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Holiday Show Auditions

Step into Christmas

In December 2019, Dance Connection will produce its second annual Holiday Show, Step into Christmas: A Musical Holiday Spectacular, by the Boston-based playwright, Colleen M. Hughes. The show will be directed by Mary Naftal and produced by Dance Connection Theatrical with Joe Naftal, Producing Director. 100% of net proceeds will benefit Gavin’s Got Heart. The show will be December 15 at 11AM at CM Performing Arts Center.

Audition Information

Auditions are open to the Dance Connection community and will be held at the studio Sunday, September 22 between 11:30AM and 4:00PM.

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. They may also take into account your regular class attendance and classroom behavior/work ethic as well. 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.

Financial Commitment

A production/rehearsal fee of $49 will be charged for each audition-based dance participated in. This fee will be due by the first rehearsal. 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 begin at $16.50 and will be on sale soon!

Rehearsals

Because of the limited time frame involved in producing this show, attendance at rehearsals is mandatory. With the exception of unexpected illness, dancers are expected to attend each of the rehearsals for their pieces. Any conflicts must be disclosed on your audition form and no conflicts will be accepted after casting. The tech/dress rehearsal on December 8 is non-negotiable.

Rehearsals begin October 6.

Rehearsals for “Step into Christmas” will be held during the time periods below. A detailed list of exact rehearsal times will be announced along with casting. Each dance will rehearse for approximately 30 minutes during these time periods. Additional rehearsals may be scheduled as required. Some dances will not rehearse every day listed.

Sunday, October 6 between 8:00AM and 2:00PM
Sunday, October 13 between 3:30PM and 10:00PM
Sunday, October 27 between 3:00PM and 9:30PM
Saturday, November 2 between 1:30PM and 8:00PM
Saturday, November 16 between 1:30PM and 8:00PM
Sunday, November 24 between 3:00PM and 9:30PM
Tuesday, November 26 between 5:15PM and 9:15PM
Saturday, December 7 between 1:30PM and 10:45PM
Sunday, December 8 6:00-9:00PM at CMPAC (possible rehearsal before at studio)
Friday, December 13 between 7:45 and 10:45PM.
Saturday, December 14 between 1:30 and 8:30PM
Sunday, December 15 – 11AM Performance. 8AM call time at CMPAC.

Audition-based Pieces

BELIEVE
Lyrical dance.  Audition open to male and female dancers ages 13 & up who have completed 3 years of ballet & jazz training.

HOT CHOCOLATE
Musical Theatre/Jazz dance.  Audition open to male and female dancers ages 10 & up who have completed 3 years of jazz training.

I WANNA BE A ROCKETTE
Jazz dance.  Audition open to female dancers ages 11 & up who have completed 3 years of ballet & jazz training and have experience dancing in heels.  Please bring heels to audition.

PARADE OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS
Jazz dance.  Audition open to male and female dancers ages 12 & up who have completed 3 years of ballet and jazz training.

SANTA CLAUS
Jazz dance. Audition open to male and female dancers ages 7-10 who are currently studying jazz.

SLEIGH RIDE
Precision tap dance.  Audition open to female dancers ages 13 & up who have completed 3 years of tap training and have experience dancing in heels.  Please bring heels to audition.

I WANNA EMAIL SANTA
Jazz dance.  Audition open to male and female dancers ages 7-10 who are currently studying jazz.

WINTER WONDERLAND MASHUP
Jazz dance.  Audition open to male and female dancers ages 10 & up who have completed 2 years of jazz/hip hop training.

PENGUIN POP
Character tap dance.  Audition open to male and female dancers ages 11 & up who have completed 3 years of tap training.