Auditions for DanceVision’s holiday ballet tradition, The Snow Queen, will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Princeton Dance and Theater Studio, 116 Rockingham Row, Princeton, New Jersey. Performances will be in December 2013, at The College of New Jersey’s Kendall Theatre. Check back soon for details.
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Participating in DanceVision Productions
Frequently Asked Questions
How does my child become involved in a DanceVision production?
Each year, DanceVision produces two, full length, professional quality ballets. Auditions take place approximately three months prior to the performance date and are held at Princeton Dance and Theater Studio (PDT). Audition announcements are posted on the DanceVision website as well as in local papers and at PDT. Please check our website frequently for updates regarding audition registration, or click on the link at the left of the home page to get on our mailing list. Social networking links are another great way to get the latest information from DanceVision, so be sure to like "DanceVision, Inc." on Facebook and follow "DanceVision" on Twitter.
What are the time and financial commitments involved in participating in a DanceVision production?
Rehearsals for the DanceVision Performance Company take place on Saturday afternoons between 1:30 and 6pm, and Sundays between 10am and 5pm. While not every dancer will be called for every rehearsal, every dancer must be available during those times in case they are called. A schedule of rehearsal times is posted at least one week prior. A typical commitment for a younger dancer may be 1-2 hours per weekend during the first several weeks, with longer rehearsals occurring as the performance approaches. More experienced dancers should expect longer rehearsals. We respect the participants’ and their families’ time. To the best of our ability, rehearsals are scheduled so that no participant has to sit idle for a long time waiting to dance. Please note that once a participant commits to being in the performance, only one absence is allowed.
A participation fee is required from all dancers at the time of the audition. No child will be turned away because his or her family cannot afford this fee. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if this is an issue for your family.
In order to ensure that DanceVision will be able to afford high-quality productions, DanceVision families are expected to volunteer their time and effort before and during the production. Theater rental, costumes, backdrops, props, and the hiring of stage crew are expensive. Parent participation allows us to keep fees and ticket prices affordable. During the rehearsal period, families are expected to solicit for ads, or donate to the raffle baskets, boutique, or concessions. Parent volunteers also help repair costumes or set pieces, or they help spread the word about the performance by joining our public relations team. During the performance weekend, parent volunteers help us load in and out of the theater, supervise young dancers, help with quick changes and props backstage, serve as ushers, and sell boutique items and flowers in the lobby. While one parent may have to spend one show “working,” every parent will be able to enjoy at least one performance from the audience. Parents who are unable to volunteer may opt to pay an additional fee in exchange for their sweat equity. Families for whom this is a hardship can contact us at email@example.com. A mandatory parent meeting which will take place during auditions will describe these volunteer positions in more detail.