Wharton Valley Dance Theatre
The Wharton Valley Dance Theatre (WVDT), a Repertory Company of the Arts, is the core theatre and dance ensemble within the studio. Members of WVDT are our most dedicated students and the base structure of our dance and theatre productions. Members have studied and are involved in many genres of the arts, including various forms of dance, musical theatre, acting, puppetry, and vocal coaching.
Criteria and Requirements
» Members must be a registered student at Otsego School of Dance And Performing Arts and be a dedicated performer in dance and theatre.
» Members must be Ballet students and continue with their ballet training. Ballet Technique Class is advised but not mandatory. Students must be of the upper two Ballet class levels or advanced.
» Initial company members are selected by invitation only, and are those who participated in recent performances of Otsego School of Dance and and Performing Arts (not including our recital), and because of rehearsal and performance schedules, may not be involved in Saturday sports.
» New company members will be included by invitation only based upon their dedication to our vision statement.
» Members are required to participate in ALL performances unless previous arrangements are made with the director.
» Absences to weekly rehearsals are kept to a minimum and discussed with the director prior to absence. Illness is an acceptable absence, contacting the director if this should occur.
» There is no cost for rehearsals, however the purchase of a company uniform is required. Other fees may apply, but members will be notified prior to any commitments are made.
Performances and Participation
Performances and participation may include, but not be limited to:
» The Edmeston/West Burlington Memorial Day Parade
» Otsego County Fair
» Edmeston Spookfest
» Various Nursing Home facilities
» Pathfinder Village entertaining the residents
» Yearly Christmas Production
» YouTube Dance Vlog videos
» Fund raising events
» Yearly Recital Production
Our vision is to explore artistical expression through our repertory company, utilizing dance and theatre as an expression of our dancers and performers, in bringing the joy of the arts into the community.