Concert Performer Information2020-10-19T12:48:13-06:00

Concert Performer

Information

Auditions

Audition Information:

When: Saturday, November 7th  – all day by reservation

Where: Steamboat Dance & Fitness, 1955 Bridge Lane 

  • Each audition time will be limited to 8 people auditioning. Each choreographer will have  2 time slots for auditions. A total of 16 people will be able to audition in person for each dance. We do have a couple of extra time slots if needed due to high interest. 
  • We will also accept video submissions for auditions if people are unable to attend, audition times are full or if people are uncomfortable with the in person auditions. Video submissions can be sent to pt@steamboatdancetheatre.org
  • Please only sign up to audition for pieces you are truly and interested in dancing in. If you know a rehearsal time won’t work – dont audition. Space is limited and we want to be open to everyone who is interested in participating. 
  • Please watch the choreographer showcase videos below and come prepared having watched and tried  the choreography.
  • Promptly arrive and leave after auditioning. We cannot allow for congregation in the lobby. Masks will be required at auditions and social distancing practices will be followed. 
  • If you are not a registered member your space will not be reserved on the audition sign up list. 
  • Parking: Reserved Parking Spots 3-9 are for the studio. There are a few parallel parking spots in front of the studio. Any non reserved parking spot.  Overflow parking is on Shield Drive 
  • Dancers will be responsible for regular costs such as shoes and personal belongings. We will be unable to purchase new costumes this year and will be utilizing items from the costume closet and DIY style costumes. Please keep in mind there may be some small additional costs as a dancer. 
  • Rehearsals are scheduled for in person and each dance will be limited to having 9 people max (+ Choreographer). Due to smaller sized dances we will be limiting each dancer to participation in 2 dances. 
  • This year’s show will not be a live show, instead it will be filmed by Ben Saheb, each dance will be creating their very own Music Video. We will have a live stream event for the video release on May 15th, 2021. More details to come!

MANDY QUINONES

Style: Hip Hop

Level: Intermediate

Rehearsals: Thursdays, 6:30pm Steamboat Dance & Fitness Down Stairs

Rehearsal Start Date: November 19th

Audition Times: 9:15am – 9:35am & 9:45am – 10:05am

Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qROE-hKhBiTMihbiIYMmopiHhY50Sy479aQ5InRAhGo/edit?usp=sharing

Video Link: 

EMILY STEIN 

Style: Jazz/Hip Hop 

Level: Intermediate 

Rehearsals: Mondays, 7:00pm Steamboat Dance & Fitness Down Stairs 

Rehearsal Start Date: December 2nd 

Audition Times: 3:15pm – 3:35pm & 3:45pm – 4:05pm 

Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GXInYwp1BOxQ-Iwt7HfUjkkEC-a0nNBojT1t8uIgJdI/edit?usp=sharing

Video Link:

SCOTT GOODHART 

Style: Ballroom 

Level: Intermediate 

Rehearsals: Mondays, 6:00pm Steamboat Dance & Fitness Down Stairs 

Rehearsal Start Date: November 16th 

Audition Times:4:15pm – 4:35pm & 4:45pm  5:05pm 

Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NuQSCQ4a7Th-KGlVGw9NyySPpEYllziXOXL5ub5DAk4/edit?usp=sharing

Video Link: 

CHELSEA BEERS

Style: Tap 

Level: Intermediate – Advanced 

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7:30pm Steamboat Dance & Fitness Up Stairs 

Rehearsal Start Date: January 6th 

Audition Times: 11:30am – 11:50am & 12:00pm – 12:20pm 

Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zeZNSMre5VVwIOBaAZ2wI3MGzLtcgSNl5RmVMgNg_iQ/edit?usp=sharing

Video Link: 

JEAN LABAREE
Style: Tap 

Level: All 

Rehearsals:Thursdays, 7:00pm Steamboat Dance & Fitness Up Stairs 

Rehearsal Start Date: November 19th 

Audition Times: 9:00am  – 9:20am & 9:30am – 9:50am 

Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1UzxOtJyJVefYWcOz6V_G5VXQNjC9fRzblnXX02bipgk/edit?usp=sharing

Video Link:

GINA TOOTHAKER 

Style: Jazz 

Level: Intermediate – Advanced

Rehearsals: Mondays, 6:00pm Steamboat Dance & Fitness Up Stairs

Rehearsal Start Date: December 7th 

Audition Times: 12:15pm – 12:35pm & 12:45pm – 1:05pm 

Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1658TVqNXvAccQWB42UnhlGTk5rhcn0rOE93hXzdKMrQ/edit?usp=sharing

Video Link: 

JESSICA WHALEN

Style: Hip – Hop 

Level: All 

Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7:30pm Steamboat Dance & Fitness Down Stairs 

Rehearsal Start Date: November 19th 

Audition Times: 2:15pm – 2:35pm & 2:45pm – 3:05pm 

Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1q7wSiUhMZier7Fv-fvq21Uc3q_uajZk1pWT5aaUYiJM/edit?usp=sharing

Video Link:

MEG SOUTHCOTT 

Style: Contemporary

Level: All 

Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 7:30pm Steamboat Dance & Fitness Down Stairs 

Rehearsal Start Date: November 17th

Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QBwuhNlIwS1CC28XMnUNmt2sfdFNUNLg-VeGux2g2Gg/edit?usp=sharing

