Dance Montage FAQ
Yes. People of every age, gender, and ability are welcome to audition. You do not need to be a UCalgary student to participate. Check the audition schedule for details to decide which auditions to attend (for example, some pieces are looking for dancers with specific experience, or just for men).
Yes. Montage is geared toward an adult experience, but we do often have older teenagers participate as well. Be sure to have a parent or guardian available to sign your forms.
No need to have anything prepared. Each choreographer may run their audition differently, so be open to the experience (for example they may teach a short phrase of choreography, ask everyone to improvise, or teach class material in their style of dance).
Please don’t. The choreographers are taking time to consider each dancer, so it is respectful to reciprocate and only audition if you may be able to be cast. Don’t come for “free class” if you know you cannot make the rehearsal time. There are lots of other ways to experience a choreographer’s style on other days, like asking where they teach or come see the show.
Maybe! Check the audition list for what the choreographer is looking for - many choreographers are looking for beginner or intermediate dancers who may be a little new to their style or new to dance!
Congrats, but no. You may only accept up to two offers. Please make your choice quickly and let all choreographers know so they can fill out their cast with other dancers. Dance Montage is about community, and part of that is having room for many dancers to perform in the show.