June 15 - July 1
Online Auditions are NOW OPEN!
In-Person Audition on April 7, 2023.
This summer, Zion Dance Project offers dancers the life-transforming experience of renewing their identity, purpose, and performance in dance. Join the movement lighting the way.
Discover Your Purpose - Find Your Tribe - Training Body + Soul + Spirit
Zion Dance Project believes there will be a revival movement in the field of professional dance where more artists begin to glorify and offer the gift of dance back to the Creator.
ZDP Summer Series is committed to platforming and showcasing the work of today’s up-and-coming Spirit-filled artists by connecting hand-selected, dancers and movers with influential speakers and choreographers from around the world in Dallas, TX.
In this unique rehearsal process, ZDP equips the dancer by providing spiritual skills necessary to walk in their identity and purpose, by establishing their call as a sacred dancer, and by enriching them with new perspectives to what it means to dance for and with the Spirit of God.
The daily schedule fosters each individual’s artistic development by encouraging new skills and activation of deeper incorporation of faith and dance in genres such as ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, and more. Dancers can expect to explore different spiritual artistic approaches and choreographic processes.
Alongside daily technique classes and rehearsals in the studio, dancers will receive 20+ hours of impartation and activation on topics such as identity, purpose, inner healing, intercession, prophetic, deliverance, and spiritual formation.
SUMMER SERIES DETAILS
When: June 15 - July 1, 2023
I. Artistic Development
25 Technique Classes with Master Teachers ranging in ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, hip hop, improvisation and more
75+ Hours in the ZDP Rehearsal Process
7+ Key Spiritual Leaders Seminars on topics such as identity, purpose, inner healing, intercession, prophecy and deliverance
1 Dance Film Project
1 Weekend of Concert Performances featuring staged works created during the Series
III. Ministry & Outreach
Activation in the Prophetic Arts
1 Worship Night at UPPERROOM Dallas
1 Ticket to ZDP's The Lighthouse
2 Community Gatherings
CASTING & AUDITIONS
This year the Zion Dance Project Summer Series is bringing a one-of-a-kind Concert to Dallas, Texas. This concert will feature a bigger cast than ever before with dancers from around the world. In this all NEW Concert, the dancers will be embodying freedom, truth, healing and spirit through their movement. Audiences will watch exciting and thought provoking performances, from choreographers and artists with ONE GOAL - To be a movement that lights the way!
SEEKING 10 DANCERS
$250-$500 Concert Stipend
Alongside your payment, ZDP will allocate all classes, workshops, guest lectures and video/photoshoots all valued at: $1,200
High Technical Skill Level and Professional Experience
ZDP Directors look for partnering experience, pointe work (for consideration of ballet roles), clarity of movement articulation, style versatility, and mature artistic/performance expression.
*Performance Resume will be taken into consideration.
SEEKING 15 DANCERS
Must be 18+
$65 Registration Fee
As a part of you contract, ZDP will allocate all classes, workshops, guest lectures and video/photoshoots all valued at: $1,200
ZDP Directors look for versatile dancers with high technical ability and artistic maturity.
Collegiate and Intermediate/Advanced Dancers
Must be 16+
$1,200 Tuition + $50 Registration Fee
Artists will gain professional experience in this unique rehearsal process while participating in daily technique classes and guest lectures.
In 2021, ZDP began the Open Level Track as a part of The Series Projects. This track was specially designed for Beginner to Intermediate movers! With a new name, the Intro Track is back this summer! Check out more information about this track and how to register HERE
Auditions are now OPEN for the 7th Annual Summer Series Concert
There are two ways to audition for this year's project!
1. IN-PERSON Audition in Dallas, TX
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 12:00-3:00p, Check in will start at 11:30a
Where: Royale Ballet Dance Academy
7517 Campbell Rd. Unit 400
Dallas, TX 75248
Click the Audition button below to register for this year's In-Person Audition.
2. ONLINE Auditions
Open Now until June 8th
Click the Audition button below to fill out our Online Audition Form.
Space is limited, so audition today! Let's DANCE!
What do I wear? Is there a dress code? Hair requirements? Shoes?
At Summer Series we do not have a dress code.
For the Principles, Professionals and Ensemble Artists, we simply ask all dancers to respect the style of dance you may be practicing each day. Meaning, on a day I take ballet I will want to wear form fitting clothes which could be tights and leotard, leo and bikers, leggings and a tank top, etc. We do ask that everyone bring a pair of ballet shoes, tennis shoes, and socks you love to dance in to the program to use throughout the 2 weeks!
For the Introductory Program, we simply advise you to bring clothes that you feel confident and comfortable moving in. Other than bringing tennis shoes, there are no other shoe requirements. If you have dance experience and have dance shoes such as jazz shoes or ballet shoes feel free to bring them for class!
For hair, we just ask that hair is out of face for all classes and rehearsals.
What do I need to bring with me?
Aside from clothes and daily necessities for class and rehearsal, you will also need to pack:
Flesh Tone Undergarments for Costumes
Hair & Makeup Supplies for Performance Weekend
Foam Rollers, Massage Balls and other Body Care Needs
Journal & Bible for Speaker Sessions
Clothes for Gatherings Outside the Studio
*A final packing list will be sent to all participating dancers a month prior to the start of the program.
How long is the dance day? Am I gonna dance a lot? Will I have rest days?
Long. Yes! And yes!
Dance days last approximately 10 hours each day. Please reference the daily schedule outline above. There will be special event days where the schedule is rearranged.
The two weeks will be intense! We strongly encourage everyone to prepare your body for long days of moving before coming.
*All participants will be casted for rehearsal blocks. When you don't have rehearsal, dancers are encouraged to take care of their bodies, eat lunch and fellowship with other dancers.
There will be "off days" scheduled into the program for rest and relaxation. There may be suggestions of things to do in the Dallas area, as well as time allotted for dancers to get to hang out together and continue to build community.
*The outline for the full two and a half weeks schedule will be sent to all participating dancers a month prior to the start of the program.
Will there be auditions for the 2023-2024 Season?
Yes! All participants who are interested in auditioning for ZDP's upcoming season may use the Summer Series as your audition. During the first week of the series, we ask that anyone who may be interested in auditioning to please send a letter of intent via email so that our directors know that you desire to use your time at Summer Series as an audition.
Does ZDP provide housing?
Unfortunately at this time ZDP is unable to provide housing for Summer Series participants. If you have friends or family
If you are interested in finding an Air BnB or Hotel to share with other Series Dancers, email firstname.lastname@example.org to get info about the ZDP Housing Facebook group to connect with other participants who will be joining us this summer!
Do I need access to a car? Is public transit an option?
This is a hard question to give a definite answer to. If you are staying farther away from the studio location then yes you will need access to a car or have a system of carpooling in place. Unfortunately Dallas public transit is not reliable.
If you plan to stay close to the studio, you may or may not need a car. There are two hotels right next to the studio if needed.
Do you have to be a Christian to attend Summer Series?
No. Everyone is welcome to the table! During Summer Series we set a table for all to come and feast on the joy and freedom that shines from Zion. So if you are looking for a cultural/spiritual exchange, this may be for you! Come and join us at the table!