To be held Sunday, September 7, 2014

Children must be 6 years old by the audition date.
Registration Form Audition Information

Details:

  • Registration begins at 11:15 a.m.
  • Parking is available in Lot B-3 (South side of Center Drive)
  • Enter Stephens Auditorium at the Southeast Corner
  • DO NOT drop off or park in the loading dock area
  • Dancers need to be dressed, warmed-up and ready to audition at the times listed below
  • All dancers should wear leotards, tights and ballet or pointe shoes
  • Dancers MUST be enrolled in a dance studio and Pointe dancers MUST be studying pointe to perform
  • Children must be 6 years of age or older to perform
  • You may be cast in a part for which you did not audition. We reserve the right to cast you in ANY part
  • Dancers are encouraged to audition for every role they are capable of performing

Schedule:

*The order of roles below may vary within each audition period.
Noon – 3:00pm* 3:00 – 3:30pm* 3:30 – 7:30pm*
Children ages 6 & Over Adults Ballet Dancers: Male/Female, Pointe (P)/Non-Pointe (NP)
Angels First Act Party Guests Dolls (P)
Mother Ginger’s Kids Maids Flutes (P)
Harlequins Drosselmeyer Neapolitans (P)
Indian Boys Justice Silberhaus Spanish (P)
Fritz & Friends Frau Silberhaus Chinese (P)
Clara & Friends Mouse King Dew Drop Fairy (P)
Russians Mother Ginger Flower Soloist (P)
Puppets Flower (P)
Soldiers Snowflakes (P)
Mice Hungarians (NP)
Nutcracker (NP)
Irish (NP)
Arabians (NP)
Americans (NP)

Important Information:

  • Carefully review the Nutcracker Rehearsal Schedule and note potential conflicts.
  • You MUST attend the first rehearsal for your role. If you miss more than one rehearsal, we reserve the right to replace you.
  • First rehearsal will be at the Ames Dancenter South, 319 South 17th Street, Ames, IA 50010.
  • Call the Dancenter at (515) 233-0826 with any questions.
  • There is a costume cleaning fee of $20 per performer. A $5 late fee will be added after 10/9/14.
  • YOUR HELP IS NEEDED - A Volunteer Coordinator will contact all participating families for backstage help at rehearsals and performances. Families of each cast member are required to provide volunteer help in lieu of supplemental participant fees. This helps keep costs down and keeps our performances running smoothly and safely.

NEW: Fitting Schedule

ATTENDANCE AT YOUR SCHEDULED TIME IS MANDATORY

Group fittings are necessary in order to best fit all cast members. This is a tentative schedule, subject to change if necessary. Please check frequently.

Download Fitting Schedule

To enter CY- please use southeast outside door and take stairwell to basement.

Group Date Time Location Comments
American 10/12/14 6:00 Dancenter at practice
Angel Cast 1 Saturday PM 10/4/14 11:00 Scheman Ground floor meeting room
Angel Cast 2 Saturday evening 10/4/14 11:30 Scheman Ground floor meeting room
Angel Cast 3 Sunday 10/4/14 12:00 Scheman Ground floor meeting room
Arabians – Girls 10/19/14 3:00 CY Stephens basement
Arabians – men 10/19/14 4:15 CY Stephens basement
Ballerina Doll 09/28/14 1:00 Dancenter Dressing room
Chinese 10/05/14 4:00 Scheman Ground floor meeting room
Clara – all casts 09/28/14 2:00 Dancenter basement
Clara’s Friends Saturday PM 10/5/14 11:15 Scheman Ground floor meeting room
Clara’s Friends Saturday eve 10/5/14 11:45 Scheman Ground floor meeting room
Clara’s Friends Sunday 10/5/14 12:15 Scheman Ground floor meeting room
Drosselmeyer 10/19/14 4:15 CY Stephens basement
Fairy Godmother TBA
First Lieuteniants & Fritz 10/19/14 1:00 CY Stephens basement
Flower Solos 10/4/14 4:30 Scheman Ground floor meeting room
Flowers 10/4/14 6:00 Scheman Ground floor meeting room
Flutes 09/27/14 4:15 Dancenter/td>

During practice
Fritz and Friends 10/19/14 1:00 CY Stephens basement
Harlequins 10/11/14 1:30 Dancenter During practice
Hungarian TBA
Indian Boys TBA
Irish 10/11/14 12:15 Dancenter During Practice
Maids 10/5/14 2:00 Scheman Ground floor meeting room
Mice 10/19/14 5:45 CY Stephens basement
Moor Doll 09/28/14 1:00 Dancenter Dressing room
Mother Ginger Big Kids 10/04/14 3:30 Scheman Ground floor meeting room
Little Mother Gingers Sat afternoon 10/04/14 12:30 Scheman Ground floor meeting room
Little Mother Gingers Saturday eve 10/04/14 1:00 Scheman Ground floor meeting room
Little Mother Gingers Sunday 10/04/14 3:00 Scheman Ground floor meeting room
Neapolitan TBA
Nutcracker 10/05/14 3:00 Scheman Ground floor meeting room
Party Guests – Men 10/19/14 4:15 CY Stephens basement
Party Guests – Women 10/05/14 4:15 Scheman Ground floor meeting room
Puppets 10/11/14 3:00 Danceter During Practice
Rag Doll 10/05/14 1:15 Scheman Ground floor meeting room
Russians 10/04/14 2:15 Scheman Ground floor meeting room
Snow Flurries 10/04/14 4:00 Scheman Ground floor meeting room
Soldiers 10/19/14 5:00 CY Stephens basement
Spanish – Women 09/27/14 1:30 Danceneter Dressing Room

Call Jerri Baumeister with questions 515-232-1354.