Ballet Quad Cities Auditions for
 The Nutcracker
Ballet Quad Cities Studios
613 17th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201
Ages 7-11 (or BQC Level 4 and 5)
(younger ages by invitation only)
Saturday, September 7, 2019 ~ 10:00am registration, 10:30-11:30 audition
Possible Call Backs
Ages 12-18 (or BQC level 6 and 7)
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 ~ 5:00pm registration, 5:30-7:00 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. Not every role will be rehearsed every week, or in every time slot. 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 most 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 20 - Nutcracker Cast listed posted at the studio by 5:00pm.
September 27 - All dancers accepting roles need to initial the cast list by the 27th.
November 27-29 No rehearsals (Thanksgiving Break)
November 30 - Mandatory full cast run through at the studio
December 5 & December 6 - evening rehearsals at Paramount Theatre in
Cedar Rapids, IA
Saturday December 7 – 2 Public performances at Paramount Theatre
December 12 – evening rehearsal at Adler Theatre in Davenport, IA
December 13 - 10:00am School Matinee performance at Adler Theatre
December 14 & December 15 – 3 Public performances at Adler Theatre