The 20th Annual Gigglefeet Dance Festival

Friday, August 3 & Sunday, August 5, 2018
7:30pm at Kayhi Auditorium

Tickets available through First City Players.

The Gigglefeet Dance Festival takes place on the Friday and Sunday surrounding the Blueberry Arts Festival, which always takes place the first weekend in August.

WHAT IS GIGGLEFEET?

The Gigglefeet Dance Festival is a community celebration of dance co-sponsored by the First City Players, Ketchikan Area Arts & Humanities Council, and Ketchikan Theatre Ballet. The mission of the Festival is to strengthen the dance community by:

Providing performance opportunities for both emerging and established dancers, choreographers, and technical theatre personnel in the greater Ketchikan area;

Providing a venue for the works of adult dancers and choreographers;

Providing a supportive environment for a diversity of dance forms, including works that are provocative and challenging;

Encouraging participation and appreciation of dance, for artists and audiences alike, by presenting a broad variety of dance forms.

BE PART OF GIGGLEFEET DANCE FESTIVAL:

Are you a dancer or choreographer that would like to participate in the Gigglefeet Dance Festival?

Apply Online here or pick up an application at any of the First City Players, Ketchikan Area Arts & Humanities Council, and Ketchikan Theatre Ballet offices.

The printable application here

Printable Dancer Release Form here. 

Get Dancing, Ketchikan! 

GUIDELINES:

The Gigglefeet Dance Committee reserves the right to exclude work that is not choreographed by the Tech Rehearsal on July 25 for safety concerns or inadequate preparation.

Provocative and/or challenging art, dance forms of all types are welcome.

Gigglefeet is open to all dancers, choreographers, and tech personnel of all styles.

While dancers of all ages are welcome, parents should be advised of mature dance styles and themes.

You may choreograph or dance in as many pieces as you wish.

In an effort to accommodate artistic expression and the audience, we will limit the number of pieces that exceed 5 minutes, and strongly suggest that longer pieces be registered as early as possible.

Performances:
All dancers are expected to perform in both performances, Friday, August 3 and Sunday, August 5, 2018, 7:30pm at Ketchikan High School Auditorium. ALL DANCERS MUST ARRIVE BY 7:00pm! Order of performance will be determined by the Gigglefeet Committee to provide the most impactful experience for the audience.
Travel and Costume Grants Available:

TRAVEL AND COSTUME GRANTS AVAILABLE:

Travel and costume grants are available on a first come, first serve basis. Submit Travel and Costume Grant application materials with your Gigglefeet Dance Festival registration!

REHEARSALS: Gigglefeet Coordinator, Elizabeth Avila at 225.9311

Individual Rehearsals: Studio space is available through the Ketchikan Theatre Ballet and must be scheduled in advance with Gigglefeet Coordinator. You are responsible for the safety and supervision of all participants in your group, including children, as this is a liability issue.

Tech Rehearsals: Tech Rehearsals:
Attendance is mandatory for tech rehearsals. Tech Rehearsals will be scheduled in 30-minute intervals by the Coordinator, Saturday, July 28 and in the morning on Sunday, July 29th. The coordinator will schedule your tech rehearsal time for one of these days. You are required to attend the full tech rehearsal Sunday, July 29 beginning at 4:30pm. Please direct all technical requests and questions to the Gigglefeet Coordinator. Time restraints will be taken into consideration on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Final Dress Rehearsal: Attendance is mandatory for the duration of the rehearsal. Wednesday, August 1 and Thursday, August 2 at 7:00pm in the Ketchikan High School Auditorium.

CONSULTATIONS:

To fulfill the festival’s mission to assist artists in the preparation and development of performance pieces, the Gigglefeet Dance Committee offers consultations to dancers, choreographers, and tech personnel with a member of the Committee. We are here to assist you for any reason and would be happy to discuss your piece and presentation at the Festival.