Chet Walker invites award-winning Broadway choreographers, directors, composers/arrangers, and musicians to collaboratively create original numbers on dancers, with the same fast-pace and rigor required to audition and mount Broadway productions. Dancers present excerpts of the works for the public August 6, 13, and 20 as part of the free outdoor performance series.
Daily technique classes rotate among ballet, jazz, musical theatre dance, and tap. Dancers rehearse afternoons and evenings with choreographers and musicians. Vocal training, audition coaching, and career-building discussions are also part of the curriculum. Attending Festival performances, public talks, exhibits, master classes, and studying in the Archives are integral to this immersion experience in dance.
Musical Theatre Dance
Chet Walker, Program Director