studio2stage - The Irish Music and Dance Experience is an educational program for Irish dancers and musicians to learn about and experience whats involved in becoming professional stage performers. Located in Kean University in New Jersey, the program commences in July each year and runs for ten days. At studio2stage you will experience all that's involved in preparing for and staging a music and dance show. No other program provides it's participants the opportunity to perform live in a fully costumed show production with a live public audience. We bring together musicians, singers and Irish dancers and turn their dreams of becoming stage performers into reality! studio2stage is the original show experience program, the company, established in 2012 has fostered many Irish dancers and musicians taking their first steps into the professional spotlight. We give you invaluable experience necessary to help you in your future performing career and we are the only opportunity worldwide for performers to experience what working in a touring production really offers. studio2stage includes two full show performances with all dancers and musicians performing on stage live. The show costumes are designed and produced by the company costume department and all of the cast will be fully costumed for both shows. You could be on stage taking part with this elite cast performing live to the public.

Next Season Dates: July 23rd to 31st 2022 at Kean University, New Jersey, USA

The program runs for 10 days with two full costumed show performances on Sunday 31st July. Auditions are open from October and are processed online through your login on this site. We have no set closing date for the auditions however places typically fill up very quickly. If you wish to become a cast member, we recommend you complete all stages of your audition promptly.

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For Dancers: All Irish dancers can apply via an online audition process on this site to become a cast member to develop show dance and performance skills and have first hand experience of what it's really like to be a professional dancer on tour!.

Note for CLRG dancers and teachers: As agreed with An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha; studio2stage is a show performance production company and dancers taking part are NOT associated.

Note for An Chomhdháil dancers and teachers: studio2stage is a show performance production company and dancers taking part are NOT affected by the Workshop Penalties Policy.

Staff at studio2stage : All staff at studio2stage are vetted and authorized to work with children and young adults. The entire show production undergoes a thorough inspection by the New Jersey Health Department annually. Group leaders and chaperones will be on duty 24/7 during the program.

For Musicians: All musicians can apply via our audition process to join the band. studio2stage are privileged to have three experienced musical directors who are all well known celebrities from the FeisApp, Mr Anthony Davis, Mr Liam O'Sullivan (aka Anton&Sully) and Mr Sean O'Brien. You can become an integral member of the studio2stage band and will be tutored in and perform the full show score by the musical directors.