Ballet Wichita 2019 Spring Auditions for Cinderella and Runway Pursuit
One day only! Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Ballet Wichita, 1600 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67203
The 2019 Cinderella and Runway Pursuit performances will be held at various venues throughout Wichita and surrounding communities. Performance dates may include May 10-11, May 24, June 6-9, September 6-8, September 13-15 and October 5-6. Additional dates may be added.
The following registration form is required for all dancers auditioning to perform with Ballet Wichita for the 2019 Cinderella and Runway Pursuit performance season. If there are multiple dancers in your family, a registration form must be filled out for each dancer.
All dancers MUST be registered before they will be allowed to audition. Ballet Wichita’s Spring 2019 auditions are open to dancers who are 10 years old by the date of auditions. If you are unable to register online and need to complete a paper registration, please arrive 30 minutes prior to your audition time.
Audition FEE: The Audition FEE is $25 per dancer and is due at the time of registration. Once you submit your online registration, you will be directed to the Audition FEE payment page to pay the Audition FEE.
Audition Groups: All dancers MUST arrive at Ballet Wichita at the time listed below, NO NEED TO ARRIVE ANY EARLIER. However, if registering via paper (not electronically), arrive 30 minutes prior to your audition time listed below to ensure completion of all paperwork prior to auditions.
- Intermediate: Auditions: 12:00 – 2:00.
- Minimum 4 years ballet training.
- Age 10 & Older.
- No Pointe shoes.
- Advanced: Auditions: 1:15 – 3:45.
- Minimum 4 years Pointe technique.
- Minimum 6 years ballet training.
- Age 13 & Older.
- Pointe shoes required.
What to expect AT Auditions:
The audition is about showcasing each dancer’s skills for the Artistic Director to determine where each dancer fits best in the production. During the audition, Ballet Wichita’s Artistic Director and assistant(s) will walk through the room and make notes on each dancer’s level of training and abilities, as well as note moments of particular movement qualities. Taking notes helps the Artistic Director prepare the cast roles. All casting decisions will be made solely by the Artistic Director. Auditions will be taped. Photographs and measurements of dancers will be taken.
Audition Attire: Be prepared for Class! Black leotards and pink tights, with leotard over the tights and either ballet slippers or pointe shoes depending on audition group description. Boys and men in all black attire. (No leg warmers, dance skirts or shorts). Hair secured in a ballet bun, no jewelry or piercings shown.
What to expect AFTER Auditions:
Within five (5) days following the audition, each dancer will receive an email notification informing him/her whether he/she has been cast and which role(s) he/she will be dancing. Dancers will receive a rehearsal schedule at that time. The rehearsals will begin March 19, depending on the role.
Dancers will have up to three (3) days following the email notification to accept his/her role(s), sign the Letter of Commitment, and pay the $50 Production Fee all via a password protected link sent in the email notification. If dancers do not complete the previously mentioned items within three (3) days of notification, roles will be re-cast.
Production FEE: The Production FEE is $50 per dancer and is DUE when the dancer signs their Letter of Commitment. The Production Fee covers many things, such as the maintenance and repairs of the costumes used by Ballet Wichita. There will be an opportunity when signing the Letter of Commitment to discuss a payment option for the Production Fee, if needed. Depending on the role, there may be a specific type of dance shoe, leotard, or tights and stage makeup that dancers will need to purchase.
NOTE: If you are unable to attend auditions due to a conflict, please contact us NO later than Wednesday, February 20 by email (*preferred) at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us: 316-687-5880.
The Ballet Wichita family looks forward to seeing you at auditions!