The Red Rock Dance Festival offers choreographers an opportunity to show up to 10 minutes of work on a professional stage utilizing an experienced lighting designer and production staff. Each dance piece will be adjudicated by outstanding dance professionals and educators, and feedback will be given. Eight to ten finalists will be selected to perform that evening for the 7:30pm Showcase Showcase Finals. Judge's Choice, Runner-up, and Audience Choice awards amount to $1000 in cash prizes!
Dance pieces should be new works, no longer than 10 minutes. Movement should be original and nontraditional. Choreographers are responsible for their own rehearsal space and arranging their own costumes and must be able to commit to attending a 30 minute technical rehearsal on Thursday May 30, Friday May 31, or Saturday June 1st. Typically Saturday is reserved only for those traveling the furthest distance. You will have the opportunity to request a tech time within a block. You must be able to attend the adjudicated performance June 1st at 12:15 pm, where finalists are selected. Only the finalists will perform at 7:30pm that evening in the Choreography Showcase Finals. Your submission video does not need to be a staged performance, but please submit your work as complete as possible. The submission deadline is midnight on March 31st, with possible waitlist through April 30th. Only one submission per choreographer may be accepted.
Dancers should be age 16 or older, unless the nature, story, or subject matter of the work requires younger dancers. They should have modern/contemporary dance experience, and most importantly, be reliable and efficient. Dancers must be able to commit to attending the technical rehearsal, adjudication, and if selected, the evening performance.
Submit an application Here, which includes details and a recording of your piece. The submission fee is $60 ($35 for Washington County residents)
Submissions will be reviewed and choreographers notified of acceptance by April 5th.
Approximately 17 accepted pieces will be given tech and adjudication times by May 15th.
Those accepted will need to pay an additional tech fee of $50. This is to help offset the cost of the venue and tech professionals (which is normally about $250 for this 30 minute tech time). You will also be given a voucher for a free ticket to the Choreography Showcase Finals Saturday night.
All accepted submissions will perform and receive feedback during the Adjudication Saturday from 12:15-4:40. This performance is free to the public.
Finalists (8-10 pieces) will be selected and notified by 5:30pm to prepare to perform in the Showcase Finals at 7:30.
Judges Choice and Audience Choice awards are presented at the end of the Showcase Finals.