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. 

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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

The Nutcracker Spectacular | Nutty Nutcracker

Shuffles & Ballet II | 1521 Merrill Drive, Little Rock, AR 72211

All audition age groups may be split into (2) auditions during the advertised audition time to accommodate smaller class sizes. Dancers should join the audition class of their age on August 13, 2021. Dancers must be 6 years old by August 13, 2021. Advanced registration is required.

Friday, August 13, 2021

 

Age 15-18: 4:00-5:00pm | Sign In: 3:40pm

 

Age 13-14, 6:00-7:00pm | Sign In: 5:40pm

Saturday, August 14, 2021

 

Ages 11-12: 10:00-11:00am | Sign In: 9:40am

 

Ages 9-10: 12:00pm-1:00pm | Sign In: 11:40am

 

Ages 8: 2:00pm-2:45pm | Sign in: 1:40pm

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Ages 7: 1:30-2:00pm | Sign in: 1:10pm

 

Ages 6: 3:00-3:30pm | Sign in: 2:40pm

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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 6-10.

  • 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.

Audition registration forms and fees for dancers age 6-18 are due by August 12th at 5:00pm.

**Updated 8/12/21 6:00pm- At this time, registration is now closed as the deadline has passed and the audition is at capacity. The next community cast audition opportunity is listed below.

Coppélia and the Toymaker 

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 Save the Date 

November 14 | Ballet Arkansas  | 4:30 - 7:30 

Details coming soon! 

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