Nutcracker Casting Results are now available. Congrats to everyone!

Auditions

Casting auditions for the 9th annual production of the Nutcracker will held in person on Saturday August 7th, 2021 at the Auburn location. 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 participate in a ballet class that may include some tumbling skills and a small selection of choreography.

Auditions are a fun and positive atmosphere. Teachers are simply looking for the best role to showcase your child's abilities.  we will have casting posted on August 16th, 2021 on our website. Dancers must be at least 5 years old to be cast in The Nutcracker.

Please attend the audition that matches your dancer's level it the age doesn't match the guides below.

Mini's:
When: Saturday August 7th, 2021
Time: 9:30am-10:30am
Ages: 5-7 years
Levels: First & Second Step  and Preliminary level dancers.

Juniors:
When: Saturday August 7th, 2021
Time: 10:45am-noon
Ages: 8-12 years
Levels: All School Division dancers, and levels 1-3 in the conservatory.

Seniors:
When: Saturday August 7th, 2021
Time: 1:00-3:30pm technique, 3:30-4:30pm pointe
Ages: 13-18 years
Levels: level 4 &5 in the conservatory.

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Choreography Week

There is a mandatory choreography week for select roles held August 30th-September 2nd  2021 in the evenings at the Auburn Location

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What to Wear

Dancers must wear ballet attire and have ballet buns for rehearsal. Dance warm ups, skirts and etc are allowed at rehearsal. 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

Friday and Saturday practice schedule 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.

2021 Tech Week: TBD.

2021 Performances: TBD.

We have contacts in with four local school theaters. We attempted to reach out in June, however too much was unknown with COVID. Most advised us to reach back out in August. We will update as soon as we have a contract signed.

Proposed Dates:

Frist choice: Tech Week: December 7-9th 6:30-9pm and 3 performances,  December 10th & December 11th at 7pm and December 11th at 2pm.

Second choice: Tech dates  December 14-16th 6:30-9pm and 3 performances, December 17 & 18th at 7pm and December 18th at 2pm. 

Third choice: Tech Nov 3oth -Dec 2nd 6:30-9pm and 3 performances ) December 3rd  & December 4th at 7pm and December 4th at 2pm.

Questions?

If you have any questions or can't be at auditions, send us a quick message and we'd be happy to help.