Master Classes:June 5, July 24, & August 28, 2022 (ages 9+) Summer Intensive: August 2nd-4th, 2022 (ages 5+) Mandatory Nutcracker Audition Workshop: Friday, August 5th, 2022 (ages 7+) Nutcracker Audition Day: Saturday, August 6th, 2021 (ages 5+) Nutcracker Performances: December 8-11th, 2022 at the Bama Theatre for more details, see below
Master Classes: June 5, July 24, & August 28, 2022 Ages 9+ BUNDLE & SAVE: Purchase 2 classes $28/class, Purchase 3 classes $25/class 2021 company members will receive a 50% discount for these summer master classes. Apply your discount at checkout online.
June 5- Master Class with Wes Chapman, Dance Chairman of Alabama School of Fine Arts, founder of the Alabama Ballet School, a regular judge for Youth America Grand Prix and Universal Ballet Competition, stages his own production of the Nutcracker in Costa Rica and is a guest teacher for Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet in the UK. June 24 & August 28- Master Class with Roger Van Fleteren, Associate Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer of the Alabama Ballet. VanFleteren is a former American Ballet Theater soloist and also performed as a principal dancer with the London City Ballet Intermediate Level: Ages 9-12 1.5 hour ballet technique class, $25 Advanced Level: Ages 13+* 2 hour ballet technique and pointe work class, $30 *12 year olds en pointe may get director request approval for the advanced age level.
Summer Intensive: August 2-4, 2022 Ages 5-6: $150 11:30am -1:30 pm A 3 day intensive training program for 5-6 year olds geared towards technique, stretching, performance practice, and audition preparation. They will dance for 2 hours/day. **Please note, by attending this workshop, you DO NOT have to pay the Nutcracker audition fee. Ages 7+: $400 9:00 am -2:30 pm A 3 day intensive training program with guest teachers geared towards getting back into shape for the Fall Semester of dance classes and Nutcracker! Dancers will trainapproximately 5 hours a day in styles including ballet, variations, modern, pilates, jumps and turns, and more. **Please note, by attending this workshop, you DO NOT have to pay the Nutcracker audition fee.
Nutcracker Auditions: August 6th and 7th, 2021 Ages 5-6: $25 Audition ONLY August 7th, no workshop day. Please note that if you attended the ballet intensive, your fee is waived. Ages 7+: $45 Mandatory Workshop August 6th and Audition August 7th. Please note that if you attended the ballet intensive, your fee is waived. WORKSHOP Friday August 5th Times TBA AUDITION Saturday, August 6th Times TBA
A MANDATORY parent meeting will be held on Friday, August 5th. TCD’s policies and procedures will be reviewed and staff will be on hand to answer any questions. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND THE RULES AND DON’T HESITATE TO ASK QUESTIONS. THIS IS A SERIOUS AND TIME CONSUMING COMMITMENT.
Dancers must be enrolled in a ballet class at least two days per week in order to be eligible for TCD productions (excluding 5-6 year olds who are cast as an Angel)
Saturday, August 6th, Registration begins one hour prior to each audition group. Signed forms and audition fee made payable online are due at this time.
You must have at least one year of experience en pointe in order to audition en pointe. Dancers interested in company membership will be considered at this time*
Video auditions are available upon request. Please email our artistic director for approval and guidelines at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note they are due BEFORE the audition date.
Intensive, Workshop & Audition Attire:Ladies: Black leotard, pink tights under leotard and inside shoes, flat and pointe shoes (if applicable). Hair must be neatly and securely tied back. Skirts may be allowed at the intensive and workshop only, not at the audition.Gentleman: White dance shirt, black or grey tights, and ballet slippers.
Rehearsals will begin the weekend of September 9th (angels will begin in October). They will mostly be held on Saturdays, but can sometimes be on Friday afternoons. Please note the mandatory rehearsal dates for Sundays. Missing mandatory rehearsals may result in performances taken away.
Please note that dancers are only allowed TWO absences throughout the rehearsal process. Absences exceeding the 2 limit may be grounds for the removal of the dancer from a performance.
Dancers MAY NOT miss rehearsals on these days -Following Thanksgiving: Sunday, Nov. 27th -The Sunday before the show: December 4th -Theatre week: December 5th-11th.
Please do not ask to be excused from these rehearsals; missing any of these rehearsals will count double towards your total allotment for misses.
The Nutcracker December 8-11th at the Bama Theatre Mark your calendars!! Dancers ages 5+ are invited to audition for our annual Nutcracker production.