As the resident company of the Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop (BJDW), auditions for each season are held during the BJDW Two-Week Intensive at the University of Colorado. The auditions for our 2018 concert were held on July 24th & 25th, 2017 at the 39th annual BJDW. Auditions for the 2019 season will be held July 30th & 31st during the 2018 BJDW*. Currently this is the only audition we are holding. Dancers are, from time to time, invited to join IDT without formally auditioning. We do not accept video submissions. 2018 Production Timeline: July 18th rehearsals start. August 4th – two performances: matinee and evening.
IDT II: Formed in 2013, IDT II is an offshoot of IDT and offers an elite group of dance students the opportunity to perform in a piece choreographed by an IDT dancer. This piece is connected to the theme of the IDT project, but is performed in the BJDW performance (August 3, 2018). Participation in IDT II can be a first step toward dancing with IDT.
IDT COMPANY STRUCTURE: (Please note that the scholarships listed below are donated to IDT by the BJDW. The two are separate entities the former a non-profit organization and the latter an LLC. )
Tier 1: Full Company – Paid position (payment varies based on ticket sales, grants, and other fund-raising activities). Receive 50% scholarship to company classes**. Limited to 12 dancers max. Typically perform in 4 to 5 pieces per project. (NOTE: Exceptions have been known to occur but, as a rule, we do not offer a full company slot to a new dancer.)
Tier 2: Company – Receive 50% scholarship to BJDW company classes**. Company dancers are in line to move up to Full Company as space allows. Typically perform in 3 to 4 pieces per project.
Tier 3: Continuing Apprentice. For dancers who have apprenticed with us at least once before. Receive 35% discount to all BJDW classes*. Some dancers are invited to dance as ”Company” after apprenticing one year. For others, a continuation as an apprentice is deemed appropriate. Typically perform in 2 to 3 pieces per project. Continuing Apprentices may participate in the BJDW performance and are required to attend company classes.**
Tier 4: 1st year Apprentice. Receive 25% discount to all BJDW classes (required to take all company classes** and at least one repertory class). Typically perform in 1 or 2 pieces per project. Note that most dancers come into IDT at this level but depending on various factors, including our assessment from auditions and the dancer’s experience level, occasionally a dancer is invited in at the “Company” or even “Full Company” level.
*CLICK HERE for information on the 2018 BJDW!
**Company Classes are run through the Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop. Company classes are: Modern/Contemporary Modern MWF, Noon Jazz Styles M-F, and Lyrical/Contemporary M-Th.