated. Apprenticeships typically last from six months to two years; apprentices may be invited to join the professional company at the end of their contract, but placement is not guaranteed.

For persons with disabilities: Full Radius Dance recognizes that dance training opportunities for persons with physical disabilities are extremely limited. Therefore, for dancers with disabilities, no previous training is required; however, applicants are encouraged to pursue movement classes or athletic training in preparation. Successful applicants will demonstrate good body awareness and if used, control of any assistive devices. Find out more.

Advanced Training

We are not currently holding auditions. Check back in a few months for more information about audition dates. Full Radius Dance holds auditions for company members as needed. Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on social media to be the first to hear about scheduled auditions, classes, and performances.

If you would like to be considered for future openings in the company or for project work, we highly recommend that you contact us about possible opportunities to attend class. Please include a link to your resume and any video of your work in the message field.

Successful applicants possess an adventurous spirit and will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Work in a collaborative environment

  • Follow directions and apply corrections

  • Show respect for the rehearsal process, fellow dancers, and the Artistic Director

  • Demonstrate good body awareness

Full Radius Dance recognizes that dance training opportunities for persons with physical disabilities are extremely limited. Therefore, for dancers with disabilities, no previous dance training is required. Dancers without physical disabilities should have a professional level of modern dance technique.

Company members are paid for rehearsal and performance and are contracted by season. The company rehearses Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 am to 1 pm, and applicants must be available for those times as well as for scheduled performance and touring, and optionally for teaching and other performance opportunities. Get in touch if you want to know more about regular life in the company. By request, you may audition simultaneously for the professional company and for the apprenticeship.

 

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