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The Nutcracker, 2024

Please use this page to find out everything you need to know about being a part of The Nutcracker. I will add to it as we have more information. This year's production looks a little different from past productions, so please make sure you read all the info!

Documents

Important documents like the cast list and rehearsal schedule will be posted here and able to be downloaded. I am also including the audition form here.

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How to participate

There are two ways a student can participate in this show. 

1. Be enrolled in Mini Ballet, Junior Ballet, or Ballet 4-7. Each of these classes will be assigned at least one role (announced after auditions are complete) and this role is rehearsed during regular class time.

2. Students may also audition for additional roles, which would be rehearsed on Saturdays through the fall. All the above-mentioned classes, as well as Twinkle Stars ages 3+ or adult ballet students, may audition. Twinkle Star students must be fully and willingly participating in their class at the time of auditions.

I am doing it this way because sometimes people cannot commit to the Saturday rehearsal schedule, but they still want to be a part of the show. This allows them to do so!

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Audition Schedule

10:00-10:45am- Ages 3-4

11:00-Noon- Ages 5-7

12:30-1:30- Ages 8+ but not on pointe

1:45-2:30- Clara auditions (Open to ages 9-13)

2:45-3:45- Ages 11+ and on pointe

3:45-4:15- Auditioning for lead soloist roles: Sugarplum Fairy, Dew Drop Fairy, Snow Queen (Ballet 7 only)

Important Info

The Nutcracker is double cast, meaning that in many roles, two students are assigned to the same role and they alternate. Cast A would perform Thursday 7pm and Saturday 10am. Cast B would perform Friday 7pm and Saturday 2pm. Students under 5 only appear in ONE of the four shows.

Some students will be in either Cast A or B, and some students will be in both casts, usually doing different roles. There are many factors that go into deciding who does which, but you can request that your child only appears in one cast.

There is no additional cost to be a part of The Nutcracker, just your normal performance fees (explained below).

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Fees

Performance fees for both our Christmas and June shows are paid in advance at the beginning of the school year. They are charged in installments in August, September, October, and November. These fees apply to all classes and allow students to participate in either or both the Christmas Showcase and The Nutcracker, and either or both the June showcase and Sleeping Beauty.

1 weekly class (Ballet 4-6 count as 1): Total fees: $308 ($77 installment)

2 weekly classes (Ballet 7 counts as 2): Total fees: $428 ($107 installment)

3 weekly classes: Total fees: $508 ($127 installment)

4 weekly classes: Total fees: $558 ($139.50 installment)

*These fees apply to each student, up to 2 students from the same family. Additional students in the same immediate family do not pay fees, but receive the same benefits.

What's Included

  1. *NEW THIS YEAR* 2 tickets to the performance (given as a coupon code, must still be reserved)

  2. Costume to keep for each class (except for The Nutcracker, which is costume rental)

  3. Participation and all rehearsals (in class and extra, if needed)

  4. Digital videos of all performances

  5. Basic photo package (2 5x7s of a single pose)

*If a student is in both the Christmas showcase and The Nutcracker, they receive an additional 2 tickets.

Important Note

Please make sure you understand the schedule before committing to be a part of this show. We had a surprising number of people opt out of the recital last year, AFTER paying fees, receiving costumes, and learning the dance. This can be very difficult for the teacher and other students in the group, as things often need to be rearranged.

In The Nutcracker, it's even more difficult, because each dance is created for a specific number of dancers. If someone drops out a few weeks before the show, we do not have time to replace them and it creates a ripple effect for other students. I understand this can't always be avoided, but if it can, please do. 

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