Rehearsal Schedule

Nutcracker Studio Rehearsals 2021

Nutcracker rehearsals are mandatory.  If a dancer misses more than 2 rehearsals, DVDA will consider moving that dancer out of her role.  When it is absolutely necessary to miss a rehearsal, a written note must be handed in and all dancers Level 5 & Up must write her name as absent on the calendar so that we do not look for her.  It is also the dancer’s responsibility to learn any choreography she may have missed.  When a dancer misses a rehearsal, it affects all of her fellow dancers because timing and spacing are off and we invariably spend time figuring out where the missing person belongs.  Please be respectful of your fellow dancers.

We look forward to another productive, rewarding, and fun Nutcracker season!



Wed 11/24 – 11/27/21 – No class.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 28 ((at the studio!)  - All casts (no Bees needed)
12:00 – 12:25 – Polichinelles with Mother Ginger and Bon Bons, Clara, Fritz
12:25 – 12:50 – Sheppies, Lambs, Clara Fritz, 
12:50 – 1:10 - B1 Snow Princesses, Snow Queen, Snow Fairy, Snow Angels, Clara, Fritz 
1:10 – 1:40 - B2 Angels, B2 Jesters, B6 Angels, Opening
1:40 – 2:20 – Ballet 6 – 7 Warm-up barre
2:20 – 2:35 –Snow
2:35 – 2:50 – Finale with Ariel
2:50 – 3:15 – Flowers, Spanish, Arabian, Chinese, Russian 
3:15 – 4:15 – Party Scene (includes Ballet 3 and outdoor scene. B3’s will be done by 3:50)
4:15 – 5:00 – Battle Scene w/ Drosselmeier

THEATER REHEARSALS - Calvary Church 

Monday November 29 (at the theater!)

4:10-4:55 – Opening Act 2 (includes B2 Jesters, B2 Angels, B6 Angels) & Finale

4:55-5:15 - Shepherdess and Lambs, Clara, Fritz

5:15-5:40 - Polichinelles, Bon Bons, Mother Ginger, Clara, Fritz

5:40 – 6:35 - Flowers and Bumblebees, (Bees til 6:05), Clara, Fritz

6:35-7:35 - Battle Scene up through Snow Queen, Ballet 1 Snow Princesses, Snow Fairy, Snow Angels  (Snow Princesses & Snow Angels arrive at 7:10)

7:35- 9:05 - Party scene w/ Outdoor scene (includes Lisa’s Ballet 3 Soldier dolls until 8:30)

9:05 – 9:15 – run Finale once for Drosselmeier

9:15 -9:35 - Snow

 

Tuesday November 30

4:15-5:05 – All Battle Scene

5:05 -5:45– Opening (includes B6 Angels) and Finale

5:45 – 7:10- Party Scene (includes Ballet 3 soldier dolls & Outdoor Scene til 6:45)

7:10 – 8:00 – Flowers

8 – 8:35 - Variations

8:35 -  9:15 – Snow

 

Wednesday December 1

4:15 -5:00 - Flowers (Please be ready as we have very little rehearsal time)

5:00 – 6:15 – Snow, Variations

 

 

Thursday, December 2nd  – Dress Rehearsal – Hair, costumes, & makeup as for performance.

***No Bumblebees or Bon Bons needed at dress rehearsal

 

4:00-7:00 – Friday Cast (Entire Ballet)

  • Friday cast B3 Soldier Dolls (Ms Lisa’s)  4:10 – 5:15

  • All Friday Battle scene arrive at 4:15

  • Charity’s B2 Jesters, Debbie’s B2 Little Angels, & B6 Angels arrive at 5:20

  • Kelsey’s B1 Lambs and B5 Sheppies arrive at 5:40

 

6:45- 9:00– Saturday Cast (Entire Ballet)

  • Julia’s B1 Lambs & B5 Sheppies and B4X Polichinelles w/ Mother Ginger arrive at 6:45.  We will run these pieces before the full run of the Saturday cast.

  • Sat. cast B3 Soldier Dolls (Ms.Jenna/Ms. Jess) arrive at 6:45

  • All Saturday Battle scene arrive at 7:10

  • Ballet 1 Snow Princess from 7:20 – 7:45

  • Jenna’s B2 Jesters 7:50 – 8:15

9:00-9:30 - All advanced dancers and Clara and Fritz

 

**Please note that we will do our very best to stay on schedule, but the nature of these rehearsals can be unpredictable.  Please be patient.

 

PERFORMANCES

 

Friday December 3– Performance / Curtain 7:30pm

*Pre-Ballets should arrive at show time to sit in audience with their families. They should be brought to the dressing room at the start of intermission to get into costume.

*Levels 1 - 5 must arrive at the theatre at least 30 minutes prior to curtain time (7:00pm)

*Levels 5X and up must arrive at the theatre at least 1.25 hours prior to curtain time (6:15pm). Warm up class at 6:30.

 

Saturday December 4 – Performance / Curtain 1:30pm

*Pre-Ballets should arrive at show time to sit in audience with their families. They should be brought to the dressing room at the start of intermission to get into costume.

*Levels 1 - 5 must arrive at the theatre at least 30 minutes prior to curtain time (1:00pm)

*Levels 5X and up must arrive at the theatre at least 1.25 hour prior to curtain time (12:15pm). Warm up class at 12:30.

 

**Note:  Saturday morning December 3rd there will be no Ballet 4-7 classes due to Nutcracker.

 

NUTCRACKER BOUTIQUE

We will have a DVDA Nutcracker Boutique at the performances where you can purchase flower bouquets or roses for the performers.  There will also be nutcrackers, ornaments, T-shirts, Skirts, and many other items available for purchase.

 

Note

**All costumes are property of DVDA and must be left at the theater to be returned to the studio.

**There is absolutely no eating in costume!

 

 

To clear up confusion as to when in the show your child will perform:

  • Pre Ballet 2 Bon Bons perform toward the end of Act II

  • Ballet 1 Snow Princesses perform toward the end of Act 1, after the Battle Scene

  • Ballet 1 Lambs perform in the middle of Act II

  • Ballet 2 Jesters perform in the beginning of Act II, after the Angels

  • Ballet 3 Soldier Dolls perform in the Party Scene at the beginning of Act 1

  • Ballet 4 Mice and Soldiers perform in the Battle Scene in the middle of Act 1, following the Party Scene.