Welcome to the Bay Area Dance Company and Tiffany’s Dance Academy production of The Nutcracker. We are so excited that you have decided to join us. We hope that the following information will be helpful.
Cast lists will be posted here on our website and in all of the studios no later than Friday, August 31st. Once your dancer has been cast you must sign next to their name on the cast list indicating that they have accepted their role. All dancers must accept their roles by Tuesday, September 4th. If you have not signed by that time we will assume you are declining the role and it will be recast.
Each dance will rehearse once a week. If you are cast in more than one piece then you will have more than one rehearsal class. Rehearsal classes will begin the week of September 4th. Dances of 4 or more will be charged at the normal tuition rate for that class ($59 per month for a 45 minute class and $61 per month for a 1 hour class). If you are cast in a Trio your monthly tuition will average $56.68. If you are cast in a Duet your tuition will average $85 per month. Soloist classes will average $120 per month. If your dancer is cast in a Trio, Duet or Solo role, we will contact you regarding tuition before we post the cast list.
We want this to be the best experience possible for your dancer. In order for that to happen they must consistently come to rehearsals. They will only have approximately 12 rehearsals to learn their Nutcracker dances. Therefore, if your dancer misses 3 rehearsals we reserve the right to remove them from their dance. If this occurs, or if you choose to leave at a later date, no refunds will be given on tuition, costumes or tickets, unless there is a verified medical reason for the dancer to leave the show.
Each dance will have a costume. If you are cast in more than one dance then you will have more than one costume. The costumes run between $75-$100. We will measure for costumes at your first or second rehearsal. Your costume order must be placed and paid for by September 23rd.
Of course we cannot do all of this without a little help from our friends. There will be a variety of volunteer jobs available – ushers, backstage volunteers, flower wrappers, etc. As with our recitals we hope to make tickets available one day early for all of our wonderful volunteers.
Again, we are very excited that you have chosen to join us. If you have any questions please let us know.