CALL TO DANCERS + CHOREOGRAPHERS
Downtown Street Party – Benefiting Bakersfield Young Professionals Program
APPLICATION DEADLINE- SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
Calling all DANCERS + CHOREOGRAPHERS! The Bakersfield Young Professionals (BYP) and Kern Dance Alliance (KDA) are casting dancers and choreographers to perform throughout the streets of downtown Bakersfield, on Friday, October 12.
The Bakersfield Young Professionals (BYP) Council works to elevate and support Bakersfield’s young professionals as emerging business, civic and community leaders by educating the young professional community on local commerce and government, supporting development initiatives and connecting young professionals with community leaders. BYP strives to inspire and encourage professional development, networking and social connectedness and provide philanthropic opportunities for young professionals to give back to the community and its citizens.
BYP hosts various events throughout the year, including the annual Downtown Street Party each October, quarterly Pub Club networking events and partners with the Kern Community Foundation to host Philanthropy on Tap, a free monthly series that gives community nonprofits a platform to share their services, needs and volunteer opportunities to connect with interested young professionals and community members.
BYP Street Party Inspiration
The fourth annual Downtown Street Party benefiting the Bakersfield Young Professionals program will be held on Friday, Oct 12 from 7-11 p.m. in the Wall Street Alley in downtown Bakersfield (between H and Eye streets). This annual event brings together a fun atmosphere for live music, entertainment, art displays, food trucks, beer garden and games as well as connections with other young professionals.
KDA is honored to feature Kern County dancers during the Downtown Street Party!
The Downtown Street Party is an exciting event right in the heart of downtown Bakersfield. BYP and KDA are seeking dancers to create an urban dance experience utilizing choreography and improvisation, while featuring solo work, partnering, and props. Costumes and sound will be provided by dancers.
BYP and KDA will cast Kern County dancers and choreographers. BYP and KDA will choose dancers based upon application criterion. Application deadline is September 21. Casting will be announced by September 26.
Extensive dance training and performance experience
Comfortable with executing dance improvisation
Dancers responsible for a 2-hour performance
Be willing to assist BYP with various duties prior to the event
Required Dates + Times
Monday, October 1- Mandatory Information Meeting w/ BYP + KDA
4:30 PM at Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce Office - 1725 Eye Street
Thursday, October 11- Evening Tech/Dress Rehearsal
6:00 PM - Tech and Dress Rehearsal
Friday, October 12
7:00 PM - Performance Call Time
8:00-10:00 PM - Performance
$500 for groups
$200 for soloist
Features/promotions of dancers on BYP Social Media
Wall Street Alley- between H and Eye streets
Submit a completed Application Form (below) which includes the following:
Submit dance resume- including 3 references with contact information
Submit an outline for proposed work: choreography, song choice, props, and costumes
Dance artists must provide their own space for rehearsals
Demonstrate willingness to assist KDA and BYP with overall event theatrical and technical elements
Submit your application by September 21. Candidates will be notified of selection by September 26.
For More Information:
Kern Dance Alliance- firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for applying!