DAYTON — When you think of baseball, what comes to mind? Summer heat? The crack of the bat? Cheering for the home team from the stands?
When Dayton Dance Conservatory thinks of baseball, they think of their Mini Dugout Dancers. The Mini Dugout Dancers are a group of talented young performers, ages 7-11, who dance at the Dayton Dragon’s home games throughout the baseball season. These dancers might be young, but they act like seasoned pros, spending countless hours in rehearsals and dance classes each week, on top of performing in front of sold-out crowds at Fifth Third Field. It might seem like a lot of effort for such young dancers, but the hard work they pour into their art ensures that they give the best performance possible when they step out onto the dugout in front of the fans.
Dayton Dance Conservatory joined forces with the Dayton Dragon’s to create this pint-size performance group back in 2002, adding to the Dragon’s already impressive line-up of entertainment. Yes, everyone goes to Fifth Third field to watch the baseball game, but the diverse performances offered between innings definitely adds something unique, making the Dayton Dragon’s captivating for the entire family, from the first pitch to the final out. For sixteen seasons now, fans can count on seeing the Mini Dugout Dancers perform with Heater and the Green Team – each season being better than the one before.
The Mini Dugout Dancers are scheduled to perform at sixteen home games during the 2017 season, so be sure to come out and support our local dancers (and catch a great baseball game at the same time). If your child in interested in becoming a Mini Dugout Dancer, auditions are held every November at Dayton Dance Conservatory. For more information on auditions, and for a full performance schedule for the 2017 baseball season, be sure to check out Dayton Dance Conservatory’s web page – http://daytondanceconservatory.com/mini_dugout_dancers.php