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, preferably before February 2nd, 2019, but we still accept packets at the door.

2.  Come to the auditions on February 2nd, 2019,  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 January 10th, 2019.  Visit www.arkleycenter.com, or call (888) 418-8346


HOW MUCH WILL TICKETS COST?

$15 general admission


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 and signed please.


WHERE AND WHEN ARE THE AUDITIONS?

February 2nd, 2019 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 may be able to do a longer piece.


HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN BE IN MY DANCE?

As many as you want.  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!  We know our audience might love to see you again!



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!  We consider many factors when choosing the lineup for the show.   Just because you didn't get in last year, doesn't mean we didn't like your work.   You might be this year's star!


ARE YOU GIVING AWAY PRIZES AGAIN THIS YEAR?

YES!  We are awarding three medals, a cash scholarship, and more!  This year,  you may opt to apply for a scholarship or not.  If you are interested in competing, please check out this info HERE.



WHO DECIDES WHO WINS?

The producers and an anonymous panel of independent community members and educators.