Dear Parents and Dancers,
It gives me great pleasure to announce auditions for Canyon Concert Ballet’s 2018 holiday tradition, The Nutcracker. Each year, CCB puts together the biggest and the best Nutcracker in the region, and this is in large part to you – our committed families. Last year, the production used over 100 school-aged dancers, parents, college students and other adult dancers, plus a crew of volunteers, teachers, assistants, and our director. We had 5 sold-out shows all in collaboration with the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra! We expect that this years’ production will be on par with the excellence of last year and we want you to be a part of it.
While our audition is free, there is a $150 participation fee due upon casting for Levels 1-7. This fee helps to cover just a fraction of the costs of the many hours of training dancers receive, the custom made costumes they’ll wear and our collaboration with both the Fort Collins Symphony and the Lincoln Center.
Please print the appropriate level audition form and fill it out prior to the audition. There will be extra forms in our office on the day of the audition, but having one prepared is helpful.
Please wear a black leotard, pink tights with a neat bun for girls. Boys must wear black tights and a white fitted t-shirt.
Lastly, if you have any questions prior to the audition, please don’t hesitate to email Erica Mugoye, Assistant Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am so excited about the many, many good things to come this year and hope that your family can be a part of them.
Alicia Laumann, Artistic Director
CANYON CONCERT BALLET’S 2018 THE NUTCRACKER
Mandatory Parent Meeting: Saturday, August 25th 9-10am
If you have a dancer auditioning for CCB’s Nutcracker for the first time or you have never been to one, this meeting is mandatory for you. Being a part of The Nutcracker is a fun and exciting opportunity, but also requires a large commitment. Before auditioning, we want you and your dancer to understand what is involved.
Performance Dates: All dancers must be available for all weekday evening rehearsals and for all evening and weekend performances both performance weeks.
Technical and dress rehearsals: November 26, 29-30 & December 3-5
Performances: December 1 & December 6-9
Levels 1-6 Audition: Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the CCB North Studio
PLEASE NOTE, ALL DANCERS MUST BE AGE 7 BEFORE THE AUDITION DATE.
$150 participation fee due upon casting for Levels 1-7
11:00am-12:15pm: CCB Levels 1, 2, and 3
12:30-1:30pm: CCB Level 4
1:45-2:45pm: CCB Level 5
3:00-4:45pm: CCB Level 6 (class and pointe)
Level 7, Company, Chamber, CCB2 Auditions: Saturday, August 18th
10am-12pm: Level 7, Company, Chamber, and CCB2 Audition 2018!
12-12:30: Pack a lunch.
12:30-1:30: Classical choreography on pointe (to be used for classical roles for the 2018/2019 season)
1:45-2:45: Contemporary choreography (to be used for contemporary roles for the 2018/2019 season)
2:45-3:15: Acting mime sequence