Pan Am/Parapan Am Ceremonies

Open Auditions for Dancers are being held for the Closing Ceremony of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games, as well as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games.

This is a unique chance to perform in front of thousands of live spectators and millions of television viewers through these international broadcasts as well as work with some of the busiest choreographers in the industry.

DATE: Saturday, February 21, 2015

DIRECTOR: Paul Becker

CHOREOGRAPHERS: Paul Becker, Jeff Dimitriou (Pan Am Closing Ceremony), Melissa Williams (Parapan Am Ceremonies)


• Experience in Jazz, Hip Hop and Contemporary Dance Styles
If you are only good in one style, please register anyhow, we can adjust movement accordingly.

• Be 13 years of age or older as of July 2, 2015
Proof of age will be requested at audition.

• Be available for all rehearsal and show dates.
Please do not come if you are not available.

• Live in Toronto, or be resident in Toronto during the rehearsals and show days.

Show Dates:

Pan Am Closing Ceremony: July 26, 2015

Parapan Am Opening Ceremony: August 7, 2015

Parapan Am Closing Ceremony: August 15, 2015

Important information to attend the audition:

Full cast rehearsals:

July 4 – 25, 2015

August 2 – 6, 2015

If you meet the requirements above, please register at

Please register in advance to ensure your space at the audition. If you are accepted for an audition spot, you will receive an email closer to the date with the location of the audition and any other relevant information and paperwork for you to complete prior to arrival.

What to Wear: Dance wear, street shoes or jazz shoes. Girls must be in form-fitted outfit, makeup and show ready.

Children – no need to wear make-up. You will be taught a short combination of choreography in groups. Call-backs will take place later-on in audition day. If you don’t have a resume or headshot – we will be taking headshots, and measurements of every candidate at check-in. You will also be asked to complete a registration form which will include information required to complete the TORONTO 2015 accreditation process, so please bring ID. We recommend that you bring your lunch since the audition may take all day. Please note that B5C will not pay for any expenses incurred by candidates participating in these auditions. This is an open audition for B5C productions created exclusively for the Closing Ceremony of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games, as well as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games.

Selected candidates will participate voluntarily to this project, and/or receive a small honorarium for participation.