Variety Children’s Chorus and Variety Dance provide a chance for an inclusive group of kids and teens to sing, dance and perform, as well as make friends, build confidence and learn new skills.
Youth with and without disabilities join together to form the Chorus, which performs throughout the St. Louis area. The talented group spreads Variety’s message of inclusion for all to hear, from holiday concerts to Dinner with the Stars. Chorus is led by Variety’s Chorus Director, Dr. Jeffrey Carter, who is also a professor and chair of the Department of Music at Webster University. Dr. Carter has performed all around the world and has led multiple renowned choirs.
Variety Dance is also open to kids and teens of all abilities, and is led by a talented dancer and choreographer. At practices, this dancer leads the group in a wide range of exercises before teaching basic dance steps and choreography, all adapted to fit each child’s needs.
Practices for each program are held weekly throughout the school year on Mondays. Performances will also take place throughout the school year.
Auditions for the 2019 – 2020 Variety Children’s Chorus will be on Monday, August 19. Children and teens (ages 8 – 20) with and without disabilities are invited to audition – no previous experience is necessary!
- Date: Monday, August 19, 2019
- Time: 5:30 p.m.
- Location: Whitfield School – 175 S. Mason Rd, St. Louis, MO, 63141
- Registration: Main Lobby of Whitfield School
- New members: Will be asked to fill out a registration form
- Returning members: Will be asked for participant’s and any new info
- Requirements: Youth ages 8 through 20
- Audition Song: “Happy Birthday”
- First Rehearsal: Monday, September 9, 2019*
Click here to see the expectations for placement in the Variety Children’s Chorus, and to learn about our new program, Everybody Sings.
Parents will be informed of the auditions results via email no later than the end of the day on August 21, 2019. This email will also include a detailed schedule.
For those interested in the Variety Dance program, auditions are not required this year! We will host introductory classes on Monday, August 26 at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Kids and teens of all abilities (ages 8 – 20) are encouraged to join us to learn more about the program, meet the instructors and have some fun!
Please contact Joy Addler with any questions.
*This has been updated – this page initially listed Monday, August 26 as the first rehearsal date.