Steadfast Tin Soldier: 2017/18 Auditions & Performer Information

Dance Fremont students in levels Preparatory II and up are invited to audition for The Steadfast Tin Soldier, A Story Ballet. This delightful performance opportunity is a treasured experience for generations of Dance Fremont students, and we highly encourage students to participate. However, dancers and their families should consider the time commitment carefully ahead of time. The 2017/18 Performer Packet will be finalized after the audition, and we will not have information about the schedule for specific levels until after the audition and casting have been completed. Until then, prospective dancers and their families can read the 2016-17 packet for an indication of the typical schedule and commitment required: 2016/17 Performer Packet.

Rehearsal Schedule

Most rehearsals are on Saturday afternoons, with a couple of Sunday rehearsals. Students in Level 5 & 6 may also have some Thursday evening rehearsals. Each role has a limited amount of rehearsals. The Sunday after Thanksgiving is a mandatory full cast rehearsal. Click to download a complete rehearsal schedule.

Attendance Policy

There is a strict attendance policy to ensure that every child has sufficient preparation to have a successful and joyous performance experience. If a child misses their first rehearsal, it has a great impact on the child’s self-confidence and on the other students who are trying to imagine a missing body. Depending on the role, a student who has to miss their first rehearsal may not be allowed to participate.

  • A maximum of one absence is allowed for illness or a family emergency only. Please do not intentionally plan an absence!
  • If a child misses more than one rehearsal, they will be excused from the production.

Mandatory Attendance Days

There will be no excused absences on these days.

EVENT DATE TIME
Rehearsal Sunday, November 26, 2017 1:30-5:30 p.m. (Act 1 1:30-3:30, Act 2 3:30-5:30)
Rehearsal Saturday, December 2, 2017 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Rehearsal* Sunday, December 3, 2017 TBD
Technical Rehearsal Wednesday, December 6, 2017 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Dress Rehearsal Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:00-9:00 p.m.
School Performance Friday, December 8, 2017 10:30 a.m.
Saturday Matinee Performance Saturday, December 9, 2017 2:00 p.m.
Saturday Evening Performance Saturday, December 9, 2017 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Matinee Performance Sunday, December 10, 2017 2:00 p.m.

*Only if necessary!

Audition Schedule | Saturday, September 23, 2017

AUDITION EVENT TIME
New Parent Informational Meeting* 2:30-3:00 p.m.
Prep II, Ballet I & Ballet II Audition 3:30-4:15 p.m.
Ballet III & IV Audition  4:15-5:00 p.m.
Ballet V & VI** 5:00-5:45 p.m.

*This is mandatory if you and your child have not been part of this production in a previous year.
**Ballet V-VI students are encouraged to come early to warm up in Studio 2.

Participation Fee

There is a $95 performance fee to help cover upkeep, maintenance, and construction of new costumes.