AUDITIONS NOW OPEN FOR PLATFORM 2018


*AUDITIONS CLOSE JULY 16, 2018*

OPEN AUDITION INFO...

Welcome to The Platform 2018.

We invite you to audition for the chance to perform at The Platform Event on Saturday 3rd November 2018. If selected, you will have a space facilitated to perform in-front of a panel of industry professionals who are specifically looking for talent to employ and or guide to further careers in your genre.

ELIGIBILITY FOR BOTH SOLO AND MASTERCLASS AUDITIONS...

To be eligible to audition you must:
- Be a resident of Tasmania at the time of application for a period of at least 12months or more.
- Be aged 10 and over (from 1st September 2018)
*Exception: Wildcards aged between 7-10 (from 1st September 2018)
- Have trained in any genre at a dance/musical theatre establishment (this is not specific to Tasmania).
- Be available to attend audition time slots specified below.
*Please note: rehearsals for masterclass candidates will be negotiable depending on the successful candidate’s availabilities.
- Be available to attend and perform at the Platform event on November 3, 2018 at times specified below.

AUDITION PROCESS FOR 2018...

The Platform is all about creating diverse ways to celebrate our art form on a parallel to the professional world, the audition process is very different this year to previous Platform auditions.
It will still consist of solo auditions (adjudicated by teachers and studio owners from across the state like 2016/17) and four different masterclasses that double as an audition! The genres for this year are; 

Contemporary

(Saturday 25th August) 09:00am – 10:30am - successful candidates call back time 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Ballet

(Saturday 25th August) 11:00am – 12:30pmsuccessful candidates call back time is 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Broadway Jazz

(Sunday 26th August) 09:00 – 10:30amsuccessful candidates call back time is 1:30pm – 3:30pm 

Commercial Hip Hop

(Sunday 26th August) 11:00am – 12:30pmsuccessful candidates call back time is 4:00pm – 6:00pm


Each industry professional of each genre will select 5 dancers to 'call back' to work with them on a fully choreographed piece to showcase at The Platform Event 2018!

Tassie’s TOP 20 performers will be made up of the TOP 10 soloists from the solo auditions (selected by Tasmanian Studio Owners) and 20 dancers (who can double up in each genre) from the masterclasses (selected by industry choreographers).

Remember, The Platform is about “being seen” in front of Industry Professionals and Tasmanian Talent Agency clients so the more you do, the higher the likelihood of being selected for opportunities, scholarships and employment.

Solo entrants can enter from age 10 and up (from September 1st)
Masterclass auditionees can enter from 12 and up (from September 1st)
Platform finalists aged between 10-12 are eligible for minor scholarships and cash and product prizes
Platform finalists aged 13 & over are eligible for all scholarships, interstate shadow experiences, cash and product prizes.

AUDITION FEES

SOLO AUDITIONS

Held in Launceston on Sunday 22nd July. (Time TBA)
(Please note -you can ask for specific times to work around Ballet De Juene commitments if need be)
You can enter up to two solos in different genres.

1 Solo: $30.00 + GST
2 Solos: $60.00 + GST 

MASTERCLASS/AUDITIONS: (held in Hobart)

*Audition for 2 or more masterclasses and get 1 FREE solo entry (solo auditions held in Launceston)

Masterclass x 1: $50.00 + GST
Masterclass x 2: $90.00 + GST (Inc. 1 free solo)
Masterclass x 3: $130.00 + GST (Inc. 1 free solo)
Full two-day pass to all Masterclasses:
$150.00 + GST and the chance to audition for all four styles (Inc. 1 FREE solo)


 *WILDCARD ENTRANTS… (aged between 7-10)

Each studio owner can select 1 “Wildcard” performer to be involved in the audition process (solo auditions only).
Wild cards may not quite reach the age restrictions, or may not fit the eligibility requirements.
A wildcard entrant is someone who should be showcased for their hard work and talent.
ONE lucky Wildcard entrant will be invited from the audition to perform at the Platform as a guest performer.
The wildcard entrant will not be eligible for the shadowing experiences and scholarships but will be considered for all other opportunities.
Please note: Wildcards must be entered with an accompanying email from their teacher to info@vpfcollective.com stating they have been officially entered.

THE PLATFORM EVENT.

You must be available to attend and perform at The Platform event and technical rehearsals on:
Saturday November 3, 2018
Tech rehearsal 12pm - 4pm for show time 6pm - 9pm in Hobart, Tasmania.

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AUDITION APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON MONDAY 16th JULY
- No late entries will be accepted -

 

TIPS FOR SOLO AUDITIONS

TIP: we are looking for performers who can present a piece confidently, pick up choreography and present with a professional attitude to which we feel confident we can present to our professional panel at The Platform.

These performers will be considered to be represented by the Tasmanian Talent Agency who will seek to contract your skills out to clients throughout the state and interstate.

Prepare for your audition, criteria to meet:
- Prepare up to two 1.5-minute solo pieces to present at the audition (Note: this will be extended to 2 minutes and must be the same piece you will present at The Platform if selected).
- This piece can be dance (in any genre) song or both.

Helpful hints to consider when preparing:
- Ensure your overall presentation i.e. costuming & make-up suits your performance.
- Ensure your performance represents your best skill set i.e. if you are a great singer, don’t forget to show us your full range.
- Solo pieces prepared for other competitions are eligible.

TIPS FOR MASTERCLASSES

Wear appropriate attire (clean well presented and not too baggy).
Please wear appropriate footwear.

 It is paramount that you project your best professional attitude and behaviour at all Platform processes and events.

 Open to the public, The Platform will provide an experience of entertainment, opportunity and a wonderful celebration of the 20 successful Tasmanian performers who have auditioned for the chance to be showcased on this evening.

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Creating an undivided ‘Platform’ for pre-performers to have access to resources and connections for their next steps when embarking on their future career direction. 

TDF is strongly focused on bridging the gap from a life time of dancing to the professional performer creating employment and career ‘Next Step’ opportunities to the Dance community within Tasmania.

Once your registration has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email which you need to print out and take to the audition (solo & masterclass) as your entry form.

Video entries will not be accepted this year for solo auditions.

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION HERE