Auditions

Casting auditions for the 8th annual production of the Nutcracker will held virtually on August 8th-15th, 2020.  Dancer's should be dressed in ballet attire with hair in a bun. Auditions are a dancers job interview so please look your ballet best. Dancers will learn a small section of choreography, and submit a video with the linked electronic audition form. This audition may also include acrobatic tricks and a few phrases of choreography. Auditions are a fun and positive atmosphere. Teachers are simply looking for the best role to showcase your child's abilities. All video submissions will be due by August 15th, and we will have casting posted on August 17th, 2020 on our websites. Dancers must be at least 5 years old to be cast in The Nutcracker

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Choreography Week

There is a mandatory choreography week for select roles held August 24th-August 28th 2020 in the evenings at the Auburn Location

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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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Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals are held Friday evenings and Saturdays September -November the Auburn location and November & Decembers take place at the Federal Way location. 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 November 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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Comunications

Individual routine times will be announced no later than September 1st. All participants need 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 Nutcracker 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.

Tech Week & Performances

The Nutcracker production has many more theatrical elements then our June Performance there for we require dancers to attend 3 rehearsal at the theatre the week of the performances. The dates fluctuate depending on theatre availability however we traditionally hold Act 1 Tech rehearsals on the Tuesday before the performances. Followed by Act 2 that Wednesday. Thursday is the final Dress rehearsal. Tech rehearsals (Tuesday & Wednesday) require costumes and hair in buns, but make up and perfect hair is not required. The Dress rehearsal should run just like a performance so hair and make up is required. One parent is welcome to watch the dress rehearsal. If you wish to video tape and take your own photos please do it at dress rehearsal NOT the performances.

2020 Tech Week: TBD, tentatively December 8-10th, 202

2020 Live stream Performances: TBD, tentatively December 11th, 2020. Additional performances may be added on the 12th depending on Covid-19 limitations and theatre availability.

Minis

Dancer's ages 5-9 or the Kinderkid, 201, preliminary, beginning ballet or conservatory level 1 should submit this video.

Dancers need to wear their proper ballet attire including a bun.

Dancers need to slate at the beginning of the audition video submission

Videos need to be submitted with the audition form.

Juniors

Dancer's ages 10-13 or the Intermediate Ballet,  conservatory level 2 or 3 should submit this video. Dancers with 6 months to  2 years of pointe experience should also submit the second video.

Dancers need to wear their proper ballet attire including a bun.

Dancers need to slate at the beginning of the audition video submission

Videos need to be submitted with the audition form.

Seniors

Dancer's ages 13+ or  conservatory level 4, 5, or 6 should submit this video. Dancers with multiple years of pointe work should submit the second video

Dancers need to wear their proper ballet attire including a bun.

Dancers need to slate at the beginning of the audition video submission

Videos need to be submitted with the audition form.

Questions?

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