Check out these sample application videos from last season for guidance on what yours should look like!


*Keep it short! 1-2 minutes is ideal

*Be personable - dancers choose whose pieces they want to dance in based on these videos!

*Showcase YOUR choreography - preferably danced by you to really get a feel for your movement style, but you can bring in friends if needed too.

*It doesn't have to be fancy! Recording your intro & choreography in your room or outside is totally fine!

season 6 showcase choreographer applications

All dances must be under 4 minutes long, NO EXCEPTIONS 

Choreographers will hold weekly 90 minute rehearsals, suggested to consist of 20-30 minutes of warm-up/technique/training and 60 minutes of rehearsal. Each choreographer will have their weekly rehearsal provided and paid for by CDP. Make up or additional time must be approved by the director, and booked and paid for by the choreographer.

Choreographers are expected to create a professional, yet open and accepting dance family environment within their own rehearsals. Start your season's first rehearsal with an ice breaker/introduction of every dancer so we can all make new friends!

Choreographers must be available for the mandatory meeting on January 12 at 5pm, location TBD; auditions on January 26 (12-9:30pm); and tech/dress/showcase dates (May 14-16).

There is a non-refundable application fee that must be paid by the deadline:

 - $35 regular rate OR

 - $25 early bird fee if full application received by 12/15 at 11:59pm

If you'd like to dance in the showcase in other choreographers' piece(s), your season's tuition is waived but you must still pay the $25 audition fee and register online. 

If you still have questions, join us for a Facebook/Instagram live Q&A on Sun Dec 15 from 2:30-3pm...or join us in the studio real life LIVE at Creative Movement Center in Broadview Heights where we'll be filming!

Choreographer Release: As a Cleveland Dance Project choreographer, I approve for Cleveland Dance Project to utilize my choreography and any videos and photos of my work for any purposes they deem fit, including marketing and sales. I am accepting responsibility to meet all deadlines & assume the leadership role to create and teach an original work for Cleveland Dance Project. I understand this is not a paid position, and that I am solely volunteering my time and creative talent for Cleveland Dance Project

choreographer application