Reminder: Open House Enrollment this Saturday, August 25,
9am - 1pm at our studios. Please tell your friends - thank you!
Nutcracker casting will "go live" on our website at 7pm on Saturday, September 8
Oh no! You missed the auditions?! No worries! Please
and we'll audition you (or your dancer) during the first week of classes.
The absolute deadline to audition and register for Nutcracker is Saturday, September 8
Dancers in Ballet A (age 5 by September 1
) are eligible to participate in The Nutcracker.
call the studio to inquire about casting or rehearsals. Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, September 11
. Most large group rehearsals will be held on Saturday afternoons. Small groups of older dancers may rehearse on weeknights. Party Scene Adults may rehearse on Saturday or Sunday evenings. As we get closer to the performances, some Sunday afternoons will also be used for children's rehearsals. Some dancers may be double-cast (especially younger ones) and only perform in the matinee
evening performances. Any dancer missing rehearsals may be replaced by an understudy. Dancers (parents) must report planned absences on their audition registration form.
Parents, please join the Ballet Guild meeting here at the studios on Saturday, September 8
, 3:30-4:30pm, to sign-up for Nutcracker volunteer positions.
There is a $100 performance fee/dancer to participate in The Nutcracker. It will be charged to your account on the day of the audition. You can pay the fee with your card on file with us (through JackRabbit) or bring a check with you. In the rare event that we would be unable to cast a dancer, the fee would be refunded. Costumes will be provided, but performance undergarments, makeup, tights, and shoes will be the responsibility of the performer. Costume and makeup requirements will be posted by October 1st. Nutcracker merchandise, including DVDs, flowers, shirts, etc., will be made available for pre-order through the WB website soon. Individual and group Nutcracker photos will be taken at the studios on Sunday, October 14
. Photos will be made available for download in November.
Performances at The Playhouse at the Hotel Dupont
Saturday, December 8
at 2 & 7pm
Sunday, December 9
at 2 & 6pm