Senior and Junior Company dancers for the 2017-2018 Season
August 12, 2017

Time TBA
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, however, special consideration will 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.

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 for each company for the season; TBD.   


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

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.  $25 audition fee per dancer.  There is a participation fee for accepted dancers, TBD.  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.  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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