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SUMMER SERIES

DALLAS 2024 
July 5-20, 2024

ABOUT

This summer, Zion Dance Project offers dancers the life-transforming experience of renewing their identity, purpose, and performance in dance. Join the movement preparing the Way.

Discover Your Purpose - Find Your Tribe - Training Body + Soul + Spirit

Zion Dance Project believes there has been a revival movement in the field of professional dance where more artists are glorifying and offering 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.

DETAILS

SUMMER SERIES DETAILS 

When: July 5-20, 2024

Location: The Dallas Conservatory, Frisco, TX

6106 Frisco Square Blvd

Frisco, TX 75034

I. Artistic Development

  • 20+ Technique Classes with Master Teachers ranging in ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, hip hop, improvisation and more

  • 30+ Hours in the ZDP Rehearsal Process 

  • 10+ Worship Seminars on topics such as identity, purpose, inner healing, intercession, prophecy and deliverance 

II. Performance 

  • 1 Dance Film Project 

  • 1 Weekend of Concert Performances featuring staged works created during the Series

III. Ministry & Outreach 

  • Activation in the Prophetic Arts 

  • Worship Nights

  • 2 Community Gatherings 

 

AUDITIONS & CASTING

AUDITIONS + CASTING

Within our summer program there is a place for everyone who is interested in this type of spiritual and artistic growth. From those learning the basics of movement to the experienced working professionals, ALL ARE WELCOME!

Casting and auditions do not determine participation in Summer Series, and are specifically used for our annual Summer Series Concert. This helps us ensure an impactful experience for all attending dancers. 

 

When making selections for roles, ZDP aligns with the legacy of King David, who assembled skilled artisans for the Tabernacle. Our standard is set at the pinnacle of excellence recognizing the value of quality over quantity. When auditioning, dancers are considered for all available positions. 

This year we are seeking 30 Principal and Professional dancers.  Dancers who are not offered a Principal or Professional position will be offered an Emerging Artist Role. 

Casting descriptions are listed below. 

 

CASTING DESCRIPTIONS 

PRINCIPAL ARTISTS

Elevate your dance experience and redefine your career by performing in transformative works that promise artistic growth.

SEEKING 10 DANCERS with Highly Skilled Technical Level, Strong and Mature Artistic Voice, and at least 5 years of Professional Performance 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. 

Paid Contract 
Exclusive Classes, Guest Speakers, Workshops, and More (Valued at $1,400!)

$500 Performance Stipend (2 nights)

WAIVED Registration Fee
Step into your Destiny and become one of our 10 Principal Dancers.

 

PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS

Liberate your creative genius and unleash your spirit in your dance! Break free from boundaries, and let your Kingdom identity shine.

SEEKING 20 DANCERS with Advanced Technical Skill, Artistic Maturity and Versatile Training Experience  

ZDP Directors look for partnering experience, strong ballet foundations, clarity of movement articulation, style versatility, and mature artistic/performance expression. 

*Performance Resume will be taken into consideration. 

Select Unpaid Contract Opportunities 
Exclusive Classes, Guest Speakers, Workshops, and More (Valued at $1,400!) 

Discounted Registration Fee - $50
Must be 18+

EMERGING ARTISTS

Join us as an Emerging Artist, where your artistic exploration is nurtured in a life-changing experience, opening the door to a world of dance, spirit, and growth. This unique opportunity allows artists to delve into spiritual formation, honing their skills and expectations while working alongside seasoned professionals in the field of dance. 

Collegiate, Pre-Professional and Intermediate/Advanced Dancers

Must be 16+

Tuition-Based Opportunity $1,400 plus a $100 registration fee.
With your tuition, receive Exclusive Classes, Guest Speakers, Workshops, and More.

Auditions are now OPEN for the 8th Annual Summer Series

There are two ways to audition for this year's project! 

1. IN-PERSON Audition in Dallas, TX 

Date: Saturday, April 20th 

Time: 12:00-3:00p, Check in will start at 11:30a

Where: Lewisville Grand Theater 

100 N Charles St

Lewisville, TX 75057

Click the Audition button below to register for this year's In-Person Audition. 

Dancers who attend the In-Person Audition will be given a discounted ticket to the ZDP Spring Concert taking place that evening, April 20th

2. ONLINE Auditions 

Open Now until June 21st

Click the Audition button below to fill out our Online Audition Form. 

Space is limited, so audition today! Let's DANCE! 

INTRODUCTORY TRACK

INTRODUCTORY TRACK

If you have been wondering "Do I need to have previous dance experience to attend Summer Series?" Look no further! I have the answer for you! 

You don't! And guess what! This track was created for you! 

The Introductory Track is for the mover who once danced many years ago, just started dancing a couple years ago, or perhaps has never even stepped foot into a dance studio but feels an invitation from the Lord and simply wants to say "Yes!" 

With an open age range and a skill level of beginner to intermediate, Open Level is designed to give the mover a taste of the technical foundations of various styles of dance including ballet, modern, contemporary and hip hop, while focusing on the Father's design for dance as a part of intercession and worship. 

If you feel the tug on your heart to come, and have not been sure there would be place for you here, do not hesitate! Register today and join us! You belong here! 

Zion Dance Project believes there will be a dance revival in the church  and we will see the Bride dance again!

 

FAQs

FAQs

What do I wear? Is there a dress code? Hair requirements? Shoes? 

At Summer Series we do not have a dress code.

For the Principals, 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 2024-2025 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 ziondanceproject.info@gmail.com to get info about the ZDP Summer Series 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!