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Performance Opportunities

Spring Showcase

All students at Fisher Ballet have the opportunity to perform in the Spring Showcase.  This consists of a demonstration of class work for each level and a choreographed piece with costumes.  


 About Fisher Ballet Productions "The Nutcracker"

Every December, Fisher Ballet Productions stages the Nutcracker for local communities in Connecticut.   Our Nutcracker is a full-length ballet performance for the whole community.  Students from Fisher Ballet and from other studios are invited to audition for the production.  The aim of our productions is to give dance students the opportunity to experience performing in a ballet and to inspire their interest in the art-form of ballet.  At the same time, we hope to give the community the opportunity to see a full-length ballet.  We also aim to help the dance community in general by giving work to professional dancers and by giving publicity to local dance studios.  Dance students who participate do NOT need to be ballet dancers as there are roles for students that do not require a lot of ballet techniqueWe invite  dance students from all studios in the area to participate.   Students represent their studio and their studio will be listed as a participating school in the program.   Fisher Ballet manages all the details of theater rental, drops, choreography, costumes, and rehearsals.  

Rehearsals are extremely important! Students wishing to be in the Nutcracker must be aware that they are making a commitment to make rehearsals a priority.   Rehearsals generally take place on Sunday afternoon.  Some large group dances or solos might occasionally be scheduled Saturday by mutual convenience.  We do understand however that people may have scheduling conflicts and we do our best to have a flexible rehearsal schedule that can work around most difficulties.  Tech & Dress Rehearsals will take place during the week before the performance and are mandatory.

Participation fee for the Nutcracker is a non-refundable $130 per student and goes to help defray the costs of space rental, staff costs, costume costs, props and sets, etc.   The participation fee covers participation in the 8-12 weeks of rehearsals, in which students will learn not only choreography but about performing.   Students attend a casting audition to determine role(s) in the show.  Being in the Nutcracker teaches students about part of the Classical Ballet Repertoire, about team work, about performance, about the art of ballet, and about perseverance.  Many of our students have reported an increased interest in learning ballet after participating in the Nutcracker and all loved being in the show!   All costumes for the Nutcracker are provided.  Students need only supply make-up, leotards, tights/leggings and shoes.  

If you are interested in being in the Nutcracker please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by the end of September.  If you missed auditions and would like to be in the Nutcracker, please contact me anyway, we can often fit you in somewhere.  It is best if you can contact me before the end of October, so you don't miss too many rehearsals.  If you are a studio who would like to host the Nutcracker at your studio, please contact me over the summer!

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