Madonna Seeks Dancers For May Tour Launch

Outing in support of American Life due over a year after release.

Madonna wants you — for her upcoming world tour.

The pop star has hinted for months that she would hit the road to

support her album American Life, and now the trek is set to

launch in May, over a year after the album's release, according to an

open call notice for dancers.

Madonna is looking for "strong and versatile" dancers in the New York

area, according to a notice in the dancing trade Web site Though the number of people to be hired remains to

be determined, tour director Jamie King is interested in seeing a

variety of styles, as dancers will be asked to showcase their own

freestyle moves as well as learn choreography on the spot.

"Looking to see anything from acrobatics, breaking, popping, locking to

ballet, reeling, riverdancing and tango," the ad reads. "Choreography

will be unpredictable ... anything goes!"

Dancers are asked to bring not only two pictures and résumés,

but also kneepads and different shoes. And if they're picked, dancers

should be willing to "cut or change hair drastically."

Auditions will be held at 310 West 52nd Street in New York City on Saturday at 10 a.m. for male dancers, and at 2:30 p.m.

for female dancers. Callbacks will be held on Sunday.

Rehearsals begin in March in Los Angeles.