We are thrilled to be producing CSDA's The Nutcracker once again this December.
We would greatly appreciate your reaching out via NextDoor/neighborhood lists, school email lists and your friends and family to see if there are any non-CSDA families who may have children who would like to participate in the production. If we reach the minimum of 30 dancers, the student participation fee will be $325 for the first sibling participating, with a 10% discount for any additional siblings. This helps defray the cost of costuming, scenery, backdrops, theatre rental fees, and all rehearsals. This non-refundable fee is due by October 1st.
Tickets will be available for purchase closer to the event.
The dress rehearsal will be Saturday December 3rd and there will be two performances, an evening show, on Saturday December 3rd and a matinee on Sunday December 4th at the Kreeger Auditorium of the Bender JCC, Rockville, MD. (Please keep Friday December 2nd to Sunday December 4th available in case of changes).
Casting and Rehearsal Schedule: We will share the casting up until now (as always, subject to change) and the rehearsal schedule via email this evening and soon after on cshepparddanceacademy.com. All regular rehearsals are held at the studio.
We are looking for community involvement (parents, grandparents, siblings and friends over 14) to help with staging props and sets, embellishing costumes, providing backstage assistance, building or donating small props, and participating in the Party scene:) We will also need volunteers to help with fundraising ideas or donation/sponsorship ideas or personal donations. Please let us know if you are interested in sharing your talents to make this a great production.
Parent confirmation: Please see the agreement text below, noting all of your participating students' names, and respond with your consent by September 28th .
Thanks so much for all of your enthusiasm around The Nutcracker and for taking care of these necessary requests. As always feel free to contact me with any questions.
Candi, Reagan and Valeria