Worcester County Dance Festival

Worcester County Dance Festival

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 7 PM

The Worcester County Dance Festival is an evening of diverse dance celebrating New England’s talented schools and companies on one stage! Now in its fifth year, the festival offers a supportive atmosphere aimed at fostering a creative exchange of ideas and providing opportunities to experience a wide spectrum of dance and movement disciplines.
 
Participants get the unique experience and opportunity to perform at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, dance in their newly constructed conservatory studios and attend master dance classes to empower dancers in dance education and training
 

2019 Registration


Any dance school or organization in New England can register their dance pieces for $50 per piece (max duration five minutes per piece). These dances can be any style of dance choreography. Registered time can consist of ensemble pieces, duets, pas de deux, etc. We recommend that each organization register for two pieces. 
 
Once performance reservations are full, registration will close so it is strongly advised to register as soon as possible.
 
Once registered, all music (edited and saved as MP3s), as well as Lighting Cue and Tech Form(s) must be submitted no later than Friday, April 5, 2019 to:

education@thehanovertheatre.org

OR

The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory
2 Southbridge Street
Worcester, MA 01608
 

Rehearsal

A dress rehearsal will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 11 AM - 3 PM, registered groups will receive a ten minute time slot for blocking/dress rehearsal on stage. Specific times for each studio/organization will be assigned one week before the festival. Dressing rooms will be assigned upon arrival. Please be aware that, due to limited space, dressing rooms may be shared.
 
All participants must fill out and return the Lighting Cue and Tech Form, along with music and payment to The Hanover Theatre no later than Friday, April 5, 2019.
 

Master Class Schedule


We are excited to offer two master class opportunities to WCDF participants on Saturday, April 27.
 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Contemporary Master Class
with Boston Community Dance Project
BCDP concentrates in contemporary and fusion based movements, but is also inspired by modern, musical theater, hip hop, jazz funk and cultural dance.  The company's mission is to reach out to the community with realistic concepts, connecting all viewers emotionally. 
 
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM Ballet Master Class
with Carlos Molina 
Carlos Molina is a former Boston Ballet principal dancer and is currently the co-founder and director of Integrarte, a dance school focusing on classical ballet training located in Boston. 

Performance


Tickets are also available at the door.

The performance will be Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 7 PM.
 
A week before the performance all studios/schools will receive a detailed performance order.
 

Program Advertising

 
If you would like to advertise in the Worcester County Dance Festival program, please complete our advertising form and submit it with your advertisement to ads@thehanovertheatre.org.
 

For additional information and questions:

Jennifer Agbay, Festival Director
jennifer@thehanovertheatre.org or 508-471-1794