Events for Auditions

Samba Fogo Dance Audition

Audition to join the Samba Fogo Dance Company! Samba Fogo is a semi-professional, community-based music and dance company that has been operating in Salt Lake City for over 13 years. Our dancers train and perform in a variety of styles including samba, Afro-Brazilian, orixa dance movement, modern, and fire dancing. We teach and perform regularly throughout the year in venues ranging from outdoor arts festivals to proscenium theaters, schools, clubs, and community events. We are known for our high-energy performances with a lot of heart. We dance because we love it, and because samba brings things to our lives that money can’t buy. Being on the Samba Fogo Dance Company is a unique experience that challenges and fulfills dancers in many ways and builds a beautiful community of artists working and learning together as peers and friends. We would love for you to join us! Previous experience in Samba, African, Salsa, Modern, and/or Jazz dance are helpful, but we encourage all to attend the audition! Dance contracts are one year, October 1, 2019 - October 1, 2020 and require a time commitment of approximately 8 hours per week. Positions are semi-paid.

Email to inquire about rehearsal schedules and contract terms. Attend our Samba Fogo Weekly Dance Class to prepare for the audition. Private lessons are also available to help you prepare.

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Fall Concert

American West Symphony and Chorus of Sandy Joel Rosenberg, Music Director Two great Romantics Brahms: Academic Festival Overture Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Pathétique Tickets: $10 (adults), $8 (students), $5 (youth, 7-15) Tickets at the door. Phone: 801-523-7084

Samba Fogo Drum Audition

Samba Fogo is holding an audition to welcome new percussionists into the band! All instruments will be supplied, and rhythms will be provided for drummers to learn on the spot. Previous percussion / drum experience is helpful, but we welcome all to come try out. Drum Audition: Sunday, November 3, 1:00pm - 2:00pm SLC Arts Hub (663 W. 100 S.) We recommend that you take our upcoming Brazilian Drum Workshop ( to prepare for the Drum Audition. Private lessons are also available. Email to set up a private lesson. By joining Samba Fogo, you will get the opportunity to learn diverse new rhythms and grooves, meet new friends, study with world-famous percussionists, and build your endurance, as well as the opportunity to perform in several local events, festivals, clubs and theaters! The Samba Fogo Bateria (drumline) rehearses twice each week: Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Auditioned drummers are asked to sign a 3-month contract of commitment, and are expected to attend weekly rehearsals and local performances. Participation in Samba Fogo is free of charge for committed, auditioned percussionists.

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