Production Schedule 2018-2019

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. 4, Tues.


Classes Begin

Sept. 5, Wed. 3:00-3:30 General Interest Meeting – for those wishing to know more about VRDT and the 18/19 season. Kenyon Hall, Studio 3.
Sept. 7th, Fri. 3:00-3:45 VRDT Ballet Audition – For those wishing to be considered for the ballet repertory in the 2018-10 VRDT. Must have at least three years ballet training and ladies must be strong on pointe.
Sept. 8th, 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, Sun. TBA


Modern Rep Audition


Sept. 10th, Mon. 3:30 – 7:00 3:30 Orientation – Freshmen and other first-time members will have a tour of the Francis Daly Fergusson Dance Theater

4:00 – 4:15 Company photograph – meet in the FDFDT Lobby

4:15 – 4:45 Warm up studio 1    Kathy

4:45 – 5:45 New Work Studio 2       Kathy

4:45 – 5:45 New Work Studio 1       Steve

5:45 -7:00   Reception: Catered Reception in the Kenyon Club Room.

Sept. 12th, Wed.


5:30-8:00 Student Piece Audition
October 1, Mon. 6:00-7:00 John Meehan and David Ferri meet with Student Choreographers following VRDT time.
October 5th, Fri. 3:00-6:00 First Showings Spacing on Stage. Choreographers sign up earlier in the week. TBC.
Oct. 10th, Wednesday. 3:30-6:00 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. 13th-20th



Fall Break – Modern Repertory Rehearsals

Oct. 29th, Mon.  6:00-7:30 John Meehan and David Ferri consult with student choreographers.
Nov. 3rd, Sat. 12:00-6:00 Student Choreographers space pieces for Final Showings. Order TBA.

Nov. 11th – 20th


Final Showings Production Week:

Nov. 10th & 11th,
Sat. and Sun.
1:00-7:00 Tech slots for Final Showings. Order TBA.
Nov. 12th, 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. 14th, 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. 15th, Thurs. 7:00-10:30 6:00 – Dancer Call and Company warm-up
7:00 Performance, Program A
Nov. 16th, Fri. 7:00-10:30 6:00 – Dancer Call and Company warm-up
7:00 Performance, Program B
Nov. 17th, Sat. 7:00-10:30 6:00 – Dancer Call and Company warm-up
7:00 Performance, Program C
 Nov. 19th, Mon.  



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

Nov. 22nd – Nov. 25th


Thanksgiving Break


Nov. 28th, Wed. 3:30-6:30 Photoshoot in the FDFDT. Those not in ballet class should do their own warm-up.

Dec. 12th, Wed.


Last day of classes.

Dec. 21st-Jan 22nd


Winter Break

Jan. 23rd, Wed. 3:30-5:30 First VRDT Rehearsal  for Spring Semester

February 4th – February 8th


Modfest Production Week


February 6th, Wed.


3:30-6:00 3:30-4:00 Company warm-up
4:00 Tech and dress for MODFEST
Feb. 8th, Fri.


6:00-8:30 6:00-6:30 Dancer Call and Company warm-up
7:00 Performance
Feb. 23rd, Sat. 11:00-2:00 Mandatory Final Costume Check day for Bardavon performance.

Feb. 25th – Mar. 3rd


Bardavon Production Week:

Feb. 25th, Mon. 4:00-6:00 Kenyon (Stage if available):
4:00-4:30 – Company warm-up
4:30-6:00 – Studio Run
Feb. 26th, Tues.   No rehearsal.
Feb. 27th, Wed. 5:00 – 11:00 5:00 – 5:30 Kenyon Warm Up

5:30 Transportation

6:00-11:00 Tech Day 1

Feb 28, Thurs. 5:00-11:00 5:00-5:30 Kenyon – Warm-Up
5:30 – Transportation leaves Kenyon
6:00-11:00 – Tech Day 2
Mar. 1st, Fri. 5:00-10:00 5:00-5:30 Kenyon – Warm-Up
5:30 – Transportation leaves Kenyon
6:00-10:00 – Dress 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. 4th and Wed. March 6th   No VRDT following the Bardavon performances

Mar. 9th-24th


Spring Break

Apr. 15 – 17th


Showcase Tech Week

Wednesday. April 10th


VRDT Showcase Dress

Wed. April 17th



VRDT Showcase

April 24th, Wed. 3:30-6:00 4:00-4:15 Evaluations
Final Cast Party and Farewell to Seniors
Apr. 29, Mon.


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

May 7th, Tues.


Second Semester Classes End