Education and Inspiration

Experience the life of a professional dancer in a fun, positive atmosphere. Performers find out what it takes to be an integral member of a cohesive dance cast as they learn techniques to help maximize their rehearsal time and deliver a focused performance. Your professional teaching artist will begin with a warm-up and your group will learn choreography for a simulated show audition. Next, your group will learn how the magic is created as they run through a rehearsal of a real professional show. 

Master Class - A master class in ballet, jazz, musical theater, lyrical, or hiphop lead by teaching artists specializing in each dance genre. Each master class is based on a stage or film performance. Dancers will learn choreography as well as fine tune their dance technique.  

Audition Workshop - This workshop will take dancers through the process of auditioning for a professional production. It includes a mock audition and simulated rehearsal and performance. 

Live on Stage Workshop - Dancers will learn choreography from stage performances, eg theme parks, Broadway, or company repertoire. Dancers will learn to connect with a live audience. 

Lights, Camera, Action Workshop - Dancers will learn choreography for music videos, movies, commercials, or live broadcast stage performances. They will learn how to perform to the camera and engage with a virtual audience. Dancers will explore the process of filming and working on a set. 

Your professional teaching artist will also share industry insights to give dancers a competitive edge as they:

  • Rehearse routines from several shows to explore different choreographic styles

  • Examine professional dance from the perspectives of a show director, producer, and choreographer

  • Learn how to choose the proper attire for an audition and how to stand out from the crowd

  • Discover tips for creating an effective resume and getting the best possible pictures

  • Find out how versatility and the right attitude can open doors to new opportunities

  • Learn how to quickly put together a performance-ready presentation

  • Focus on having fun and connecting with an audience

  • Find out how versatility and the right attitude can open doors to new opportunities

Choreography may be adjusted to your group's ability level to ensure final performance success. Students should wear clothing and shoes that are appropriate for a dance rehearsal. Please do not arrive in sandals or bare feet.

Classes meet standards set forth in the National Core Arts Standards.

Celebration Dance Festival is a proud member of the National Dance Educators Organization.

Experience - Celebration Dance Festival Showcase
Dazzle the audience with your studio’s performance on the festival stage where your group in the spotlight—ensuring all eyes will be on you. Join studios from around the country in a captivating showcase displaying the exceptional talents of the festival dancers, studios, and choreographers. The festival showcase gives dancers the opportunity to perform in an encouraging, non-competitive atmosphere. Dancers will experience a meaningful performance before a live audience. Our professional teaching artists will critique each performance, however dance routines will not be scored. Awards, scholarship presentation, and Encore performance call backs will be during our closing ceremony.      

 

Performance location is subject to change. Open seating available for performers' family and friends.

  • Dancers ages 5 and older for Nashville and Universal Orlando locations.

  • Dancers ages 7 and older for Walt Disney World location.

  • Encore performance call back- Festival teaching artists will select the most entertaining routines from the festival to be performed during closing ceremony. 

  • Groups size limits may vary by festival location.

  • Space is limited.

  • Private motor coach transportation will be provided for dancers, if necessary, to and from preshow facilities and performance venue. 

  • Special gift for each dancer and studio to commemorate their performance.

  • Celebration Memories professional photo and video download of your performance.

  • All dancers will receive a Celebration Dance Festival 2021 t-shirt and lanyard with credentials.  

College Fair "A Future in Dance"

It's never too early to start preparing for college. Meet with college representatives, gather literature, and audition for programs and scholarships. Learn more about summer intensives and workshops available to dancers ages 12 and older.  

FEATURED COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

  • AMDA College of the Performing Arts

  • University of North Carolina School of the Arts

  • Kennesaw State University

  • University of Tampa

  • Western Kentucky University 

  • more to be announced  

           

Add on Production Routine

Join dancers from all over the United States in a celebration of dance. At each of Celebration Dance Festivals' locations, dancers may add on an additional routine - our exclusive production routine. 

  • Dancers age requirement may vary by location.

  • Audition required to participate.

  • Innovative choreography by the Celebration Dance Festival creative team.    

  • Rehearsal with dancers and Celebration Dance Festival creative team.

  • Custom Celebration Costume with tights.

  • Private motor coach transportation provided for dancers to backstage area.

  • Celebration Memories professional photo and video download of your parade performance.    

In the event of inclement weather, Celebration Dance Festival reserves the right to change, reschedule, or cancel any performances and/or performance location. In this case there will be no refunds.