Dance in the Olympic opening and closing ceremonies

London 2012 has announced aonce in a lifetimeopportunity to be part of one of the largest events ever staged in the UK, performing in front ofa live audience of 70,000 and a broadcast audience of more than one billion people.

Artistic Directors, Danny Boyle and Kim Gavin are searching for 10,000 volunteer performers to fill roles as dancers, percussionists and general all-round performers in the Opening and Closing Ceremoniesof the London 2012 Olympic Games.

To be eligible you must be aged 18 years or older on 1 March 2012 and able to meet the commitments for rehearsals. Performing opportunities for Under 18s will be facilitated through a separate process, with details to be announced at a later date.

Previous performance experience is not required; Ceremonies Volunteer Performers simply need lots of enthusiasm, personality, a positive attitude, huge amounts of energy and a willingness to perform in front of a stadium audience and to millions of people around the world. However, to deliver Ceremonies of this scale to a world audience a substantial commitment is required. You must be able to participate in

  • Up to two auditions that will take place evenings and weekends in November and early December of this year;
  • Up to two or three rehearsal sessions each week of up to four hours per session from March 2012, and a number of all day rehearsals in the three weeks leading up to each Ceremony.

To find out how to apply to audition and for full details on the commitments involved,