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The 2020 Festival Schedule

Classes & Workshops

Technique Master Classes

Each morning from 9:00am – Noon, students will spend time within their age group honing their technique in classes designed to warm-up for the day of workshops and rehearsals ahead, expand knowledge of how to apply technique within performance, and strengthen their capabilities on stage. Our faculty will focus primarily on classical ballet, a range of modern dance techniques, and stretch and conditioning to better prepare and preserve the body for a lifetime of movement.

Choreography & Performance Labs

NCDP labs go to the heart of the festival’s mission; to cultivate innovative choreographers and bold performing artists. Labs provide a safe and challenging environment for individual and collective exploration and risk-taking. Labs are for all intensive participants – aspiring choreographers, non-choreographers, and performing artists! They will help you to become a stronger, more intentional dancer. If you want to become a choreographer, you’ll take a huge leap forward in developing the skills and knowledge to get there.

Performance Opportunities

Every dancer who participates in the festival intensive gets the incredible experience of performing in a large group number at Friday night’s concert on the 550-seat Rose Wagner Theatre stage.  Dancers will be auditioned to be in one of the original works created onsite by festival choreographers.

Schedule

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

Monday

11:00am – Noon

Check-in

 

Noon – 12:30pm

Opening Kick-Off

 

1:00pm – 1:30pm

Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center Scavenger Hunt

 

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Small Group Goal-setting

 

2:30pm – 2:45pm

Break

 

2:45pm – 4:00pm

Audition Classes

 

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Choreography Rehearsal Auditions

 

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Dinner

 

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Choreography Rehearsal

Tuesday

8:45am – 9:00am

Big Group Warm-Up

 

9:00am – Noon

Ballet, Modern, and Jazz Technique Classes

 

Noon – 1:00pm

Lunch

 

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Choreography and Performance Labs

 

4:00pm – 4:15pm

Break

 

4:15pm – 5:15pm

Lighting and Set Design Workshop

 

5:15pm – 6:00pm

Dinner

 

6:00pm – 10:00pm

Choreography Rehearsal

Wednesday

8:45am – 9:00am

Big Group Warm-Up

 

9:00am – Noon

Ballet, Modern, and Jazz Technique Classes

 

Noon – 1:00pm

Lunch

 

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Choreography and Performance Labs

 

4:00pm – 4:15pm

Break

 

4:15pm – 4:45pm

Choosing Music for Choreography Workshop

 

4:45pm – 5:15pm

Costume Design Workshop

 

5:15pm – 6:00pm

Dinner

 

6:00pm – 10:00pm

Choreography Rehearsal

Thursday

8:45am – 9:00am

Big Group Warm-Up

 

9:00am – Noon

Ballet, Modern, and Jazz Technique Classes

 

Noon – 1:00pm

Lunch

 

1:00pm – 6:00pm

Tech/Dress Rehearsals for Student Choreographers

 

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Choreography and Performance Labs

 

4:00pm – 4:15pm

Break

 

4:15pm – 4:45pm

Choosing Music for Choreography Workshop

 

4:45pm – 4:15pm

Costume Design Workshop

 

5:15pm

Dinner/Break

 

6:30pm

Student Choreography Showcase (first show – Black Box)

8:30pm

Student Choreography Showcase (second show – Black Box)

Tuesday

8:30am – 9:30am

Company Ballet Class (all students)

 

9:00am – 6:30pm

Tech Rehearsals for Evening Concert

 

9:30am – 11:00am

Contemporary, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre Master Classes

 

11:00am – Noon

Dance History Workshop

 

Noon – 2:30pm

Student Choreographer Mentor Sessions

 

Noon – 1:00pm

Lunch

 

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Choreography and Performance Labs

 

4:00pm – 4:30pm

Break

 

4:30pm – 6:45pm

Festival Choreography Tech Rehearsals (all students)

 

5:15pm – 6:00pm

Dinner

 

7:30pm

Amplified Voices Concert – Adjudicated works by selected professional and emerging choreographers (Jeanne Wagner Theatre)

Saturday

8:45am – 9:00am

Big Group Warm-Up

 

9:00am – 11:00am

Final Choreography and Performance Labs

 

11:00am – 12:30pm

College and Career Panel Discussion/Q&A

 

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Lunch/Luncheon for Professional and Emerging Choreographers

 

1:30pm – 2:00pm

Small Group Meetings

 

2:00pm – 4:30pm

Contemporary and Hip Hop Master Classes

 

4:30pm – 7:30pm

Dinner/Break

 

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Company Ballet Class for Evening Concert Performers

 

2:00pm – 6:00pm

Tech and Dress Rehearsals (Jeanne Wagner Theatre)

 

7:30pm

Festival Gala Concert (Jeanne Wagner Theatre)

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