Unique & Wondrous Opportunity to Audition for NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet & Nutcracker Sweets Traveling Troupe

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Nutcracker Auditions

We are offering two Nutcracker performance opportunities!

Nutcracker Dance Ensemble performs at Raritan Valley Community College on Friday, December 9th

Nutcracker Traveling Troupe performs at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal Park, NJ on Sunday, December 11th.

 

About Gotta Dance’s Nutcracker Dance Ensemble

The Nutcracker tells the tale of toys that come to life on Christmas Eve set to the iconic music composed by Peter Tchaikovsky. The recognizable story and music excite all of the participating dancers. The range of characters presented within the story allows for a wide age range to audition and perform. Some of the youngest dancers are in 2nd grade while the oldest are in their last years of high school. Most noteworthy, students love the opportunity to work and learn together in this thrilling environment outside of class.

The dancers’ cast will perform with Nutcracker Magical Christmas ballet company. It is most noteworthy that working with this company gives dancers a unique opportunity to perform advanced choreography. Through this exposure to seasoned professionals, dancers learn how to perform with joy and technical precision outside the traditional dance studio. For many Gotta Dance students, as a result, this is the first time they have had the opportunity to perform in a full-length ballet. This often inspires a lifelong passion for dance while building confidence and ballet technique. NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet has continuously recognized the skill and precision of Gotta Dance students and they are featured in the promotional DVD of the show. This video circulates around the country and is shown wherever the NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet performs.

About Gotta Dance’s Nutcracker Sweets Traveling Troupe

The Nutcracker Sweets Traveling Troupe is a community-based performance group that envelops young dancers in a world of culture, tradition, and holiday magic. As a team, we will create cherished moments and develop discipline. The dancers’ cast will perform with the Axelrod Contemporary Ballet company. This season we will be performing Nutcracker Rocks at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal Park, NJ on Sunday, December 11th. A magical reimagining of a family holiday classic, Nutcracker Rocks is choreographed by Mr. Gabriel Chajnik! The Nutcracker Rocks is a mixture of high-power music and dance that will transport you to a land of brave toy soldiers and sweet sugar plum fairies.

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AUDITION SCHEDULE

Sunday, October 2nd Raritan Valley Community College
3:45-4:45pm All dancers in Ruby Ballet, Sapphire Ballet, Emerald Ballet, Diamond Ballet, Workshop Ballet, Ruby Jazz, Sapphire Jazz, Emerald Jazz, Diamond Jazz, Workshop Jazz, Advanced Modern,  Workshop Modern & Acro Advanced Preteen/Teen

(Note: Everyone who takes ballet will audition in one room and everyone who does not take ballet will audition in the other). If you take Pointe, please bring your pointe shoes.

4:45-5:45pm Pearl Ballet, Peridot Ballet, Citrine Ballet, Pearl Jazz, Peridot Jazz, Citrine Jazz, Acro Advanced Preteen/Teen, Acro Intermediate Preteen/Teen, Beginning Modern, Intermediate Modern & Broadway Middle School/High School.

(Note: Everyone who takes ballet will audition in one room and everyone who does not take ballet will audition in the other). If you take Pointe, please bring your pointe shoes; with the exception of Pointe 1.

6:00-7:00pm Topaz Ballet, Amethyst Ballet, Topaz Hip-Hop/Jazz, Amethyst Hip-Hop/Jazz &  Acro Grades 2-4 Level 2.

(Note: Everyone who takes ballet will audition in one room and everyone who does not take ballet will audition in the other)

7;00-8:00pm Opal Ballet, Aqua Ballet, Opal Hip-Hop Jazz, Aqua Hip-Hop/Jazz, Beginner Preteen/Teen Acro & Broadway Grades 3-5.

(Note: Everyone who takes ballet will audition in one room and everyone who does not take ballet will audition in the other)

For Nutcracker Dance Ensemble and Nutcracker Sweets Traveling Troupe:

Rehearsals start in October and meet weekly before performance day. After casting, you will receive a contract and you can determine if you’d like to participate.

If cast in Nutcracker the fee is $300

Nutcracker Team Jacket: $70 (approximately)

Potentially you could need to purchase another pair of tights, ballet or jazz shoes depending on casting.

You can purchase as many tickets to the Nutcracker as your family would like.

Casting results will be emailed by Tuesday, October 4th at noon.