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Swing Patrol Performance Troupe Auditions 2019 – The Bluebelles

We’re looking for some new belles to join us in 2019! As Swing Patrol Melbourne’s solo dancing troupe, The Bluebelles pride ourselves on being a strong and supportive community of women. We mainly focus on vintage jazz and Charleston dancing but have been known to explore chorus line, blues, and even 1980s-inspired aerobics! We work on dance technique across a variety of concepts, as well as work on routines to perform throughout the year.

Audition details

Audition Date: Monday 4 February 2019
Audition Venue: Dance Factory (Studio 4, upstairs), 225 – 227 Swan St, Richmond VIC 3121
Audition time: 8.00pm – 9.00pm (Parking can be tricky – please allow extra time for parking)

To register for the Bluebelles auditions CLICK HERE .
Registrations CLOSE 5pm Sunday 3 February.

Audition Format

We will guide you through several simple exercises during the audition, including dancing a short piece of choreography that you will need to learn in advance. Please find videos to this piece of choreography below.
Front view
Back view
You will be asked to perform this during the audition, so please know it well.

Bluebelles weekly classes

Troupe Size: approx 16-18 dancers
Rehearsals: every Monday night, 7pm – 9pm
First rehearsal: Monday 11 February 2019
Location: Dance Factory (Studio 4), 225 – 227 Swan St, Richmond VIC 3121
Troupe Leaders: Genevieve Wallis Best and Meredith Eldridge
Cost of membership: $97 per person per month, payable by PayPal subscription.
Note there are no discounts or waiving of fees. This is a fee for membership of the troupe, not a per-session payment. Membership may be suspended for an extended period on request, but no reimbursement for missing a few rehearsals.


What level of dance experience is required?
We are quite a mixed level group – some of us have been dancing for 2 years, some for 10 years. Experience with solo jazz/charleston is helpful but not essential. If you’ve done some Swing Patrol classes, we are looking for dancers level 2 and up.

Do I have to register to do the audition?
Yes. Registrations are essential and we will not accept any walk-ins.

What if I can’t make it to the audition day?
If you wish to be considered for troupe but can’t make it that day, please contact

What are the selection criteria?
– Dance, movement quality, and performance ability
– Personality and “fit” with the team
– Your attitude towards learning and working in a group

How many places are available?
Approximately 7-10

When will I know if I got in?
By the end of the week of auditions, we will have notified everyone via email.

Am I expected to be at every rehearsal?
Yes, although we understand that people have jobs, holidays, etc.

If you have any further questions, email

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