CHILDREN’S AUDITION FOR THE BROWN-FORMAN NUTCRACKER

Audition Information

Thank you for your interest in THE BROWN-FORMAN NUTCRACKER.  The following information packet will give you an idea as to what is involved in your participation in this favorite holiday tradition and will define our expectations for your involvement.  It will also list things that you will need during the rehearsal process and performances.  We urge you to keep this information in a convenient place and to refer to it to answer your questions.  Audition results will be mailed approximately 10 business days following the audition date.

In order to be eligible to audition, each child must meet the following requirements:       

  1. He/she must be at least seven years old at the time of the audition.
  2. He/she must have had at least one year of dance training.
  3. He/she meet the specified height requirements.
  4. He/she must submit a completed application form no later than Friday, August 9, 2013 signed by both parent and child, and accompanied by the $20.00 audition fee (Cash or check made payable to the Louisville Ballet) mailed to: Louisville Ballet, 315 East Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202, Attn: School Administrator (583-3150 x 245).  Any applications received after Friday, August 9, 2013 should include a $10.00 late fee in addition to the $20.00 audition fee.  No applications will be accepted after Thursday, August 15, 2013.

Your child must arrive promptly 30 minutes before the designated audition time for which they are eligible.  Please check height requirements and measure carefully. Children will be expected to be in all auditions for which they meet the height requirements. Children who are eligible to attend more than one audition and will be auditioning past 11:30 am will be asked to stay in the building to eat lunch.  Please send them to the audition with a nutritious and tidy brown bag lunch.  **The audition will be at the Downtown Studios - 315 E. Main St.**

AUDITION                                SUNDAY, AUGUST 18th, 2013        

AUDITION TIMES

HEIGHT

AGES

10:00 am – 10:45 am

3’ 10” – 4’ 9”

7 14

*10:45 am – 11:30 am*

4’ 2” – 5’ 0

7 14

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

4’ 4” – 5’ 3

10 18

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

4’ 8” – 5’ 4”

10 18

*Denotes change from previous posting.

Attire: Girls – Leotard, tights or socks and ballet or jazz shoes. Boys – T-shirt, jazz pants, biker shorts or tights, ballet or jazz shoes.  Since there is no room to store extra belongings, your child should bring only what is absolutely necessary for the audition.

Please list a phone number where you can be reached during the audition for emergency purposes. We regret that, due to space constraints, NO PARENT OR GUARDIAN will be allowed to wait in the building during the audition period.  Please return to the studio 30 minutes before your child is due to finish - your child will be at the front door when he/she has finished auditioning and your name will be called to come and sign the child out of the audition. Your child will not be allowed to leave until you pick them up.

NOTE:        ONLY SERIOUS APPLICANTS SHOULD APPLY.  YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE PREPARED TO GIVE HIS/ HER FULL EFFORT TO PARTICIPATION IN THE BROWN-FORMAN NUTCRACKER. NO CHILD SHOULD BEGIN REHEARSALS ONLY TO DROP OUT WHEN CAST IN SOMETHING ELSE. PLEASE, SERIOUS APPLICANTS, ONLY. THE FINAL PERFORMANCE IS ON DEC 22nd  AT 7:30 PM.  

SCHEDULE - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Rehearsal scheduling is at the discretion of the Louisville Ballet's Artistic Staff.  If your child is cast, he/she will be given a complete rehearsal schedule. PLEASE KEEP THIS IN A SAFE & VISIBLE PLACE. ALTHOUGH EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO ADHERE TO THIS SCHEDULE, WE ASK THAT YOU CHECK THE WEBSITE AND YOUR EMAIL IN CASE OF CHANGES AND TO CHECK THE TIMES OF COSTUME FITTINGS, ETC.

A Parent's Meeting (mandatory for all parents) will be scheduled to answer any questions you may have regarding your child's participation. If your child is cast, the time and date for this meeting will be on his/her Role description paper, provided to you after the Audition.

Nutcracker children may be required to rehearse on any or all of the following days.  The times given are NOT specific; this schedule is ONLY to give you a general idea of the time commitment involved in your participation.  Please remember to check the website and your e-mail prior to each rehearsal for new postings or any changes.

Below are the times when your child MAY BE required to rehearse.  Further details will be available upon casting.  

