Irish Dance Auditions USA

DANCE FOR A NEW GENERATION.

IRISH DANCE AUDITIONS USA

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The Directors of Take The Floor have set their sights on USA for their next Irish dance production! A talent search is being launched to discover the next generation of Irish dance stars.

The search for new talent will be split into 3 phases. Phase I will be an internet audition process whereby dancers will submit audition materials online, consisting of a full dance resumé, head shots and video links to display their dance skills. Phase II will be a weekend spent working with the directors and Phase III will be the all important casting.

Those successful in the online auditions will be invited to take part in Phase II, a weekend event called ‘Ignition USA’. This will take place in Milwaukee, WI in late August. The masterclass audition weekend will take dancers through a vigorous performance training program. Designed by Goulding and McAvinchey the program will not just give performers the opportunity to audition for the new US based dance company but also help them to develop and advance their own performance skills.

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Take The Floor Live DVD & Documentary – OUT NOW!

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Take The Floor Directors and Producers Paula Goulding & Shane McAvinchey bring you one of the most dynamic Irish Dance shows of our time. A world class choreography and creative team, 60 of the worlds leading Irish dancers and Beoga – one of the most sought after traditional bands – make Take The Floor a totally unique, energetic and original production. Be amazed by what is possible in just 10 days.

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Take The Floor Live DVD & Documentary – OUT NOW!

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Order now in time for Christmas!

Take The Floor Directors and Producers Paula Goulding & Shane McAvinchey bring you one of the most dynamic Irish Dance shows of our time. A world class choreography and creative team, 60 of the worlds leading Irish dancers and Beoga – one of the most sought after traditional bands – make Take The Floor a totally unique, energetic and original production. Be amazed by what is possible in just 10 days.

Take The Floor Backstage is back!

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Take The Floor Backstage is back!

Hi everyone!

We are delighted to once again launch the Take The Floor Backstage website for this year’s production! Over the course of the next four weeks we will be bringing you live updates, pictures, videos, interviews with the cast and creatives and lots more as we set out to create a brand new dance and music spectacular in just 10 days!

Right now the Take The Floor production team are busily working behind the scenes to ensure everything is in place ahead of the arrival of the dancers on July 28th to the Irish World Academy of Dance & Music which will be home to our rehearsals this year. We hope you will join us on our journey and become part of the experience.

Be sure to subscribe and keep up to date with the creation of brand new show – Take The Floor!

 

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And the TTF Voice Search winner is – Róisín Carlin!!

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And the TTF Voice Search winner is – Róisín Carlin!!

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the Take The Floor Voice Search is Róisín Carlin originally from Donegal and living in New York, USA!

 

The Take The Floor Voice Search competition found Róisín through an online voting competition where she received over 6500 public votes! The top 10 videos went before our expert panel including Celtic Woman Composer/Creator and Emmy nominated, David Downes, platinum selling singer/songwriter, Ryan Sheridan and Take The Floor producer / directors Paula Goulding and Shane McAvinchey. Runners up in the competition were Alex Papados in 2nd place and 9yr old Breece Gibson in 3rd.

Here’s Róisín’s entry which secured her place as the 2014 Take The Floor Vocalist:

 

The call to find this year’s singer went far and wide with people submitting their videos from at home and across the globe. Róisín will be flown from New York to rehearse newly composed songs by David Downes and perform live on stage during the Take The Floor 2014 Irish Tour. Róisín will work with Elaine Canning and the directors in the days leading up to the live shows. Elaine is a world renowned singer having performed with such productions as Micheal Flatleys “Lord of the dance”,  Irish Show “Ragus”,  Irish Artist “Tommy Fleming”, The Drawing Room Opera Company, Ireland, “ GaelForce” and solo performances at The Purcell Room, London, The Royal Albert Hall, London to name but a few. She has graced many an international stage including , France, Copenhagen, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Israel, Las Vegas.

“Singing is my all time favorite thing to do! I am always looking for ways to further my singing career, and a chance to perform in my home country with such an accomplished group of talented dancers and musicians will be beyond an amazing opportunity. Especially the Millennium Forum because I practically grew up in it. My home is 5 miles from the venue and from the age for 4 I was singing, dancing, reciting poems, you name it. I even had my graduation ceremony there. It has always been a dream of mine to be part of an Irish dancing show because it is combines everything that I love, which is singing, dancing and music. I also feel like I could really do the show justice because I have experience performing in front of live audiences and live TV. Honestly, I am be so proud to perform with Take The Floor.”

Take The Floor, directed and produced by former Riverdance stars Paula Goulding & Shane McAvinchey will premiere it’s 2014 performances a mere 10 days after the cast’ introduction to one another! The 1st of these performances will take place in Limerick’s University Concert Hall on August 7th with following shows in Wexford Opera House, August 8th and Derry’s Millennium Forum on August 9th.

 

Take The Floor Irish Tour Dates Announced!

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Take The Floor Irish Tour Dates Announced!

We are delighted to officially announce the 2014 tour dates for the all new Take The Floor Show with an international cast of world class Irish dancers and live music by Beoga!

 

August 7th – University Concert Hall, Limerick

August 8th – O’Reilly Theater, Wexford Opera House

August 9th – Millennium Forum, Derry

 

 Tickets on sale soon!

‘See and be seen’ by Paula Goulding, TTF Producer / Director

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‘See and be seen’ by Paula Goulding, TTF Producer / Director

There are 2 types of people; those that dream and those that dream and follow their dreams.

Take The Floor encourages the latter. From experience, not a whole lot happens when you sit on your bum and wait for things to fall onto your lap but a whole lot can happen when you start to do something about making your dream a reality. A wise man once said: “you just have to lean into it.”

Take The Floor provides the tools necessary for becoming a competent and equipped professional dancer. Training with the world’s leading choreographers, dance psychologists, theatre & performance professionals, gaining exposure to show scouts and more. It’s a see and be seen industry and Take The Floor is now proven as one of the best ways to kick start your professional career. All you have to do is lean into it!

The 25+ people who have since gone onto the professional world of Irish Dance will tell you why getting up from your chair and submitting your application and video might be one of the best things you can do for yourself. Join the proactive and join us this summer in Ireland and start taking vital steps to reaching your goal!

Michael Ryan – Take The Floor Choreography Team

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Michael Ryan – Take The Floor Choreography Team

Ciara Sexton – Choreography Team

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Ciara Sexton – Choreography Team