Step Into Christmas is our annual holiday production produced by our Performance Company dancers featuring a timeless holiday story, energetic dance numbers and show-stopping talent. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit a local non-profit organization each year. Auditions are open to all Dance Connection students ages 6 & up and all dancers are encouraged to audition!
HOT CHOCOLATE Ages 11 & up Musical Theatre/Jazz dance. 2 Ballet* & 2 Jazz required.
I WANNA BE A ROCKETTE Ages 11 & up Jazz dance. 2 Ballet* & 2 Jazz required.
PARADE OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS Ages 10 & up Jazz dance. 1 Ballet & 1 Jazz required.
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN Ages 6-9 Jazz dance. 1 Class Required: Combo 2, Ballet, and/or Jazz
SLEIGH RIDE 2.0 Ages 10 & up Jazz fusion dance. 2 Jazz OR 1 Jazz & 1 Hip Hop required.
I WANNA EMAIL SANTA Ages 8-10 Jazz dance. 1 Ballet & 1 Jazz required.
WINTER WONDERLAND MASHUP Ages 11 & up Jazz/Hip Hop dance. 2 Jazz OR 1 Jazz & 1 Hip Hop required.
PENGUIN POP Ages 11 & up Character tap dance. 2 Tap required.
SANTA CLAUS LANE (WORKSHOP) Ages 6-Adult (yes, that’s right, adults can join the fun too!) Jazz dance. 1 Class Required – Ballet or Jazz.
RUN RUN RUDOLPH Ages 10 & up. Jazz dance. 1 Ballet & 1 Jazz required.
*Technique class can fulfill a 2nd ballet class requirement.
Auditions are open everyone (no company experience required!) and will be held at the studio Monday, August 29 and Tuesday, August 30. Please see the breakdown below for specific times.
Casting in these dances will be based on performance at the audition. The choreographers must see that you “have it” at the audition in order to place you in the piece. The choreographers may also have artistic parameters for certain pieces. For example, one choreographer may be looking for dancers of a certain height, while another may be looking for an even number of dancers vs. an odd number. Please note that the casting decisions of the choreographers are final.
Once dancers sign up to audition, they will receive a link to videos of the dances from last year to practice along before the audition. They are encouraged to sign up to audition as soon as possible so they can receive the practice videos.
Dancers can also schedule a private lesson to go over audition choreography and/or audition skills.
Rehearsal fees will be charged according to the table below. In addition to this fee, the dancer will also need to rent or purchase a costume (depending on the piece) and any shoes, tights, hair, makeup, or accessories needed. Tickets for the show will be on sale soon!
Performance Company Tuition will be based on number of dances. Holiday Show will be billed September thru November (3 months).
Each dance will have it’s own rehearsal time (usually 30 minutes per week, however some weeks will not have rehearsals and other weeks may have slightly longer rehearsals). In addition there are full company rehearsals to put the entire show together. A complete rehearsal schedule will be available following casting, however rehearsals will be held on the following dates – not all dances will rehearse all group days.
“Group A” Dances: Friday, September 9 Sunday, September 18 Friday, September 30 Friday, October 7 Sunday, October 16 Friday, October 21 Friday, November 4 Sunday, November 13
“Group B” Dances: Friday, September 9 Sunday, September 18 Friday, September 23 Friday, October 7 Sunday, October 16 Friday, October 28 Sunday, November 13 Friday, November 18
Full Company Rehearsals: Friday, November 4 Friday, November 18 Sunday, November 20 Friday, December 2 Sunday, December 4 at CM Friday, December 9