The YYC Dance CONNECTed Nutcracker program provides an elite performance opportunity for Calgary & area ballet dancers age 8.5-21.
Our mission is to unite like-minded, passionate and technically refined ballet dancers by connecting them to a high quality performance and training opportunity, outside of their regular instruction.
Our Nutcracker corps de ballet & soloist dancers are selected from a variety of studios and communities throughout Southern Alberta, ranging in age from 8.5-21. Dancers must be taking weekly ballet classes at a local dance training studio.
Auditions: Casting auditions will be held in person on Sunday August 27th
Ages 8-12- 9:45-10:45am Ages 13-21- 11:15am-12:45PM at Evolutions School of Dance.
Registration for the audition must be done ahead of time by clicking the appropriate link below. Dancers will participate in an audition class where a selection of choreography will be taught and then presented to the audition panel. Please wear ballet attire.
There is a $10 Audition fee.Date: *Please bring pointe shoes if you receive regular pointe training Dancer's will be made aware of their role within 48 hours after auditions. Dancer's and their parents must accept the role and associated fees in the follow up email. Rehearsals: are held primarily on Sunday mornings beginning September 10 to the show weekend in mid December. Some soloist roles will require additional rehearsals on select Friday/Saturday evenings from 4:00pm-6:00pm depending on dancer and choreographer availability. Dancers and parents are expected to make rehearsals a top priority. *Thanksgiving weekend is the exception as rehearsals will not be running that weekend.
Program Costs: Fees for this program ranges between $150-$275, depending on the dancer's role and rehearsal hours required.
Costumes will be a mix of student owned and supplied by YYC CONNECTed. There is a costume rental/cleaning fee of $20 per dancer.
Performance Weekend:Our Nutcracker performance weekend will be in Decembr, 2023.
For dancers age 5 - 8.5 years who take at least one full year dance class at a dance training studio.This option is for dancers who wish to be involved with our NUTCRACKER performance at an introductory commitment level. These dancers will take our Nutcracker Performance class on Sunday mornings, time and dates TBD. .
They will be required to attend one in studio dress rehearsal in early December (will stay until 10:30/11:00 on this day) and a technical rehearsal on the performance weekend.
The cost for this class is $TBD for the classes & performance weekend. The costume will be "fancy party" attire supplied by each family and approved by faculty.
Nutcracker Performance Class Sunday time TBD
Evolutions School of Dance: YYC Dance CONNECTed presents