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Embody elect

Embody elect

Embody Elect is made up of dancers who are paving the way in the dance community. They are strong in their craft and steadfast in their work to make change in dance spaces. This program is designed for dancers who want to assist and work closely with the Embody faculty, train their bodies while caring for their hearts, and build a community with like-minded dancers.

Embody elect


embody elect

Program benefits

Program values

  • Free tuition to all 2024-2025 tour events

  • Access to a VIP summer retreat for Embody programs

  • Assist Embody faculty at all in-season 2024-2025 Embody events

  • Media Package: Edited photo and video media from each event

  • Per-diem for Saturday and Sunday in each city or provided lunch

  • Mentorship and training

  • Photoshoot (during retreat)

  • Dance mindset coaching session (during retreat)

  • Dance industry audition material (headshots, resumes, videos, social media) informational and review (during retreat)

  • Embody Elect workbook developed by Dance Mindset Coach Ashley Mowrey

  • Opening number performance in closing show combined with other Embody Programs

  • Embody social media features

  • Exclusive Embody Elect piece performed in closing show (learned during retreat)

  • *Opportunities for 18+ Embody Elects to work backstage at competition (paid), one night’s hotel costs covered and provided meals during competition hours

  • *Opportunities for 18+ Embody Elects to grow within the organization

  • Embody Elects are students and not employees. They do not work as backstage crew, go on coffee runs for faculty, or have expectations as to what they are required to participate in during an event weekend.

  • Embody Elects are encouraged to take breaks and embrace classes and seminars as other attendees do. 

  • Embody Elects are given videos of their assigned faculty member(s) combo(s), so they can feel confident getting on stage.

  • Embody Elects over the age of 18, can request to work competition, in which case they will be paid accordingly and be reimbursed for hotel stay on competition night.


  • Embody Elects must attend a *mandatory retreat in Allentown, PA, August 2-4th, 2024. *For unavoidable conflicts (required studio choreography, etc), applicants may request approval from Embody on their application to miss the retreat. If approval is granted, dancers will miss all retreat opportunities and will not be able to participate in the Embody Elect closing show piece.

  • Embody Elects must actively take dance classes outside of Embody weekends

  • Embody Elects must adhere to the 2024-2025 Embody Elect Code of Conduct

  • Embody Elects must actively promote Embody on their social network accounts

  • Program Fee: $399 

*Need-based scholarships and payment plans are available for Embody Elect applications submitted by April 1, 2024.  


-Free tuition to all 2024-2025 tour events

-Access to a VIP summer retreat for Embody programs

-Edited photo and video media from each attended 2024-2025 tour event

-Mentorship and training

-Photoshoot (during retreat)

-Dance mindset coaching session (during retreat)

-Dance industry audition material (headshots, resumes, videos, social media) informational and review sessions(during retreat)

-Embody Elect workbook developed by Dance Mindset Coach Ashley Mowrey

-1 free guardian observer band to each event they attend

  • Embody Elects are required to purchase a minimum of two Embody Elect t-shirts from the online Embody ELECT store (all other gear is optional)

  • Travel and accommodations

program requirements

how to become an embody elect


  • Embody Elect applicants must be at least 9 years of age as of January 1, 2024.

  • If associated with a studio, applicants must have their studio director’s permission to apply.

  • A donation of $25 is required upon submission. This tax deductible donation helps Embody build a need based scholarship fund for dancers unable to afford their convention tuition.



Interview Questions

  • *Please write your answers in a separate document and copy and paste them into each field in case of technical difficulties


Video Submission

  • Dancers should showcase at least 3 different styles

  • Applicants will be asked to submit 4 different videos 

    • 1 video of dancer performing the audition combo choreographed by Hayden J Frederick (click here for tutorial)

    • 1 video of the dancer performing someone else's choreography (maximum of 3 minutes)

    • 1 video of improv in any style (maximum of 1 minute and 30 seconds)

    • 1 “ wild card” video submission of the dancer’s choice (maximum of 3 minutes)



Our review panel selects dancers based on movement quality, technique, raw performance and how well they align with Embody’s mission.


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until June 1st, 2024 OR if the program fills sooner, applications will close prior to the final deadline. Dancers may submit their application at any time and will receive their results as shown below:


First round of result emails: February 15, 2024

Second round of result emails: April 15, 2024

Third round of result emails: June 15, 2024


Please note, dancers may be waitlisted to the last round of applications. If waitlisted, dancers will be notified via email on the first or second round of result emails.

the retreat


Delta Hotels by Marriott Allentown Lehigh Valley

 7736 Adrienne Dr, Breinigsville, PA 18031

Room Block Rate: $119.00/night + tax

Room Block Cut Off: Monday, July 1, 2024


Accepted into the program? Congratulations!  Don't forget to book your room!

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