Become part of our annual show!

Participate as a choreographer, dancer or both!


Auditions for our 2019 show will be from 6-9 PM, January 17th, and 10-1 PM, January 19th in Lutkin Hall. Prospective dancers audition by style (ballroom, latin or swing), but can also indicate specific dance preferences.

Once accepted, time commitment consists of 1-2 hours of practice for every piece per week, in which individual dancers can choose to participate in multiple pieces based on their interests and availability.


Choreographer selection occurs before auditions — keep an eye out on the listserv for when bids open. In this process, choreographers submit proposals with their choice of music, dance style, and overall vision for their pieces. The show team will then review the bids and provide feedback before making final decisions.

Don’t let nerves hold you back! If you’re interested in choreographing but are unsure of your qualifications, you can be matched with an experienced co-choreographer, and the show team will provide you with resources and guidelines.

A last note — Many dancers come to show with little to no experience — we welcome all levels! Show is a fantastic space to learn, grow and show off your hard work. Hope to see you at auditions!


Lars Johnson

Show Director


Rachel Zhou

Show Producer

Past Show Samples

In this piece from the 2014 BLAST Show: BLAST Has a Secret, two couples from very different dance backgrounds get on the Purple Line Express, listening to the same song. A hip hop/swing dance battle ensues, and the whole train gets involved!

A serial killer terrorizes innocents in a paso doble piece from the 2017 BLAST Show: BLAST Never Sleeps

In this older piece from the 2011 BLAST Show, the merry murderesses of the Cook County Jail dance the Cell Block Tango