Rather than lining up 100 anxious people to audition early on a Saturday morning and conducting a small class with 40 relieved people and a slightly larger class with 60 disappointed people, we're doing track auditions by video, in advance. You pick your best or favorite moment, and send us that.
- Film 2-4 minutes of your social, partner, swing dancing.
- Post on Youtube. It can be public or viewable by direct link only.
- Fill out the application form below.
- No choreography please, but Jack & Jill or Strictly competition footage is completely acceptable as long as you're easily visible. Please include your number in the submission form if you're wearing one, or describe your outfit.
- All forms of swing dancing are acceptable for audition videos, but the workshop will approach connection from a lindy hop perspective.
- We are seeking to create a track of 40 well matched dancers, not necessarily the 40 most advanced dancers. So don't hesitate to apply!
We will begin admitting people to the audition track on a rolling basis, beginning in July. We will contact you at the email address provided on your audition form.
- From when we email you, your spot is guaranteed for 2 weeks. (If we email you July 1, your spot is guaranteed till the end of July 14.) During this time if you register and pay, you're golden. We'll see you in October.
- If it's been more than 2 weeks since we sent you your acceptance and we haven't heard from you, we will begin admitting additional waves of dancers. From there forward, if we still have a spot you can still register, but we will only guarantee the spot for 2 weeks.
The SwingColumbus HD video camera will be on location at a few regional events this spring and will be available for filming audition videos at your leisure. We will even upload the videos to YouTube for you. We will then email you and you will need to fill out the audition form to officially put your name in the hat.
The camera, manned by the intrepid Dave Martin, will be definitely be at:
Or, if you see Dave around someplace else, flag him down and ask him to point the camera at you. Good Luck!