Perform In BASSH
General BASSH Audition Guidelines
Please read the guidelines carefully. Do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions!
We are excited to announce that our BASSH 2022 program is almost full! We will not be holding further auditions for the fall program. However, please watch for our announcement regarding BASSH 2023!
New policy: We will not be requiring in-person auditions, but will be happy to view high-quality video. Instructions on acceptable formats will be forthcoming early in 2023. Otherwise, the same guidelines for pieces apply:
All choreographers must be adults, age 18 and older.
The minimum performer age is 14, or by permission of the directors.
The maximum number of performers per group piece is 16.
The maximum number of minutes per group piece is 6.
The maximum number of minutes per duet is 4.
At least 75% of your piece should be complete at the time of audition.
All dancers should be in the audition video.
All choreography and music should be appropriate for audiences of all ages. Use clean music versions only.
If accepted, the performance piece auditioned must be the same piece performed at the show.
Each studio/group may submit up to 2 pieces.
Not all submitted pieces may be accepted. However, if a piece is not accepted for BASSH itself, it is possible for that group to perform in the BASSH Afterhours fundraiser.
No solo acts. However, a group number may have one or more short solos within it.
If you have a special circumstance you would like to discuss, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
BASSH Creative Guidelines
The BASSH Production Team is committed to continuing the BASSH legacy of bringing social dance to the stage. We are also excited to take BASSH to new heights of entertainment in a format that supports and encourages the evolutionary, creative nature of dance.
As you develop your BASSH pieces, we invite you to …
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX!
The following ideas can help add variety, texture, and an element of surprise!
INSIDE THE BOX
All dancers’ movements synchronized
All dancers on stage the entire time
All dancers wear matching costumes
Chosen music is traditional for the dance genre
Use the same song from beginning to end
Strict focus on technique and “the moves”
Stay within your genre
OUTSIDE THE BOX
Dancers doing different things and occasionally synchronizing movements
Dancers enter and exit at different times
Costumes fit a color theme but vary slightly to fit personalities and/or flatter different body types
Chosen music is non-traditional for the dance genre
Mix music cuts; use remixes of traditional music
Set a scene, tell a story, create a feeling, involve audience emotions such as laughter and surprise
Collaborate with another dance group
BASSH 2022 Important Dates and Costs
Before submitting your application, please make sure you and your dancers can commit to all the below dates and meet choreographer and performer guidelines.
August 1: BASSH Applications Due
Tuesday - Thursday, November 8th - 10th, 5:00 - 10:00 pm: Tech rehearsals at the New Vic Theater. All performers should wear costumes and bring lighting cues documents.
Friday, November 11th: Full dress run-through at the theater, 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Call time: 12:00. All dancers should be in full stage make up, as there will be photographers.
Friday, November 11th: First Show: Cast Call Time: 6:30 pm, Performance 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 12th: Second Show: Cast Call Time: 6:30 pm, Performance 7:30 pm
Cast Donations: Please send before September 1st.
A $25 donation from each dancer helps produce a professional-quality show, including:
Theater rental and production
Show promotion and press coverage
There will be tables in the foyer of the theater for artists to place advertising materials for their studio, such as flyers, business cards, etc.