Ballet Arkansas Holiday Dances at the Capitol
Winter Wonderland is a holiday-themed video project, filmed by Emmy Award winning videographer Chris Cranford in front of the Arkansas State Capitol this November, that provides a unique opportunity for young dancers ages 6-18 with the opportunity to celebrate the holidays with Ballet Arkansas! Dancers will join us for a virtual placement process in late September, enjoy 5 weekends of virtual rehearsal in October and early November, film the project in mid-November, and enjoy watching the broadcast in December with family and friends!

Learn more below and fill out this registration form. Upon submission, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to submit the non-refundable placement fee ($20). Please direct all inquiries to

All dancers must be age 6-18 by the audition date, currently enrolled in dance classes for Fall 2020, and fulfill the minimum requirements of dance training; 1 year of dance training for dancers 6-7, 2 years of dance training for dancers 8-9, 3 years of dance training for dancers 10-12, 4 years of dance training for dancers 13-18.

Saturday, September 26th
Ages 14-18 | 4:00 - 5:00pm, log on at 3:50pm

Sunday, September 27th
Ages 6-7 | 12:45 - 1:45pm, log on at 12:35pm
Ages 8-9 | 1:00 - 2:00pm, log on at 12:50pm
Ages 10-11 | 2:15 - 3:15pm, log on at 2:05pm
Ages 12-13 | 3:30 - 4:30, log on at 3:20pm

Females: Black leotard, full-length pink/flesh-toned tights (tights must be inside the ballet shoes), pink/flesh-toned ballet shoes, pink/flesh-toned pointe shoes. Hair must be secured neatly in a bun with hair spray and bobby pins.
Males: White fitted t-shirt, ballet shoes, and black: dance tights, jazz pants or non-baggy shorts. Hair should be out of the eyes.

September 29th at 5:00pm

October 1st at 5:00pm

Rehearsals for each group (12 dancers or less) will occur over the course of 5 weekends: October 2-4, October 9-11, October 16-18, October 23-25, November 6-8. *November 6-8th may be changed to a site specific, outdoor rehearsal within 15 miles of Little Rock, AR.

Dancers are allowed 1 absence. Dancers who miss more than 1 rehearsal are required to schedule a 1/2 hour private lesson ($40) to make up the rehearsal. All rehearsal will be conducted on Zoom with individualized corrections and a Ballet Arkansas Ballet Master.

Filming will occur at the Arkansas State Capitol on Saturday, November 14th between 8:45am - 2:30pm or Sunday, November 15th between 9:00am - 3:00pm. Dancers must be available on both dates. Each group will receive a designated film time announced following placement. In the instance of bad weather, we have held Sunday, November 22nd for a backup filming date. Please note that filming will occur outdoors, and it may be a touch chilly!

In order to minimize health concerns related to costume fittings, costumes will be ordered by Ballet Arkansas and will be kept by each participant. Parents will use the costume chart provided on this registration form and after accepting their role, costumes will be immediately purchased by Ballet Arkansas. *Please note that costume availability may change from now until ordering takes place in early October, therefore roles/costumes in marketing photos may be adjusted to accommodate current costume availability.


Non-refundable Placement Fee | $20
Deadline | Friday, September 24th at 5:00pm

Non-refundable Costume Fee | $75
Deadline | Thursday, October 1st at 5:00pm

Rehearsal & Production Fee | $55
Deadline | Friday, November 6th at 5:00pm
*Rehearsal fees ($30) will be pro-rated, and production fees ($25) will be refunded, should the project be cancelled.

Ballet Arkansas and cast members will adhere to enhanced health protocols on the filming date, including health screenings on the morning of the filming date and upon arrival, social distancing, and mask wearing prior to performance. Additional details will be provided in the cast information packet.

Winter Wonderland was designed to suit the times and with the health and safety of our staff and participants in mind. Ballet Arkansas will continually monitor requirements outlined by government and health officials and Ballet Arkansas will explore every opportunity for the continuation of the project.
Email address *
Dancer's First Name *
Dancer's Last Name *
Dancer's Age as of September 26th *
Dancer's Birthdate *
Dancer will be attending the following virtual audition. *
Years of dance training. *
Years on pointe (if applicable) *
Current dance school or program *
Current academic school and grade *
My dancer meets the participant requirements. *
Participant Requirements - Dancer is enrolled in dance classes for Fall 2020. Dancer meets minimum of training (unless otherwise approved by Artistic Staff):1 year of dance training for dancers 6-7, 2 years of dance training for dancers 8-9 ,3 years of dance training for dancers 10-12, 4 years of dance training for dancers 13+
Conflicts: Please notify us (and provide explanation) if your dancer has a conflict with the filming dates and times. We cannot guarantee accommodation and conflict(s) may affect placement. *
Filming Dates: Nov. 14th between 8:45am - 2:30pm | Nov. 15th between 9:00am - 3:00pm | Backup Film Date: Nov. 22nd
Rehearsal Conflicts: Please notify us and provide explanation, if there is a rehearsal weekend that your dancer is unable to attend. Dancers are allowed to miss 1 rehearsal. Dancers who miss more than 1 rehearsal will be required to make up their lesson with a 1/2 hour private lesson ($40). *
Rehearsal weekends include October 2-4, October 9-11, October 16-18, October 23-25, and November 6-8.
Rehearsal Schedule: If your dancer has a regularly scheduled dance class or conflict on Friday - Sunday, please list the conflict date/time and explanation here. Potential rehearsal times are listed below. We will do our very best to schedule dancers in a way that provides them this opportunity, but we cannot guarantee accommodation. *
Friday between 4:00 - 7:00pm, Saturday between 9am and 5pm, & Sundays 1:00-5:00pm
Costume Sizing Chart
If we accept our role on October 1st, please order the following size, as listed on the sizing chart options above. Ballet Arkansas is not responsible for the selected size. *
Please fill out the full name of the person who is completing this form (must be the parent, legal guardian, or dancer - ages 18 and older). *
What is your relationship to the dancer who is being registered? *
Parent/Guardian First & Last Name *
Parent/Guardian Email Address(es)
Parent/Guardian Phone Number (Format: xxx-xxx-xxxx)
Please list ALL email addresses (with a comma in between) which you would like to receive correspondence from BA. *
Emergency Contact First & Last Name (*if different than Parent/Guardian) *
Emergency Contact Phone Number (Format: xxx-xxx-xxxx) *
I recognize that a non-refundable placement fee ($20) is required in order to complete my registration. *
I grant Ballet Arkansas permission to use the photographs or video taken during the placement, which may include my dancer, for publicity, advertising, and web content. I recognize that these materials may be utilized in Ballet Arkansas’ marketing materials on social media, website, and other public platforms. I may submit a written request to Ballet Arkansas at for the removal of an image from Ballet Arkansas’ marketing materials or promotion, should I so desire. *
I understand that all correspondence in regards to the Winter Wonderland project should be directed through the staff of Ballet Arkansas through and 501-223-5150. *
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