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AUDITIONS

STATE STREET BALLET Summer Intensive, Professional Track Trainee Program and Company auditions. Auditions tour dates at www.statestreetballet.com

QUINTE BALLET SCHOOL Dance intensive July 02-18, 2018. Auditions Feb. 2018: info@quinteballetschool.com OR www.quinteballetschool.com/summer-dance

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WWW.ASGARDPROD.COM Music for Dance 757.457.4420

MICHAEL ROBERTS www.balletclassmusic.com Amazon ITunes

WWW.4DANCEM.COM Dance & Creative Educational Music

DANCE WEAR/COSTUME/SHOES/MAKEUP/ACCESSORIES/STAGE

WWW.BLUEWATERDANCEWEAR.COM Quality.

DANCE TEACHER TRAINING

NDI NEW MEXICO (National Dance Institute NM) Dance Teacher Training Hands-on, High-energy, Outreach pedagogy, July 23 - August 3, 2018 -Albuquerque, NM. www.ndi-nm.org/teachingexcellence

DANCERS WANTED

MALE DANCERS (all levels) Ballet Tucson 2018-19 season: 20 wks. Ph 520.903.1445 Resume/photos/video to ballettucson@aol.com See: www.ballettucson.org

EMPLOYMENT

ASST./ASSOC. PROFESSOR OF DANCE: Tenure Track. Jordan College of the Arts. MFA/MA req. + 3 yrs. teaching exp. univ./prof. level. For a job-description & to apply, visit https://www.butler.edu/hr/faculty-openings

F.T. FACULTY of Contemporary Dance Tech./Choreog. CalArts. Req. 5 yrs. prof. dance.Beg. 9/1/18. Details/apply https://calarts.edu/work-for-calarts/employment-listing

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BALLET: University of Utah School of Dance. For description & to apply, see https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/73803

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS

GRADUATE ASST. INTERDISCIPLINARY DANCE PERFORMANCE (IDP) MFA: Tulane University, Theatre & Dance, New Orleans, LA. Fee/stipend & tuition waiver apply; 3-yr. MFA - full-time student; 1-2 addl. areas of study & dance perf./choreog.; Returning prof'l. MFA. Begins 8/27/2018. Apply by 5/1/18 at http://www2.tulane.edu/liberal-arts/applying-to-graduate-program.cfmto-graduate-program.cfm Contact: Prof. Barbara Hayley, bhayley@tulane.edu

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