This just went out via press release. Your big chance if you can dance. Do you suppose they will do a reality-esque segment where they show the auditions, the trials and tribulations, the tears of sadness and moments of joy when each dancer is chosen to dance at the Big Show? And when they accepted will they grab their slip of paper and bound out of the audition room, “I’M GOING TO THE OSCARS!”
DANCERS WANTED FOR 2009 OSCAR¬Æ SHOW
Beverly Hills, CA ‚Äî Open dance auditions for the 82nd Academy Awards¬Æ telecast will be held on Friday, January 22, and Saturday, January 23, at CenterStaging in Burbank, California, telecast producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic announced today. Cast dancers will perform live during the Academy Awards show on Sunday, March 7, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center¬Æ.
The auditions are open to professional-level male and female dancers in the contemporary and hip-hop styles who are between the ages of 18 and 30. Shankman, who began his career as a dancer and once performed on the Oscar show, will be choreographing the audition numbers with associate choreographers Anne Fletcher and Jamal Sims.
CenterStaging is located at 3407 Winona Avenue in Burbank. Interested dancers should note that parking is not available at CenterStaging. Individuals will need to find parking in the vicinity and pay any associated costs. Only qualified dancers will be admitted; there is no access for watching the auditions.