ASCENDANCE Choreography Showcase

Millennium Pittsburgh is excited to partner with RAE Productions to present ASCENDANCE: The Choreography Showcase.  The showcase will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the New Hazlett Theater in Pittsburgh, and choreography submissions are now being accepted.

Submission requirements:

We are seeking professional and student choreographers, ages 18 and up, who want to share their work and help us create an experience that highlights the diversity of our dance community.  Pieces can be up to five minutes in length in any style of dance.  Choreographers will select their own dancers and costuming.  Dancers performing in a piece must be at least 16 years old, and all choreography, music, and costuming must be appropriate for an audience of all ages.

Submissions are due by October 15th and pieces will be selected by October 20th.  Rehearsal space will be available at the Millennium PGH studios, but choreographers are responsible for scheduling and directing all rehearsals for their individual piece.  The only required rehearsal is dress rehearsal at the theater during the morning and afternoon on Saturday, November 23rd.

Tickets will go on sale to the public on October 1st.

DEC 26 | Halftime Performance at the Harlem Globetrotters Game

Audition for an opportunity to perform with Millennium Pittsburgh at halftime of the Harlem Globetrotters game at PPG Paints Arena!

Audition Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Audition Time: 2:00-3:00 PM
Audition Fee: FREE
Style: Hip Hop/Jazz Funk
Age Requirement: Dancers 10 and up
Auditioning dancers must pre-register HERE.

Rehearsal and Performance Requirements

Dancers who are cast will attend a rehearsal immediately following the audition from 3:30-6:30 PM on November 16th.  A video of the choreography will be provided following the first rehearsal.

Additional rehearsals are as follows:

Saturday, December 7, 2:00-5:00 PM at MDC

Friday, December  13, 8:00-10:00 PM at MDC

Wednesday, December 26, 5:00-6:00 PM at MDC (prior to the game)

The performance will take place during the 7:00 PM Harlem Globetrotters game on Thursday  December 26th.  Performing dancers are required to sell a minimum of 5 tickets to the game and must submit a $25 performance fee (due at the first rehearsal, CASH OR CHECK ONLY). Ticket order forms will be available at the first rehearsal.

There is no costume fee.  Dancers are required to wear red, black, grey or white dance/street attire and black tennis shoes.

Questions? Please email!