First Look

First Look is combined auditions and a job fair for the dance community. What began as an opportunity for dancers to participate in one audition for major dance companies throughout the state, has since expanded to also include a job fair for studios seeking teachers and venues searching for technical help. First Look is held annually and is free to Dance New Jersey members.


Sunday, May 21, 2017
10:00am - 12:25pm
Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043

Free to DanceNJ members!

Audition in one class for the following dance companies and studios.

  • Connolly & co. seeking interns, understudies, and dancers for upcoming projects.
  • Pucci Performing Arts Centre seeking an intern and a teacher for summer theater program.
  • Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company seeking promising dancers for project and employment.
  • The Kennedy Dancers, Inc seeking teachers who have experience teaching the following: Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Gymnastics & Tumbling.
  • Inner City Ensemble seeking dancers for year-round projects, teaching artists, and  interns/apprentice.
  • Doug Elkins Choreography Etc. seeking potential new company members.
  • Washington Rock Dance seeking dance teachers, guest artists, subs, and interns for the summer and the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Rock Dance Collective seeking professional dancers and interns for upcoming performances with DanceNow NYC at Joe’s Pub and our 2017 NYC season.
  • T.MAJ Dance Company seeking 3 male/female dancers for an upcoming performance project along with more potential performance opportunities.
  • Buggé Ballet seeking dancers for upcoming projects.

First Look audition classes are open to all DanceNJ members 16 years of age and older. 
Master teachers are listed on the Annual Festival main page.

Interested in auditioning for several NJ based dance companies and dance projects in one day, click HERE to register.

Interested in joining the Viewing Panel to view several NJ dance professionals at once, click HERE to register.
(Note: Participating in the Viewing Panel is a membership benefit for DanceNJ organization members only.)

First Look
at Montclair state university
on september 25, 2016
showcased the talented dancers of NJ
to our NJ-based dance companies

Thank you to our participants, our master teachers Nancy Lushington and Robert Burke, as well as Montclair State University Department of Theatre and Dance for collaborating to create an empowering day of dance for both the dancers and the dance companies. Not only did dancers showcase their talents, but dance companies also shared their knowledge in transitioning and surviving in the dance world. Take a look at the events of the day!

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