Schaumburg Dance Ensemble The Nutcracker auditions begin August 16
Professional and non-professional roles will be chosen. The 2019 race will feature 12 performances featuring over 100 dancers; child and adult roles are available.
Auditions will take place on the following dates:
General Auditions at the Al Larson Prairie Center For the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg:
Saturday August 17th
â¢ 9 am-11.15am for 8-10 year olds; minimum of one year of classical ballet training. Must be 8 years old on October 1, 2019.
â¢ 11:30 am to 1:45 pm for 11-13 year olds; minimum two years of classical ballet training.
â¢ 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. for boys aged 7 to 13; no dance training required. Must be 7 years old on October 1, 2019.
saturday 24 august
â¢ 10 am to 2 pm for 13 years old to adults; advanced intermediate. Bring advanced, character, jazz and ballet shoes.
Sunday 25 August
â¢ 8 am to 5 pm, reminders by invitation
Auditions at the Dance Academy of Libertyville, 746 E Park Ave., Libertyville:
Friday August 16
â¢ 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. for 8-10 year olds; minimum one year of classical ballet training. Must be 8 years old by October 1, 2019.
â¢ 6:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., parents’ meeting for all auditioning students.
â¢ 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. for 11-14 year olds; minimum two years of classical ballet training.
Sunday 25 August
â¢ 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts, Schaumburg, callbacks by invitation
Dancers are requested to register online at least 24 hours before the auditions. Registration is available at www.prairiecenter.org (Youth Programs, Schaumburg Dance Ensemble page). Dancers must arrive at least 20 minutes before auditions and are asked to bring a photo.
A parent or guardian must attend a meeting at the start of the hearing. The participation fee for cast members (for those selected) is $ 125 for performers in a single role and $ 175 for performers in multiple roles or in the role of Clara.
Auditions for salaried roles will be held by appointment at the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 25. Professional dancers are asked to call (847) 476-6407 to schedule an audition.
The Nutcracker performances will take place from December 6 to 15 at the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts.
More information is available at www.prairiecenter.org (Youth Programs, Schaumburg Dance Ensemble page) or by calling (847) 885-3370.
The Schaumburg Dance Ensemble is a program of the village of Schaumburg.
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