• The Velveteen Rabbit

    December 4-12, 2021
    Audition: Saturday, October 16, 2021, 3:30–6:30 PM PT
    Participants must be registered in an ODC Youth Program class and be fully vaccinated for COVID-19


    Youth & Teen Program students are eligible to audition for the annual ODC/ Dance production of The Velveteen Rabbit held at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The children’s cast performs with ODC/ Dance, our professional dance company, in this beloved main stage production. Pre-registration for the audition is required. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and/or regular testing will be required for participation in this year’s production.

  • December Showcase

    December 12, 2021

    Selected classes perform in an informal studio setting or virtually to share what they have learned throughout the Fall Session. Performances showcase a broad range of techniques. Classes that do not perform in the December Showcase have scheduled parent observation dates.
     
  • May Showcase

    May 7, 2022

    Selected classes perform at the end of the school year in an onstage showcase at ODC Theater, or virtually as needed. Classes include tap, hip hop, Dance Around the World, Boys Class, and more! Students interested in a more in-depth performance opportunity should consider our Step Onstage, Ballet Performance, Dance Jam or Seeds Lab classes.

  • Step Onstage (Ages 8-18)

    December 12, 2021 May 14-16, 2022
    No audition required


    Learn and practice art-making with fellow dancers in a junior company setting. This weekly class is designed to cultivate performance skills, stage presence, and ensemble spirit in an immersive theatrical experience. Enrollment in Step Onstage includes participation in the December Showcase and six fully-produced performances in the state-of-the-art ODC Theater May 14-16. Directed by School Director and ODC/Dance Associate Choreographer Kimi Okada and additional guest choreographers Lindsay Leonard and Kristin Damrow, class time is devoted to the creation, rehearsal, staging and filming of choreography. As part of the development of a new show, this school year will also include professionally filmed outdoor scenes (exact locations and dates TBA) to be debuted in the culminating staged production in May. Note, students must be enrolled in a concurrent ODC Youth & Teen Program technique class to participate.

  • Ballet Performance (Ages 13-18)

    This weekly class is open to all ballet students enrolled in Ballet III (second year only), IV, V, and VI, and is highly recommended for any dancer wishing to develop skills in the performance of classical ballet. Ballet repertory and new choreography will be taught to challenge technique and develop an artistic voice. Students participate in the December Showcase and the May Showcase. Strict rehearsal and class attendance is required!

  • Tap Performance (Ages 12-18)

    This weekly class allows intermediate and advanced teen tappers to work on the creation and rehearsal of challenging and imaginative tap choreography. Past curriculum has included soft-shoe sand dance, percussive dance, and spitfire driving tap sequences. Students participate in the December Showcase and the May Showcase. Strict rehearsal and class attendance is required!

  • Ballet Performance (Ages 13-18)

    This weekly class is open to all ballet students enrolled in Ballet III (second year only), IV, V, and VI, and is highly recommended for any dancer wishing to develop skills in the performance of classical ballet. Ballet repertory and new choreography will be taught to challenge technique and develop an artistic voice. Students participate in the December Showcase and the May Showcase. Strict rehearsal and class attendance is required!

  • Teen Companies (Ages 13-18)

    Teens (Ages 13-18) are invited to audition for Seeds (ODC’s Teen Hip Hop Dance Lab) or Dance Jam (ODC’s Teen Contemporary company).