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Vancouverites line up to audition for Macklemore music video (PHOTOS)

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DH Vancouver Staff Apr 01, 2016 3:03 pm

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are holding auditions right here in Vancouver for a chance to star in one of their music videos. But they’re not just looking for dancers.

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More than 150 hopeful young talents lined up outside of Harbour Dance Studio on Granville Street for what some of them think could be a big break in their careers. Everyone from unicyclists to hip-hop dancers queued up for their moment to shine.

Image: Lauren Sundstrom / Vancity Buzz

Image: Lauren Sundstrom / Vancity Buzz

Image: Lauren Sundstrom / Vancity Buzz

Image: Lauren Sundstrom / Vancity Buzz

One young woman, Ashley, is not only a dancer, but also an acrobat and a contortionist. The 18-year-old showed us some of her moves while she was waiting in line.

Image: Lauren Sundstrom / Vancity Buzz

Image: Lauren Sundstrom / Vancity Buzz

The dream, says Ashley, is to become a professional dance teacher one day, and auditioning for Macklemore could be the key that opens the door.

Three other young women waiting in line are hip-hop dancers.

“Honestly, I just want to have a great day. This is kind of huge. It’s just going to be a great experience,” Hannah Henney tells Vancity Buzz.

Lauren Sundstrom / Vancity Buzz

Lauren Sundstrom / Vancity Buzz

All the performers in line were asked to freestyle and learn a little choreography for the auditions, which will continue until 5 p.m.

Good news: If you weren’t able to make the audition you can still submit a video online. Simply do one minute of freestyle, upload it to YouTube and email the link to [email protected].

The lucky few will join Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to shoot the music video in Seattle this May.

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