The Redef Movement hosts auditions annually for new members. Dancers that have strong interests in Hip Hop, Breakdancing, Locking and Popping ( No experience necessary ) are welcome to audition.
Our Core Company allows any dancer over the age of 18 to audition. We are a performing AND training company. New members are required to train weekly and be ready to learn new choreography quickly. While we do not necessarily require a dancer to be experienced in any of the styles we do, one of the things we look for is a dancers ability to absorb new techniques. Be willing to work on yourself as a dancer. Other things we look for in a company member:
Long Term Dance Goals
Teen & Pre-teen dancers are not eligible to join the company until they are at least 18 years old. If you are 14 to 18 years old, we encourage you to audition for our Redef Apprentice Program. Whether or not you are affiliated with dance studios, this is how you can start performing and training from an earlier age. Dance studio dancers that join Redef begin their training as an EXTENSION of their regular studio classes, not a replacement. We urge our dancers to continue their education wherever their home studio is. The training and opportunities received as a Redef dancer aim to strengthen each individual, sending them to their home studio with brand new, unexplored concepts.
Auditions Are NOW OPEN!
We are currently looking for new company members to join us full time as we continue our latest work! Any dancer over 18 who is looking for a long term commitment to a dance company is welcome to audition. Are you a good for for Redef ? Here are a few things you should know first:
Must have reliable transportation to and from rehearsals.
Must have a strong interest in learning and performing hip hop as well as other related dance styles.
Prior hip hop experience is a plus but not required.
Dancers are expected to participate in weekly Saturday afternoon rehearsals and encouraged to attend at least one of the weeknight technical training rehearsals.
Dancers are required to perform in live shows & dance film shoots.
Must be professional & a team player.
Must be able to balance school or work commitments with rehearsal times & performance opportunities.
Does this sound like you?
We aren't looking for temporary dancers. We want dancers to join us for long term opportunities as a company. Reliability and professionalism is the most important quality we seek in prospective members.
This Movement is made to showcase and educate . Each company member is a passionate, humble dancer who trains weekly under the crew director. Our dancers have been featured guest artists in and out of state for professional showcases, benefits and fundraisers, half time shows and more.
We've been recognized at a number of battles and events for our creativity, individuality and respect for hip hop and dance culture. Each and every Redef appearance follows a short set of rules in order to connect with a range of audiences:
The Arts - Emphasis on originality and unique approach to movement.
The Hip Hop Community - A loyalty to hip hop's rich history and respect for the roots of street dance.
The Professional Dance Community - Display of professionalism and understanding of structure, the dance world, & true education.
The General Public - Relatable and engaging performances that captivate audiences, dancer or not.
Producing Our Own Shows and participation in other large scale events has come to the forefront of our focus.As busy as we get with the events we are invited to, this has become our primary work. Dancers who join us get to jump in as we do some of our latest projects.
A variety of concepts are being used as we host sold out shows of our own and join other artists on their own endeavors. Dancers get paid to perform, teach, and even choreograph depending on the event.
Other common performances include choreography showcases, art festivals, dance festivals,hip hop events & battles in NJ, NY, and Philly.
What does COVID-19 change in The Redef Movement?
We have made guidelines for live rehearsals. We aim to maintain as much of the dance experience as possible. It is our every intention to remain consistent with our past work and our past experiences. We will be proactive in safely pushing the limit on performance opportunities, production of our shows, & rehearsal format in order to have solutions to our needs for creative freedom & commitments we can make....as opposed to avoiding common dance experiences.
While the current state of things minimizes our normal event appearances, this year has been particularly exciting as we have been spending so much time preparing for and filming dance films between, before, and after any potential live appearances. Our future as a company is basing itself in a combination of live appearances & short films.
This year, auditions are focused on getting you back to dance. If you've been hungry for the next opportunity to dance normal again, Redef is exactly what you're looking for.
The audition process is different from standard auditions. The 2 part process includes an interview first. If selected from the interview, you will be invited to audition during a company rehearsal. Best ways to prepare:
Relax, be honest, & be ready to discuss the world of dance we involve ourselves in.
Wear comfortable dance clothes.
Arrive ready to work hard and accept any challenges/tasks.