Day of Dance FAQ

What age dancers are invited to attend?

The workshops are geared for ages 10 - 18. Dancers outside that age range will need permission to attend, so please contact the festival organizers. 

How much does it cost? What is included?

Registration includes a full day of classes and workshops.  Cost is $15 in advance; $20 at the door.  Pre-registrants also receive a goody bag. 


What sort of supervision is provided to participants?

There will be ample staff in the workshops and throughout the facility, to answer questions, help direct dancers, and keep the festival running smoothly. Dancers are expected to take care of basic needs on their own or to be accompanied by a supervising adult.  We encourage dance studio owners to participate with their dancers. Dancers MAY NOT LEAVE the facility on their own.

Where is Day of Dance taking place?

All classes and workshops will be held in the Misciagna Family Center for the Performing Arts, on the campus of Penn State Altoona. The only workshop that will take place outside of that building is the site specific choreography. Weather permitting, this workshop will take place immediately outside in the courtyard. If weather is unfavorable, we will move the workshop to another location on the campus.

What do we eat while we're there?

There will be no concessions available on campus available during the day. Local options are not within walking distance. All dancers should plan to bring snacks, pack lunches/dinners, or have meals brought by parents/etc. There are two water stations where dancers can refill bottles.

What do we wear?

Dancers should come ready to dance, in appropriate attire, with hair pulled back from faces. Tap shoes are required for the tap workshop. Dancers should bring ballet or jazz shoes, which can be used for Scottish Highland and/or Latin dance. Dancers participating in the site specific piece should have outdoor shoes that will stay put (not flip flops, etc.). Please leave jewelry and valuables at home. There are no dressing rooms in the facility.

What do we bring?

A water bottle, extra hair ties, and snacks. A yoga mat or towel. An inquisitive mind, a vast supply of physical energy, and an openness to ideas and people!

I have more questions....

Please feel free to contact Caitlin Osborne (; 814-574-3740) or KT Huckabee (; 814-327-4708). We are very excited about the festival and will be happy to chat!         Tel: 814-327-4708

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