PUSH Dance Company is holding auditions to award scholarships for its performance workshop PUSHLab as well as for two paid apprentice positions with the main company.  



July 15, 2017 (Saturday)


At Alonzo King Lines Dance Center

26 Seventh Street, SF 94103


COST: $15


About PUSHLab

Spend 8 weekends furthering your performance skills alongside PUSH Dance Company during PUSHLab.  In this performance workshop, participants will learn new technique and choreography by PUSHLab Choreographer and company member Kao Vey Saephanh. They will also will receive mentorship by Artistic Director Raissa Simpson through direct feedback sessions on quality of performance and collaborative decision-making in a supportive environment. For more details, visit our PUSHLab Page.


The PUSHLab creative process will culminate with performances of Saephanh’s choreography at the 4th Annual PUSHfest Dance Festival, taking place Sept. 22 - 24, 2017 at ODC Theater, SF.


PUSHLab Scholarship Audition

This year we are excited to offer two full scholarships to PUSHLab.  To be eligible for a scholarship to PUSHLab, dancers must be available for all 8 Saturdays between 8/5/2017 - 9/23/2017 (1pm - 4pm) and for performances on Sept. 23 and Sept. 24, 2017 at ODC Theater (tech & call times TBD).



PUSH Dance Artistic Director Raissa Simpson is seeking 2 dancers to join the company as apprentices for its 12th annual home season in San Francisco in connection with PUSHfest Dance Festival.


Desired background and qualities:

  • Height: Women 5’2-5’7; Men 5’5-6’0

  • All ethnicities are strongly encouraged

  • Trained in contemporary and/or modern dance &  hip hop

  • Ability to learn quickly

  • Comfortable with partnering and improvisation


Other preferred requirements:

  • A college degree

  • Professional performance experience

  • Slender to athletic build

  • Good communication skills


Interested dancers must live or be able to commute regularly to San Francisco, as well as be available for the following periods -


  • Rehearsals - July 31, 2017 - September 17, 2017 (Time TBD, in SF)

  • PUSHLab Workshop - All Saturdays from August 5, 2017 - September 23, 2017 (1pm - 4pm, at Lines Dance Center in SF)

  • Technical/Dress Rehearsals - September 18, 2017  - September 21, 2017 (Time TBD, at ODC Theater in SF)

  • Performances - September 22 - 24, 2017 (4 performances at ODC Theater)


This is a temporary contract job with the possibility of a full contract position. Apprentices receive free tuition for PUSHLab. Performances are Paid.


HOW TO APPLY: We will be holding one audition for both the apprentice spots and for PUSHLab scholarships. If interested in either opportunity, please send your resume, a full body shot, and a youtube link of your dancing. Email your materials to: info [at] pushdance [dot] org. Email Subject Line: “Your Name PUSHLab Audition.”


MORE DETAILS AND INFO AT: pushdance.org/pushlab