The Nutcracker 2012
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Age 3-4 : 9:00 AM—9:30 AM
Age 5-6 : 9:45 AM—10:45 AM
Age 7-8 : 11:00 AM—12:30 PM
Age 9-10 : 1:30 PM—3:00 PM
Age 11-12 : 3:15 PM—4:45 PM
Ages 13+ : 5:00 PM—6:30 PM
Adults : Please notify the office in writing if you are interested (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
A $35 audition fee per dancer is due at the time of auditioning (including DWB Co. Members). First audition at 9:00am to 9:30am is $25
Auditioning signifies a commitment to accept any and all roles offered.
Casting changes will not be made after the roles are posted.
Please note: Those chosen for this production must be available for all rehearsals(posted the week before rehearsal week), all dress rehearsals, and all performances listed above.
All Dancers Cast in this production must take ballet classes on-site with the School of DanceWest Ballet August 2012 - December 2012.
*Dancers cast in non-company roles pay a $450 performance fee, walk-on/reindeer pay a $250 performance fee. In addition to the audition fee. These dancers must take ballet classes on-site with The School of Dancewest Ballet August 2012 through December 2012.
*Dancers cast in DanceWest Ballet company roles pay a $850 performance fee, and must attend classes on-site at The school of DanceWest Ballet August 2012 - June 2013. (DWB Company members pay a reduced performance fee of $700.
*Professional-grade costumes are provided by DanceWest Ballet. Dancers are responsible for purchasing their own shoes and tights through DanceWest Ballet
Nutcracker 2012 performances (at Pfeiffer Hall-North Central College)
December 13, 14 -school performances- at 10:00 am (Pfeiffer Hall)
December 14 at 7:00 pm (Pfeiffer Hall)
December 15 at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm (Pfeiffer Hall)
December 16 at 1:00 pm (Pfeiffer Hall)
General Guidelines & Information about Auditioning
Students may audition for walk-on parts beginning at age three. During The Nutcracker auditions, the Artistic Directors are looking for listening skills, musicality, and a desire to dance from the three to five year old. Enthusiasm is a must for these young people. The audition lasts approximately one hour. Some steps from the choreography in The Nutcracker will be given for the dancers to learn and perform in the audition.
Dancers ages six and up will be given a ballet class with a barre, center floor, and steps from The Nutcracker choreography. Ladies should wear black leotards, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers. Ladies thirteen and up should bring pointe shoes. Gentlemen should wear black dance pants, white tee shirts, white socks, and white or black slippers.
All should come prepared to dance. Auditions for dancers ten and under will be approximately one hour in length. One and a half hours is the approximate length of auditions for eleven year olds and above.