HOLIDAY DANCES AT THE CAPITOL
All dancers must be 6-18 years old by the audition date, be 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.
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.
FEES | $150 Total
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.
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. *November 6-8 th may be changed to a site specific, outdoor rehearsal within 15 miles of Little Rock, AR.
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 purchased by Ballet Arkansas. *Costume availability may change from now until ordering takes place in early October, therefore roles may be adjusted to accommodate current costume availability.
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 before dancer's accept their role.
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 the guidelines and requirements outlined by government and health officials. Ballet Arkansas will explore every opportunity for the continuation of the project.
Please send all inquiries to Catherine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter Wonderland is a holiday - themed video performance 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 over Zoom for a 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 film in December! Dancers keep their costumes.
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
Rehearsals for each group (12 dancers or less) will occur over the course of 5 weekends. Exact rehearsal times will be announced with your roles.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF ROLES & REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
September 29th at 5:00pm
DEADLINE TO ACCEPT OR DECLINE YOUR ROLE
October 1st at 5:00pm
Filming will occur at the Arkansas State Capitol on Saturday, November 14th between 9am and 4pm. Each group will receive a designated film time following placement. Dancers must be available on Sunday, November 15th and Saturday, November 21st, in the instance of bad weather. Please note that filming will occur outdoors, and it may be a touch chilly!