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Dancers needed for Sky1 film

Posted on October 16, 2012

Choreographer Kele Baker is looking for eight dancers to perform some “easy, fun American-style Viennese waltz” – possibly in the form of a sequence dance – for a community hall dance competition scene that she is staging for a short film, to be aired on Sky1 in December.

Kele says: “We’re looking for all ages, heights and body shapes. If you don’t have a partner but want to be considered, that’s fine. The producers will do the casting, and I will help them match people up into couples. If you dance with a partner and want to be considered only with that partner, that’s also fine.”

The filming schedule includes a half-day rehearsal (to be scheduled) probably in mid November, a half-day rehearsal on November 26 (incorporating the actors) and a full day of filming on one November 27, 28 or 29.

All the rehearsals will take place in central London. The filming location is to be confirmed, but likely in the Greater London area.

Female dancers, it would be beneficial if you have a ballgown (preferably a competitive gown); it doesn’t matter whether it’s brand new or well used. Pastel colours would be a bonus but are not obligatory (although preferably not blue). You will also need your own dance shoes.

Men will need black trousers and it would be a bonus if you have white tie and tails, or black tie and dinner jacket (must be suitable for American-style arm-ography), or fitted black Latin shirt (tucked-in style). Again, you will need your own dance shoes

There is some pay. If you are interested please email Kele ( a photograph of yourself in your dance outfit, in order for the producers to consider you. Kele says: “Feel free to email me if you have any questions or would like more details.”

Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Today she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success. Her debut novel, The Girl Before You, was published last year in paperback, ebook and audiobook.

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