Wanna Dance At The Oscars?

By thelostboy | The Lost Boys January 15, 2010 at 12:14AM

Wanna Dance At The Oscars?
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Check out this press release... It looks like there's gonna be a whole lot of dancing going on at this year's Oscars:

January 14, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DANCERS WANTED FOR 2009 OSCAR(R) SHOW

Beverly Hills, CA -- Open dance auditions for the 82nd Academy Awards(R) telecast will be held on Friday, January 22, and Saturday, January 23, at CenterStaging in Burbank, California, telecast producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic announced today. Cast dancers will perform live during the Academy Awards show on Sunday, March 7, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center(R).

The auditions are open to professional-level male and female dancers in the contemporary and hip-hop styles who are between the ages of 18 and 30. Shankman, who began his career as a dancer and once performed on the Oscar show, will be choreographing the audition numbers with associate choreographers Anne Fletcher and Jamal Sims.

CenterStaging is located at 3407 Winona Avenue in Burbank. Interested dancers should note that parking is not available at CenterStaging. Individuals will need to find parking in the vicinity and pay any associated costs. Only qualified dancers will be admitted; there is no access for watching the auditions.

Following is the audition schedule:

Friday, January 22, 2010

Contemporary
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Union, Male
10 a.m. - noon - Union, Female
Noon - 2 p.m. - Non-union, Male
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Non-union, Female
3 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Trickers and Tumblers

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hip Hop
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Union, Male
10 a.m. - noon - Union, Female
Noon - 2 p.m. - Non-union, Male
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Non-union, Female
3 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Callback

This article is related to: Awards Season