Audition for Paula Abdul's New Dance Show

"American Idol"'s loss is the dance world's gain: Paula Abdul is launching a new dance show on CBS. She's looking for exceptional dancers who specialize in any style—from ballet to bellydancing. Abdul's show will feature solos, duets and groups, and dancers of any age can audition (note to self: see if grandma still has her tap shoes). Auditionees will be asked to perform a 90-second routine, so get ready, because auditions are this week:


Salt Lake City, UT

Wednesday, Sept. 8th, 2010 - Doors Open 9:00am
Center Stage Performing Arts Studio
575 N. 1200 West, Orem, UT 84057

This is an open casting call. For a priority appointment, call 1-866-378-5678.


Miami, FL

Friday, Sept. 10th, 2010 - Doors Open 9:00am
Dance Town
11355 Northwest 34th Street, Miami, FL 33178

This is an open casting call. For a priority appointment, call 1-866-378-5678.


Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, Sept. 11th, 2010 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jazz Unlimited Studio of Dance Arts
Marlton Crossing Center, Rte 73, Marlton, NJ

This is an open casting call. No registration is needed.


Auditions in NYC and L.A. will be in mid-October. For audition updates and more information visit or

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