The Summer Company

This session was recorded on Zoom on Monday, April 30th 2021, led by Frog in Hand Rehearsal Director Alice Cavanagh, Artistic Director Colleen Snell, and past Summer Company participant / Frog in Hand Business Manager Jessica Cen.

What is the Summer Company?

It's a job! Funded by an initiative from the Federal government, the Summer Company brings together a group of talented dancers for 8 or 9 weeks of full-time work. This is a chance to train and perform alongside peers and professional artists. It's an employment initiative specifically for artists under 30. This project is driven by our desire to give back to the arts community by supporting new and emerging artistic voices in the GTA. New in 2021 we added positions for our summer company in costume, props and other behind the scenes work - to support not only new generation dancers, but also designers, production managers, those interested in working on a production crew! 

In past iterations, Summer Company members received training in Flying Low, floor work, Gaga Technique, stage combat, acting, jazz dance, Bollywood, improvisation, improvisation/site-specific performance, choreography, physical theatre, music, clown, commedia del'arte, voice, script research and development, martial arts, and long-term coaching with a certified personal trainer. Most recently, the 2021 Summer Company performed in Stories in the Woods alongside Frog in Hand professional artists. The company is usually around 10 dancers, subject to funding results.

Summer Company auditions are currently closed

The number of submissions we received in 2021 was our highest number to date and we appreciate the growing support and enthusiasm! If you missed this round of opportunities, sign up for our mailing list and follow us on our social media to be in the know for 2022.