Performance Opportunities

Our 2023-24 performance season is coming soon! 

 

SPRING SHOWCASE

Downtown Dance offers students several performance opportunities each year. Children's classes present an end of term demonstration for friends and family during class time on the last day of Fall and Winter terms. All students (age 3-adult) are encouraged to participate in the Spring Showcase each June at the Corvallis High School Theatre.

Our Spring term culminates in this performance at the CHS Theater in June. Students are not required to participate, but classes will focus more on this process in spring than previous terms. There are many benefits to being part of the showcase and we strongly encourage participation. It not only serves as an educational tool, but as a way to explore dance as a performance art…and it is fun!

While preparations for the show do not begin until Winter term, it is our intention that students participate in classes for the full year, with an opportunity for in class performances in fall and winter to prepare for the final performance at the end of spring term. The fall and winter terms offer a foundation of technique, while the spring term focuses primarily on the performance. Students not enrolled in a class by winter term may not be able to join during spring term.

Example Spring Showcase Timeline (2024)

  • February- commitment form and initial costume fee due, classes begin work on showcase material
  • March- Costumes ordered
  • April- classes increase time spent on showcase material
  • May- final costume fee due, classes continue preparations for the show
  • SHOWCASE 2024:  June 14th & 15th  at CHS Theater

REPERTORY GROUPS -   **2023-24  Season**

We have several Repertory Groups that are open to students  enrolled in at least one class each term. These performance groups are by audition and they perform in various local dance performances. Our season will kick off at the Majestic Theatre in "Making Spirits Bright: A Winter Dance Concert",  December 2nd, 2023. Other performance opportunities may include Terpsichore on March 9th, 2024 at the Majestic and our Spring Showcase June 14 & 15, 2024  at CHS.

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Little Dancers’ Education And Performance Group

This group offers an extra performance opportunity for our younger dancers and meets only in fall term. Dancers will perform a holiday piece at the Majestic Theater in December.

Age: 8-11 yrs
Cost: $120
Audition Fee: $10
Costume Fee: TBD

2023 AUDITIONS:  Thursday  9/28  4:25-5:25pm

Proposed Rehearsal & Performance Schedule:

Fall 2023

>Thursdays 4:25-5:25 pm:

10/5, 10/12, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16   

>Tues., 11/21  4:00-5:10 pm (TBD- as needed)

Making Spirits Bright - dance concert- Majestic Theater

*Tech rehearsal- one evening, week of 11/27-11/30

*Dress rehearsal-  evening of 12/1

*Shows: December 2nd, 3:00 & 7:00 p.m.

Youth Repertory Group

D3 HIP-HOP CREW

Choreographer and Director: Katherine Sanders

Age: 11+
Cost: $135-fall, $50-winter, $50-spring
Audition: $10
Costume Fee: TBD

2023/24 AUDITIONS:
Saturday,  9/23  10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Proposed Fall Rehearsal & Performance Schedule:

  • Fridays, 5:50-7:00 p.m.
  •  9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 11/3, 11/10
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  • Saturdays, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • 10/28  & 11/18

Possible Tues. rehearsal, 11/21, 5:30-6:30 p.m.- TBD

*MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT -dance concert- Majestic Theater

*Tech rehearsal- one evening, week of 11/27-11/30

*Dress rehearsal-  12/1  6:00-8:30 pm

*Shows: Dec. 2nd, 3:00 & 7:00 pm

***D3 is a year long commitment. Other shows include: Terpsichore- April  6th, 2024 and Spring Showcase June 14 & 15, 2024. Winter and spring rehearsal schedule TBA.***

Youth Repertory Group

CONTEMPORARY REPERTORY GROUP 

Choreographer: Cheliss Thayer

Director: Katherine Sanders

The Winter and Spring session will be by audition. 

Age: 12+
Cost: $135-winter, $50-spring
Audition: $10
Costume Fee: TBD

2023/24 AUDITIONS:
December 7th, 4:30-5:30 pm

Proposed* Rehearsal & Performance Schedule:

  • Thurs., Jan 4th  5:00-7:30 pm
  • Thurs., Jan 11th  8:00-9:00 pm
  • Thurs., Jan 18th  8:00-9:00 pm
  • Thurs., Feb. 1st  9:30am - noon
  • Fri., Feb. 16th  6:00-7:30 pm
  • *Fri., March 1st  6:00-7:30 pm
  • OR
  • *Sun., March 3rd  2:00-4:00 pm
  • Thurs., March 21st  5:00-7:30 pm
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  • *Final schedule is TBD, based on dancer availability rehearsals may change slightly

SHOWS:

Terpsichore, at Majestic Theater, April 6th

Spring Showcase 2024, at CHS, June 14th and 15th

Adult Repertory Group

*This group is in connection with the Int/Adv Contemporary class on Monday evenings.* 

>Rehearsals begin Dec. 4th, 2023

>SHOWS: April 6th and June 14/15th

 

***For more information regarding this group contact Katherine at 541-829-0070***