Steadfast Tin Soldier: 2019/20 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 2019 rehearsal schedule will not be finalized until after the auditions. However, you can view the 2018 rehearsal schedule here to get a sense of the typical commitment.
The 2019 rehearsal schedule is available here. Most rehearsals are on Saturday afternoons, with a couple of Sunday rehearsals. Students in Level 4, 5 & 6 may also have some Thursday evening rehearsals. Each role has a limited amount of rehearsals; accordingly dancers may only miss one rehearsal maximum, and there are several mandatory rehearsals as the performance approaches. The Sunday after Thanksgiving is a mandatory full cast rehearsal.
The Performers’ Packet holds most of the information you need for participation in The Steadfast Tin Soldier, A Story Ballet. The 2019 packet is available here. Please read it through carefully! Contents include: Rehearsal schedule; STS roles by Act; Ways you can help; Ads and gifts; Backstage theater kit; Costume fitting schedule; Cast party; and more!
Tickets and School Performance
Tickets for the Saturday and Sunday performances of The Steadfast Tin Soldier are available on Brown Paper Tickets and at the door. To avoid waiting in line, buy in advance and select “Print at Home.” You can also invite your class or homeschool group to come to the Friday morning school performance. Share our invitation letter for the school show!
Parent Volunteers and other ways to help
The dancers would not make it to the stage without the dedicated support of their parents, friends and family–thank you! The participation of all families is vital to the production’s success. You can help by signing up for a volunteer task, by donating items for door prizes, by purchasing an ad or putting a message of support in the program, by inviting people to the performances and/or school classes to the Friday school show. See the performers’ packet for more information, go to our Sign Up Genius, or contact Dance Fremont!
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.
||Sunday, December 1, 2019
||1:30-5:30 p.m. (Act 1 1:30-3:30, Act 2 3:30-5:30)
||Saturday, December 7, 2019
||Sunday, December 8, 2019
||Wednesday, December 11, 2019
||Thursday, December 12, 2019
||Friday, December 13, 2019
||10:30 a.m. (Dancers must arrive between 1 and 2 hours before performances, depending on role)
|Saturday Matinee Performance
||Saturday, December 14, 2019
|Saturday Evening Performance
||Saturday, December 14, 2019
|Sunday Matinee Performance
||Sunday, December 15, 2019
*Only if necessary!
Audition Schedule | Saturday, September 21, 2019
|New Parent Informational Meeting*
|Prep II, Ballet I & Ballet II Audition
|Ballet III & IV Audition
|| 3:30-4:15 p.m.
|Ballet V & VI**
*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.
There is a $150 participation fee. This helps to cover the costs of upkeep, maintenance, and construction of new costumes and set pieces; royalties and professional fees; and faculty rehearsal hours. Please contact Dance Fremont if you need financial assistance with the participation fee; we are committed to all dancers being able to participate, regardless of financial means.