Dance Application

Fall Edition 2024
  • Current Agreement
  • Application
  • Complete

This application is for stART on the Street 2024 - Dance Stage ONLY

If you are a Musical Act, please fill out the Music Performance Application.

Event: stART on the Street
Date: Sunday, September 15, 2024 (rain date September 22)
Time: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Location: Park Ave between Pleasant Street and Highland, Worcester, MA

*Please note that applications will close on June 30, 2024. Thank you!

Notifications of acceptance/denial will be sent by July 15, 2024.

Open to all genres of DANCE. For example, but not limited to:

  • Ballet
  • Ballroom
  • Breakdance
  • Contemporary
  • Freestyle
  • Hip Hop
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • Lyrical
  • Modern
  • Tap

Acceptance Criteria

  • All applications must be submitted electronically.
  • Although stART on the Street is not a juried event, we carefully review all dance applications to ensure a diverse range of genres within the limited space available.
  • Performances must be suitable for all ages.
  • A key element of our mission is to elevate the voices and experiences of historically marginalized groups to highlight the current and historical diversity of our city and region. We welcome and celebrate artists and community members who identify as Black, Indigenous, POC, LGBTQIA+, refugee, immigrant or persons living with a disability.

If accepted: Performers must be available for both 9/15 AND the rain date of 9/22.

Questions? Email Dance [at] startonthestreet.org

Dance Stage Information

Acceptance emails will be sent out by July 15th to the email you submitted on this application.

  • The Dance Stage is approximately 14’x14’, consisting of linoleum squares laid down on the pavement.
  • Each set is approximately 25 minutes long.
  • stART offers a $100 stipend per set (paid via check on day of the event).
  • The Stage is located on the Elm Park side of the festival, closer to Highland Street.
  • There will be a PA set up to provide sound, managed by a stART Coordinator.
  • Tables and chairs will be available for dancers to use while waiting to perform. Please note that this is a shared area.
  • Each member of the dance troupe is required to sign a waiver before performing. If your troupe is accepted, you will receive the waivers with your arrival information. You need to print them out, sign them, and bring them with you. We will also have additional copies available at the Dance Stage when you check in.
  • Organizers of stART reserve the right to reschedule dance performers as needed.

Liability

  • stART on the Street highly recommends that ALL vendors have insurance coverage.
  • stART on the Street, a program of Creative Hub Worcester, will not be held responsible for any theft or damage to vendors’ work or other personal property.
  • It is the responsibility of all vendors, if they choose, to ensure adequate coverage through their respective insurance providers.
  • Neither stART on the Street, a program of Creative Hub Worcester, nor its affiliates, including employees, members, volunteers, directors, coordinators, or insurance providers, assume financial responsibility for any losses or damages incurred.

Security

  • stART on the Street prioritizes the highest security measures throughout the festival. However, given the expansive scale and unrestricted public access, we ask that all artists remain vigilant regarding the safety of their products and personal belongings.

Our Pledge

  • We see you. We hear you. We appreciate you and will continue to offer Start on the Street for free, just as we have for the past 20 years. If you are interested in sponsoring, please reach out to Laura [at] creativehubworcester.org.
  • A key element of our mission is to elevate the voices and experiences of historically marginalized groups to highlight the current and historical diversity of our city and region. We welcome and celebrate artists and community members who identify as Black, Indigenous, POC, LGBTQIA+, refugee, immigrant, or persons living with a disability.

Questions? Email Dance [at] startonthestreet.org