Production Schedule 2020-2021


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 and Wednesdays 6-8 pm 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:

Aug. 31st, Mon.


Classes Begin

Sept. 3, Thurs. 3:00-4:00 General Interest Meeting – for those wishing to know more about VRDT and the 20/21 season. Kenyon Hall, Frances Daly Fergusson Dance Theater also accessible via Zoom at
Sept. 4th, Fri. 3:00-3:45 VRDT Ballet Audition – For those wishing to be considered for the ballet repertory in VRDT. Must have at least three years ballet training and pointe-work  must be strong for those dancing on pointe.
Sept. 5th, Sat. 12:00 – 3:30 VRDT Auditions: Kenyon Hall General audition for freshmen and those students who have never been VRDT members
12-12:30 – warm-up (Lisa)
12:30-1:45 Jazz and modern audition. All those wishing to audition for Lisa’s Jazz piece must be available for rehearsals 1:30-3 on Tuesdays and Thursdays

VRDT Audition for company members wishing to be considered for Lisa’s Jazz piece
 2:30 – 3:00 Warm-up
3:00 – 3:30 – Jazz Audition
 (Note: Must be available for rehearsals 1:30-3 on Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Sept. 7th, Mon. 3:00 – 7:30 3:00 Orientation – First-years and other first-time members will meet with the Director and Assistant Director of VRDT at 3:00pm in the Francis Daly Fergusson Dance Theater followed by headshots taken in Lobby

3:00 – 4:30 Headshots – Returning company members meet in dance theater auditorium social distancing in seats.  Headshots will be taken one by one in Lobby.

4:30 – 5:30 Faculty pieces Studio 1 and 2 Steve/Leslie

5:30 – 6:30 Faculty pieces Studio 1 and 2 Steve/Leslie

Sept. 9th, Wed. 4 pm – 8 pm Student Choreographer audition
Oct. 12th, Mon. 6:00-7:00 John Meehan and David Ferri meet with Student Choreographers following VRDT time.
Oct. 10th and 11th


Oct. 17th and 18th


Modern Workshop…company will be divided into 4 groups and each group will work as follows

Saturday Group a. 2:30-4:30… group b. 4:30-6:30

Sunday Group c. 2:00-4:00… group d. 4:00-6:00

Nov. 4th, Wed. 5:30-7:00 John Meehan and David Ferri consult with student choreographers.

Nov. 20th – Nov. 29th


Thanksgiving Break

November 30th   Online classes resume
Dec. 7th, Mon. TBC CEQ’s

Dec. 9th, Wed.


Last day of classes

Dec. 18th-Jan. 20th


Winter Break

Jan. 20th, Wed. 3:30-5:30 First VRDT rehearsal for spring semester

February 1st – February 5th


Modfest Production Week (TBC)

Feb. 3rd, Wed. 3:30-6:00 3:30-4:00 Company warm-up
4:00 Tech and dress for MODFEST
Feb. 5th, Fri. 6:00-8:30 6:00-6:30 Dancer Call and Company warm-up
7:00 Performance
Feb. 20th, Sat.   Costume selection with Leslie
Saturday 11:00-2:00
Sunday 10:00-2:00

Mar. 5th-21st


Spring Break

Mar. 8th – 13th or Mar. 15th – 20th   Modern Rep workshop TBC

Apr. 10th – 14th


Showcase Tech Week

Apr. 10th – 11th 12-6 Tech rehearsals on stage
Apr. 12th, Mon. 4:30-6:30 Tech rehearsal
Apr. 14th, Wed. 4:15-7 Dress rehearsal
Apr. 16th – 18th 7 pm VRDT Showcase Performances
April 19th, Mon. 4-7:00 4:00-4:15 Evaluations
4:15-7:00 Final Cast Party and Farewell to Seniors
April 26th, Mon.   Dance Department Spring Showings

3:30-6 – Tech

7 – Performance

*Note: this is not a VRDT performance

May 4th, Tue.   Second semester classes end