COMMUNITY CAST OVERVIEW

Ballet Arkansas auditions more than 300 community dancers each year for roles within the organization's  seasonal productions. It is our goal to provide each child with an enjoyable experience while in the audition, in rehearsal, and in performance. The audition and casting process is a complex one that must take many variables into consideration. Here you'll find helpful audition information and will learn about the process of bringing each Ballet Arkansas community cast production to life. 

21 | 22 PRODUCTIONS

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Children ages 6+ are invited to audition for the cast of "The Nutcracker Spectacular," held at Robinson Center between the dates of December 9-12, 2021. Featuring live music from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and new updates to the choreography and costumes, the program is the largest holiday production in Arkansas - reaching 10,000 + in a single weekend. *Adults interested in joining the 2021 cast, please email communitycast@balletarkansas.org.

 

Audition | August 

Rehearsals | September - December

Student Matinee Performances

December 9 & 10, 10:30am

Public Performances

December 10, 7:30pm

December 11, 2:30pm & 7:30pm

December 12, 2:00pm

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This year, Ballet Arkansas is pleased to present a world premiere holiday production built upon the foundation of "The Nutcracker Spectacular." The "Nutty Nutcracker" is filled with laugh-out-loud moments and is fun for the whole family. **Children and adults who are cast in "The Nutcracker Spectacular" will automatically be placed within the same role/s within the "Nutty Nutcracker."

Audition | August 

Rehearsals | September - December

 

Performances

December 9, 7:30pm

December 12, 6:00pm

 

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Children ages 9+ are invited to audition for this comedic classic, telling the story of young love, a Toymaker, and his Magic Doll. Performances will take place at UA - Pulaski Technical College's beautiful CHARTS Theater. 

 

Audition | November

Rehearsals | January - February 

Student Matinee Performances

February 17 & 18, 10:30am

Public Performances

February 17, 7:30pm

February 18, 7:30pm

February 19, 2:30pm & 7:30pm

February 20, 2:30pm

UPCOMING AUDITIONS

Coppélia & the Toymaker 

Children ages 9-18 are invited to audition for this comedic classic, telling the story of young love, a Toymaker, and his Magic Doll. Performances will take place at UA - Pulaski Technical College's beautiful CHARTS Theater on February 17 - 20, 2022. Rehearsals will take place over the course of 6 weekends, starting on January 8, 2022. 

Dancers should join the audition class of their age on November 14, 2021. Dancers must be 9 years old by November 14, 2021. Advanced registration is required. Audition registration forms and fees are due by November 13, 2021 at 6:00pm.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Ballet Arkansas | 520 Main Street, Little Rock, AR 72201

 

Age 12-14: 4:30-5:30pm | Sign In: 4:15pm

 

Age 9-11, 5:45-6:45 | Sign In: 5:30pm

Ages 15-18, 7:00-8:00 | Sign In: 6:45pm

Dress Code: 

  • Females: Black leotard, full-length pink tights with pink ballet shoes or full length flesh tone tights with flesh tone ballet shoes. Tights must be worn with tights inside the ballet slipper and drawstrings shall be tucked into the shoes. Hair must be secured neatly in a bun with hair spray and bobby pins.

    • Dancers en pointe for 1+ years, should bring pointe shoes to the audition. Pointe work is not required and will not be requested for ages 9-11.

  • Males: White or black fitted t-shirt, white ballet shoes with white socks or black ballet shoes, and black tights or dance shorts. Hair should be neat and out of the face and eyes. Long hair shall be secured neatly in a ponytail.

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