PULSE Seeking New Dance Stars

PULSE is on the hunt for people with an unstoppable passion for dance who want to be seen on the biggest stages.

Victoria Taylor, the performance company’s choreographer and tutor, said: “This is more than a weekly class. We’re looking for dancers aged eight to 16 who are showing that next level technique or performance quality. We want people who want to explore their potential as performers or are committed to pushing themselves to have that extra edge when auditioning for creative college courses or professional work.”

The company focuses on street dance, musical theatre and jazz and contemporary; often fusing several in one performance. The piece they’re working on for The Garage’s Dance Showcase at Epic Studios on March 29 mixes street and contemporary. A work-in-progress, it’ll also be performed at Turnstyle, at Norwich Playhouse, July 16.

Victoria said: “I’ll also be exploring extra skills like the acrobatic side of dance, potentially stilt-walking – opportunities other companies don’t offer. Skills that make you stand out. As a choreographer I work with my participants, I like them to have a creative input. When applying for college, university or performing jobs, for dancers to be able to create themselves is rare.”

The company has also worked with Norwich City Council on pieces for Halloween, the Lord Mayor’s Procession, the Christmas lights switch-on and more.

Victoria added: “We want people who want to be seen. We’ve two platforms we’re performing on, possibly a third. The mix of ages and abilities gives the company more performance opportunities and a different dynamic.”

PULSE meets 5pm-6.30pm at The Garage, Norwich, every Friday. There will be additional rehearsals when working on particular platforms or commissioned work.

Auditions for the company are being held at The Garage, 5pm-6.30pm, on January 17 and 24. Call the front of house team on 01603 283 382 to find out more or book your audition slot.

For more information visit www.thegarage.org.uk.