Age!

by Rebecca
(Victoria)

How old do you have to be to get an agent to audition for a dance company?

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Jun 26, 2011
Answer from Maria
by: Maria

Dear Rebecca,

Ages are not really fixed for auditioning to contemporary dance companies. That applies mostly in the case of ballet, where dancers usually have to be very young to be admitted into the companies.

But contemporary dance is a very different artistic field. It is so diverse that it is not possible to tell what age you need to be, since you might find companies that need really mature dancers for specific projects, kids or all kind of different people.

Getting an agent depends on your own needs as a professional dancer and the companies you have in mind. Normally, you won't need an agent just to audition as a dancer. Managers or agents typically work to represent and sell companies or projects.

If you wish to work with a contemporary dance company, what you need to do is to ask in each case what type of dancers they are looking for.

We have a good directory of contemporary dance companies that will take you to their websites and where you can look for coming auditions and contact information. Here's the link:

Contemporary Dance Companies

There's also a page in which another young dancer asked a question that is related to yours. You might like reading it. You will find it through this link:

Is it too late? (to succeed professionally in the dance world)

Best wishes for your dancing career,

Maria

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