Dance Out: AWT Throwbacks

A note from Leon: Mamma Mia, here we go again! This fall, we invite you to be our guest and cut footloose in honor of AfterWork hitting the big 1-0! We proudly present Dance Out: AWT Throwbacks, a reimagining of past AfterWork Theater productions and a warm embrace of future productions to come.

As American Idiots we love to dance at the gym, but will we snuff that girl or will luck be a lady tonight? I don’t know about you, but I’m holding out for a H-E-R-O. At this point anything goes, just please don’t tell mama…mein herr. Get out your tap shoes** (yes, you read right) and let’s bend and snap into the groove. I am stoked for y’all to be by my side and I know that Olivia and our special guest choreographer feel the same so run and tell that!

**You aren’t required to have tap shoes to participate in this program!

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What is a Dance Out?

A Dance Out is a revue style performance program where the focus is on dancing! All dance numbers will be performed to tracks so participants can focus on dancing their hearts out! Participants may also have input into the overall song selection, and/or the songs they are most interested in being featured in.

Song List

Song: Aquarius
Show: Hair

Song: Dance at the Gym (Mambo)
Show: West Side Story

Song: Turn Back, O Man
Show: Godspell

Song: Bend & Snap
Show: Legally Blonde

Song: 21 Guns
Show: American Idiot

Song: Anything Goes
Show: Anything Goes **Choreographed by Kailey Smith**

Song: On the Right Track
Show: Pippin

Song: Snuff That Girl
Show: Urinetown

Song: Luck Be a Lady
Show: Guys & Dolls

Song: Mein Herr
Show: Cabaret

Song: Take Me To Heaven
Show: Sister Act

Song: Finale B
Show: RENT

*Song list subject to change

Basic tuition to participate in an AWT Dance Out is $450.

If the $450 tuition is not within your budget, please consider one of our Pay What You Can options ($425 and $400 for this program). Additionally, if you would like to spread your payments out, you can choose from a variety of options. Our ability to offer this program with affordable options is contingent on those with the ability to pay full tuition choosing that option. If we do not have enough full priced tuition participants, this may result in cancelling the program.

Discount types can not be combined. Tuition does NOT cover a print out of your script/score/sheet music or your costume. AWT has a small budget to cover some specific costume needs. From there, we work with participants to piece together costumes sourced from their closets, thrift stores and the good will of the community.  All tuition payments are final and non-refundable for any reason.

Below is the rehearsal and performance schedule for Dance Out: AWT Throwbacks. Click on the dot or details below each date for more information! There are two potential performance schedules at this time. Scroll down below the rehearsal calendar to see both options.

Rehearsals will be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights for six weeks. Both casts will rehearse together, but not all participants will be called the full time for every rehearsal. If you are only able to make one day per week, the creative team can design your track so that you will mostly be called on the day of week that works for you. Resources will be made available so you can catch up on anything you miss! During the second week of rehearsals, you will receive a detailed schedule that specifies exactly what dates and times you will be needed.

Performances will take place at the John Cullum Theatre, with a live (vaccinated and masked) audience.

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Prior to Launch Day, participants will have the opportunity to list rehearsal conflicts. Resources will be made available so you can catch up on anything you miss outside of rehearsal time. Once rehearsals begin, it is up to the discretion of the creative team whether or not a participant’s role must be reassigned due to missed rehearsals.

NOTE: the schedule below is subject to change.

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Rehearsals

TBD

Performances

John Collum Theatre at the American Theatre of Actors
314 W 54th St.
New York, NY 10019

If the $450 tuition is not within your budget, please consider one of our Pay What You Can options ($425 and $400 for this program). We are also offering financial assistance for even lower tuition rates (apply here until August 25).

COVID safety protocols: Currently, participation in an AWT program is restricted to individuals who are fully vaccinated and have received all boosters that they are eligible for. Should you become eligible for additional boosters as the program continues, we will ask for proof of that booster within one week of your eligibility.

Rehearsal policy: At this time we are still requiring masks during the rehearsal process. Along with requiring participants to be fully vaccinated with all eligible boosters, masking is one of the best ways we have to make sure that our rehearsals don’t become places where Covid spreads easily, and that our programming remains safely accessible to everyone. While we understand they can be inconvenient, we feel at this time that they are still necessary, especially when large groups of people are congregating in the same indoor space for a few hours at a time.

Performance policy: As of now, in order to perform without a mask, we will require a negative test result within 48-72 hours of your call time, depending on the type of test.

We are also extending the vaccination requirement and to our audience members at this time, and they will also be required to wear a mask for the duration of the performance.

If a venue we are using for rehearsals or performances has a stricter policy, we will defer to them. Our policy on safety protocols may shift over time as the situation changes. 

Registration

Registration for Dance Out: AWT Throwbacks is currently sold out! Please join the mailing list below to be amongst the first to find out about any available spots!

AfterWork Theater Cancellation Policy for Musicals, Plays, Sing Outs, Bootcamps and Concerts

Any participant who withdraws from an AfterWork Theater Musical, Play, Sing Out, Bootcamp or Concert (Collectively called a Performance Program) less than 48 hours prior to Launch Day is not entitled to a refund or credit, and is responsible for the full tuition amount regardless of how many monthly payments have incurred at the time of withdrawal. Returning participants who have previously participated in a Performance Program who withdraw more than 48 hours prior to Launch Day may re-purpose their tuition toward a future Performance Program or AWT You Class no more than one calendar year from Launch Day of the initial program purchased. New participants who have not previously participated in a Performance Program who withdraw more than 48 hours prior to Launch Day may receive a full refund and are not responsible for any future payments on their payment plan.

If a program is cancelled due to extenuating circumstances outside the control of AfterWork Theater, there will be no refunds or credits issued, and the value of your unused tuition will be considered a donation to AWT for which you will receive a receipt for tax purposes.

“Try it out” Cancellation Policy Exception

New to AfterWork Theater? We know signing up for new experiences can be scary. That’s why we are offering New Participants a 100% money back guarantee if they attend Launch Day Orientation and choose to withdraw from the program before the end of orientation. By the end of your orientation, if you decide this experience isn’t for you then you’ve made zero commitments, financial or otherwise. New participant attendees who withdraw after their Launch Day orientation is complete – including later that evening or the following day – are not eligible for a refund of any kind and will not be able to repurpose tuition towards a future program.

PLEASE NOTE: A “New Participant” is defined as someone who has never participated in an AWT Musical, Play, Sing Out, Bootcamp or Concert program at the time that Launch Day begins. A New Participant seeking to withdraw from the program must do so via email to info@afterworktheater.org prior to the completion of their Launch Day orientation. They may not postpone their refund request until the cast list is published. Once Launch Day orientation is over, they are no longer entitled to a refund for any reason. Participants who withdraw after Launch Day orientation are responsible for the full tuition amount regardless of how many monthly payments have incurred at the time of withdrawal.

If a program is cancelled due to extenuating circumstances outside the control of AfterWork Theater, there will be no refunds or credits issued, and the value of your unused tuition will be considered a donation to AWT for which you will receive a receipt for tax purposes.