Join CVD for a one-time performance opportunity at the Grand Civil War Ball at Mechanics Hall in Worcester!
CVD is looking for dancers for a special mid-nineteenth century dance performance. Come to auditions at 6 pm, Sunday, September 9, 2012 for the opportunity to perform with the Commonwealth Vintage Dancers!
If you are selected, you will be invited to attend an intense series of four rehearsals and learn some higher level dancing. Then you will attend the Grand Civil War Ball with members of CVD and show off your new dancing talents!
No familiarity with mid-nineteenth century dancing is required, although dance or other performance experience may be beneficial. The audition will be in the form of a dance class, so there is no need to prepare material in advance. Everyone is welcome to attend the audition. Wear comfortable clothing and bring dance shoes (ballet flats or similar for women, comfortable dress shoes or similar for men.) For your safety, please do not wear high heels, sneakers, street shoes, or dance barefoot.
Come to 738 Main Street, Waltham, MA, and be ready to move! Also be prepared to tell us your availability for the rehearsals on Sundays, September 16, 23, 30 and October 7, and, of course, the performance on Thursday night October 11, 2012.
If you already own an outfit appropriate for a Civil War Ball (a ladies' ballgown over hoops, or a gentleman's tailcoat), please try to bring a picture for our consideration. If you do not have such an outfit but are otherwise promising as a performer, we will make every effort to locate clothing for you to borrow.