Auditions for the 2018-2019 season will be held on Saturday, September 8th, from 2:00-3:00 at the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop for all three companies: Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre, PTDT Apprentice Company, and The Third Stage. For more information and frequently asked questions, please read our Auditions Posts.
Importantly, each of the three companies has its own unique focus on dancers/movers at different points in their lives and each require somewhat different skills sets.
The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre is a post-modern/contemporary dance company comprised of highly trained, athletic dancers, most of whom balance their work in dance with outside careers in non-dance related fields.
The PTDT Apprentice Company is for younger, serious minded dancers, with two to three years of training in contemporary / ballet, who would like to work with the PTDT while exploring a pre-professional experience in dance.
The Third Stage is a multigenerational, contemporary company, with dancers ranging in age from 8 to 80+ and was created in 1994, based on Trokanski’s belief that “Dance is not the sole property of a technically trained elite, but a form of expression, communication, andcreative endeavor that belongs to all people of all ages.” While this company’s work does include technical training, the focus is on the use of the “non-traditional” dancer in concert dance and the use of every day movement vocabulary and improvisation to tell stories.