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Criteria & Guidelines for Submitting Work

Dance Studio Alliance NYC presents our latest initiative - our Artist Spotlight Series.

Please review the below information carefully before submitting your work. Submissions will be taken from 9/5/2023 - 10/10/2023.

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Eligibility & Requirements:

  • Dance performance groups from all cultures and of all genres are welcome to submit work.

  • Performers must be 18 or older. Exemptions to the age requirement may be provided on a case by case basis.

  • Submission Period: All submissions must be provide between 9/5 - 10/10. 

  • Piece cannot be longer than 8 minutes. Only one piece shall be submitted into the weekend's showcases.

  • All participants must submit this APPLICATION FORMIf you require assistance in doing due to accessibility needs, language assistance or another reason, please email us at to arrange assistance. Hard copies are available at PMT House of Dance, Bridge for Dance and other participating studios.

  • Pieces must be able to fit inside of our performances spaces, which are approximate 22x25'. A group's ability to safely perform in this size space will be considered as part of the evaluation process.

  • Dance companies of member organizations are not eligible to apply. 

  • Groups looking to submit work must have an operating budget below $500k in gross receipts.

  • Must be available to tech and perform on 11/10 or 11/11. 

  • Due to space restrictions, tap dancing is not permitted.

  • Student Submissions are not eligible.


What you receive:

  • Opportunity to perform in a weekend festival of shows among peers and special guests.

  • Free video and photography of the performances.

  • Post show reception to both celebrate and network with industry professionals.

  • Assistance in obtaining free and discounted rehearsal space.

How it works:

  • All dance pieces submitted will be evaluated by a panel of diverse volunteers from participating member organizations, all with years of experience in the industry.

  • Dance pieces submitted must be at least 1/3 complete. The submission must be what the applicant is performing/presenting.

  • All dances submitted shall be evaluate at once at the end of the submission period. 

  • Dance submitted will be placed accordingly artist criteria with diversity/representation goals met. Each show will showcase a variety of genres from artists of different backgrounds as a principle of this endeavor.

  • Those who are submitted work will be contacted no later than 10/20.

Show Information:


Friday, November 10th (at Bridge for Dance)

Saturday, November 11th (at PMT House of Dance)


Doors open at 7:30pm

Show starts at 8:00pm


Bridge for Dance Performance Space

12726 Broadway 3rd Fl,

New York, NY 10025

Dr. James Michael Ambury III Performance Space 

PMT House of Dance

28 West 25th Street, 2nd Fl.

New York, NY, 10010

QUESTIONS? Email or call 212-924-5694.

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