Jan. 16: Peter Pan auditions with Saint Augustine Ballet

"“If there is anything more magical than seeing a wide-eyed young child watching their first performance of a ballet, it was watching the grace and skill of the young dancers  in Peter Pan.  Reflecting discipline much beyond their years, they created a magic of their own along with the professional dancers that were a seamless part of their troupe.  Being part of the audience of this community supported effort was not only a chance to see a fresh and polished performance, but to experience the enthusiasm for the arts that make all of us part of a very special place.  The Saint Augustine Ballet gives us a gift that goes far beyond the delight of Peter Pan and something we all can be proud to support," Mayor Nancy Shaver, City of St. Augustine

William Mcrea as Hook and the Crocodile, on stage in May 2015 during Saint Augustine Ballet’s Peter Pan. The 2016 ballet will be performance May 15-16. Auditions are Jan. 16. Photo by Julie Abella Photography

From the Saint Augustine Ballet 

Saint Augustine Ballet will hold open auditions for their production of Peter Pan on Saturday, Jan. 16 at Abella’s School of Dance, 1711 Lakeside Avenue Unit 9, in Saint Augustine. Registration will start at 10 a.m. Auditions begin promptly at 10:30 a.m.

All dancers, male and female, who are currently studying ballet are invited to the try outs. Auditions are open to all students of ballet regardless of dance studio affiliations. Dancers must have turned 8 years old by Sept. 1, 2015. A non-refundable $25 fee audition (cash or check only) will be charged at the time of registration.

All dancers, male and female, must bring a 4” x 6” photo in First Arabesque to the audition. Proper ballet attire is required:  black leotard, pink tights with hair in a bun for females; black pants and white shirt for males.   Once cast, there is an additional non-refundable performance fee of $175 to cover master classes with guest artists, costume rental with fittings, and a cast t-shirt. Audition registration forms are available at www.saintaugustineballet.com. If you have additional questions please contact info@saintaugustineballet.com.

Once cast, dancers must commit to the weekly Saturday rehearsal schedule and the pre-performance rehearsals held the week of May 9, 2016.

Performances will take place May 15-16 at Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium.

Saint Augustine Ballet is a 501(C)3 nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to involve community members of all ages in meaningful dance experiences, whether as a participating dancer or audience member. The Ballet also offers dancers the unique opportunity to perform in full-length classical ballets productions alongside professional dancers. For more information about the Ballet visit their website at www.saintaugustineballet.com.

“If there is anything more magical than seeing a wide-eyed young child watching their first performance of a ballet, it was watching the grace and skill of the young dancers in Peter Pan. Reflecting discipline much beyond their years, they created a magic of their own along with the professional dancers that were a seamless part of their troupe. Being part of the audience of this community supported effort was not only a chance to see a fresh and polished performance, but to experience the enthusiasm for the arts that make all of us part of a very special place. The Saint Augustine Ballet gives us a gift that goes far beyond the delight of Peter Pan and something we all can be proud to support, Mayor Nancy Shaver, City of St. Augustine

 

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