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local choreographers present

the art of dance

in our intimate setting

danceSpot

Los Angeles' first ongoing

choreographers' showcase

please enjoy the following video of excerpts of past DanceSpots

DanceSpot reel master, videographer: Jamie Lawrence

Eight local dance companies have an opportunity to perform -- view the reel of past DanceSpots (above) no fees, see info below

choreographers featured in the DanceSpot reel: Janell Burgess, Mary John Frank, Susan Slater, Laura Laser, Sasha Koziak, Jennifer Vaughn, Joshua McBride, Jessica Emmons, Candice Love, LA Unbound, Oxford Street Dance Theatre, Sina Muckenfuss, Ken Datugan, Albertossy Espinosa, Bill Brown, Heather Coker, Beth Gamwell Guerrette, Mas, Christine Baltes & Jerry Jordan, Alana Beidelman, Emily Morrow, Kelly Gill, Kellsy MacKilligan, Sina Muckenfuss, JoJo Diggs, Larkeldi's Whiskey Carousel, Alyssa Marrin, Sarah Romanowsky, and Paige Saxby

 

upcoming DanceSpots

an evening of dance

Saturday June 17

DanceSpot Burlesque and Circus

above from past DanceSpot Burlesque (Blue Angel by Brian Pelletier)

and in the fall of 2017

DreamSpot (October 14)

RockSpot (November 18)

 

choreographers: sumbission information below

Resident DanceSpot host

Jamie Engber

Upcoming themed DanceSpots -- choreographers get thinking!

10th annual DanceSpot Burlesque on Saturday June 17,2017

Reserve tickets -- $20: advance reservations only, or $25 at the door without reservation, no credit cards. click the E-mail link, and we will e-mail you back with confirmation: DanceSpot Reservations. Or call 323 661 8311 or TEXT your reservation to 8183832650 Note: there are no assigned seats; theater opens 10 minutes before performance time. Length of DanceSpot is no more than 45 minutes. Following the performance, meet performers and choreographers in our Le Barre Lounge. Directions to Studio A Dance

SUBMISSIONS:

DanceSpot Performance Space at Studio A Dance:

Hello choreographers!

We are here for the dance community of Los Angeles, a city of talented choreographers, but minimal dance performance venues. At Studio A Dance, we provide a beautiful theater geared toward dance- a sizeable wood floor stage and awesome lighting, all within an intimate venue. If you have a piece in mind that you would like to present and are looking for space, DanceSpot may be the place. View clips of past DanceSpots in the above reel. Also, take a look at our: DanceSpot facebook page

Reserve tickets -- $20: advance reservations only, or $25 at the door without reservation, no credit cards. click the E-mail link, and we will e-mail you back with confirmation: DanceSpot Reservations. Or call 323 661 8311. Note: there are no assigned seats; theater opens 10 minutes before performance time. Length of DanceSpot is no more than 45 minutes. Following the performance, meet performers and choreographers in our Le Barre Lounge. Directions to Studio A Dance

DanceSpot Performance Space at Studio A Dance

where eight local dance companies have an opportunity to perform monthly

As a performer and audience member, now is your opportunity to experience intimate dance theatre! Ongoing performances highlight local dance companies. Audience members get up close and personal as the 55-seats are situated directly on the stage. In the adjacent reception room where art by local artists is displayed, audience members will have an opportunity to mingle with the performers following the concerts.

Local choreographer Mary John Frank says "THANKS TO YOU! Studio A is the best place in this city to perform in my opinion. The environment is a perfect blend of professional and inviting. Thanks for maintaining such a fabulous space. Lots of love, MJ

Get Involved in DanceSpot !

DanceSpot: performers information (DanceSpot season: September through June)

  Studio A Dance in Silver Lake presents a series of monthly dance concerts in our intimate performance venue, DanceSpot. Our goal is to provide a performance space where local companies can show their work and audiences can see dancers up close. Often choreographers may not have a place to show their work, be it because of limited repertoire, or lack of funds to rent a venue. We at DanceSpot understand the dilemma and want to help to share art. Concerts January through June are generally held on the last Saturday of each month, and September through December on the first Saturday of the month.

