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Welcome to Finale Academy of the Arts. We are thrilled to offer the opportunity for local dancers to participate in this holiday tradition on the Rialto Square Theater stage.
What to expect?
This is a professional production of the Nutcracker. Attendance is very important for rehearsals in addition to the classes being taken at each dancer's home studio. All dancers are expected to be enrolled in weekly ballet classes and/ or pointe classes. This performance will rehearse on Sundays during September, October, November, and December. Additional Thursday evening rehearsals maybe added for "A" "B" "C" roles. All rehearsals will be available to view prior to auditions.
What if my dancer must miss a rehearsal?
Communication is key. We will call 2 mandatory dress rehearsals for this performance. Those are required and will be available to view prior to auditions. Outside of those 2 rehearsals we ask that dancers do not miss more than 2 classes. Those classes will be excused as long as the requests are emailed. If a dancer must miss more than the allotted rehearsals they will be excused from their parts. The fees for this production are non-refundable.
What is the level for each cast member?
There are 6 levels for cast members.
These dancers must be advanced on pointe. Taking a minimum of 3 hours of ballet per week and 80m of pointe per week.
Sugar Plum Fairy
These dancers must be intermediate/ advanced on pointe. Taking a minimum of 3 hours of ballet per week and 80m of pointe per week.
These dancers must be in advanced ballet classes. Taking a minimum of 3 hours of ballet per week.
These dancers must be in beginning/ intermediate ballet classes ages 8-12.
These dancers must be in beginning ballet classes ages 5-8.
These dancers must be in beginning ballet classes ages 3-6.
How is a dancer selected for a role?
Dancers will be chosen based on skill level at auditions and costume size.
Showcase/ Rehearsal Fees Due August 25
Finale Academy of the Arts Students: $175.00
Outside Dancers: $225.00
Costume Fees Due September 25
Dancers will be provided with a rental fee or a DIY costume.
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