Ballet Quad Cities Announces Auditions for
 The Nutcracker
Ballet Quad Cities Studios
613 17th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201
Ages 12-18 (or BQC level 6 and 7)
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 ~ 5:00pm registration
5:30-7:00 audition
Possible Call Backs
Ages 7-11 (or BQC Level 4 and 5)
(younger ages by invitation only)
Saturday, September 8, 2018 ~ 10:00am registration
10:30-11:30 audition
Possible Call Backs
Before auditioning make sure to read all of the information below:
Ballet Quad Cities’ “The Nutcracker” is a professional production.  Casting is determined by costume availability, dancer’s height, skill level, and stage presence.  If cast, you will be expected to attend all rehearsals for your role.  All rehearsals in the theater the week of the performance and all performances are absolutely mandatory.  Rehearsals will begin in October and will be held on Tuesday and Friday nights from 6:00-8:30 and Saturdays from 12:45-5:00.  Your role will be rehearsed at some point each week during these time slots.  Each week’s specific schedule will be emailed at least one week prior to rehearsal.  All communications will be via the email address:  Use this email address to communicate about Nutcracker schedules and questions.  Check your email often; it is you and your dancer’s responsibility to keep track of your dancer’s schedule.  Missing an email will not be an excuse for missing a rehearsal.  There will be a costume fee for each role, and specific shoes and tights will need to be purchased by each dancer to wear for performances.  All cast members will be performing in Davenport, and will be traveling to Cedar Rapids to perform.  Costume fittings will be announced at a later date.

Important dates to mark on your calendar:
September 21- Nutcracker Cast listed posted at the studio by 5:00pm.
September 28 - All dancers accepting roles need to initial the cast list by the 28th.
November 21-23 No rehearsals (Thanksgiving Break)
November 24 - Mandatory full cast run through at the studio
November 29 & November 30- rehearsals at Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids, IA
Saturday December 1 - Public performances at Paramount Theatre
December 6 - rehearsals at Adler Theatre in Davenport, IA
December 7 - 10:00am School Matinee performance at Adler Theatre
December 8 & December 9 - Public performances at Adler Theatre