Commercial Dance Intensive

Commercial Dance Intensive

Registration for the Summer 2017 Commercial Dance Intensive is closed.

The Commercial Dance Intensive, directed by UNCSA alumna Casey Noblett, will focus on the specific genres of dance needed for a career in the commercial dance field including Jazz, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre, and Contemporary for ages 13 and older. This two-week program will be held in two sessions:

Session I June 18 – July 1, 2017
Session II July 9 – July 22, 2017

Additional classes in acting, ballet, voice, precision, jazz, heels, tap, improv and dance on film will be included. Each day offers a seminar on the business of commercial dance including interviews with industry professionals, insight from dancers on tour and on Broadway, creating your résumé, college prep, auditioning, East Coast versus West Coast, social media and available jobs across the United States.

Each evening will be devoted to repertory. Dancers will be in two pieces that will be performed in a professionally produced show at the conclusion of the intensive. Dancers will also take headshots with a professional photographer for their use and audition with a commercial casting agent.


Audition Information

Auditions for CDI are submitted online, as well as at three open calls in Atlanta, New York City and Los Angeles.The program accepts dancers in a rolling format, so it is highly encouraged to audition as soon as possible, as space is limited. CDI accepts applications for dancers age 13 through college/pre-professional level.

Dancers who want to audition for both the UNCSA 5-week ballet or contemporary summer program and the 2-week Commercial Dance Intensive must audition for each program separately. You may not attend both due to their overlap.

Auditions Open October 1, 2016
Auditions Close April 1, 2017

Dancers auditioning online, as well as those attending an open call, must complete the CDI Online Application form below with your basic information and audition video. Your audition video must be posted as an unlisted YouTube link and include:

  • 1-minute bio/personal interview about yourself and why you would like to attend CDI. Please include your name, age and hometown.
  • 2-3 minute solo in any style (choose what you look best doing, not what you think we want to see). This can be as formal as your competition solo onstage or as informal as an in-studio recording.

If you are auditioning in person, fill in the video link box on the application with the words “open call” and the city name you will be auditioning in: Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York.

If you are a CDI alum, you must submit a dance reel including at least one clip of you dancing post-CDI. This reel is your only audition requirement. Please fill out the application form and paste your reel video in the link box.

2017 Open Call Dates

Sat. Jan. 14, 2017*
Atlanta Ballet
1695 Marietta Boulevard NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
6:30-8:30 p.m.

*Immediately following the classical ballet and contemporary summer auditions.

Dancers are encouraged to audition for all 3 programs. $30 for the day.

Sat. Feb. 18, 2017
Location TBA
Sat. Apr. 15, 2017
Location TBA

Acceptance Information

Commercial Dance Intensive applicants will be notified of acceptance by April 1, 2017. Letters of acceptance or waitlist will be sent via email. A link to our online registration webpage will be included in letters of acceptance. Instructions about how to enroll, and all pertinent forms and necessary documentation will be found on the registration webpage. 

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