Dancers Stephanie Kohlhardt, from left, Traci Smith, Roddy Beall and Katie West rehearse a hip-hop piece for Steamboat Dance Theatre in March at Steamboat Springs High School. Auditions for next year's performance are Sunday.

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Dancers Stephanie Kohlhardt, from left, Traci Smith, Roddy Beall and Katie West rehearse a hip-hop piece for Steamboat Dance Theatre in March at Steamboat Springs High School. Auditions for next year's performance are Sunday.

Steamboat Dance Theatre auditions Sunday

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— Steamboat Dance Theatre co-producer Traci Smith doesn’t like to call them auditions.

“That sounds too formal,” Smith said. “It sounds more intimidating of a process than it really is. This is literally for someone that has never danced a day in their life and wants to stay active and meet great people to people that have danced a lot.”

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Steamboat Dance Theatre auditions

  • Sunday, October 13, 2013, 9 a.m.
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Dance Theatre rehearsal schedule

Monday

Belly/Zills 6 to 7 p.m.

Irish 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Modern/contemporary 7 to 8 p.m.

Hip Hop 8 to 9 p.m.

Tuesday

Hoop/lyra 6 to 7 p.m.

Lyrical 6 to 7 p.m.

Country 7 to 8 p.m.

West African 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Jazz 8 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday

Polynesian/Hawaiian noon to 1 p.m.

Aerial 1 to 2 p.m.

Unmata ITS 6 to 7 p.m.

Hip hop/break dance 7 to 8 p.m.

Latin 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday

Hip hop/roller blades 7 to 8 p.m.

Hip Hop/lyrical 8 to 9 p.m.

Friday

Modern 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

Poi/hoop 7 to 8 p.m.

Steamboat Dance Theatre will host its 42nd annual concert auditions at 8 a.m. Sunday at Sundance Studio, 385 Anglers Drive.

Those interested in performing in the March 20 to 22 production can try out for various dance pieces of all levels and styles. There are 18 pieces this year ranging from aerial, hip hop and Irish to country, jazz and many others.

Registration will run from 8 to 9 a.m. Sunday. Auditions will begin at 9 a.m. with choreographers explaining their pieces and then showing a small portion of the dance.

From there, people will audition in groups.

"It's for everybody," said Stephanie Kohlhardt, the artistic director. "It's for people that have never set foot on stage to people who have danced professionally."

The auditions usually attract 120 to 150 people. Each piece has 20- to 30-minute blocks for auditions.

Planning for the show began in August with choreographers presenting ideas before 18 pieces were selected.

Rehearsals for the show begin at the end of October, and schedules will be available at the auditions.

A $40 annual membership fee to Steamboat Dance Theatre is due at auditions. For more information, visit www.steamboatdancetheatre.org. People with questions also can contact Smith at pt@steamboatdancetheatre.org.

“We have a lot of people with great ideas,” Smith said. “This is an opportunity for people of every single ability level.”

To reach Luke Graham, call 970-871-4229, email lgraham@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @LukeGraham

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