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2021 Nutcracker Parent/Dancer Info

The Children’s Nutcracker Rehearsal and Performance Information 2021

The Children’s Nutcracker is our All School Performance for our 2021 Winter Gala. The Children’s Nutcracker is an abridged version of the Nutcracker Ballet that tells the whole story of the Nutcracker but in a more

succinct child friendly way! The performance is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes in length.

There will be two performances on December 4th with two casts. CAST A will perform at 2:00pm and CAST B will perform at 7:00pm.


Please Note: MAD Co., Mini MAD, Jazz 3, Contemporary 3, Ballet 4, 4/5, 5, 5/6, and Lyrical 2/3, 4, 5 will perform in BOTH SHOWS!

 

CAST A:   2:00pm Show

ACT I
Preballet Saturday- Overature
Ballet 3 Cast A - Party Scene
Jazz 3- Soldier Doll
MAD- Harlequin
mini MAD- lullaby
Jazz 1- little mice
MAD Co. & mini MAD- Battle Scene
Contemporary 1 & 3- Snow Scene

ACT II
Intro to Act 2- mini-MAD and MAD Co.
Tiny Tap- Fanfare
MAD Co.- Spanish
Lyrical 2/3, 4, 5- Waltz of the Flowers
Ballet 2 Saturday- Marzipan
mini-MAD & MAD Co.- Chinese
Ballet 1 Saturday- BonBons

Ballet 4-6- Arabian
Jazz 2- Russian
Sugar Plum/ Cavalier- MAD Co.
Finale- mini-MAD & MAD Co.

 

CAST B:   7:00pm Show

ACT I
Preballet Monday- Overature
Ballet 3 Cast B - Party Scene
Jazz 3- Soldier Doll
MAD- Harlequin
mini MAD- lullaby         
Preballet Wednesday- little mice
MAD Co. & mini MAD- Battle Scene
Contemporary 2 & 3- Snow Scene

ACT II
Intro to Act 2- mini-MAD and MAD Co.
MAD Co.- Spanish
Lyrical 2/3, 4, 5- Waltz of the Flowers
Ballet 2 Tuesday- Marzipan
mini-MAD & MAD Co.- Chinese
Ballet 1 Wednesday- BonBons                                   
Ballet 4-6- Arabian
Tap 1 & Tap 2- Russian
Sugar Plum/ Cavalier- MAD Co.
Finale- mini-MAD & MAD Co.

 

 

REHEARSALS:

 A Full Run through of ACT I CAST A and CAST B at MotionArts:  will take place on Saturday November 13th  CAST A 1:00-2:00pm (TINY TAP WILL BE DONE AT 1:15) CAST B 2:15-3:15pm

 

A Full Run through of ACT II CAST A and CAST B at MotionArts: will take place on Saturday November 20th CAST A 1:00-2:00pmCAST B 2:15-3:15pm (ARABIAN and WALTZ OF THE FLOWERS are not needed for the CAST B Run through since they are also CAST A)

 

Dress Rehearsal at The Buskirk Chumley Theater for CAST A (Parents may attend) will take place on Friday, December 3rd. ACT I dancers will rehearse 6:00-7:30pm,  ACT II dancers will rehearse 7:00-8:30pm. Once your dancer’s class has finished, you are welcome to leave the rehearsal, you do not have to stay for the full rehearsal.

 

Dress Rehearsal at The Buskirk Chumley Theater for CAST B (Parents may attend) will take place on Saturday, December 4th 10:00-11:30am. Once your dancer has finished, you are welcome to leave the rehearsal, you do not have to stay for the full rehearsal. THE FOLLOWING CLASSES THAT ARE IN BOTH SHOWS DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND THIS REHEARSAL: Jazz 3, Contemporary 3, Ballet 4, 4/5, 5, 5/6, Lyrical 2/3, 4, 5 (MAD Co. and mini MAD Company dancers in– Lullaby, Harlequin, Sugar Plum, Chinese, Spanish, Intro to Act 2, and Finale do NOT need to attend unless you are in a class that needs to be there) .

 

SHOWS:

CAST A (2:00pm Show): Please drop off your dancer at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on December 4th by 1:00pm. Dancers will be directed to their assigned area to put on costumes and be organized with their teacher/group leader. Dancers will remain with their teacher/leader for the show, sitting in the student section with their class. If a dancer is in more than one dance, their teachers will make sure they are handed off to the next teacher. Older students ages 10+ in multiple dances may report to the downstairs dressing room and remain there for the show after checking in. The show starts at 2:00pm and should end at approximately 3:15pm. There will be a full cast bow at the end of the show. Dancers must return costumes neatly to their assigned area in the marked bins before leaving the theater.

 

CAST B (7:00pm Show): Please drop off your dancer at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on December 4th by 6:00pm. Dancers will be directed to their assigned area to put on costumes and be organized with their teacher/group leader. Dancers will remain with their teacher/leader for the show, sitting in the student section with their class. If a dancer is in more than one dance, their teachers will make sure they are handed off to the next teacher. Older students ages 10+ in multiple dances may report to the downstairs dressing room and remain there for the show after checking in. The show starts at 7:00pm and should end at approximately 8:15pm. There will be a full cast bow at the end of the show. Dancers must return costumes neatly to their assigned area in the marked bins before leaving the theater.

 

Costume Requirements by Class: 

All Dancers must wear a brown, beige, or pink mask to match skin tone– no exceptions per BCT management.

 Costume Loan: MotionArts owns all costumes and accessories. We do this to help keep the cost low for all dancers and to be responsible consumers! Some costumes will be distributed the last week of classes, but most pieces will be distributed at the theater. Dancers will need to wear their own leotard, tights, and shoes (requirements by class listed below) and arrive ready to put their costume on. All Costumes and accessories distributed at the theater must be returned immediately after the show to their designated bins to be used again for the next performance.

 

Preballet: Pink narrow strap leotard (no skirts) pink tights with feet, pink ballet slippers, hair in bun.

Ballet 1: Girls: Black narrow strap leotard, pink ballet slippers, hair in bun (tights optional since costume includes leggings. Boys: fitted biker shorts, black ballet slippers.

Ballet 2: Black narrow strap leotard, pink tights with feet, pink ballet slippers, hair in bun.

Ballet 3: Any color leotard, pink tights with feet, pink shoes, hair in bun.

Ballet 4-6: nude leotard, pink tights, ballet slippers, hair in bun.

Lyrical 2/3, 4, 5: leotard from MotionArts (may want to wear nude leotard underneath) pink tights, ballet slippers, hair in bun.

Contemporary 1,2,3: Nude or light pink narrow strap leotard, pink footless or convertible tights, hair in bun.

Jazz 1: Black narrow strap leotard (no skirts), pink tights, jazz shoes, hair in bun.

Jazz 2: Black narrow strap leotard, plain black ankle length leggings (may wear over pink tights if tights needed for another dance), jazz shoes, hair in bun

Jazz 3: Black narrow strap leotard, plain black ankle length leggings (may wear over pink tights if tights needed for another dance), jazz shoes, hair in bun.

Tiny Tap, Tap 1, Tap 2: Girls: Black narrow strap leotard, pink tights with feet, black socks if needed black tap shoes, hair in bun. Boys: tank top, biker shorts, black socks, black tap shoes.

 

Tickets:

Tickets (general admission, covered by the Performance Fee) will be handed out to each family at the studio. Each family will be allotted 2 tickets per show that their dancers are participating in. This allows us to keep our audience spread out. There will be NO additional tickets available. The show will be recorded and released on YouTube for a limited time. A link will be made available to all dancers to share with family and friends through January.