August 6th and 7th, 2021 Nutcracker Workshop and Audition
Ages 5-6: Audition ONLY August 7th, no workshop day. Please note that if you attended the ballet intensive, your fee is waived. Ages 7+: Mandatory Workshop August 6th and Audition August 7th. Dancers will be taught audition material at the workshop day. Please note that if you attended the ballet intensive, your fee is waived.
Click here for more information on our summer ballet intensive leading up to auditions.
Workshop and Auditions will be broken up by age. Come to the following audition time according to your age as of Sept 1, 2021: WORKSHOP Friday August 6th: at The Dance Centre 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 at Clark Hall, University of Alabama Campus 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, no later than August 5th, 2021.
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.
Dancers should wear the following attire for their audition: Women: Black leotard with pink tights, pink ballet slippers, and pointe shoes, if applicable. Hair must be neatly and securely tied back. Men: White T-shirt, black or gray tights, and ballet slippers.
TUSCALOOSA COMMUNITY DANCERS COMPANY If you would like to be considered to be in our company, you will select auditioning for company in your registration paperwork upon arrival audition day.
TCD Company is a pre-professional ballet company for ages 10+. Dancers chosen to be a part of the Company will be considered to be in performances throughout the year at the Artistic Director's discretion. This includes but is not limited to dancing in fundraisers, benefits, and publicity events for TCD. Company members may be expected to learn pieces that are to be added in TCD's repertoire which can be called upon when a performance opportunity comes up. Company classes in both ballet and contemporary will also be offered throughout the year by our Artistic Director and guest teachers. Additionally, faces of the company will be added to our website. This opportunity will give dancers more dancing and performance experience and, moreover, a chance to be a part of a pre-professional dance company. Members will be chosen at the Nutcracker audition.
Documents: -Nutcracker Conflicts (due audition day) -Workshop and Audition Form (due audition day) -Parent FAQ -2021-2022 TCD Handbook