The Summer Company
2022 Summer Company auditions are now closed!
Thank you to all applicants for your time and interest.
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Got questions? We've got answers!
We held an info session about the Summer Company on zoom on March 12 from 11-12 noon.
Watch the recorded video here:
What is the Summer Company?
1. It's a job!
Funded by an initiative from the Federal government, the Summer Company brings together a group of talented dancers for 9 weeks of full-time work. This is a chance to train and perform alongside peers and professional artists.
2. It's 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. It's also funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program, which sets these eligibility criteria (make sure you fit them all to be eligible - read our full call at the link above).
3. It's for dancers with a commitment to professional practice, who want to make a professional career in the arts.
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.
4. We have added new positions for our summer company in costume, props and other behind the scenes work to support designers, production managers and folks who are interested in working on a production crew!
Check out highlights from 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021 below!