Welcome to the Dancing Stars of Humboldt FAQs

If you have more questions, please drop us a note!   We'll respond to you, and post your question and the answer here on our FAQs.

WHAT IS DSH?

DSH was formed to help the talented local dancers in Humboldt County bring professional level performances to the public.

HOW CAN I BE IN THE SHOW?

1. Fill out an Audition Packet and email it to us before January 26th, 2017

2.  Come to the auditions on January 28th at 2pm at the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts.  412 G Street, Eureka, CA.   We suggest you get there about 30 minutes early.


HOW CAN I BUY TICKETS?

Tickets will go on sale February 1st.  You can get them at www.arkleycenter.com, or by calling 888-859-8797.


HOW MUCH WILL TICKETS COST?

We're not sure yet.  Under $25 for SURE.  We hope to keep the price as low as possible.


WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO THE AUDITION?

1.  A prepared piece to perform

2.  Your music on CD ONLY, PREFERABLY A CD WITH ONE TRACK ONLY - YOUR MUSIC.

PLEASE HAVE YOUR MUSIC PROPERLY EDITED - WE CANNOT FF TO A SPOT WITHIN A TRACK)  

3.  Your application and release forms, filled out please.


WHERE AND WHEN ARE THE AUDITIONS?

January 28th at 2pm at the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts.  412 G Street, Eureka, CA.

Please come about 30 minutes early to get settled before we start.


WHAT KIND OF DANCE ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

ANY kind!  Just please make sure your performance is PG-13 or otherwise family friendly!

Really.  We're looking for ALL kinds of dance:  Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Tango, Modern, Hip-Hop, Irish Step, Clogging, Bollywood, Belly Dance, Native American, Folk, International... you name it!   (So sorry, we can't accommodate aerial at this time...)


DO WE NEED COSTUMES?

Costumes are optional at the audition.  You will need to provide your own costumes for the show.


HOW LONG CAN MY DANCE BE?

We ask that your audition piece be 3 minutes or shorter.  When we choose what pieces will be in the show, it is possible you can do a longer piece.


HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN BE IN MY DANCE?

As many as you need.  The stage gets really crowded with more than 30.


WHO DECIDES WHICH DANCES ARE IN THE SHOW?

The producers of DSH.   We will be taking many factors into consideration.  Even if you don't do the show this year, we hope you will consider auditioning again.  Next year is a whole new deal!


ARE YOU PAYING PERFORMERS?

We are offering a small cash honorarium to each group that performs in the show.  We hope that we do well enough to pay you more next year!  


WHAT DO I DO WHEN I ARRIVE AT THE AUDITION?

Check in at the desk in the lobby, then have a seat in the audience until we call you/your group.  

THERE IS NO FOOD OR DRINK ALLOWED IN THE THEATRE EXCEPT WATER.


CAN I AUDITION AND BE IN THE SHOW IF I WAS IN IT LAST YEAR?

Absolutely!


IF I AUDITIONED LAST YEAR AND DIDN'T GET IN, CAN I AUDITION AGAIN?

Yes!  We strongly encourage people who auditioned last year and didn't get to perform, to try again!