5 professional scholarships available!

Season 6 SHOWCASE auditions 
Sunday January 26, 2020
dance studio m, solon
multiple time slots available


make up auditions

​If you cannot make auditions, you can audition via video - however, casting preference is given to those who attend auditions.  Send videos to clevelanddanceproject@gmail.com with your $25 audition fee by Friday Jan 24.

dance auditions

  • season 1 - fall 2017
  • season 2 - spring 2018
  • season 3 - ​Fall 2018
  • season 4 - spring 2019
  • season 5 - fall 2019
  • season 6 - spring 2020 coming up!

understudy roles

our next auditions are:

CDP offers 5 professional scholarships each season. Applicants must submit a headshot, dance resume, dance reel or video of recent work, and their nonrefundable $25 audition fee by Friday January 24. 

You may include an optional essay to strengthen your application. It must be less than 500 words and can include anything you feel would support your reel and help convince our panel that you should be one of our 5 professional scholarship recipients!

On your preference sheet at auditions, you'll be asked whether or not you're willing to be cast as an understudy. Understudies are a CRUCIAL part of CDP! Your role is to train with the other dancers, learn the piece, and then step in when people are missing from rehearsals or if someone cannot perform at the last minute. It is common that understudies will get to perform if cast dancers cannot perform OR if cast dancers miss more than 2 rehearsals...but the final decision is always left up to the choreographer! Performance is NOT a guarantee if you are cast as an understudy, however, about 50% of our understudies end up performing each season. No one is cast as an understudy unless we are unable to find them a dancer role, so being willing to be an understudy only increases your chance of being cast in the season and increases your ability to train, learn, and grow so that the next season you come back better than before!

cdp seasons

season  6 auditions + what to expect

Please keep in mind, you must be available Saturday for our 3pm & 7pm showcases, as well as Thurs evening for tech rehearsal, and Friday evening 6:30pm for dress rehearsal. Show is tentatively scheduled for May 14-16 at Brecksville-Broadview Heights Middle School. 

Rehearsals will run weekly for 90 minutes from Thursday 2/6 until Wednesday 5/13.


Sunday January 26, 2020

Dance Studio M, Solon

BEFORE AUDITIONS, YOU MUST:

-Pre-register online - time preferences will be assigned based on order of registration. Each group is capped at 35 people maximum!

- Bring tap and/or pointe shoes to auditions if interested in those styles!

*****Watch choreographer/piece bios online to familiarize yourself with the showcase pieces to rank your preferences at auditions. There will be no formal choreographer introductions at auditions this year. Videos will be posted the first week in January.


​At auditions, each dancer will be expected to rank all dances that they are interested in (we encourage you to rank as many dances as you can!) in their order of interest and submit a ranking form AT CHECK IN. Do NOT rank any dances whose rehearsals you cannot attend. There is a 3 dance max/dancer. Casting will be announced by the following week! We will do our best to cast everyone in at least one piece.


Beginner  (little to no technique based dance experience)

11:00am-12:00pm Sign In and Choreographer Meet & Greet: pay your audition fee if you haven't pre-paid, start stretching, mingle with our choreographers, and meet your new dance family!

12:00-12:30pm Warmup: Follow along to a simple warm up, then strut your stuff across the floor to show us your personality and movement abilities.

12:30-1:00pm Combo: Learn a short movement combo to show our choreographers what you're capable of! No preparation necessary, just come ready to learn!


Intermediate Group 1 

12:30-1:30 Sign In and Choreographer Meet & Greet: pay your audition fee if you haven't pre-paid, start stretching, meet your new dance family, and chat with choreographers you're interested in working with!

1:30-2:15pm Warm-Up: Group warm up and across the floor combos

2:15-3:45pm Combos: Dancers will learn 2 longer combos, one in a hip hop/jazz funk style, one in a contemporary/modern style. 


Intermediate Group 2 

3:15-4:15pm Sign In and Choreographer Meet & Greet: pay your audition fee if you haven't pre-paid, start stretching, meet your new dance family, and chat with choreographers you're interested in working with!

4:15-5:00pm Warm-Up: Group warm up and across the floor combos

5:00-6:30pm Combos: Dancers will learn 2 longer combos, one in a hip hop/jazz funk style, one in a contemporary/modern style. 


Advanced (professional, pre-professional, or post-professional dancer)

​6:00-7:00pm Sign In and Choreographer Meet & Greet: pay your audition fee if you haven't pre-paid, start stretching, meet your new dance family, and chat with choreographers you're interested in working with!
7:00-7:45pm Warm-Up: Group warm up and technical across the floor combos
7:45-9:15pm Combos & Improv: Dancers will learn 2 longer combos, one in a hip hop/jazz funk style, one in a contemporary/modern style, and do quite a bit of improv.