‘Nutcracker’ ballet auditions set for Sept. 12

LAFAYETTE—Lafayette Ballet Theatre invites area dancers to audition Sunday, Sept. 12, for two full-length ballet productions of “The Nutcracker” in December. Auditions will take place at Angelle Hall, located at the corner of St. Mary Blvd. and McKinley Street on the UL Lafayette campus.

Roles for children and adults, male and female, are available. To qualify for audition, a dancer must be at least 8 years old; have completed at least one year of ballet study; and be studying ballet currently in an established dance program. Audition times vary according to the dancer’s age and skill level, as follows:

▪ Beginner/Intermediate Levels, ages 8-10: 1-3 p.m.

▪ Intermediate /Advanced Levels, ages 11-14: 3-5 p.m.

• Tumblers: 5-5:30 p.m. (No audition fee required)

▪ Advanced Level (No pointe work), ages 15- professional: 5:30 - 6 p.m.

▪ Advanced Pointe (ages 15 - professional): 6-8 p.m.

Beginning and Intermediate level dancers should arrive one half hour prior to the start of the audition period listed. Advanced level dancers should arrive at least one hour in advance. All dancers (except tumblers) should wear ballet attire and be prepared to stay for the duration of the audition period as listed on the schedule. A $25 registration fee is required of all dancers ages 8 to 17 at the time of audition. There is no fee for tumblers participating in 5 p.m. audition only. Please make checks payable to Lafayette Ballet Theatre (LBT) or bring exact change.

Lafayette Ballet Theatre, along with internationally acclaimed guest artists, will present performances of the holiday classic “The Nutcracker” Saturday, Dec. 11, and Sunday, Dec. 12, at the Heymann Performing Arts Center.

Want more information? Visit HYPERLINK "http://www.lafayetteballettheatre.org" www.lafayetteballettheatre.org or call 337-262-0444.

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