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Desert Dance Theatre’s July Dance Series & Auditions (PHX)

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Desert Dance Theatre’s July Dance Series & Auditions (PHX)

July 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm MST

$15 – $80

Desert Dance Theatre’s 40th Anniversary Season 2019-20

Call for Male & Female Dancers

Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00pm-9:00pm
July 8 – 31, 2019

Dance Theater West
3925 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018

AUDITIONS will be held in conjunction with the JULY DANCE SERIES

Class: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Audition & Interview: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Class Schedule & Instructors
July 8 & 10  Alicia-Lynn Nascimento Castro
July 15 & 17  Jenny Gerena
July 22 & 24  Jeremiah Jenkins
July 29 & 31  Candy Jimenez

Cost: $15 Single Class / $25 Per Week for Two Classes / $80 All Four Weeks

PAY in person at the door by check or cash or request PayPal invoice

RSVP REQUIRED: Contact gro.ertaehTecnaDtreseDnull@asiL

Interested in dancing with the company? Please see applications for further details.


Dancer Requirements:
Have flexible schedule and be available to rehearse and perform.
Be versatile and have performance experience in modern dance.
Experience in other dance forms and performing arts disciplines is a PLUS.
Must be responsible with reliable transportation.

Regularly scheduled classes/rehearsals:
Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm-9:00pm
Saturdays from 1:00pm-4:00pm and/or some Sundays as needed
Schedule may vary as needed, especially during the summer.
We understand that dancers may have jobs and other obligations, so we will consider that when casting and scheduling.

Rehearsals will begin ASAP!

DDT Members are compensated for DDT Sponsored Events & Fee Engagements!

INFO & RSVP: gro.ertaehTecnaDtreseDnull@asiL or CALL/TEXT 602-740-9616


JULY 8 & 10 (Modern / Brazilian Contemporary)
Instructor: Alicia-Lynn Nascimento Castro

Alicia-Lynn Nascimento Castro transitioned into dance after training as an elite gymnast. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a BFA in dance. In Philadelphia she continued her dance training with Philadanco then moved to Denver where she danced with Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble performing works of master choreographers such as Katherine Dunham, Alvin Ailey, Donald McKayle, Talley Beatty, and Milton Myers. She danced with several professional companies including Keshet Dance, Paul Dance Productions, and Brazil Dance Productions.  Alicia lived in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais/Brazil, for 7 years and danced with Mario Nascimento Dance Company, had a leading role in the Beatles musical Because, and presented solo work Solivagant and Arco-Iris as a member of Rede Sola de Dança. As a teacher and choreographer she was the Assistant Choreographer and Rehearsal Director for Contemporary Dance Company, Sala B directed by Fernando de Castro; taught at the world renowned Grupo Corpo, and also at the dance and art conservatory, Palácio das Artes where she choreographed for the Graduating class of 2015 with a piece entitled Wanderlust.  Since moving to Phoenix she has performed and presented work at the BlakTina Dance Festival, Breaking Ground, The Black Theatre Troupe’s Black Nativity, the Beta Dance festival, for Southwest Ballet Theaters Harvest Gala, and at the Phoenix Art Museum with Jam Movement and Sentidos Dance. Alicia is currently working on projects and teaching at Glendale Community College and Grand Canyon University.

Class Description:  Modern / Brazilian Contemporary

This class will be physically challenging and incorporate the Horton, Dunham, Graham and other modern dance techniques along with Brazilian contemporary floor work and cultural influences. The classes begin standing and incorporates exercises that each focus on a different idea, such as descent/ascent and laterals, center balance control, isolations, and heating up body parts such as quadriceps, the lower leg and/or abdominals,  followed by stretching exercises for flexibility that leads into a sequence of floor work. Class then progresses across the floor with movement phrases, athletic floor work, turns and jumps and usually a section structured improvisation for students to explore their own artistic voice and ending with a choreographed combo.

Photos: Erika Vaughn (AZ) Byrne and Remi Bouquet (headshot)


July 10, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm MST
$15 – $80
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Dance Theater West
3925 East Indian School Road
Phoenix, 85018 United States
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