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      14th Annual Oakland Dance Festival in Farmington

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      November 23, 2019

      Saturday   8:30 AM

      32000 Shiawassee Street
      Farmington, Michigan

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      14th Annual Oakland Dance Festival

      The 14TH ANNUAL OAKLAND DANCE FESTIVAL is a one-day dance intensive that offers exciting and enriching experiences for serious dancers between the ages of 13 and 19.  The festival is open to private dance studios, high school dance programs, and individual students who wish to take advantage of innovative master classes, an on-site recruitment and scholarship audition, several performance options, and two Showcase Concerts featuring college/university and professional dance companies.  College Representatives and directors from professional companies will join forces to bring ODF's participants an abundance of information and opportunities. COLLEGE RECRUITMENT & SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS will be held on-site for current high school juniors and seniors who aspire to major in dance or attend a summer dance intensive. This unique experience will allow dance candidates to be observed for priority entrance, awards, and scholarships. Previous colleges to participate in ODF's on-site scholarship audition include Eastern Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, Oakland University, Wayne State University, Western Michigan University, Marygrove College, Hope College, University of Michigan, Cleary University, and Ball State University. Some of the most popular summer intensives in Michigan have also awarded partial and full scholarships to study with top-notch professionals all summer long. PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS & FEEDBACK help dance groups to get a jump start on the competition season! Bring your solos, duets, and group dances...your choice of style.  This intimate performance venue provide young dancers an opportunity to showcase choreography before a panel of distinguished artists from College/University & Professional Companies. Our goal is to inspire and challenge dancers to take their rehearsals and performances to the next level. Our panel of judges will provide constructive feedback for each performance and will extend a special invitation for select groups/soloists to perform in the evening COLLEGE SHOWCASE CONCERT. MASTER CLASSES & WORKSHOPS will be offered throughout the day in a variety of styles, including MODERN, CONTEMPORARY, BALLET, IMPROVISATION, PARTNERING, STREET/HIP HOP, AFRICAN DANCE, PILATES, YOGA AND MORE! All classes are taught by representatives from colleges/universities & professional companies.  OUR COLLEGE FAIR will provide students and parents with an opportunity to speak with college recruiters and company directors throughout the day. It's never too early to do your research on an institution that will best fit your educational needs! THE PROFESSIONAL SHOWCASE CONCERT will feature seasoned and burgeoning professional dance companies in a midday presentation that is free to the community and ODF participants. THE COLLEGE SHOWCASE CONCERT will feature special performances by the college dance departments.  Opening the showcase will be three dance selections that are determined from the earlier Performance Evaluation sessions.  Visit to learn more. Past Participants Colleges & Universities Western Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, Oakland University, Eastern Michigan University, University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Marygrove College, Hope College, Ball State University, Henry Ford Community College, Northern Michigan University, Michigan State University, Cleary University, Albion College, Alma College Professional Companies DDC Dances, Artlab J Dance, Pure Existence Dance Company, ConteXture Dance Detroit, Harge Dance Stories, Take Root, Kristi Faulkner Dance Company, Big Red Wall, MoreDances Contemporary Dance Company, Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, People Dancing, Patterson Rhythm Pace, Ballet Edge Detroit REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SEPTEMBER 11TH!  Visit or email for more information.

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