SATURDAY AUGUST 22
a full-length production featuring Arkansas Festival Ballet & South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
Auditions open to Arkansas Academy of Dance students. Auditions are NOT open to the community. *In response to COVID-19, participants are required to follow health & safety measures
Levels: Pre Ballet 2-Ballet 2 or Ages 6-8
Audition Time: 10-11 am
Levels: Ballet 3-Ballet 5 or Ages 9-11
Audition Time: 11:45 am-12:45 pm
Levels: Ballet 6-Ballet 8 or Ages 12-older
Audition Time: 1:30-3 pm
Females: Black Leotard, Pink Footed Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes, Hair secured neatly into bun. Dancers en pointe may be asked to wear pointe shoes for a portion of audition class.
Males: White Short Sleeve Shirt/ leotard, Black Tights with/without White Crew Socks, Black Ballet Shoes
On audition day, bring a photograph clearly labeled (on back) with dancer’s
Dancers ages 6–9 should be in first position or tendu a la seconde
Dancers ages 10-older should be in first arabesque
Audition forms available to print, nutcracker audition forms 2020 -This not an online application. Please fill out hard copies of audition forms and bring with you to the audition.
All forms must be completed in order to audition. Required photo must be submitted with application. Audition fee must be paid.
Arkansas Academy of Dance Studios, home of Arkansas Festival Ballet Breckenridge Village Shopping Center, 10301 North Rodney Parham Road
Performance Date: November 28, 2020
Performance Location: El Dorado, Arkansas
Post Audition Information
One week following the audition, you will receive an email with the audition results; a cast list will be posted at that time. All dancers cast in the ballet are required to pay a production fee in order to participate.
Rehearsals will be held at the Arkansas Academy of Dance-Arkansas Festival Ballet Studios.Rehearsals will be scheduled on Saturdays between 10 am-6 pm. The 8-hour rehearsal block will be broken down by roles and scenes. Upper level cast member may be called for Tuesday and Wednesday evening rehearsals.
Theatre dress rehearsals will be held on location at the designated performance cities.
Planning & Proceeding
Due to the ongoing concerns related to COVID-19, AFB will offer a limited Nutcracker performance experience for 2020. The Nutcracker Ballet Performance Season includes one show in partnership with South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. The 2020 season's production of The Nutcracker Ballet will include both a smaller cast of dancers and orchestra members. In planning, we are proceeding with caution as the health and safety of the artists, staff and audiences are our highest priority. There is at any time the possibility of performance cancellation.
Collaborative Arts Partners
Next season, we look forward to rejoining our partners, South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Little Rock Winds, and Conway Symphony Orchestra for The Nutcracker Ballet Season The Nutcracker Ballet audition is hosted by Arkansas Festival Ballet in partnership with Arkansas Academy of Dance.
*In response to COVID-19, we will follow health & safety measures as is consistent with state and local guidelines. The following recommended health and safety actions are in place to protect dancers and instructors.
Healthy hygiene practices will be promoted, such as hand washing, wearing cloth face coverings/masks in & out of facility, during breaks, during auditions and rehearsals.
Cleaning and disinfection will be intensified before, after, and in between auditions and rehearsals
Physical distancing will be encouraged using increased spacing, smaller groups of attendees per studio space, limited mixing between groups, staggered scheduling, staggered arrival and drop off times.
There will be no sharing of belongings, supplies, and equipment.
Do not send your student to the studio if they are sick or not feeling well.
Dancers are to wear masks into and out of the facility, on breaks, when moving through the facility and during auditions and rehearsals.
Foot traffic into and out of the facility is limited to dancers and instructors.
Entrance and Exit Doors will be propped for entering and exiting the facility.
Dancers and Instructors are to enter the facility on the west side and exit on the east side of the building.
To eliminate pedestrian traffic, facility doors may be locked once all participants have arrived.
Instructors will always keep a minimum 6-foot distance from students. All corrections will be given verbally without the use of person to person physical contact. Instructors will always wear a mask.
Dancers will store their belongings, class paraphernalia at their designated studio spaces, so travel light. Instructors will also use designated areas.
Apart from bathroom breaks, Dancers are asked to remain in their designated studio space, during class transition time. Dancers may eat their, in-between-class snacks and drink in the studio.