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Main Character Auditions for 2025 Recital

Shrek Recital

Auditions: Saturday, August 17th, 9-11am
(Open to Everyone)

Callbacks: Sunday, August 18th, 9-10:30am
(Invitation Only)

Location: West Valley Dance Company Studio 7 – 1226 S. Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128

REHEARSAL/CLASS FEE: There will be a $250.00 participation fee (This is not covered by the unlimited plan). 

REQUIREMENTS: All participants must be between the ages of 8-18yrs. Performers must be enrolled in two or more WVDC dance classes. 

Important Dates and Information


There are a limited number of roles and not every child who auditions will be cast. Please prepare your performer in advance of this possibility.

CASTING: We are casting for one cast with the possibility of a second. We are looking for young performers to bring to life the characters of Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Gingy and many more. The cast list will be emailed on: Monday, August 19th.

REHEARSALS: If selected to be part of the acting cast of Shrek, your child will be required to attend rehearsals on a regular basis from October 2024-June 2025. A rehearsal schedule will be sent to you with dates and times your child will need to attend rehearsal (your child will not be required to attend every rehearsal). Rehearsals take place on Saturday/Sunday with the exception of recital week. 

DRESS REHEARSALS: All cast will be required to attend all dress rehearsals. (June 10-13, 2025)

PERFORMANCES: All cast will be required to attend June performances. (June 12, June 13, June 14, 2025)

COSTUME INFORMATION: Costume fees will range from $100.00-$175.00.

Main characters will remain in their main character costume for the entire show. The exception to this will be for performers on competition and performance teams. Those cast members will change from their main character to their competition or performance team costumes, if time permits. 

We do understand that this adjustment could impact picture day as your dancer will not have a routine costume for a recreational dance. If you wish to purchase the costume to participate in picture day, please reach out to Emma directly.

To confirm, you will NOT be charged for a recreational recital dance routine costume. 


Actors will be brought in with their audition group (6-8 performers). They will then introduce themselves and read a set of lines of their choosing from the character sheet. Each audition group will last 10-15 minutes.  Actors will then be excused and emailed if they are chosen for callbacks. Callbacks will be emailed by 8pm on August 18th.