Moscow Ballet’s community engagement program “Dance-with-Us ” brings the historic Russian Vaganova ballet pedagogy to American children in each city on the N American Tour. Moscow Ballet Audition Director Olena Pedan arrives in Edmonton on September 25 at 4:45 pm to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!
Ballerina Olena Pedan will audition and rehearse children ages 6 to 17 years with at least 1 year of ballet training. Children’s roles are as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Maidens, and more. Auditions are free, there may be a casting fee. Dress rehearsal is on stage with the Russian company and children’s costumes are provided by Moscow Ballet. Rehearsals run through the fall and take place at Moscow Ballet Host Studio The Dance Theatre Performing Arts Centre. Auditions will be held at The Orange Hub Rm 333 10045 156 Street Edmonton, Alberta. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions
The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 1:00 pm matinee and 7:00 pm at Horowitz Theatre.
Dance Theatre Performing Arts Centre is a Performing Arts School that offers children and adult classes in dance, drama, and voice. Although taught separately, all classes are inter-related and culminate in a full musical theatre production at the end of the season.Classes are taught by highly qualified and experienced instructors and performers in the disciplines offered. Class sizes are small (maximum of 10 students) with two staff present at all times. Most classes are generally open to parents at all times.
Students are accepted from ages 2 – adult. Each student is given the opportunity to dance, sing and act throughout the year. They are encouraged to participate in workshops, competitions, festivals, auditions and various performing opportunities. As an enhancement to the curriculum, movie days are held to introduce various styles of dance and theatre. Field trips to local and touring performance groups are also offered. Additional performing opportunities are offered through two Performing Companies: Edmonton Children’s Dance Theatre Company and the Young Performers.
Dance Theatre tuition fees are amongst the lowest in the city. Parents may obtain tuition assistance by participating in the E.C.D.T. Parent’s Association’s various fund raising activities. Students may earn a scholarship towards their tuition by participating in our self-directed learning program Intra-School Challenge. The studio strives to offer an inclusive program where students of all ages, levels and abilities are welcome. It is the goal to foster a lifelong love and appreciation of the performing arts in each student.