Deadline for submissions has passed. 


Independent Shows
Companies/Choreographers can apply for one of two, full-length production opportunities at the Duke Energy Thear or Booth Playhouse. Works can be the work of a single choreographer or company, or companies can partner on a production. Only 2 shows will be selected.

  • Available Traditional Theater Venues:

    • Duke Energy Theater at Blumenthal PAC

      • 150 seats​

      • non-union house

      • blackbox style theater

      • Fees: You pay all theatrical fees straight to Blumenthal (average: $800 per day) / Receive a discount on rent for being in CDF.

      • Box Office goes entirely to Company/Choreographer

    • Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal PAC

      • 432 seats​

      • union house

      • proscenium style theater

      • Fees: Fees: You pay all theatrical fees straight to Blumenthal (average: $2.000 per day) / Receive a discount on rent for being in CDF.

      • Box Office goes entirely to Company/Choreographer
         

  • CDF Marketing Fee: $200

    • Includes but not limited to flyers, posters, programs, social media paid advertising, Uptown posters, Blumenthal posters​

    • Paid to CDF via check
       

  • Available Performance Dates/Times (to be assigned at notification date)
    • Friday, March 10

    • Saturday, March 11

    • Friday, March 17

    • Saturday, March 18
       

  • Submission Criteria

    • Run of Show:  70 - 90 minutes

    • Partner Option: If you are applying in partnership with another company, no more than three choreographers or companies can be represented. In your application,  include all parties and a description of how the show will be structured.

    • CDF will assign performance date and time to awarded entries. Interested applicants must be available to perform on either date to be considered.

    • No Application Fee

    • Professional choreographers/companies with professional dancers only.  

    • All participants must be 18 and up.  And not enrolled in an undergraduate college program.


Dance Charlotte

CDF’s established show Dance Charlotte is designed for companies who want to present shorter or partial works in a program shared by other top dance companies from across the U.S.

  • Location:  Duke Energy Theater at Blumenthal PAC

  • Date: Saturday, March 18 @ 8pm

  • $200 honorarium

  • Length of Work:  6 - 15 minutes

  • Application Fee: $10 (CDF Members) & $15 (non-members)

  • CDF will provide the following:  lighting designer, stage manager, general marketing
     

Timeline:

Deadline:  September 30
Notification: October 20
Acceptance and Marketing Information Due: October 31 
Venue Fee Deposit Due: January 15 (Independent Shows)
Venues Fees Balance Due: February 15 (Independent Shows)

Application Submission Requirements:

  • Online video link either through YouTube or Vimeo (NO hard copies accepted)

  • Completed online application

  • Fee: $15

  • Professional choreographers/companies with professional dancers only.  

  • All participants must be 18 and up.  And not enrolled in an undergraduate college program.
     

Selection Criteria

  • 50 pts: Choreography: Quality, Innovation, and Clarity

  • 30 pts: Dancers: Quality and Performance

  • 10pts: Marketing Support and Appeal of Company/Choreographer to Charlotte community

  • 10 pts: Technical Aspects: Innovation and Quality of technical details that add to the overall

    presentation (e.g. costumes, lighting, etc.)

Terms

  • Dance Charlotte Adjudicators: 1 Local, 1 NC and Board Committee who does not have a conflict of interest to the applicants.

  • independent Show Adjudicators: CDF Board committee

  • All fees are non-refundable.

2017 Applications & Guidelines