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Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Flatfoot Dance Company looking for dancers on full-time work contract.

Flatfoot Dance Company, a professional contemporary dance company working out of its home at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, is auditioning dancers for 2010. This is a full-time work contract for a professional dancer and/or dancers who have completed some form of initial training and are wanting a job with a professional contemporary dance company.

Requirements are a high level of contemporary dance training and/or skill; some proof of a performance history (even if this is with a training programme); the ability to teach and work in a dance education environment and a strong ability to work as part of a team. Also required are English and/or Zulu writing and speaking skills. A driver’s license would be an added advantage.

Those interested in being part of this dynamic dance company are invited to take part in the audition which will take the form of a contemporary class with some improvisation exercises. This will be held on November 9 from 14h00 to 16h00 at the Dance Studio on the Howard College campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Auditionees need to bring a short two-page CV that lists their training, dance experience and skills, and that includes contact details, and the name and contact details of two referees.

After the dance auditions, those who are short-listed will be asked to an interview with Lliane Loots (artistic director). The salary scales range from R3,000 to R4,200/R4,500 per month depending on skill and expertise, and at what level successful applicants may be asked to join the company.

Positions available include a full-time female dancer and dance educator with a high level of performance skill and evidence of dance teaching skills. Also required are two full-time male or female trainees who will work and learn alongside the company in a full-time capacity (evidence of contemporary dance performance skill and training and some ability to teach dance). Some measure of outside part-time study/work is negotiable with these contracts.

Dancers who audition should be available to start work on January 11, 2010. Flatfoot Dance Company also reserves the right not to fill these positions should no suitable candidates be found.

To book a place at the audition and for any queries contact 082 875 6065.