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Auditions for the Spring Ballet

Casting for the production of Hansel & Gretel, will be held on February 19th, 2022. Dancers wishing to participate need to audition in the time listed below. Please audition with your level and age group. Auditions are a dancer's job interview, and they should dress appropriately. Auditions are positive experience and teachers are looking for the best role to showcase your child's abilities. We will have casting posted on Sunday February 20th, on our website. Dancers must be at least 5 years old.

Casting results are final. We ask that when dancers make the choice to audition, they are prepared to accept any role offered to them. Casting is not taken lightly and we work hard so that each dancer has a moment to shine. Unfortunately, not everyone can be the lead role. There are many things to consider when choosing roles and a beautiful dancer may not be right for that role. It is difficult but also very important for young dancers to learn to not take casting personally. This is a crucial skill in a performer’s life.

Mini's:
When: Saturday February 19th, 2022
Time: 12:30-1:15pm
Where: Auburn location
Ages: 5-7 years
Levels: First & Second Step and Preliminary level dancers.

Juniors:
When: Saturday February 19th, 2022
Time: 1:15pm-2:30pm
Where: Auburn location
Ages: 8-12 years
Levels: All School Division dancers, and levels 1-2 in the conservatory.

Seniors:
When: Saturday February 19th, 2022
Time: 2:30-4:00pm technique, 4:00-5:00pm pointe
Where: Auburn location
Ages: 13-18 years
Levels: level 3, 4 &5 in the conservatory.

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What to wear

Dancers must wear dance attire and have ballet buns for rehearsal. Dance warm ups, skirts and etc are allowed. Please bring appropriate shoes to rehearsals. If your dancer has multiple rehearsals don’t forget to bring water and snacks.

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Costs

Dancers pay a participation fee to help cover some of the costs that go into a show of this caliber. Dancers costumes, sets and props are all provided for. Fees are $15 1st role/per month and $10 per additional role/per month. A complimentary show tee shirt is provided to each participant.

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Rehearsals

Rehearsals will take place Fridays from 4:30-8pm & Saturdays 1:00-5:00pm at our Federal Way Loction

Dancers are expected to make these rehearsals a top priority. While we can work with a few absences, it is very important to have good attendance. Please AVOID missing any rehearsal but April rehearsals are extremely important for a smooth tech week. (this will mean dancers are not at the theatre late into the night) If you cannot avoid an absence please let us know as soon as possible. Make sure that any planned vacations are listed on your audition form.

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Communication

We use a closed facebook group and FREE app called Team app for all of our communications. Individual routine times will be announced no later than February 20th. All participants are required to download and use Team App. This is a free app and works with both android and apple products. This is the primary mode of communication for participants. It has many wonderful features like push notifications, reminders and calendar addition tools. You are also encouraged to join our closed facebook group. This will have videos uploaded for at home practice purposes.

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Next Steps... Read the participant packet BEFORE coming to auditions

Being a part of productions is a time commitment. Be in the know, by reading the participant packet before you attend auditions.

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