Students must be enrolled in a class to participate in performances. 

Through performance, we teach our dancers to connect the dots between the classroom work, and the art form. We have a variety of performance opportunities throughout the school year, from Showcase performances in December and May, to Step Onstage classes, where students take part of the creation of new dances; as well as the dedicated performances of our resident teen dance companies, the Dance Jam, and Seeds; and the opportunity of auditioning to be part of The Velveteen Rabbit kids cast with our professional dance company, ODC/Dance.

About Performance Opportunities

  • The Velveteen Rabbit

    The Velveteen Rabbit December 2-17, 2023 
    Audition: September 30, 2023, 3:30–6:30pm 
    Rehearsals: Saturday & Sundays Oct 14 - Nov 19. (subject to change).

    Participants must be registered in an ODC Youth Program class. 
    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, and throughout the Bay Area. 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. We are looking for two casts of 10 dancers, ages 7-14.

    About The Velveteen Rabbit 

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  • December Showcase
    December 10 2023

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

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  • May Showcase
    May 4-5, 2024

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

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  • Step Onstage (Ages 8-18)

    December 10, 2023 
    May 10-12, 2024
    No audition is required

    Class will focus on creating movement and making dance pieces to be performed in May in a dedicated concert.  Students will participate in generating ideas for making movement,  and will solve movement tasks related to specific themes.  Teachers will mentor each individual student and guide the classes in creating overall structure and form in a supportive ensemble context.  A FUN class that values curiosity, imagination and exploration. This class is essential to ODC’s Youth & Teen Contemporary Class curricula. Tuition for Step Onstage is included in these class prices. 

    Teens (Ages 13-18) are invited to audition for Seeds Teen Hip Hop Dance Company, or Dance Jam (ODC’s Teen Contemporary Dance Company). Learn more on pages 18 and 19. 

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  • 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).