Jitterbug – Background Casting

Jitterbug – Background Casting


Seeking background talent immediately for the following paid positions. Most of the positions will be local hire, meaning that we will not provide travel. There may be a few featured extra positions for professional adult Lindy Hoppers where travel accommodations would be considered.


[PAID POSITION] Seeking 80-100 adult Lindy Hop dancers for night shoots on July 27th and July 28th, 2024.

These will be background dance extra roles with the possibility of being upgraded on set to Featured Extra (special role during filming). There will be limited spots available for professional Lindy Hoppers to be hired in advance as Featured Extras. 


[PAID POSITION] Seeking 30 teen dancers (must look ages 13-18) who will be available from July 27th through August 13th, 2024. They will be needed as both recurring background actors and background dancers throughout the film and will have the opportunity to be featured in a variety of scenes. Lindy Hop or Hip Hop experience is required and knowing both styles is a plus

Accommodations, including meals and housing, will be provided for each child and for a parent to accompany them.


[PAID POSITION] Seeking teen hip hop dancers (must look ages 13-18) who will be available for a one-day shooting between August 15th and August 31st, 2024 (Exact date to be determined).

This is a one day shoot in the greater Buffalo-Rochester New York area. Dancers will also participate as background actors in non-dance scenes. Accommodations for travel and lodging are not available, but meals will be provided on set.

Audition Submission

This form is for DANCERS ONLY and must be accompanied by a video of a sample of your Lindy Hop dancing abilities.

Background Dancer Audition Form
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JITTERBUG Background Dancer Audition Form

Only dancers available for the shooting dates listed above should apply. For dancers younger than 18, please have a parent fill out this form.
There are a limited number of featured roles for professional dancers, for which we may provide reimbursement of travel costs. (Limited spots, professional adult dancers only)
Shooting is happening in Sweden at the Herräng Dance Camp. Please select which of the following applies:
I am available for night shoots on July 27th and 28th, 2024.
Only dancers available for these dates should apply.
I am available for shooting from July 27th through August 15th, 2024.
Only dancers available for these dates should apply.
I am available for a 1-day shoot in New York between August 21st and September 2nd 2024 (Exact dates TBD) AND I am available as a local hire for the greater Buffalo-Rochester area.
Only dancers available should apply.
Are you interested in auditioning for a speaking role in the film?
Please provide your height or if you're submitting as a couple, submit both heights.

Maximum file size: 33.55MB

Maximum file size: 33.55MB

We want to get a sense of your partner dancing abilities. Optionally, you may choose to include a small portion of solo jazz. Please do not link to large group or team dancing videos, we want to be able to see you clearly.

Stay tuned for more casting updates soon.

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