Professional Application

Apply to take part in one of the state's most important dance events.

Want to be part of the next 5x5 Dance Festival?
Nov. 4, 2017

Here's what you need to know

  • Only applicants committed to the entire festival weekend, which includes forums, master classes and question and answer sessions, will be accepted.
  • Professionals are expected to perform in one showcase. There are no guarantees at which evenings' showcase you will perform.
  • Each performer/company will receive a 2.0 hour technical and dress rehearsal prior to performance.
  • Throughout the year The Autorino Center will continue to support 5x5 professionals.  Participants will have access to the theater for an additional four hour rehearsal time dependent upon availability.  In addition, The Autorino Center will promote participants' events on social media throughout the year.
  • Dance company members will receive one comp ticket for the dance concert at which you are not performing. Dance companies will receive four comps for the evening they are performing.
  • Companies chosen to perform will receive a fee based on solo, duet, or ensemble piece.


  • Please mail a DVD (or link to an online video) of the piece you are submitting to the address below. Be sure to include your dance company name on the DVD.
  • Please email [email protected] a high-resolution photo of your company (300 DPI or 2MB) when applying.

Mail to

Steve Raider-Ginsburg, Director/Susan Murphy, Artistic Director
The Carol Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities
University of Saint Joseph
1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

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