UPDATE: Calling All Janet Jackson Lovers: Audition For Her #JTribe On Social Media

Update: Due to an overwhelming response, the in-person audition has been moved to a larger location to accommodate more dancers. See details below.

For the first time in more than 10 years, Janet Jackson is holding an open audition for dancers.

Even better? You could land a spot in her #JTribe simply by posting a video on social media.


All you have to do is follow @JanetJackson on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Musical.ly, then upload a 30-second clip of yourself performing your favorite classic Janet choreo, or even just freestyling to her music. Just hashtag #DanceWithJanet so Jackson and her creative director Gil Duldulao can find your video—they're looking at entries starting today.

Jackson wrote on her website this morning:

"It doesn't matter your gender, ethnicity, shape, size, or where you live, this is an equal opportunity. I want to see it all!"

If you're more of a traditionalist, you can also audition in person at Showbiz Studios in Van Nuys, California, April 23-25.

In a press release, JTribe dancer Allison Buczkowski offered some advice for hopefuls:

"Dancers should definitely do their research and know who they are auditioning for. Be sure you are showing who you are. Don't be what you think Janet will like. What's unique about Janet's dancers is, she allows us to be ourselves. So be yourself, come ready to dance and break a leg!"

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