Summer Intensive: August 3rd-5th, 2021 (ages 5+) Mandatory Nutcracker Audition Workshop: Friday, August 6th, 2021 (ages 7+) Nutcracker Audition Day: Saturday, August 7th, 2021 (ages 5+) Nutcracker Performances: December 9-12th, 2021 at the Bama Theatre for more details, see below
August 3-5, 2021 Ballet Intensive 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 -3:00 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.
August 6th and 7th, 2021 Nutcracker Workshop and Audition 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 6th: 7-8 year olds: 2:00-3:30 9-10 year olds: 3:00-4:30 11-12 year olds: 12:30-2:00 13+ 4:00-5:30 5:30-6:15 MANDATORY parent meeting
AUDITION Saturday, August 7th 5-6 year olds: 10:00-11:00 7-8 year olds: 11:00-12:15 9-10 year olds: 1:00-2:15 11-12 year olds: 2:15-3:30 Ages 13+: 3:30-4:45
A MANDATORY parent meeting will be held on Friday, August 6th, 5:30-6:15. 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 7th, 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 10th (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. 28th -The weekend before the show: December 3rd-5th -Theatre week: December 6th-9th.
Please do not ask to be excused from these rehearsals; missing any of these rehearsals will count double towards your total allotment for misses.
December 2021 The Nutcracker Mark your calendars for TCD's BIGGEST NUTCRACKER YET! We are thrilled to celebrate our 50th anniversary performance of the Nutcracker!! Dancers ages 5+ are invited to audition for our annual Nutcracker production. December 9-12th at the Bama Theatre
March 2022 Spring Show Calling all dancers 10+! We will be casting the Sleeping Beauty Wedding Scene to be performed live with the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra at Moody Music Hall. We are also casting our 2022-2023 TCD COMPANY MEMBERS! Auditions: TBA Performance: March 2022 (TBD by the TSO)
October 2022 Halloween Show TCD's first ever Halloween Show featuring multiple dance styles. Stay tuned for more exciting information. Auditions: TBA Choreography Intensive: Summer 2022 Performance: October 28, 29, and 30th, 2022