Audition for ages 8–16 “For the Win”

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[Update: 20 August 2014: Auditions have happened, we’ve selected the dancers, the letters are ion the mail! ] 

Q: What is ‘For the Win’? A: A major QL2 Dance performance project for ages 8–16 and beyond. Over three months you will work with the choreographers to create a full-length dance work about competing and co-operating, and winning, and losing — and what you think about them.  Performances 17 & 18 October. 30-40 dancers mostly aged 8-16, supported by some older dancers from QL2 — the ‘Quantum Leapers’

Q: How do I get in to ‘For the Win’?

A: Free AUDITION workshop Sunday 17 August
Register for the audition. (No applications on the day of the audition!)  There is an online form, or come in and fill in a paper one. We want lots of different kinds of dancers to have a go. In the audition workshop, we will lead you through a dance class and some fun creative games. You don’t have to prepare — but it will help if you are doing some dance or movement classes before you start. If you get in, you’ll need to attend all the workshops — you will be creating the work with the choreographers, so you can’t miss anything!

FTW audition splashFor the Win is our  “Chaos” project for 2014,  giving younger and less experienced dancers a great opportunity to get into our unique program, building confidence and skills in a creative and physically challenging environment. It can be a natural progression to our Quantum Leap ensemble later on. And plenty of older dancers are involved as well — challenging themselves, and inspiring the younger ones.

The choreographers

There are three great choreographers to work with you under Artistic Director Ruth Osborne.

Jake Kuzma is a QUT graduate, heavily influenced by breakdance. He has perfomed in Antony Hamilton’s Black Project 2, Tim Darbyshire’s Stampede the Stampede and Flatline’s Sketch; and choreographed for QL2 in 2013. Alison Plevey is a WAAPA graduate, half of dance and physical theatre company Lingua Franca and recent performer at You Are Here, Art Not Apart, and in Johnny Castellano is Mine at The Street Theatre. Jamie Winbank is a Canberra-based independent dance artist, dance teacher, movement trainer and WAAPA graduate.

Button-FTW-Audition-1The commitment

You’ll need to attend all the workshops — you will be creating the work with the choreographers, so you can’t miss anything!

Audition Sunday 17 August
Sunday workshops 7, 14, 21 September 12–4pm
School holidays Intensive workshops Tuesday 30 September – Saturday 11 October (Sunday 5 October OFF) 9–2:30pm (Juniors)  |   9am – 3pm (Seniors)
Production & performance Wednesday 15 October – Saturday 18 October. Times tbc. Performances on 17 & 18 October

Classes are essential!

Everyone in For the Win must regularly attend dance classes, with us or elsewhere. You can come to our Junior Licence to Move (boys 8-14 years), Junior Contemporary (mixed 8-15 years), or QL2 Company Training workshops. Or if you are already doing solid technique classes, ask (in writing) for an exemption from the Artistic Director.


The project is heavily subsidised. The total cost to you for this project is $350 (including project t-shirt), plus the cost of classes at $14/class (paid by the term).

Financial hardship?

We are a non-profit organisation, and aim to keep costs very reasonable. We offer a bursary system to financially assist you if you cannot afford a project. To make an appointment to discuss this, please phone Ruth Osborne on 0418 943 857.

Register now! Register online for the audition —
registration extended to 14 August. 

(No applications on the day of the audition!)

Here’s some photos from last year’s Chaos project — Leader of the Pack.

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About Gary

Gary is General Manager at QL2 Dance, previously General Manager at the Australian Choreographic Centre which developed the approach to youth dance programs which forms the core of QL2's work. He is a recovering computer programmer and live sound engineer. He discovered social dance through contemporary dance.