Applications are now open to be part of the 2024 Northeast Ohio Dance Showcase at Playhouse Square! more

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DANCECleveland's Northeast Ohio Student Showcase- APPLY NOW!

July 27, 2024, 3:00pm

Playhouse Square - Allen Theatre

Apply now to be part of the free Northeast Ohio Student Showcase and have your school or student dance group featured onstage at Playhouse Square as part of DANCECleveland's Community Dance Day 2024!

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Applications to be part of the showcase are NOW EXTENDED AND DUE by JUNE 4th! Don't wait!

3:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Allen Theatre, Playhouse Square

Don't miss your studio's chance to be part of a wonderful free dance performance featuring some of Northeast Ohio's best local youth dancers, studios and performing groups in Playhouse Square's Allen Theatre! This showcase provides local dance students with a professional performance experience in an iconic Playhouse Square theatre. The showcase will display a wide range of dance styles and will feature the highest caliber of student performers and choreographers from across Northeast Ohio, highlighting their arts mastery. This year’s showcase will take place on Saturday, July 27th at 3:00 pm. General admission tickets are free, but reservation in advanced is recommended. Tickets will go on sale for the public on July 10th.

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DANCECleveland, in partnership with Playhouse Square, is proud present the 2024 Northeast Ohio Student Showcase as part of Community Dance Day.

The application form above provides space to submit a video link. If you prefer to submit your video sample by email, please send it in .mp4 format to no later than JUNE 4th. Please use Student Showcase Submission in your subject line and include your dance school name in the body of your email and indicate if you have completed the online application. Only complete applications will be considered.

• All styles of dance are welcomed and encouraged.

You may submit up to 2 videos (must have a separate submission form for each). Videos may be works in progress, but the video should contain the actual dancers that will be performing. Pieces may be no longer than 10 minutes, must have at least two or more dancers who are currently enrolled in school (entering 4th grade to entering college).

• All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of professional adjudicators comprised of representatives from DANCECleveland, Playhouse Square and guests from the dance community. Once the panel has met and made their decisions, notification of acceptance will be sent the performing groups no later than June 12.

• Submitting your videos for consideration is free. Tickets to attend the showcase are also free.

• Groups must be available for the full day of July 27th from 8:30am – 8:30pm. Exact Times for tech rehearsal and classes TBD.

• If your school or student dance group is selected, your $250 group participation fee and any participation forms and releases will be due no later than June 26th.

Selected schools who have completed their paperwork and submitted their participation fee will receive:

-Access to select classes from over 12 free dance and movement classes and professional development sessions throughout Community Dance Day
-The opportunity to perform on the stages of Playhouse Square
-10 tickets to the showcase, with the option to reserve more free showcase tickets after July 10th.
-8 tickets to see ODC/Dance in the Allen Theatre that night from 7:30- 8:30 pm.

-opportunity to purchase additional tickets at the discounted showcase participant rate.


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