"The Resilience Project" performed at Dance Place, Washington D.C., April 2018AUDITION NOTIFICATION: 

Seeking Professional Dancers & Teaching Artists

Join us for an audition to be a part of DC-based ClancyWorks Dance Company. Now in our 20th season, ClancyWorks is seeking professional dancers and/or teaching artists for 2020/2021.

Auditions for next season will be held for positions to start late-August to mid-September, 2020. Please complete this questionnaire and send it to prior to your audition. Auditionees will be invited to attend ClancyWorks’ annual Dance Educators Training Institute (August 10th – August 14th, 2020) to gain more direct contact with the organization’s leadership, constituents and programming.

The Washington Post has described Dr. Adrienne Clancy as a “wizard of invention,” and her choreography as “a tour de force of unpredictable partnering.” With a heavy focus on contemporary dance & partnering technique, auditions will include ClancyWorks’ repertory material and movement exercises essential to our company’s ongoing & future creative projects, aesthetic, etc.

The company’s outstanding skill lies in its ability to combine physically demanding, powerful movement with the sensitive portrayal of cultural nuances and personal emotions. So, we are looking for artists who understand that dance is about more than just technique! The craft comes in our ability to “shift perceptions through performance” as we express ourselves through movement. And, we present dynamic partnering work that reflects our powerful aesthetic and social vision, to form trust within a framework of diversity & inclusion.

BenchesDancers should have a strong background in contemporary/modern dance with an interest in partnering and exploring ideas analytically, as well as physically, the ability to improvise is also important, and a diverse dance background of multiple forms is preferred.

If you’re interested in auditioning to dance with ClancyWorks, please contact with a resume and cover letter, and include “audition” in the subject line.

NOTE: We are always interested in meeting great dancers and future auditionees. Even if you’re not able to join our company in the current season, please do let us know you’re interested and feel free to attend our upcoming auditions and/or events should schedule & space permit.

LOCATION: Based out of the greater Washington D.C. area, offices in Silver Spring, MD. Dancers (non-teaching artists) must be willing to travel throughout the area on a periodic basis for performances, rehearsals, etc.  Teaching Artists must be willing to relocate and become a part of the local dance community. Dancers with teaching experience are encouraged to apply, especially if you have experience in Hip Hop, Step, African and/or Latin Dance forms, teaching K-12 students.Love Strings

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: Competitive compensation, based on experience and availability for performances, rehearsals, teaching opportunities and administrative tasks; includes paid time off, overtime pay, and professional development opportunities.

Contracts are up to 12 months, with the possibility for renewal. We are looking for committed professionals who want to be a part of the growth of this nonprofit organization. Dancers are paid at a competitive wage, in some cases up to $500/week, depending on role within the organization, experience within the industry, and growth outlook as part of the team. Dancers can increase their income by teaching in our Arts in Education Programs, subsequently receiving professional development & training to support their growth as arts educators, as well as additional hourly compensation for arts administrative & programmatic duties.

For additional information, please feel free to email or call (301) 717-9271

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Please complete this questionnaire and send to prior to any audition.



Dance Educator's Training Institute

DETI is Going Virtual!

Our annual Dance Educator's Training Institute (DETI) is scheduled to take place August 17-19, 2020.

This year, we've decided to take DETI online, due to COVID-19.

While we are saddened not to be able to hold DETI in person, we are excited to welcome people from around the world, who might not otherwise be able to join us! We will have more information about DETI Online in the coming days.

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