Audition: Juba Dance Ensemble

March 2, 2024

Audition: Juba Dance Ensemble


9AM-11:30AM (10-13 years old), ‍11:30AM-2:00PM (14-17 years‍ old), 2:00PM-4:30PM (18 years old and up)


Center for Creative Arts - 1301 Dallas Rd, Chattanooga TN, 37405


The Katherine Dunham Juba Dance Festival is the inaugural performance of the Juba Dance Ensemble under the artistic direction of Crystal Newson. The Juba Dance Ensemble Performance is a collaborative dance production that merges the world of dance and culture. This production is an extension of the Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts and Ideas to celebrate Juneteenth through the artform of dance.

Juba is a way to combine the worlds of dance history and dance education, allowing dancers and artists to train intensively and gain the experience and knowledge of our evolving dance culture. These artists have trained and performed across Hamilton County as students and professionals. For this particular performance, our goal is to educate our audience on the importance of African-American dance culture and be the representation for our African-American community.

We are thrilled to welcome you to our audition for The Juba Dance Ensemble. Your presence adds excitement to this creative journey, and we appreciate your dedication to the art of dance.

Please feel free to express yourself and showcase your unique talents. We want this audition to be a positive and enriching experience for you. Remember to enjoy the process, and let your passion for dance shine through!


1. Must be ages 10 and up
2. Must have 3 years of dance training
3. Must be available April 7th, 2024 - 1PM (Mandatory Company Meeting)

All participants must arrive on time at their scheduled starting time.
Audition times will be scheduled according to age group, please see times below to see your audition time.

10-13 years old
- 9AM - 11:30AM

14-17 years old
- 11:30AM - 2:00PM

18 years old and up
- 2:00PM - 4:30PM

What to bring:

  • Dance Attire:
    Wear appropriate dancewear that complements the style of the audition. This may include leotards, tights, dance shoes (ballet shoes, jazz shoes, etc.), and other genre-specific attire.
  • Water Bottle:
    Stay hydrated throughout the audition. Bring a reusable water bottle to keep yourself refreshed during breaks.
  • Dance Shoes:
    Pack all necessary dance shoes for different styles if the audition involves multiple genres. Ensure they are clean and in good condition. (No socks)
  • Identification and Registration Documents:
    Carry a form of identification (e.g., driver's license, ID card if above 18 years of age) and any required registration documents, such as audition registration form, if form was not submitted online.
  • Personal Items:
    Pack personal items such as tissues, hair ties, and any necessary grooming tools to stay comfortable and focused.
  • Snacks:
    Bring light and energizing snacks to maintain your energy levels. Avoid heavy meals that may cause discomfort during physical activity.
  • Positive Attitude:
    Your attitude and enthusiasm are essential. Approach the audition with confidence, a positive mindset, and a willingness to learn and adapt.

Remember to double-check any specific requirements or instructions provided by the audition organizers. By being well-prepared and organized, you'll be able to showcase your talent and make the most of the audition opportunity!

Filll out this Audition Form

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