What is Commercial Dance? For us, “commercial dance” covers: dance for stage (such as Cruise Lines, Industrials, Broadway, Theme Parks, Vegas, etc.), film, music videos, and television. What all have in common is the idea of dance that entertains the audience and settings in which performers are paid well. For the dancer embarking on a career in dance, commercial dance pathways offer unique, exciting, once in-a-lifetime opportunities.
What our intensive offers: Led by experienced industry professionals, this intensive is designed to provide you with the most current knowledge, skills, and tools needed to launch your performance career. Because we want to offer the most rewarding and authentic experience possible, the intensive will culminate with the unique opportunity of participating in a private audition for Celebrity Cruises. Celebrity Cruises Productions are on the leading edge, presenting diverse shows and seeking well-rounded, strong technical dancers well versed in jazz, ballet, modern and contemporary genres. This amazing opportunity could result in you being offered a contract with Celebrity Cruises to perform in their innovate productions on board one of their magnificent vessels. Last year one of the participants was offered a contract and has been performing with Celebrity since!
Dates: July 21 & 22
For pre-professional through professional dancers. Geared to advanced dancers (our Levels IV-V: See Key to Levels) and open to ages 18 and older.
- Includes Industry Seminars, Q & A, Audition Coaching and Preparation
- Classes include Jazz, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, and more (see schedule and descriptions below)
- Faculty: Mark Haines, Kari Herman, Brittany Hopkins, Amanda Leise, Christy McNeil Chand, Kaitlin Webster (see Weekend Workshop Faculty for their bios)
All participants sign up for the entire package.
|Friday July 21||Saturday July 22|
Christy, Kaitlin & Mark
9:45 – 10:30 a.m.
|Jazz-based warm-up &
(prepare your mind
and body to audition)
Christy & Mark
10 – 11:30 a.m.
10:30 – 11:40 a.m.
|Lunch and Audition Prep
11:30 – 1 p.m.
11:45 – 12:45 p.m.
12:45 – 2:00 p.m.
“Agent Call” Dance Audition*
Conducted by a Celebrity Dancer & Casting Agent
1:00 p.m. sign in – 4:30 p.m. (end time approx.)
*For CDI participants only!
(Character or ballroom shoes)
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
& Performance Techniques
3:05 – 4:05 p.m.
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Includes Audition feedback & debriefing;
Christy, Kaitlin & Mark
4:30 – 6 p.m. (start & end time approx.)
|Yoga-based Cool Down
5:15 – 6:00 p.m.
Amanda, Christy, Kaitlin, Kari, Mark
6:15 – 7:45 p.m.
|Enjoy your night off!|
|Coming from out of town? See our suggestions for lodging.|