Our Nutcracker is a full-length ballet performance for the whole community. The aim of our productions is to give dance students the opportunity to experience performing in a ballet and to inspire their interest in the art-form. At the same time, we hope to give the community the opportunity to see a full-length ballet.
Students from all studios are invited to audition for the production. Students represent their studio and their studio will be listed as a participating school in the program. Dance students who participate do NOT need to be ballet dancers as there are roles for students that do not require a lot of ballet technique.
If you are interested in being in the Nutcracker please contact Liane Fisher by the beginning of September. If you missed auditions and would like to be in the Nutcracker, please contact her anyway, she can often fit you in somewhere!
(Please click here to see the Rehearsal Schedule)
Rehearsals are extremely important! Students wishing to be in the Nutcracker must be aware that they are making a commitment to make rehearsals a priority. Rehearsals generally take place on Sunday afternoon. We do understand however that people may have scheduling conflicts and we do our best to have a flexible rehearsal schedule that can work around most difficulties. We also will work out something for more advanced dancers who are further away to be able to work on their own and attend only occasional group rehearsals. If you would like to be in the Nutcracker but have some conflicts, please reach out to us and let’s see if we can work around them. Tech & Dress Rehearsals will take place during the week before the performance and are mandatory.
Participation fee for the Nutcracker is a non-refundable $140 per student dancer including beginner adult students. Participation is free for advanced adult dancers and adult actors. The participation fee covers participation in the 10-12 weeks of rehearsals, choreography, space rental, staff costs, costume costs, props and sets, etc. Students attend a casting audition to determine role(s) in the show.
Being in the Nutcracker teaches students about part of the Classical Ballet Repertoire, about team work, about performance, about the art of ballet, and about perseverance. Many of our students have reported an increased interest in learning ballet after participating in the Nutcracker and all loved being in the show! All costumes for the Nutcracker are provided. Students need only supply make-up, leotards, tights/leggings and shoes.
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