IDT Performing Group

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Issaquah dance theatre performing group F.A.Q

 

What is IDT Performing Group (IDTPG)?

IDTPG is a program offered to dancers who are committed to a heightened level of training and performing. Students benefit by gaining lifelong friends, learning to be a supportive team player, receiving mentorship from the director and teachers, and gaining increased training through company class and weekly coaching of their dance pieces.

Our competition season allows dancers to thrive in a performance setting pushing themselves to get past nerves and perform at the highest level for themselves and their team members. Competition is not the goal of this program as we do not ask dancers to win, we push them to do their best and be positive and supportive people. At competitions, dancers compete to advance their training and to improve their technique and performance abilities. Feedback from judges is reviewed with IDT teachers and this valuable feedback helps the dancers advance and take all perspectives to improve on the many facets of their piece. In convention and competitions students have the opportunity to observe dancers and styles from other teams as well as train with master teachers from around the world. Through these experiences, students gain education and inspiration!

Who should join IDTPG:

If you have been training for at least 2 years and are 6 years old and up, with good attendance, we welcome you to intensify your dance education by auditioning to participate in IDTPG. We are proud of you for making this commitment! The first step to becoming a successful dancer is committing fully to technique classes, rehearsals, and performances. Strong technique is key, and class is where you develop that technique. Rehearsals and dance conventions will enhance your growth.

We encourage dancers to be as dedicated to their academic studies as they are to their dance training. If your participation in this program affects your grades or the expectations and goals set by you and your parents, we cannot allow you to continue in the program

Program Benefits

  • Gain a sense of balance by managing commitments to both dance and academics

  • Participate in a physical and expressive activity

  • Develop a sense of confidence

  • Work with mentors who are focused on the students’ success

  • Enjoy lifelong friendships and a sense of belonging to an extended family

  • Discover the result of hard work and determination

  • Develop a lifelong appreciation for the performing arts

  • Participate in IDT school performances, community parades, & team building events

 When can I audition?

Auditions are held every spring. Our 2022/23 season has already been cast. Our team audition for the 2023/24 season will be in May 2023, exact date TBD.

Leadership

Program Director: Kevin Kaiser

Program Managers: Hailey Watters and Hayley Maddox

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