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Columbus, GA 31908

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Production Participation-Costume Rental Fee - $115

WHAT ABOUT AUDITIONS?

 

  • Dancers auditioning for Academy Dance Center's 'Rudolph' are encouraged to take regular dance lessons, but are not required to participate.

  • Dancers will be viewed by age groups and placed according to the roles/costumes available. Choreographers will show a few steps from the appropriate dance(s) for each age group, and then have dancers show the steps in small groups. Every effort is made to place ALL dancers auditioning in a role suited to their age and abilities.
     

  • No prepared work is needed for the audition, but a professional appearance, attention to detail, pointed feet, good posture, an interested smile and focused behavior will enhance the experience and the dancer’s placement.

  • Complete and bring the audition registration form with you to the audition.

  • Audition times are listed by age groups: Ages 6 - 11: 9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. &  Ages 12 & Up: 11:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE AT LEAST 15 MINUTES EARLY TO BE dressed, warmed-up and ready for your groups’ audition.

 

  • Participants will be notified of casting decisions by email within the week following their audition. Rehearsals will begin Saturday morning - August 24.

WHAT DO WE WEAR?

  • Audition participants should wear their normal dance class attire and bring the corresponding dance shoes to audition with.

  • Dancers with minimal experience should wear 'easy to move-in' clothes and tennis shoes.

 

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Submit the Production Participation-Costume Rental Fee of $115 by the first rehearsal, August 24.

  • Attend all rehearsals; 1 excused absence allowed (see Absence Information)

  • Purchase your own Tights & Shoe colors for Character & Pre-Character Roles or Ensemble Dance Routines

 

  • Submit the minimum Ticket Purchase of 4 tickets at $21 each by November 2.

WHAT IS THE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE?

A detailed rehearsal schedule will be provided in the placement acceptance email after the audition & monthly updated rehearsal calendars will be sent as the season progresses.

 

Rehearsals will take place at Academy Dance Center - 4300 Warm Springs Road Columbus, GA 31909.

 

Generally, rehearsals will occur every other weekend starting Saturday, August 24 until the performance.

Rehearsal times will vary depending on the casting selections and routine placement.

During October/November, rehearsals & run-throughs will take place more frequently (excluding Thanksgiving Break week). 

 

Characters & Pre-Characters along with some routines will rehearse every Thursday (starting Aug. 29) from 7:30 p.m. - 8:55 p.m.

General Saturday Rehearsal Dates for All Performers:

August 24, 

September 7 & 21,

October 5 & 19,

November 2, 16, & 23

WHAT IF I HAVE TO BE ABSENT FOR A REHEARSAL?

  • Dancers are allowed ONE excused/predetermined absence. A second absence may be allowed at the director’s discretion.

 

  • Notify ADC via email to academydancecenter@gmail.com as soon you know about pre- determined absences. Please include the name of the dancer, date of planned absence and reason for absence.

 

  • Emergency absences (illnesses, changes of plans, family funerals) must be called in to (706) 561 - 8085.

 

  • Failure to report absences may result in dismissal.

HOW CAN I HELP?

 

Thanks for asking!! Volunteers are essential to bringing this performance to life. All families are asked to participate or volunteer in support of this production in some way. We will be using the online service VolunteerSpot so please watch your emails for information.

 

To support and keep production/ticket prices low souvenirs will be sold during this production.  Please support us by purchasing:

  • DVDs

  • Program advertising

  • Production T-Shirt Sales

After Placement & Cast assignments, additional Production information will be provided & includes:

1. Monthly Detailed Rehearsal Schedules

2. Dress Rehearsal & Performance Information

3. Performance Hair & Makeup

4. Costume Rental Policy