Saturday September 24, 2016, Nutcracker Auditions: Details for age specific audition times to be announced. Audition fee applies for all dancers. Auditions are open to the public. Pre-registration coming soon.
A commitment to a Ballet Virginia International Nutcracker role looks like the following:
Dancers must be available on Saturdays between the hours of 12:00 – 6:00 pm for rehearsals from October 1 – December 10, 2016 (role specific rehearsal schedules will be announced Wednesday following auditions and changes updated by each Wednesday following).
Dancers will need to be available between the hours of 4:00 – 10:00 pm the week of December 12 – 16, 2016 for theatre week spacing, run-through and dress rehearsals (specifics based on role to be announced).
Dancers may be required to perform in three morning school performances on Wednesday Dec 14, Thursday Dec 15 and Friday Dec 16, 2016. Dancers may be required to perform in all or a combination of the following; a 7:30 pm performance Friday Dec 16, a 2:00 pm performance Saturday Dec 17, a 7:30 pm performance Saturday Dec 17 and a 2:00 pm performance on Sunday Dec 18 (specifics to be announced).
Dancers will be required to attend mandatory run-throughs on either, both and possibly all Saturday and Sundays two to three weeks prior to theatre week (specifics to be announced).
Dancers must understand only one missed studio rehearsal will be excused. This excludes all mandatory run-throughs and rehearsals as well as any theatre week event. If a dancer chooses to miss more than one rehearsal their role will be recast.
Ballet Virginia International does its best to maintain a steady and reliable rehearsal schedule as well as consistent communication with families and dancers throughout our performance season. However BVI and its directors reserve the right to amend or change rehearsals and schedules as needed throughout the performance process.