Casting Call for “Dirty Dancing” Movie – Core / Recurring Background Talent in NC


Casting core background roles in ABC’s TV remake of  “Dirty Dancing

The “Dirty Dancing” remake is beginning production in AshevilleNorth Carolina and now casting adults, 18 to 20 something to fill core roles that will work on multiple days in April and May 2016.

Casting director, Tona B. Dahlquist is seeking to cast area locals who have open availability for the next 2 months and would be available to work on multiple days, as needed, on set.  Talent applying must be able to work every day if necessary and have no other commitments within April and May. The movie is looking for talent to portray the core Bunk House staff. Dance and musical / musician experience is also a plus.

The “Dirty Dancing” remake will be a 3 part mini-series that will air on ABC later this year.  will air as an ABC special later this year.  Abigail Breslin has been cast in the main role of Baby with “Mysteries of Laura” star Debra Messing playing her mother. Also in the cast is “Star Wars” actor Billy Dee Williams. Johnny will be played by Colt Prattes,  Nicole Scherzinger is cast to play Penny and Sarah Hyland will be playing Baby’s sister, Lisa Houseman.

casting call for Dirty Dancing


Dirty Dancing” is being produced by Lionsgate TV and Allison Shearmur Productions (“The Hunger Games”).  Eleanor Bergstein, who wrote the screenplay for the original “Dirty Dancing”  movie is also on-board as an executive producer. Grammy nominee Adam Anders and Peer Astrom (Glee) are in charge of the music in the ABC “Dirty Dancing” remake.  ABC has also enlisted Tony Award winner, Andy Blankenbuehler (“Hamilton,” “Bring It On”) to handle the choreography.

The production may also be needing period cars and dancers. See previous casting notices for  here.


Please note that this will be filming around the Hendersonville, Saluda, cashiers, Asheville areas and talent must be local to the area and able to be on set in any of those locations.

No travel expenses are being paid.


We have had MANY submissions and we thank you for those.
What we are discovering is many in the age range needed for Core Staff have limited availablity. We can still use those with limited avail but not for our CORE STAFF.

We are needing ASAP following;

Males and Females (18-20’s years of age) to portray CORE STAFF.

This request is only for those 18-20’s FULLY AVAILABLE as needed,when needed,where ever needed during our month of filming. Must be completely wide open and able to film as often as we need beginning April 11th -mid May. Please be aware we will be filming in various locations such as Hendersonville, Saluda, cashiers, Asheville and you must able to work at any location needed as a local. We need a core group that could film EVERY Day if possible. This group may include those with dance experience/training ( guys that can move and wing it very well -would worked lol), as well as several males that can play musicals instruments.

If you are in the age range listed, have FULL avail and can work in areas listed and have already submitted your photo and all information require -you can simply send a message with your name,age,phone with heading POSS CORE STAFF.

If you have yet to submit, are in the age range listed, have FULL avail and can work in areas listed, you must submit a current photo,name,age,phone,height/weight,clothing sizes,city/state you reside (which should be near or in the filming areas) and any dancer experience or musician experience.

FOR THIS REQUEST – Submissions should be sent to with heading CORE STAFF.
If your previous submission is in another inbox -simply let us know which one.

Please do not respond/submit if NOT in this age range listed. Don’t worry Adults with much avail, we are going to be making a post for you soon. Stay tuned.

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