Jacksonville Community Nutcracker Auditions

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Community Nutcracker reserves the right to limit the number of registrations accepted after August 24, 2016.

Dancers should audition with their appropriate level and will be cast at the discretion of the Artistic Directors who reserve the right to make all final casting decisions. Auditioning in no way guarantees that a dancer will be cast in the production. Minimum requirements for consideration are outlined below.

Community Nutcracker is committed to presenting the highest quality production. As a result, each cast member must be equally committed to Community Nutcracker. By accepting a role in our production, each cast member commits to performing only with Community Nutcracker and agrees not to accept a role or perform in another production of the Nutcracker Ballet during the 2016 season. Failure to follow this rule shall result in dismissal from the cast of the Community Nutcracker and such other consequences as determined by the Board of the Community Nutcracker, Inc. You are auditioning to participate in The Nutcracker Ballet — not for a specific role. Please DO NOT audition if you are unwilling to accept the role you are given AND to attend all rehearsals.

If you pre-pay your audition fee, the cost is $20.00. Audition fees on the day of your audition increase to $25.00.

Minimum Requirements

  • All dancers, parents or guardians must review our Rules and Regulations and the Florida Theatre Rules before registering.
  • ‍All dancers must be 9 years old by August 1, 2016. Proof of age is required for 9 year olds only.
  • Audition attire for female dancers: black leotard, pink tights, ballet shoes and hair confined appropriately. (no hair bows, flowers, sparkles or other hair accessories).
  • Audition attire for male dancers: black athletic shorts, a white t-shirt and black ballet shoes.
  • Dancers auditioning on pointe must have a minimum of 2 years of pointe training and show proficiency on pointe. Dancers should be 14 years old by August 1, 2016 or at discretion of Artistic Directors.
  • Dancers under 18 years of age must have parent/guardian present to sign the registration forms and contracts.
  • Professional dancers interested in auditioning, please send resume’ and cover letter to info@jaxnutcracker.org.

Audition Schedule

Friday, August 26, 2016

Location: Florida State College at Jacksonville-Downtown Campus

Main Auditorium

101 W. State Street

Jacksonville, FL  32202

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MALE DANCERS (9 yrs and older)

Check-in: 5:45 p.m.

Audition: 6:00 p.m.

ADULTS FOR PARTY SCENE

Check-in: 6:00 p.m.

Audition: 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Location: Wilson Center for the Arts

FSCJ Southside

11901 Beach Blvd

Jacksonville, FL 32246

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ADVANCED POINTE ROLES

14 years and up (must be 14 by August 1, 2016) or at the discretion of the Artistic Directors

Check-In: 8:30 a.m.

Auditions: 9 a.m.-noon

9-10 YEAR-OLDS

Check-In: 12:30 p.m.

Auditions: 1-2 p.m.

INTERMEDIATE/NON-POINTE ROLES

11 years and up or at discretion of Artistic Directors

Check-In: 1:30 p.m.

Auditions: 2-5 p.m.

Audition Day Information

  • Auditions might last longer than time allocated. Bring a snack and water to auditions. No peanut products, please.
  • The auditions are closed and may not be observed by parents or the general public.

Rehearsal Requirements

  • Mandatory weekly rehearsals are held on Friday and Saturday at locations based upon the role cast. Rehearsals start the weekend following auditions.
  • There are no rehearsals Labor Day weekend or the week of Thanksgiving.

Performance Requirements

  • Attendance for all performances is mandatory, except for double-cast roles.
  • If a role is double cast, the assignment will be made at the first or second rehearsal.

Cast A: Performs 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016.

Cast B: Performs 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016

Details & Information

Community Nutcracker reserves the right to limit the number of registrations accepted after August 24, 2016.

Dancers should audition with their appropriate level and will be cast at the discretion of the Artistic Directors who reserve the right to make all final casting decisions. Auditioning in no way guarantees that a dancer will be cast in the production. Minimum requirements for consideration are outlined below.

Community Nutcracker is committed to presenting the highest quality production. As a result, each cast member must be equally committed to Community Nutcracker. By accepting a role in our production, each cast member commits to performing only with Community Nutcracker and agrees not to accept a role or perform in another production of the Nutcracker Ballet during the 2016 season. Failure to follow this rule shall result in dismissal from the cast of the Community Nutcracker and such other consequences as determined by the Board of the Community Nutcracker, Inc. You are auditioning to participate in The Nutcracker Ballet — not for a specific role. Please DO NOT audition if you are unwilling to accept the role you are given AND to attend all rehearsals.

If you pre-pay your audition fee, the cost is $20.00. Audition fees on the day of your audition increase to $25.00.

Minimum Requirements

  • All dancers, parents or guardians must review our Rules and Regulations and the Florida Theatre Rules before registering.
  • ‍All dancers must be 9 years old by August 1, 2016. Proof of age is required for 9 year olds only.
  • Audition attire for female dancers: black leotard, pink tights, ballet shoes and hair confined appropriately. (no hair bows, flowers, sparkles or other hair accessories).
  • Audition attire for male dancers: black athletic shorts, a white t-shirt and black ballet shoes.
  • Dancers auditioning on pointe must have a minimum of 2 years of pointe training and show proficiency on pointe. Dancers should be 14 years old by August 1, 2016 or at discretion of Artistic Directors.
  • Dancers under 18 years of age must have parent/guardian present to sign the registration forms and contracts.
  • Professional dancers interested in auditioning, please send resume’ and cover letter to info@jaxnutcracker.org.

Audition Schedule

Friday, August 26, 2016

Location: Florida State College at Jacksonville-Downtown Campus

Main Auditorium

101 W. State Street

Jacksonville, FL  32202

map

MALE DANCERS (9 yrs and older)

Check-in: 5:45 p.m.

Audition: 6:00 p.m.

ADULTS FOR PARTY SCENE

Check-in: 6:00 p.m.

Audition: 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Location: Wilson Center for the Arts

FSCJ Southside

11901 Beach Blvd

Jacksonville, FL 32246

map

ADVANCED POINTE ROLES

14 years and up (must be 14 by August 1, 2016) or at the discretion of the Artistic Directors

Check-In: 8:30 a.m.

Auditions: 9 a.m.-noon

9-10 YEAR-OLDS

Check-In: 12:30 p.m.

Auditions: 1-2 p.m.

INTERMEDIATE/NON-POINTE ROLES

11 years and up or at discretion of Artistic Directors

Check-In: 1:30 p.m.

Auditions: 2-5 p.m.

Audition Day Information

  • Auditions might last longer than time allocated. Bring a snack and water to auditions. No peanut products, please.
  • The auditions are closed and may not be observed by parents or the general public.

Rehearsal Requirements

  • Mandatory weekly rehearsals are held on Friday and Saturday at locations based upon the role cast. Rehearsals start the weekend following auditions.
  • There are no rehearsals Labor Day weekend or the week of Thanksgiving.

Performance Requirements

  • Attendance for all performances is mandatory, except for double-cast roles.
  • If a role is double cast, the assignment will be made at the first or second rehearsal.

Cast A: Performs 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016.

Cast B: Performs 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016

Step 1

Online registration is required. Preregister before August 24, 2016 to ensure your spot at the audition. Community Nutcracker reserves the right to limit the number of registrations accepted after August 24, 2016.

Step 2

(Fee increases to $25.00 if paid on Audition day)

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