Auditions for Nutcracker scheduled for September 11

Published 3:35 pm Thursday, September 9, 2010

Ballet Spartanburg will hold auditions for its Christmas presentation of the classic ballet The Nutcracker on Saturday, September 11, at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg. There will be three audition times, each for a specific age group. The times are 9 to 10 a.m. for 8-, 9-, and 10-year-olds; 10 to 11 a.m. for 11-, 12- and 13-year-olds; and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 14-year-olds and older. Arrive 30 minutes prior to audition time.

Girls 14 years old and older should bring their pointe shoes, and 8-year-olds must bring a birth certificate for proof of age. In addition, all girls should wear pink tights, solid color leotards, and pink ballet shoes. Their hair should be in a bun. Girls in T-shirts, leg warmers or skirts are not acceptable. Boys should wear white T-shirts, black tights or bike shorts, white socks and ballet shoes.

Dancers should also bring a full-body photo in dancewear and in first position.

For additional information, call Ballet Spartanburg at 583-0339.