Nutcracker Auditions

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Name: Nutcracker Auditions
Date: August 19, 2023
Time: 12:30 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
Sugar Plum and Cavalier
Event Description:
Gainesville, FL, July 16, 2023:Dance Alive National Ballet, now in its 57th year, is pleased to announce auditions for DANCE ALIVE NATIONAL BALLET, NUTCRACKER & NEXT GENERATION.
WHAT: Auditions for DANB, Nutcracker and the youth group, Next Generation
WHEN: Saturday, August 19th @ from 12:30-6:00 PM
WHERE: Pofahl Studios, 1325 NW 2 Street Gainesville, FL 32601
COST: Audition fee of $25
INFORMATION: 352-371-2986,
DANB Artistic Director Kim Tuttle will be casting for selected roles in DANB’s 2023-2024 productions as well as NUTCRACKER. Directors of the student group, NEXT GENERATION, will select members for the 2023-2024 company.  DANB welcomes dancers from surrounding counties, studios and gyms. Those auditioning should arrive 30 minutes before the audition in order to complete paperwork and receive their number.
  • For girls, black leotard, pink tights, and appropriate shoes with hair up.
  • For boys, white t-shirt, black tights, shorts or bicycle pants and appropriate shoes.
  • For acrobats, appropriate clothing.
  • 12:30-1:15   ages 7-8       1:30-2:15  age 9-10        2:15-3:15    age 11-13
Ballet experience required. Audition for Soldiers, Party Children, Franz’ friends, Mice, Next Generation.
  • 3:30-4:15  age 11-14   2nd year pointe as of August 2023.    Same age jazz dancers.
  • 4:30-5:15  age 12-17   3rd year pointe as of August 2023.    Same age jazz dancers.
Audition for Party Children, Franz’ friends, Clara’s friends, Young Adults, Mice, Angels, Snowflakes, Act II corps, DANB & Next Generation.
Pointe experience required for girls.  
  • 5:30-6:00    Audition for Tumblers age 7-18.   
Must be able to do back handsprings, splits, headstands,
front and back walkovers and aerial tricks.
NOTE:  Some dancers will be selected for Nutcracker tour which begins November 18 in Alachua before heading to South Carolina, Mississippi, Villages (FL) before returning to Alachua County for performances beginning December 13 and then heading to Ocala for performances the 18th through the 20th.
Event Media:
Pofahl Studios
1325 NW 2 Street
Gainesville, FL  32601
Date/Time Information:
August 19th
12:30 PM to 6:00 PM
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