Friday, September 18, 2009

Auditions for ‘Nutcracker Ballet’ scheduled

Eugene Ballet Co. to perform Christmas classic in Hailey

Express Staff Writer

The Eugene Ballet Co. will perform the "Nutcracker Ballet" at the Community Campus in Hailey on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. The College of Southern Idaho is the sponsor of the show. The Eugene Ballet Co. is seeking local dancers to perform alongside the professional roles, ranging from party guests to angels and soldiers.

Auditions for local dancers will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20, at the Footlight Dance Center at the Community Campus in Hailey. There is a $5 fee to audition. Dancers should arrive at least 15 minutes before audition time dressed and prepared to dance. Latecomers will not be allowed to audition.

Dancers selected for the show will need to pay an additional $5 for an instructional fee, and they will be required to attend Saturday rehearsals in November and December.

For details, call CSI at 788-2033.

Sabina Dana Plasse:


Audition schedule

1-1:30 p.m. Baby mice: boys and girls ages 5-7.

1:30-2 p.m. Angels: girls ages 7-9 and must be under 4 feet 6 inches with one year of ballet training.

2-3 p.m. Bon-bons: girls and boys ages 9-11, must be under 5 feet with two to three years ballet training.

3-4:30 p.m. Party children: girls and boys ages 10-14, must be between 4 feet and 5 feet 6 inches tall with three years ballet training.

4:30-5:30 p.m Flowers: girls ages 13 and up, must be at least 5 feet 2 inches with two years of pointe training

5:30-6 p.m. Soldiers: girls and boys ages 13 and up, must be at least 5 feet 2 inches with one year of ballet training.

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