Dedicated to the advancement of dance as an art form, specifically through the support
and promotion of quality choreography.


“Mouth to Mouth”, choreography by Danielle Agami, Ate9 Dance Company, 2014 Division I Grand Prize
Award winner

Division I - November 8, 2014, 7pm
Choreographers working with dancers at a professional level.
(solo - duet - small group - ensemble)

  • $10,000 Grand Prize
  • $3,000 Second Place
  • Dance Under The Stars Award - Paid engagement

Cash awards for all Division I finalists according to the following scale:

  • Solo - $500
  • Duet - $750
  • Small Group - $1,000
  • Ensemble - $1,250
   

Division II - November 9, 2014, 4pm
Choreographers working with dancers at a pre-professional level.
(solo - duet - small group - ensemble)

  • $3,000 Grand Prize
  • $1,000 Second Place
  • $300 Junior Choreographer Award
    (18 and under)

Cash awards for all Division II finalists according to the following scale:

  • Solo - $250
  • Duet - $375
  • Small Group - $500
  • Ensemble - $625

2015 Festival submission information will be posted soon.

Submission Deadline Options:

Date: April 1, 2014
Cost: $60 per piece ($20 discount)

Date: April 15, 2014
Cost: $80 per piece

• Submit a completed application form, application fee, and DVD per piece submitted. A press package and/or background information is recommended but not required.

• Materials must be postmarked on or before April 15, 2014. If your submission materials are postmarked on or before April 1, 2014 you will receive a $20 discount per piece.

• Submitted materials become the property of the McCallum Theatre.

• Choreographers can submit work in Division I and Division II.

   Division I – Choreographers working with dancers at a professional level

   Division II – Choreographers working with dancers at a pre-professional level

• If submitting multiple pieces, separate DVDs and application forms are required.

• Incomplete materials or those exceeding the Festival time limits will not be processed.

   Division I — must not exceed 11 minutes

   Division II — must not exceed 7 minutes

• The DVD must contain only the choreography being submitted. Additional footage makes it impossible for Festival staff to assure the screening panel is viewing the submitted choreography.

• Professional recordings are not required, but attention to quality, clarity and point of view are essential for accurate judging of choreography.

• Finalists will be selected for both divisions based on the materials submitted.

• Finalists chosen will travel and perform the submitted choreography live at the McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts before a general audience and panel of judges and compete for cash awards. (See awards listed above.)

• Finalists are responsible for travel arrangements and all other related expenses.

• Finalists will be posted here no later than August 30, 2014.

   
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Photography by Jack Hartin


“Ascension”, choreography by Lindsay Nelko, 2014 Division I Second Place Award winner


“After the Rain”, choreography by Lauren Edson, 2014 Division I Paid Engagement Award winner


At the Division I post-show party: Kajsa Thuresson-Frary, Festival Producer; Mitch Gershenfeld, McCallum Theatre CEO; Danielle Agami, Grand Prize Award winner; Lauren Edson, Paid Engagement Award winner; Lindsay Nelko, Second Place Award winner; Suzanne Farrell, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient; and Shea New, Festival Artistic Director


“The Wolves”, choreography by Dana Metz, 2014 Division II Grand Prize Award winner


“Fibonacci”, choreography by Spencer Gavin Hering, 2014 Division II Second Place Award winner


4th Annual Studio Project dancers from seven local dance studios and College of the Desert


8th Annual East Valley Dance Project dancers from Desert Mirage High and Toro Canyon Middle Schools in Thermal


 
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