Join our dance troupe - Now is your chance!

Audition - 7-8pm, 12 Sept - Open Space Studios, Hove

Want to join MyCharleston’s community performance troupe ’Ragtime Rascals’? We have an exciting opportunity for dancers to join our all female dance troupe. We are looking for confident dancers with a background in any of the following: Charleston, Swing, Lindyhop, Solo Jazz, Modern/Contemporary Jazz, Street and Ballet. Above all as a dancer you must love performing, be enthusiastic, supportive within the team and passionate about dance!

What's our goal?

We’ve created a large troupe of dancers to perform ensemble pieces. Over the next year you will get to perform reguarly at local events, MyCharleston shows and compete in Charleston dance contests locally, nationally and eventually internationally! 

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Joining the troupe is a passion project which will be fueled by a desire to perform and be part of a large ensemble piece where you can meet like minded people and make new friends.

We are an amateur dance collective, with professional outlook!

The troupe is led by Elena and Fiona along with our Worthing teacher and dance captain Rachel.

What's involved?

You need to commit to rehearsals and practice routines in your own time. This often involves learning choreography from videos.

To be available for performances (which you will be able to commit to on a project-by-project basis)

To contribute towards troupe costs by paying a monthly membership fee of £20 per month.

We expect you to be dancing outside of your rehearsal time. It is a requirement that you attend at least one MyCharleston class per week.

To be a positive and supportive team member, and actively help make the troupe experience a happy one. We are an inclusive and fun group!

When do we rehearse?

Every Thursday 7-8pm at Open Space Studios, Hove. Directly after our intermediate class.

Rehearsals will commence 19 September and be in line with term time.

You are required to attend the intermediate class at 6pm on Thursday. This class provides technique and training. Courses run at 6 week blocks. A course costs £49 (early bird). This entitles you to Intermediate and Musicals courses. You can also attend open level courses.

What do you need?

We will provide costumes when possible. If you have to buy a costume you can sell it back to MyCharleston if you leave the troupe. Dancers will need some basic items of their own: Katz glitter greek sandals, matt dance tights, beige fishnets beige character shoes. a pair of white, red and black ‘safety shorts’, a skin tone bra and a strapless bra. Items will be confirmed when joining the troupe.

What are the perks?

You will get to regularly perform and be part of our of fun dance troupe where you will working as a team with the goal of dancing at some of the best events on the Charleston/Solo Jazz scene. You will have the chance to perform at MyCharleston events, local shows and take part in photoshoots. 

Over the past year, we have performed at Dawn Gracie’s Vintage Weekender, Move It at the Excel, Hilton Brighton Metropole, Brighton Fringe and Firle Vintage Fair.

We also hold regular socials every month!

Sounds like your kind of thing? Register here!

7-8pm, 12th Sept - Open Space Studios, Hove

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Want to know more? Here are some examples of things we have previously done

Move it 2019

Brighton Fringe 2019