video audition deadline
September 1, 2020
ADT provides performance and creation experiences
for youth in Grades 2-12!
Join ADT's 40th Season
Submit your video audition by September 1, 2020
Scholarships are still available!
Include a Scholarship Application Form with your video audition.
Each spring, Alberta Dance Theatre holds open call placement auditions inviting dancers from around the city of Calgary to join the company. ADT welcomes dancers of all experience levels and uses the auditions as a way to place the ancers in the appropriate performance group.
If you have any questions about whether it's the right time for your young dancer to join Alberta Dance Theatre, please contact us! We'll help you understand what to expect!
We ask that dancer's continue weekly classes at their dance studio while participating in the ADT season. We are a fantastic performance opportunity but not a training program. If you are not currently enrolled at a dance studio we are happy to share where our company members train!
ADT rehearsals generally start the second week of September and run Sundays 10:30am – 4pm with limited additional Saturday rehearsals 4:00-6:00pm.
During show week, youth artists are required every evening and they will miss some school (for field trip shows). Show week is generally the last week of November or the first week of December (subject to change).
During our 11 to 12 week process, ADT youth artists participate in our annual Weekend Intensive. The Weekend Intensive is an out-of-town weekend away with the company where youth artists create and dance in an inspiring environment. The Weekend Intensive usually occurs Friday through Sunday the week following Thanksgiving. The Weekend Intensive is included in ADT fees.
*Our out-of-town Weekend Intensive is cancelled for our Fall 2020 Season.
ADT membership benefits
Creating and rehearsing dances under the direction of professional choreographers
Show week in a professional venue with professional technical crew
Professionally designed original music and lighting design
4-8 performance opportunities
Weekend Intensive - all inclusive
Our sleep away weekend intensive is
cancelled for our Fall 2020 season.
2 off-season workshops
Show t-shirt, show video link, cast photo
Graduating dancers receive a featured moment in the production and a reference letter
High school dancers have the opportunity to mentor younger dancers
ALL performance costumes included (all costumes will remain property of ADT)
Cast Party (additional meals for family will be made available for a small fee)
Parents are part of a successful ADT season and can also be proud of the work created! Parents are required to serve on a Committee and attend all meetings designated by the Committee Head. Typically parents commit to 40-60 volunteer hours over the season. Parents produce props and costumes, and also organize cast events, and fundraising. This enables ADT to produce a high caliber production, while keeping costs down. Please note, 2 – 3 backstage shifts are required as part of the overall parent commitment, which is a great time to see behind the scenes, make close connections with fellow ADT families, and work alongside your child.
ADT is a non-profit organization. ADT receives funding from government funding bodies, private donors, corporate sponsors, fundraising, and membership fees. Member fees cover 1/3 of the cost associated with the ADT experience.
Member Fee: $550 / youth artist
$350 nonrefundable deposit due June 30, 2020 or at time of registration
$200 due September 13, 2020 (First Rehearsal)
Families can also choose to fundraise their tuition.
Fundraiser requirement: $300 / performer
A fundraiser buy-out option is available if families prefer not to participate in fundraising.
Fundraising happens throughout the season through several fundraising initiatives.