School Nutcracker info

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    Ballet Office Has Moved!

    The Minnesota Ballet office in our new quarters:
    Minnesota Ballet
    Wells Fargo Building
    230 W. Superior St. Suite 50
    Duluth, MN 55802

    Building Level AB
    Office Hours:
    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Office phone: 218-529-3742

    Free Trial Classes September 8

    Saturday Sampler
    Ballet Studios at The Depot
    506 West Michigan Street

    It’s great chance for children, teens, and adults to try a free class or two and for ballet students new to the school to be placed at the most appropriate level.

    No reservations needed. No need to wear special dancewear for the Sampler; come in comfortable clothing.

    For More Information: 218-529-3742

    Saturday Sampler Schedule
    10:00-10:30 Creative Movement (age 3-5 yrs)
    10:30-11:00 Pre-Ballet (age 6-7 yrs)
    11:00-11:30 Ballet Technique (ages 8-10
    11:30-12:00 Ballet Technique (age 11-adult)
    12:00-12:30 Beginning Tap (age 10-adult)
    12:30-1:00 Jazz (age 12-adult)
    1:00-1:30 Modern (age 12-adult)

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  • The rehearsal schedule for this production is rigorous and mandatory.
    Dancers cannot be in The Nutcracker unless they can commit to
    every Saturday rehearsal through to the production.

    Click here to download the Parental Agreement Form 2017.

    Click here to download the 2017 backstage Nutcracker handbook.

    There will also be evening rehearsals the week of the performance
    beginning Tuesday, December 5, 2017

    Some upper-level students may be chosen to go on tour with the Company.

    Our tour dates for The Nutcracker 2017 include:

    Performances, November 14 – 19, 2017: Cedar Falls, IA (departing possibly Tuesday November 14th, returning November 19)

    The Nutcracker will be performed at the DECC Symphony Hall
    7 p.m. Fri., Dec. 8 & Sat., Dec. 9 • 3 p.m. Sun., Dec. 10

    Fergus Falls, MN: December 12 – 17th.

    Nutcracker Rehearsal Schedule 2017
    REHEARSALS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND TIME ADJUSTMENTS!

    Saturday, December 2 (Company in Rehearsals)
    12:30–1:15 Street Scene / Party Scene
    1:15–2:00 Battle Scene / Snow
    2:00–2:10 BREAK
    2:10–3:30 Act II – ALL, Dances (including Gingerbread), FINALE, Final Street Scene

    Cast members will be notified of the remaining rehearsals,
    which will be held EVERY Saturday, INCLUDING MEA Weekend,
    with the sole exception of Thanksgiving Break.
    Costume Fitting (date & times to be announced)

    The Nutcracker will be performed at DECC Symphony Hall:
    7 P.M. Fri., Dec. 8 & Sat., Dec. 9 • 3 P.M. Sun., Dec. 10

     Please click here to read about your Child’s Costume information.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Nutcracker Rehearsal & Theatre Schedule 2017 (SUBJECT TO CHANGE!)

     


    Monday, December 4, Costume Fittings at the DECC Backstage:
    4:00 Party Scene
    4:30 Geisha
    5:10 Carolers
    5:30 Gingerbread
    6:00 Street Scene
    6:30 Soldiers
    7:00 Mice

    Please click here to read about how to prepare your child for their costume fitting.

    *ALL cast members (Red AND Green must check in at theater before all rehearsals and performances, in case they have to go on for a missing or sick dancer in the role they are cast in).Theatre Rehearsal Schedule

    -All Classes for Levels III and below will be held as usual the week of the performances.
    -Level IV & up will be taking class at the Theatre with the company beginning Tuesday,
    December 6th.

    Tuesday, December 5
    5:00-6:00 p.m. Warm-up for Ballet IV—Company (on stage at DECC)
    5:30 p.m. Call for all other cast members backstage
    6:30-9:00 p.m. First technical rehearsal on stage (Red Cast on stage/Green Casting watching & listening)

    Wednesday, December 6
    5:00-6:15 p.m. Warm-up for Ballet IV—Company (on stage at DECC)
    6:00 p.m. Call for all other cast members backstage
    7:00-9:30 p.m. Dress rehearsal w/Orchestra on stage (Green Cast on stage/Red Casting watching & listening.) Parents, please be aware rehearsal times w/orchestra are approximate.

    Thursday, December 7
    5:00-6:00 p.m. Warm-up for Ballet IV—Company (on stage at DECC)
    6:00 p.m. Call for all other cast members backstage
    7:00-9:30 p.m. Dress rehearsal w/Orchestra on stage (Red Cast on stage/Green Cast watching & listening.) Parents, please be aware rehearsal times w/orchestra are approximate.
    All present to set bows after the Dress Rehearsal

    Friday, December 8
    5:00-6:00 p.m. Warm-up for Ballet IV—Company (on stage at DECC)
    6:00 p.m. Call for all other cast members backstage
    7:00 p.m. Opening Night Performance (Red Cast)

    Saturday, December 9
    Regular Saturday Classes for Creative Movement—Pre-Ballet at DEPOT
    12:00-1:00 p.m. Class for Ballet V—Company (on stage at DECC)
    1:00-2:30 p.m. Notes and Rehearsal for Ballet IV—Company (All Soldiers and Mice also)
    5:00-6:00 p.m. Warm-up for Ballet IV—Company (on stage at DECC)
    6:00 p.m. Call for all other cast members backstage
    7:00 p.m. Performance (Green Cast)

    Sunday, December 10
    1:00-2:00 p.m. Warm-up for Ballet IV—Company (onstage at DECC)
    2:00 p.m. Call time for all other cast members backstage
    3:00 p.m. Performance (Red Cast)