Production Schedule 2019-2020

Subject to change, check back often.

Attendance at all activities listed on this Production Schedule are mandatory and are IN ADDITION TO the regularly scheduled rehearsal times. (Regularly scheduled rehearsal times are Mondays 4-6 and Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 in KENYON STUDIO l and ll.)

This is a general outline of the Production Schedule. It is important to refer to the Rehearsal Schedule page for weekly details.

If you have questions about this please contact:


Sept. 3, Tues.


Classes Begin

Sept. 5, Thurs. 3:00-3:30 General Interest Meeting – for those wishing to know more about VRDT and the 19/20 season. Kenyon Hall, Studio 3.
Sept. 6th, Fri. 3:00-3:45 VRDT Ballet Audition – For those wishing to be considered for the ballet repertory in the 2019-20 VRDT. Must have at least three years ballet training and ladies must be strong on pointe.
Sept. 7th, Sat. 12:00-2:00
VRDT Auditions: Kenyon Hall, Studio 1. 
12:00-2:00 pm – Women’s Audition.
2:30-4:00 – Men’s Audition.
Sept. 9th, Mon. 3:00 – 7:00 3:00 Orientation – Freshmen and other first-time members will meet with the Director of VRDT at 3:00pm in the lobby of the Francis Daly Fergusson Dance Theater followed by headshots

3:00 Headshots – Returning company members meet in Kenyon for headshots followed by new company members

4:00 – 4:30 Warm up studio 1    Leslie

4:30 – 5:45 Faculty pieces Studio 1   Adam/Leslie

5:45 –Company photograph – meet in the FDFDT Lobby

6:00 -7:00   Reception: Catered Reception in the Kenyon Club Room.

Sept. 11th, Wed.


Sept.14, Sat




Student Piece Audition (VRDT rehearsal will finish at 5pm)


Modern rep audition

Oct. 11th, Fri. 3:00-6:00 First Showings Spacing on Stage. Choreographers sign up earlier in the week. TBC.
Oct. 12th Sat.




Oct. 13th Sun.








Finale rehearsals with Carlie Silva
Juniors 10-12pm,
Sophomores 12-2pm 
                                Seniors 12-2pm
                                Everybody 2-3:30pm
Oct. 14th, Mon. 6:00-7:00 John Meehan and David Ferri meet with Student Choreographers following VRDT time.
Oct. 16th, Wednesday.  





First Showings

3:30-4:00 – Company warm-up.
4:15-5:30 – Performance. Each Student Piece is performed onstage without lighting cues, followed by a brief talk-back between the choreographer, faculty, and the audience

Oct. 20th-25th



Fall Break – Modern Repertory Rehearsals 

Nov. 6th, Wed.  5:30-7:00 John Meehan and David Ferri consult with student choreographers.

Nov. 11th – 20th


Final Showings Production Week:

Nov. 9th, Sat.



Nov. 16th & 17th,
Sat. and Sun.

12:00 – 6:00




Student Choreographers space pieces for Final Showings. Order TBA.



Tech slots for Final Showings. Order TBA.

Nov. 18th, Mon. 4:00-7:00 4:00-4:30 – Company warm-up
4:30-7:00 – Remaining tech slots for Final Showings. Order TBA.
Nov. 20th, Wed. 3:30-8:00 3:30-4:00 – Company warm-up
4:00-8:00 – Dress Rehearsal Final Showings:
Order will be Program A, Program B, Program C with repeats confined to double casting.
Nov. 21st, Thurs. 7:00-10:30 6:00 – Dancer Call and Company warm-up
7:00 Performance, Program A
Nov. 22nd, Fri. 7:00-10:30 6:00 – Dancer Call and Company warm-up
7:00 Performance, Program B
Nov. 23rd, Sat. 7:00-10:30 6:00 – Dancer Call and Company warm-up
7:00 Performance, Program C
 Nov. 25th, Mon.  



Initial one-on-one feedback meetings between students choreographers and Faculty. Possible adjudication follow-up meetings after Thanksgiving Break. (No VRDT!!)

Nov. 27th – Dec. 1st


Thanksgiving Break


Dec. 4th, Wed. 3:30-6:30 Photoshoot in the FDFDT. Those not in ballet class should do their own warm-up.
Dec. 9th, Mon. 3:00

7:00-8:15 TBC


Fall Showings – no lights (this is not a VRDT event)

Dec. 11th, Wed.


Last day of classes.

Dec. 21st-Jan 21st


Winter Break

Jan. 22nd, Wed. 3:30-5:30 First VRDT Rehearsal for Spring Semester

February 3th – February 7th


Modfest Production Week


February 5th, Wed. 3:30-6:00 3:30-4:00 Company warm-up
4:00 Tech and dress for MODFEST
Feb. 7th, Fri. 6:00-8:30 6:00-6:30 Dancer Call and Company warm-up
7:00 Performance
Feb. 22nd, Sat. 11:00-2:00 Mandatory Final Costume Check day for Bardavon performance.

Feb. 24th – Mar. 1st


Bardavon Production Week:

Feb. 24th, Mon. 4:00-6:00 Kenyon (Stage if available):
4:00-4:30 – Company warm-up
4:30-6:00 – Studio Run
Feb. 25th, Tues.   5:00 – 5:30 Kenyon Warm Up

5:30 Transportation

6:00-11:00 Tech Day 1

Feb. 26th, Wed. 5:00 – 11:00 5:00 – 5:30 Kenyon Warm Up

5:30 Transportation

6:00-11:00 Tech Day 2

Feb. 27th, Thurs. 5:00-11:00 5:00-5:30 Kenyon – Warm-Up
5:30 – Transportation leaves Kenyon
6:00-11:00 – Dress Rehearsal 1
Feb. 28th, Fri. 5:00-10:00 5:00-5:30 Kenyon – Warm-Up
5:30 – Transportation leaves Kenyon
6:00-10:00 – Dress Rehearsal 2 (Audience attendance by permission of VRDT Director)
6:00-6:30 – Company Warm-Up
6:30 – Transportation leaves Kenyon
7:15 – House Opens
1:00-1:30 – Company Warm-Up
1:30 – Transportation leaves Kenyon
2:15 – House Opens
5:40-7:00 Strike (crew only)
Mon. Mar. 2nd and Wed. March 4th   No VRDT following the Bardavon performances

Mar. 6th-22nd


Spring Break

Apr. 13 – 15th


Showcase Tech Week

Monday. April 13th


VRDT Showcase Tech/Dress

Wed. April 15th



VRDT Showcase

April 22nd, Wed. 3:30-6:00 4:00-4:15 Evaluations
Final Cast Party and Farewell to Seniors
Apr. 27th, Mon.


3:30-8:00 Spring Showings Concert
3:30-6:00 Tech
7:00 Performance
Not a VRDT event.

May 5th, Tues.


Second Semester Classes End