In 2020 we are looking to employ a troupe of 23 excellent all round female dancers who will be required to cover 18 tracks with 5 swings. Rotation of dancers, and days off are handled by our Dance Captain. Dances styles are varied and have ranged from Pointe to Can-Can, Jazz to Rock, Pop to Show, etc, etc. The first half is normally very busy for the dancers with the second half format being considerably lighter.
All our artistes are versatile and outgoing. They are required to wear full costume and even possibly full skins. Once performances have started there are two a day, seven days a week. Given the frequency of performances, they have to know their stamina and how to pace themselves accordingly, though we try to schedule one day off every 8-10 days once opened.
All cast members live locally for the duration usually in shared holiday accommodation. Subsistence is included in the fee to cover this. Travel is by car, and those without have to make arrangements with drivers in the cast. Payment is made in several installments, each one of which must be invoiced for.
The job is hugely enjoyable - they perform to ecstatically happy capacity audiences, and staying in a beautiful part of the world, less than 15 minutes from the coast in North Norfolk.
Performers of all backgrounds and ethnicities are encouraged to apply.
The Audition Process for this year has now closed for any further applications after an unprecedented response. Leading our Choregrapher, Tracey Iliffe, to release this statement:
"Many thanks for the incredible response to our online first round of auditions during these difficult times. We received 652 video submissions which our choreographic team will be watching over the coming days. We still aim to hold a socially distanced private audition at the end of July, invitees will be chosen from the videos and will hear from us, no later than July 4th.
I am so grateful for all your efforts and am in admiration at your tenacity and resourcefulness. I have watched footage filmed in gardens, public parks, on roads and at junctions. in multi storey car parks, studios, bedrooms and kitchens, in garages, on bandstands and in full costume.
Thank you all for investing your time and talents and for your interest in being a part of the Thursford Christmas Spectacular.
I remain in awe of our industry and we will return stronger"
Costume Fittings: London, 29th or 30th August, 2020
Dancers Rehearsals Start: 28th September, in Norfolk
Performances: November 6th-December 23rd, 2020
Please Note: We will be looking looking for dancers with a minimum height of 5’5”