LOUISVILLE BALLET STUDIOS

September 20th – November 23rd

Fridays

4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Saturdays

10:30 am – 6:00 pm

December 2nd - December 4th

Monday - Wednesday*

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

* There will be no rehearsals during the week of Thanksgiving.

THE KENTUCKY CENTER

December 5th and December 6th *

Thursday and  Friday

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm OR

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm 

* Rehearsals will be scheduled during these times according to role and cast

Performances (Subject to Change)

Friday  

December 6th

Final Dress Rehearsal

7:00 PM

 

Saturday

December 7th

Public Performances

1:30 PM

7:30 PM

Sunday

December 8th

Public Performance

1:30 PM

 

Tuesday

December 10th

Student Matinee

11:00 AM

 

Wednesday

December 11th

Student Matinee

11:00 AM

 

Thursday

December 12th

Student Matinee

11:00 AM

 

Friday

December 13th

Student Matinee / Public Performance

11:00 AM

7:30 PM

Saturday

December 14th

Public Performances

1:30 PM

7:30 PM

Sunday

December 15th

Public Performances

1:30 PM

Wednesday

December 18th

Private Performance

 

7:30 PM

Friday

December 20th

Public Performance

 

7:30 PM

Saturday

December 21st

Public Performances

1:30 PM

7:30 PM

Sunday

December 22nd

Public Performances

1:30 PM

7:30 PM

CHILDREN’S AUDITION FOR THE BROWN-FORMAN NUTCRACKER

2013 Application Form

A completed application form signed by both parent and child and a $20.00 audition fee

(Cash or check made payable to the Louisville Ballet)

must be mailed or submitted in-person to Louisville Ballet, 315 East Main Street, Louisville, KY  40202

Attn: School Administrator (583-3150 x 245) no later than Friday, August 9, 2013.

Any applications received after Friday, August 9, 2013 should include a $10.00 late fee in addition to the $20.00 audition fee.  No applications will be accepted after Thursday, August 15, 2013.

The audition will be at the Downtown Studios - 315 E. Main St.

Child's Name:

Age:

Date of Birth:

/                 /

Height - must be between

3’ 10” – 5’ 4”:

Feet:

Inches:

Dance School:

LBS Class Level:

Name(s) of any siblings auditioning:

Contact During the Audition:

Phone Number:

(          )              

Mother’s Name:

Father’s Name:

Mother’s Home Phone:

(             )            -

Father’s Home Phone:

(          )          

        -

Mother’s Work Phone:

(             )            -

Father’s Work Phone:

(          )              

        -

Mother’s Cell Phone:

(             )            -

Father’s Cell Phone:

(          )              

        -

Mother’s Email Address:

Father’s Email Address:

Street Address:

City:

State:

Zip:

Academic School:

TERMS OF PARTICIPATION AND RELEASE

Name                                                                       (referred to as "dancer").

The undersigned parent (or guardian) of Dancer hereby acknowledges reading and clearly understanding the rules and regulations involved with Dancer's participation in the Louisville Ballet's production of THE BROWN-FORMAN NUTCRACKER and agreeing to follow these rules and regulations.

For and in consideration of participation in the event aforementioned above, the parent (or guardian) of Dancer hereby fully, finally and forever releases and discharges and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Kentucky Dance Council d/b/a Louisville Ballet Company (the "Louisville Ballet"), and its related entities of whatever kind or nature, successors, assigns, officers, directors, attorneys, agents and employees, from all liability regardless of the cause, claims, demands, actions, causes of action, damages, lawsuits and expenses of any and every kind or nature which Dancer and Parent or Guardian (individually and collectively), their attorneys, heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns may have or may in the future have against the Louisville Ballet, including, but not limited to, suits, contracts, controversies, agreements, promises, trespasses, damages, judgments, executions or any actions sounding in tort or contract or pursuant to any statute or regulations, whether direct or indirect, whether presently discoverable or undiscoverable, whether caused by the negligence of Louisville Ballet or any other person or entity in connection with any activity in which Dancer, Parent or Guardian (individually or collectively) participates during the period in which these events take place, including any period traveling to and from the events described.

The undersigned parent (or guardian) hereby appoints Kentucky Dance Council to authorize unexpected medical care, and/or hospitalization for Dancer.

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        Dancer Signature                                Parent (or Guardian) Signature                      Date