Auditions

 

Senior and Junior Company dancers for the 2017-2018 Season
Saturday, August 12, 2017
10 am-12 noon

Registration 9:30-10:00 am
Girls will be required to dance en pointe; have your pointe shoes ready.  $30 audition fee per dancer.  

Requirements for Senior Company:

A high-intermediate to advanced level of ballet technique, including pointework for girls and partnering for boys.  Typically the minimum age is 13, although special consideration may be given to dancers of extraordinary talent and commitment level.  There is no upper age limit, however this is a pre-professional program.  Dancers must be available for rehearsals Tuesday and Friday evenings 6:30-8:00 pm and all day Saturday and Sunday (both days).  A position with the company does not guarantee roles, however, performance opportunities include "The Nutcracker" with live orchestra, In Concert spring repertoire, Regional Dance America Festival and Emerging Choreography Showcase.  Dancers must be able to commit without exception to the rigorous training and rehearsal schedule set forth by the Artistic Directors.  Refer to the Calendar page for start date following the audition.  

There is a participation fee of $375 for the season, due August 21.  Scholarship applications are posted at The Studio on the SCBT Company bulletin board.  Applications are due the date of audition.  Participation fees paid after Sept 1 will incur a $25 late fee.


Requirements for Junior Company:

Dancers must be at a solid intermediate level of ballet technique, including pointework for girls.  Partnering experience is helpful for boys, but not required.  Dancers should be at least 11 years of age, however, special consideration may be given to dancers of exceptional ability and work ethic.  Junior Company is called to rehearsals approximately 1/3 of the time as Senior Company.  Rehearsals are usually held on weekends, however, the availability during Tuesday and Friday rehearsal periods may be required, depending on casting.  Performance opportunities include "The Nutcracker" with live orchestra, In Concert spring repertoire and the option to participate in the Regional Dance America Festival in the spring.  Junior Company dancers typically begin rehearsals with "The Nutcracker" in September.

There is a participation fee of $275 for the season, due August 21.  Scholarship applications are posted at The Studio on the SCBT Company bulletin board.  Applications are due the date of audition.  Participation fees paid after Sept 1 will incur a $25 late fee. 

 

Open Children's Auditions for "The Nutcracker"
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Dancers age 4-6 years* ~ Registration at 4:30 pm, Audition 5:00-5:30 pm

Dancers age 7-8 years ~ Registration at 4:00 pm, Audition 4:30-5:00 pm

Dancers age 9-11 years ~ Registration at 3:00 pm, Audition 3:30-4:30 pm

Dancers age 12 and up ~ Registration at 1:30 pm, Audition 2:00-3:30 pm
Bring pointe shoes if you dance en pointe and be prepared to put them on quickly during the 2 pm audition.

Dancers at a high level of technique may be Called Back for further selection Sunday, September 24 @ 11:00 am

Children age 7 and up are invited to audition for one of the many roles in our production.  All performances are accompanied by live orchestra, and held at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium.  Performance dates are December 15, 16, 17.  

$30 AUDITION FEE per dancer.  

There is a participation fee for dancers age 7 and up of $445 and for dancers 4-6 years of age $345.  Siblings receive a $100 discount.  SCBT Senior and Junior Company dancers receive a $50 discount.  Scholarship assistance is available; applications are posted at The Studio on the "Nutcracker" bulletin board.  Applications must be picked up in person and submitted complete with supporting documents and signatures to the SCBT office Saturday, Sept 16.  Late applications will not be accepted.

*Dancers age 4-6 years who are students of The Studio, School of Classical Ballet are also invited to audition.  Students in this age group must be enrolled and current students of The Studio by the audition date to qualify.  Parent or legal guardian must be present.

Rehearsals begin Saturday, Sept 30 and Sunday October 1.  A mandatory Parent Meeting is held on Saturday, September 30.  Children's roles typically have rehearsal each weekend, either on Saturday or Sunday.  Some dancers may be cast in more than one role.

 

 

 

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