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2017/18 season

21st Detroit dance race

Youth Dance

Thank you for your interest in the Detroit Dance Race!

ArtLab J was founded in 2012 to provide a space for performing artists to create and develop new works in Detroit. So to give these emerging and professional choreographers an opportunity and location to present their work, we created the Detroit Dance Race. We named it Detroit Dance Race because like the motor-city, we want dance to be continuously growing, changing, and building up our community. One of the performances will be chosen by the audience to return and perform at the DIA with ArtLab J  in the 2018 Spring Dance Concert.

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To submit your work, read through the following guidelines and

fill out the submission form.

-Any style of dance is welcome to be submitted.

-$25 non-refundable submission fee (does not include producing fee $50

-Payment / Credit Card or Check

-Lighting capabilities will be minimal.

-Stage dimensions: 25’wide 20’ deep

-The showcase is open to finished pieces or works-in-progress.

-Please no longer than a 10 minutes piece.

-We ask that Choreographers videotape or photograph their own piece during the technical rehearsal only.

-Performers may not receive any free tickets. Choreographers may watch for free, but all guests must purchase a ticket.

DEADLINE: February 23rd, 2018

Dress Rehearsal

-Each piece will be allowed 20 minutes for rehearsal in the performance space.

-A rehearsal line up will be emailed at least one week before the show.


-Call time for all performers is 1 hour before the show.




Creative Voice: Highlights

14th Detroit Dance Race on April 18th, 2015