Production Schedule 2017-2018

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:


Aug. 28th, Mon.


Classes Begin

Aug. 30th, Wed. 3:00-3:30 General Interest Meeting – for those wishing to know more about VRDT and the 17/18 season. Kenyon Hall, Studio 3.
Sept. 1st, Fri. 3:00-3:45 VRDT Ballet Audition – For those wishing to be considered for the ballet repertory in the 2017-18 VRDT. Must have at least three years ballet training and ladies must be strong on pointe.
Sept. 2nd, 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. 4th, Mon. 1:00 – 6:00 1:00 Orientation – Freshmen and other first-time members will have a tour of the Francis Daly Fergusson Dance Theater

1:00 Headshots – All other company members please be ready at 1pm for headshots with Mitch

1:30 – 1:45 Company photograph – meet in the FDFDT Lobby

2:00 – 2:30 Warm up studio 1    Kathy

2:30-4:00 New Work Studio 2       Kathy

2:30-4:00  New Work Studio 1       Steve

4:00 Measurements for Costumes Theater lobby Kathy

4:00-6:00   Reception: Catered Reception in the Kenyon Club Room.

Sept. 6th, Wed. 5:30-8:00 Student Piece Audition
Sept. 9th, Sat.


1:00-3:00 Modern Rep Audition
Sept. 25th, Mon. 6:00-7:00 John Meehan and David Ferri meet with Student Choreographers following VRDT time.
September 29th, Fri. 3:00-6:00 First Showings Spacing on Stage. Choreographers sign up earlier in the week. TBC.
Oct. 4th, Wednesday. 3:30-6:00 3:45-4:15 – Company warm-up.
4:30-6:00 – Performance. Each Student Piece is performed onstage without lighting cues, followed by a brief talk-back between the choreographer, faculty, and the audience.

Oct. 9th – 13th



Fall Break – Modern Repertory Rehearsals

Oct. 30th, Mon.  6:00-7:30 John Meehan and David Ferri consult with student choreographers.
Nov. 4th, Sat. 12:00-6:00 Student Choreographers space pieces for Final Showings. Order TBA.

Nov. 11th – 20th


Final Showings Production Week:

Nov. 11th & 12th,
Sat. and Sun.
1:00-7:00 Tech slots for Final Showings. Order TBA.
Nov. 13th, 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. 15th, 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. 16th, Thurs. 7:00-10:30 7:00 – Dancer Call and Company warm-up
8:00 Performance, Program A
Nov. 17th, Fri. 7:00-10:30 7:00 – Dancer Call and Company warm-up
8:00 Performance, Program B
Nov. 18th, Sat. 7:00-10:30 7:00 – Dancer Call and Company warm-up
8:00 Performance, Program C
November 19th, Sun


Nov. 20th, Mon.




Audition for Leslie Partridge Sachs and Alaina Wilson, who will make new pieces for Modest and also the VRDT April Showcase.


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

Nov. 23rd – Nov. 26th


Thanksgiving Break


Nov. 29th, Wed. 3:30-6:30 Photoshoot in the FDFDT. Those not in ballet class should do their own warm-up.
Dec. 4th, Mon.  7pm


Dance Department Fall Showings. Not a VRDT Event.

Dec. 6th, Wed.


Last day of classes.

Dec. 16th-Jan 23rd


Winter Break

Jan. 24th, Wed. 3:30-5:30 First VRDT Rehearsal  for Spring Semester

Jan 30th -Feb 9th.


Modfest Production Week


February 7th, Wed.


3:30-6:00 3:30-4:00 Company warm-up
4:00 Tech and dress for MODFEST
Feb. 9th, Fri.


6:00-8:30 6:00-6:30 Dancer Call and Company warm-up
7:00 Performance
Feb. 24th, Sat. 11:00-2:00 Mandatory Final Costume Check day for Bardavon performance.

Feb. 26th – Mar. 4th


Bardavon Production Week:

Feb. 26th, Mon. 4:00-6:00 Kenyon (Stage if available):
4:00-4:30 – Company warm-up
4:30-6:00 – Run Saturday Show
Feb. 27th, Tues. ———– Please note there will be no VRDT rehearsals today
Feb. 28th, Wed. 3:30-6:00 Kenyon (Stage if available)

3:30-4:00 Company warm-up
4:00-6:00  Run Sunday Show

Mar. 1st, Thurs. 5:00-10:00 5:00-5:30 Kenyon – Warm-Up
5:30 – Transportation leaves Kenyon
6:00-11:00 – Tech Rehearsal (Sunday casts)
Mar. 2nd, Fri. 5:00-10:00 5:00-5:30 Kenyon – Warm-Up
5:30 – Transportation leaves Kenyon
6:00-10:00 – Dress Rehearsal (Saturday casts-Photo shoot during rehearsal, 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. 5th and Wed. March 7th   No VRDT following the Bardavon performances

Mar. 10th-25th


Spring Break

Mon. April 16th TBC


VRDT Showcase (rehearsal on stage TBC)

Wed. April 18th


VRDT Showcase Dress

Fri. April 20th



VRDT Showcase

April 23rd, Mon. 3:30-6:00 4:00-4:15 Evaluations
Final Cast Party and Farewell to Seniors
May 2nd, Wed. 3:30-8:00 Spring Showings Concert
3:30-6:00 Tech
7:00 Performance
Not a VRDT event.

May 8th, Tues.


Second Semester Classes End