Dutch Fork Choral Society Rehearsals Start with Registration/Meet-n-Greet
Dutch Fork Choral Society's 2021-2022 season will start August 31 with be a Registration/Meet-n-Greet, 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Mount Horeb Lutheran Church in Chapin. First rehearsal will be September 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (arrive at 6:45 to visit, get music ready, etc.). Note the change of location. Masks required for the meet-n-greet and all rehearsals.
Grand Jeté 2021 – Virtual Student Ballet Competition
During Grand Jeté, presented by the SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, ballet students ages 10-19 compete for cash prizes, participate in ballet and modern master classes, and have the opportunity to be recruited by some of the nation's top dance programs. This is one of the only events in South Carolina where high school juniors and seniors can share their dance talents with so many recruiters in one place. SC dance teachers can also participate in workshops on beginning, intermediate and advanced ballet and modern dance led by industry professionals. All events during Grand Jeté weekend will be held virtually on Friday, March 19 through Sunday, March 21, 2021. Non-competitors are welcome to participate in master classes or webinars. Please visit SCGSAH.org/grand-jete for details.
Call for Applications: SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities
The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities is now accepting applications for summer programs and the tuition-free, residential high school. All South Carolina residents in grades 6-11 are eligible to apply online at SCGSAH.org for the 2021-2022 school year. Located in downtown Greenville, the Governor’s School offers pre-professional training in creative writing, dance, drama, music, and visual arts. Students attend from all over the state to learn from established, practicing artists in an environment that provides the resources needed to hone their artistic abilities including specialized arts studios, state-of-the-art performance halls, dedicated rehearsal spaces and a world-class library. Application deadlines vary by program. Apply by Nov. 30 to receive an application fee waiver.
2021 North Charleston Arts Fest Participation Opportunities
Regional and local artists and performers in the areas of music, dance, theatre, visual arts, media arts, and literature are invited to apply to perform or present during 2021 North Charleston Arts Fest, April 28-May 2. The five-day celebration of the arts offers an array of events and activities including concerts, theatre presentations, exhibitions and installations, children’s programs, workshops, and demonstrations, throughout the City of North Charleston. The review panel will select applicants from all art disciplines to create a mix of free and ticketed events that are geared to meet the interests of a cross-section of ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Deadline for submission of artist applications: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
SC Dance Association presents SCDAncing Festival 2020
The South Carolina Dance Association is hosting its biennial dance festival, SCDAncing Festival 2020, for dancers and dance educators of all ages to attend for master classes and professional development. This year's featured guest artist is Jillian Davis from Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Other classes will include ballet, contemporary fusion, game day jazz, cardio jazz, untamed dance, improvisation, hip hop step aerobics, Graham technique, Broadway Zumba, jazz progressions, musical theatre, and Irish step. For middle and high school students, there will be a scholarship audition with representation from colleges/universities and summer dance intensive programs from around the state. There will also be an adjudicated performance. The festival takes place March 7th through 8th at Charleston County School of the Arts in North Charleston. Attendance costs vary for observers, 5th grade & under, 6th-12th grades, college undergraduates, and professionals; with discounts available through March 5th.
Non-Equity Auditions for Is There Life After High School?
Electric City Playhouse in Anderson is holding non-Equity auditions for Is There Life After High School? In this intimate revue-style musical, actors play multiple roles as adults reminiscing at a high school reunion. Music and lyrics are by Craig Camelia, with book by Jeffrey Kindley, as suggested by Ralph Keyes' book of the same title. Roles are available for 4-5 men and 4-5 women who can play 20s-40s age range on stage. Auditions will be held February 23rd and 24th at 6:30pm. Auditionees must bring a non-returnable headshot and resume; prepare 16-32 bars of an up-tempo Broadway-style song; bring sheet music in the correct key for the accompanist. Auditions will also include a cold read from the script. The director is Dr. David Sollish.
Call for Applications: SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities
The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, a public, residential high school for artistically talented students, is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year and summer programs. All South Carolina residents in grades 6-11 are eligible to apply through January 8th, online at SCGSAH.org. Located in downtown Greenville, the Governor’s School offers pre-professional training in creative writing, dance, drama, music, and visual arts. Students attend from all over the state to learn from established, practicing artists in an environment that provides the resources needed to hone their artistic abilities which include specialized arts studios, state-of-the-art performance halls, a world-class library, and dedicated rehearsal spaces.
Grand Jeté – SC’s Premier Student Ballet Competition
Ballet students ages 10-19 are invited to participate in South Carolina’s premier student ballet competition, Grand Jeté, . March 21, students can compete for cash prizes, attend master classes, and receive feedback from internationally recognized dance professionals. March 22nd, dancers, including non-competitors, can participate in a scholarship audition class for university and summer intensive dance programs. Grand Jeté will be held at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville. Register by January 20 to participate in the scholarship audition class, and by February 22 to compete in Grand Jeté.
Auditions for The Odd Couple (Female Version)
The Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden will hold auditions for The Odd Couple (Female Version), December 9th and 10th at 6 PM in the Wood Auditorium. In Neil Simon's contemporary comic classic, Unger and Madison are at it again - Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. Performance dates are February 7-9th and 14-16th. Auditions will include cold readings from selected portions of the script.
2020 North Charleston Arts Fest Performance Opportunities
National, regional, and local artists and performers in the areas of music, dance, theatre, visual arts, media arts, and literature can apply through December 15th to participate in the 2020 North Charleston Arts Fest. This celebration of the arts, to be held April 29-May 3, annually provides more than 30,000 residents and visitors with an array of free and moderately priced performances, exhibitions, and activities that take place in venues throughout North Charleston. Artists may apply online at NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com/apply. There is no application fee.