Concert Performer Information2024-01-17T15:19:01-06:00

Concert Performer


Annual Concert Information:

How it works: You must pre-register as a member with SDT before auditions. Anyone in the community may audition, and most people who audition will be cast as we want this to be an inclusive experience. Auditions will begin with announcements, then each choreographer will speak and show you a bit of their dance. At that point you decide for which dance(s) you want to audition. You are free to come and go as you please depending on the schedule. At the end of auditions you will submit a one-page sheet identifying in which dances you’d like to participate. Then the choreographers will cast their pieces. The concert will be next April 4-6th.

November 10: Pre-register/choreographer preview begins at 5PM
November 11: 8am registration, 9am choreographer preview, 10am let’s dance!
This is a new format this year to give you two times to preview the dances for which you might want to audition. We encourage you to come on Friday (sleep in on Saturday) as we anticipate 150-200 members this year and the space is limited. Also please note, due to the size of the cast, we encourage you to only audition if you are serious about the piece.

Be sure to pre-register and pay your annual membership fee (click become a member, these are one in the same) BEFORE the auditions. At auditions the price will go UP!!

Friday 11/10 

5:00-5:45 PM Registration Announcements and  

5:45-7:00 PM 

Saturday 11/11 

Choreographer Previews 8:00-8:45 AM

Registration, Announcements and  Choreographer Previews 8:45-10:00 AM 

Audition Time/Choreographer Dance Style/Rehearsal Day, Time & Location

10:00-10:25 AM Courtney Disco Fri. 6-7pm Hayden Center
10:30-10:55 AM Heidi Fusion Bellydance Wed. 6-7pm Art Depot
11:00-11:25 AM Aleah/Brandon Hip Hop/Jazz Funk Tues. 7-8pm Old Town HS studio B
11:30-11:55 AM Haley/Kelly Line Dance Scottish Fusion Tues. 6:15-7:15pm Steamboat Dance & Fitness
12:00-12:25 PM Heathre/Tracy Afrofusion/Afro Beats Wed. 6:30-7:30pm Steamboat Fit
12:30-12:55 PM Jean/ Rebecca/Jennifer Decades Thurs. 7:15-8:15pm Steamboat Dance & Fitness
1:00-1:25 PM Steph/Janet/Traci Hip Hop/Jazz Funk Thurs. 7:45-8:45pm Elevation
1:30-1:55 PM Emily Jazz/Acro Tues. 7:45-8:45pm Studio Mod Vaude
2:00-2:25 PM Alexa T. Contemporary Tues. 6:30-7:30pm Steamboat Fit
2:30-2:55 PM Marlowe Contemporary/Ballet Thurs. 5:30-6:30pm Steamboat Fit
3:00-3:25 PM Jenn Hawaiian Hula Tues. 5:30-6:30pm Steamboat Fit
3:30-3:55 PM Kaylee/Danielle Hip Hop/Jazz Funk Wed. 7-8pm  Steamboat Dance & Fitness
4:00-4:25 PM Juanita Salsa Choke, Cumbia, Merengue Wed. 5:30-6:30pm Steamboat Fit
4:30-4:55 PM Scott Bachata Mon. 7:30-8:30pm Steamboat Dance & Fitness
5:00-5:25 PM Alexa S./Avery Hip Hop/Jazz Funk Mon. 6-7pm OTHS
5:30-5:55 PM Chelsea Tap Thurs. 6:15-7:15pm Steamboat Dance & Fitness
6:00-6:25 PM Mandy Hip-Hop Thurs. 6:30-7:30pm Steamboat Fit
6:30-7:00 PM Kat Contemporary Mon. 7:45-8:45pm Steamboat Dance & Fitness 

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?2021-09-14T12:28:47-06:00

A: All cast members MUST be active members of Steamboat Dance Theatre. You can register online at for $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?2021-11-09T15:20:47-06:00

A: The standard rehearsal schedule is 1 hour per week per dance. During show week we will have tech rehearsals and show run-throughs requiring dancers to 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.

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!