Here is how it works:
Companies or soloists audition by submitting a bio and a video (DVD or youTube) of proposed piece (If your piece is a work in progress, please show us any sample of your past works with a detailed description of the proposed piece). Dances are limited to 8 minutes. Companies are limited to 2 performances within a 12-month period. Submission deadline: Three weeks prior to performance date.

Note: Occasionally we repeat the show twice in a night (7:30 & 9 PM) to accommodate a large audience

FEES: There are no fees to perform, but there are if you don't -- by backing out. (This is due to the fact that in the past, many choreographers have backed out close to performance time). Here's how it works: We ask for a $50 assurance fee' from each approved choreographer. ($50 paid to "Hyperion Arts Complex") On the evening of DanceSpot the $50 is refunded. If the choreographer backs out of DanceSpot less than 45 days before posted perfromance date, the assurance fee' is forfeited.

QUOTA: We ask that choreographers/performers meet the audience quota as follows, and we request that one performer from each dance donate 1/2 hour to help strike after the show:


a. Soloists must bring 3 audience members.
b. Duets: six
c. Trios: seven
d. Quartets and above: eight
e. Friends & family of choreographers & performers must reserve by close of Wednesday of performance week. (FYI: proceeds from Box office cover mounting expenses. And the remainder to theater improvements)


* Approximately one week prior to performance, each company techs for 15 minutes at DanceSpot to get a feel of the space and to collaborate on lighting cues which we will program for you.
* One large shared dressing room is available for all dancers

* company size limed to 8 performers, unless otherwise arranged with Bill or Cristine
* Audience seating capacity is 55, and tickets will be $20 each ($25 at the door without reservations). No comps. Only one exception: If the choreographer is not dancing in his or her piece, we will comp that person as an audience member. Comps are non-transferable. Reservations made through Studio A Dance. click: DanceSpot Reservations.

* We will post your dance description and dance photo on this page prior to each show so that you can link friends.

* Note: because of the nature of our theatre, floorwork is unable to be seen by much of the audience if performed downstage, so we suggest keeping the floorwork to mid-stage and upstage. Secondly, rosin is not allowed on our floor.


DanceSpot @ Studio A: description below & photos on our theatre rental page


* Black Box stage: Floor to ceiling Black Duvetyn drapes with 2 upstage entrances and one mid-stage wing.
* Oak sprung floor
* 12 separate lighting schemes with programmable time faders
* Limit of 6 lighting cue changes per company
* Performance area is 24 feet wide by 20 feet deep


If you are interested in auditioning for DanceSpot, please submit a DVD or send us a link to web videos, and a short bio of your company/soloist to:
DanceSpot @ Studio A Dance in the HYPERION ARTS COMPLEX
2306 Hyperion Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027


Questions? Phone: 323 661 8311 or E-mail: DanceSpot
Thank You,
Bill Brown, Creative Director
Cristine Tatomer, Project Manager

Bill & Beth at DanceSpot's 3rd Anniversary, March 2010

DanceSpot Burlesque Curtain Call, June 21, 2011 photo by Bonnie Perkinson

Reserve tickets ($20 with advance reservation, $25 at the door, without reservations) with the following e-mail link (in yellow), and we will e-mail you back with confirmation: DanceSpot Reservations. Or call the phone number below to reserve. DanceSpot begins at 8 PM, and performance is complete by 9:30 PM. Following the performance, meet performers and choreographers in our Le Barre Lounge

Reserve tickets-- $20: advance reservations only, or $25 at the door without reservation, no credit cards. click the E-mail link, and we will e-mail you back with confirmation: DanceSpot Reservations. Or call 323 661 8311, (Text reservations at 818 383 2650) Note: there are no assigned seats; theater opens 10 minutes before performance time. Length of DanceSpot is no more than 45 minutes. Following the performance, meet performers and choreographers in our Le Barre Lounge. Directions to Studio A Dance

Studio A Dance supports LA Unbound, an local organization that presents opportunities to Los Angeles choreographers and dancers

LAUnbound.com

 

 

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