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Dancin Soul Boutique and Continuum are partnering this fall to host their inaugural Dancin in The Village. This dance film contest is an opportunity for high school and college dancers , choreographers and filmmakers to collaborate and create work that highlights hidden gems in Carlsbad Village.


When: November 4th - November 14th
Nov 4 | Pre-production meeting with participants

Nov 5-6 | Participants create dance film

Nov 7 | Dance Films Due

Nov 9-12 | Virtual Screening for People's Choice Award

Nov 14 | Virtual Screening of top 3 dance films and Judges' Choice announced

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How will the dance films be judged?
Each dance film will be adjudicated by three judges who have a background in dance, choreography and filmmaking. Each judge will reference a rubric when giving scores. In addition to receiving a score out of 100 points, each dance film will also receive personal feedback from each judge. 

Contest Guidelines:
- must be a student (high school/college)  OR a novice in choreography and/or filmmaking. 
- film has to include a site specific location in Carlsbad Village area
- film must be submitted by 11:59pm Sunday, November 7th to be adjudicated
- participants can work individually or with a partner
- footage must be shot in 1080p or greater
- film must be uploaded and delivered via dropbox or wetransfer. 
- music needs to be royalty free.
Click Here to access royalty free music playlist. 
- dance film must be between 1:30 and 2:30 minutes in length

If you have any questions please contact Alyssa at 

What you need to participate!


Tips & Resources

Below I have gathered some helpful resources to help you prep for the contest. 

Meet the Judges

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Pauline Scully

Pauline Scully is your friendly neighborhood director and storyteller. She has a deep appreciation for how a compelling story can make someone aware of their experience and emotions. She believes that communication through narratives has the power to initiate change and shift perspectives.

Learn more about Pauline and the work she does by visiting her website!

Letxia Cordova

Letxia is a Mexican American photographer & filmmaker in Los Angeles that specializes in music videos, dance films, documentaries, fashion films, and creative marketing films. She does everything from producing, directing, filming, and editing. Themes of love, beauty, and dichotomy inspire her work, and much like a music video, her film work focuses on short-form, rhythmic, snappy content. Letxia is also a dancer and recently finished choreographing a fun piece about rejecting corporate life, “BOXED,” in residency at Brockus Project Studios. Because diversity inclusion is an incredibly important part of her work, She aims to create pictures, films, and dance pieces with more BIPOC artists like herself! This year, Letxia won the 2021 Taco Bell Live Más Scholarship, and her aim is to use it to advance her knowledge and skills in building her business and hiring BIPOC artists.

Learn more about Letxia and the work she does by visiting her website!


Irishia Hubbard

Irishia Hubbard is a Lancaster, South Carolina native that began her dance training at the age of three. She has worked with renowned choreographers, including Donald McKayle, Sheron Wray, Tong Wang, Idan Cohen, and Greg Chapkis. Also notably, she has appeared on tv shows such as Paula Abdul’s Live to Dance. Her choreography has been shown at The Kennedy Center for the 2018 Turnaround Arts Talent Show, as well as Wallis Annenberg Center of the Performing Arts and California dance festivals, including the Blaktinx and Nebula Dance. Irishia graduated in 2016 from the University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Educational Sciences and B.F.A. in Dance Choreography. While completing her undergraduate studies she was awarded the  first scholarship by modern dance legend Donald McKayle, for her choreography and dance performance. Irishia is currently represented by Go 2 Talent Agency. Her other roles include artistic director of The Hubbard Collective and professional stager for the Donald McKayle Legacy

Learn more about Irishia and the work she does by visiting her website!
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