Dance Out: Oz

Lions and Tigers and Bears… oh my!” Get ready to embrace fun and friendship as we take a technicolor trip down the Yellow Brick Road to tell the classic story of The Wizard of Oz through dance. Whether you are familiar with the L. Frank Baum book, the 1939 movie, The Wiz, or Wicked, there is something for everyone!

Dance Out: Oz will feature music across decades and genres, including Oz classics, pop hits, classic rock, and surprise remixes. Dance Out: Oz incorporates multiple styles of dance, interpreting the classic tale for a new audience. Grab your ruby jazz shoes and hold on to your houses, because we’re not in Kansas anymore!

Dance Out: Oz will have two casts with approximately 25 people per cast.

Register below!

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.

Preliminary Song List*

Over the Rainbow
Ella Fitzgerald

Black & White
Todrick Hall, Superfruit

Tornado
Hans Zimmer

He’s the Wizard
THE WIZ Cast

Empty Head
Frankie Cosmos

Heartless
Techno Ghost – MR. $KS

Confident
Demi Lovato

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Pentatonix

Emerald City Sequence
The Wiz Choir

Bring Me the Broomstick
Andrew Lloyd Webber

Dance Monkey
Tones and I

Wicked Ones
Dorothy

Gotcha
Jessica Mauboy

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Elton John

Check out the playlist!

*This list is subject to change, and will be finalized after Launch Day

Basic tuition to participate in an AWT Dance Out is $470.

If the $470 tuition is not within your budget, please consider one of our Pay What You Can options ($445 and $420 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.

Financial assistance (up to 100% off) is also available via application until the deadline.

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.

Why does AWT charge tuition? Where does that money go? (Read our “What’s in a Budget?” blog post to find out!)

Below is the rehearsal and performance schedule for our Fall 2024 Dance Out! Click on the dot or details below each date for more information!

Rehearsals will be held on Monday and Wednesday nights for six weeks. Both casts will rehearse together, but not all participants will be called the full time for every rehearsal. 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 in November at the John Cullum Theatre (314 W 54th St).

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Prior to Launch Day, participants will have the opportunity to list rehearsal conflicts. We have a flexible attendance policy, but we do feel that if participants have to miss significantly more than 3 rehearsals it may be harder to catch up and may impact participant experience. Please keep this guideline in mind when deciding to register for this program! If participants do miss significantly more than 3 rehearsals, it will be up to the creative team to decide if that impacts their role assignment or which numbers they can safely perform on stage.

If you do have absences, 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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ATTENDANCE POLICY: Prior to Launch Day, participants will have the opportunity to list rehearsal conflicts. We have a flexible attendance policy, but we do feel that if participants have to miss significantly more than 3 rehearsals it may be harder to catch up and may impact participant experience. Please keep this guideline in mind when deciding to register for this program! If participants do miss significantly more than 3 rehearsals, it will be up to the creative team to decide if that impacts their role assignment or which numbers they can safely perform on stage.

If you do have absences, 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.

COVID safety protocols: Masks are always welcome! Depending on the number of people in the room and/or the size of the room, there may be some rehearsals where masks are required.

Performance policy: Dress rehearsals and performances will all be mask optional. We will no longer be requiring proof of a negative test to perform unmasked, but it is imperative that any performers who are feeling any symptoms stay home.

Audience members may still be asked to be masked during 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. 

Rehearsals

The below locations are our most frequently used rehearsal locations, though locations are subject to change and may vary throughout the program. Specific locations will be communicated to you at a later date.

Sirovich Center
331 E 12th St

Molloy Studios
50 Broadway (4th Floor)

The 14th St Y
344 E 14th St

Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand St

Performances

John Cullum Theater (The American Theatre of Actors)
314 W 54th St.
New York, NY 10019

If the $470 tuition is not within your budget, please consider one of our Pay What You Can options ($445 and $420 for this program). We are also offering financial assistance for even lower tuition rates (apply here). If you are applying for financial assistance you should not join the registration list.

Registration

Registration for Dance Out: Oz is now open!

If you are someone who may need some additional support throughout the season, or if you are registering on behalf of someone who may need additional support, please reach out to us at info@afterworktheater.org so that we can speak with you about how to best provide that support!

Registration is not transferrable unless you are registering on behalf of another individual and you let us know that information within two days of registering into a program (please email us at info@afterworktheater.org).

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

Any participant who withdraws from an AfterWork Theater Musical, Play, Sing Out, Dance Out, Bootcamp or Concert (Collectively called a Performance Program) less than one week prior to when Launch Day begins 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 one week prior to the beginning of Launch Day may receive a tuition credit (minus a $20 processing fee) that can be used 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 withdraw more than one week prior to the beginning of Launch Day may receive a full refund and are not responsible for any future payments on their payment plan. To withdraw from a program, we must receive notice via an email to info@afterworktheater.org prior to the deadline.

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, Dance Out, Bootcamp or Concert program at the time that Launch Day begins, and who has never participated in a previous Launch Day or used our “Try it Out” policy previously. A New Participant seeking to withdraw from the program must do so via an email to info@afterworktheater.org prior to the completion of their Launch Day orientation. 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.