Audition Times: 2:30pm – 2:50pm & 3:00pm – 3:20pm 

Video Link:

KELLY COOK

Style: Scottish/Irish 

Level: All 

Rehearsals: Mondays, 7:00pm Steamboat Dance & Fitness Up Stairs 

Rehearsal Start Date: November 16th 

Audition Times: 12:30pm – 12:50pm & 1:00pm – 1:20pm 

Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QBwuhNlIwS1CC28XMnUNmt2sfdFNUNLg-VeGux2g2Gg/edit?usp=sharing

Video Link: 

MEG MURPHY 

Style: Belly Fusion 

Level: Intermediate 

Rehearsals: Fridays, 5:30pm Steamboat Dance & Fitness Up Stairs 

Rehearsal Start Date: December 4th 

Audition Times: 11:15am – 11:35am & 11:45am – 12:05pm 

Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1mZm9bnH1karXeLRQADSb4qLhqcR9sf3Wf1aGSvqy6TU/edit?usp=sharing

Video Link: 

JENN SIMBRE 

Style: Hula 

Level: Intermediate – Advanced 

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 6:30pm Steamboat Dance & Fitness Down Stairs 

Rehearsal Start Date: December 2nd 

Audition Times: 3:30pm – 3:50pm & 4:00pm – 4:20pm 

Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1kim-MdoyOGrr-KJklxmPbcM6BCgb2SjYBTDGnfchts0/edit?usp=sharing

Video Link: 

JESSICA LEBLANC

Style: Bollywood

Level: All 

Rehearsals: Thursdays, 5:30pm Steamboat Dance & Fitness Down Stairs 

Rehearsal Start Date: December 3rd 

Audition Times: 1:30pm – 1:50pm & 2:00pm – 2:20pm 

Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Wr0W5wxFzk4QErSYRIsebEUTfMteTFcags6IlaSd6VE/edit?usp=sharing

Video Link:

Dance Season schedule

Please see the rehearsal schedule here.

Performance Week instructions

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I get involved beyond performing in the Annual Concert?2020-06-23T22:02:50-06:00

A: Steamboat Dance Theatre has a number of opportunities to stay engaged in the organization and dance in Steamboat. Like SDT’s Facebook page to stay up to date on events, local dance classes, and SDT programming. We are always looking for volunteers to help support the organization too!

Q: How many shows will I be performing in?2020-06-23T22:02:50-06:00

A: We have 4 official shows- Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, with a Saturday matinee geared to children. Our dress rehearsal runs like a real show, with audience members invited from area non-profits.

Q: Is there a possibility I won’t get cast?2020-06-23T22:02:50-06:00

A:  We try our hardest to cast EVERY auditioner. However, if you are limited in your preferences or put pieces outside of your ability level as your only preferences, we may struggle to cast you. Be open to new dance experiences and enjoy the process!

Q: What is the best audition strategy?2020-06-23T22:02:50-06:00

A: We encourage you to get up and dance for any and all pieces throughout the day. Before you head out, we ask you to choose your top five pieces, in preference order. This is an important step! Be realistic about your ability level. If you are a beginner dancer prioritize dances that specify Beginner, All, or Beginner/Intermediate levels. Although you may desperately want to fouette through an advanced piece, if it does not match your skill level, it may be hard to find the right fit. Show up early to auditions to get a lower audition number. We cast in numerical order.

Q: What is the audition experience?2020-06-23T22:02:50-06:00

A: Auditions are a blast! We begin with announcements for the organization and an explanation of the show, expectations as a performer, and a group warm up. All choreographers will then showcase the small amount of choreography that they are going to teach for auditions. Each piece will receive 25 minutes to teach choreography and allow interested participants to show their stuff! You WILL NOT be dancing alone rather in large groups and smaller groups, nor do you need to prepare choreography personally.

Q: How many rehearsals can I miss?2020-06-23T22:02:50-06:00

A: You are allowed to miss 2 rehearsals. Your choreographer must approve any additional absences. If you miss over 2 without choreographer approval, it is at the discretion of individual choreographers to allow you to continue.

Q: What is the cost of participation?2020-06-23T22:02:50-06:00

A: All cast members MUST be active members of Steamboat Dance Theatre. You can register online at www.steamboatdancetheatre.org for $40. If you register in person at auditions the cost is $45. While costumes are covered by sponsorships, as a dancer you may be required to purchase your shoes, tights, undergarments, and other costume pieces of a more personal nature. It is also standard practice for dancers, as a group, to present a gift to their choreographer(s) for leading them to the stage. Suggested donations range between $10-$20 per piece.

Q: What is the time commitment for dancers throughout the concert season?2020-06-23T22:02:50-06:00

A: The standard rehearsal schedule is 1 hour per week per dance starting the week of 9/23 and ending the week of 1/6. During show week (1/13-1/19) we will have tech rehearsals and show run-throughs requiring dancers be present during their tech times and each night for run-throughs leading into the shows. Show week schedule will be released as soon as possible realizing we all have lives outside of SDT!

Q: I don’t have any dance experience can I participate in the show?2020-06-23T22:02:50-06:00

A: YES! The cast of the annual concert has a wide range of ability levels. As auditions near, we will release the audition schedule that will have a description of the piece and the desired ability levels. Look for Beginner or All Levels and start your dance journey with us this year!