Student Performance Auditions

2024 Student Auditions for Don Quixote

The TWSB Professional Training Division’s 2024 production of Don Quixote runs Apr 5 – 7

The Washington School of Ballet is thrilled to announce the Professional Training Division will be presenting an abridged version of the iconic story-ballet, Don Quixote. Filled with bravado and humor, this family friendly Story Ballet is an exciting addition to the robust PTD performance season.

The Professional Training Division, under the direction of Xiomara Reyes, will be seeking a select group of dancers from the school to participate in this production. While this opportunity is very exciting, please carefully review the rehearsal schedule before participating in the audition. Please note there are height requirements for each role.

Audition Information

General Audition Information

Auditions are open to students in good standing* who are enrolled in 2023.24 School Year programs at our NW and SE campuses in Lower Division levels 1a, 1b, 2, 3, and Upper Division levels 4a, 4b, 5, 6, 7, 8.

The children’s cast for Don Quixote is very small and have specific height and level requirements. Please read requirements carefully before registering. Note that there is a very limited number of roles. Not every auditioning student will be cast.

Casting is determined by both the repetiteurs and the artistic team. Depending on the cast size or other changes to the production, not every auditioning student may be cast.

Auditions are level-specific and cannot be rescheduled. If a student is unable to participate in the audition, they will not be cast. Students who are cast must be present at ALL the following rehearsal weekends and all scheduled tech and dress rehearsals, and all performance dates.

Students may choose to participate in both Don Quixote and the NW/SE Spring Performance, but please note that they will be required to attend all scheduled studio and theater rehearsals for both productions and keep their class attendance in good standing.

*Good Standing qualifies as being up to date on all payments, and students must maintain a minimum of 80% attendance rate in classes.

Important Registration Dates

Fri, Jan 12 – Audition Registration Opens
Fri, Jan 19 – Audition Registration Closes
Sun, Jan 21 – AUDITIONS (see below for details)
Mon, Jan 22 – Audition results are emailed
Fri, Jan 26 – Deadline to commit to production

Audition Levels, Roles, and Height Requirements

Level 1A, Level 1B, Level 2, Level 3 – Cupids: 4’6” and under (boys and girls)
Level 4A, Level 4B, Level 5, Level 6 – Young Villagers and Older Cupids: 4’6” – 5’3” (women)
Level 6, Level 7, Level 8 – Villagers: 5’3” and taller (women)
Upper Division Men – Various select roles: all heights

Audition – Sun, Jan 21

2:30-3:00: Levels 1A, 1B, 2, 3 – Check-In, Studio 2
3:00-4:00: Levels 1A, 1B, 2, 3 – Audition, England Studio

3:45-4:15: Levels 4A, 4B, 5, 6 Women – Check-In, Studio 2
4:15-5:15 – Levels 4A, 4B, 5, 6 Women – Audition, England Studio

5:00-5:30 – Levels 6, 7, 8 & All UD Men – Check-In, Studio 2
5:30-6:30 – Levels 6, 7, 8, & All UD Men – Audition, England Studio

Attire: Dancers should arrive dressed in their TWSB uniform for the audition.
Location: Main Building 3515 Wisc Ave NW

Check your email, or the Student Resources page for links to register!

Participation Fees
If chosen to participate in this production, each dancer must pay a $75 Participation Fee. This fee covers your costume rental and includes a code for discounted tickets on up to four tickets per performer.

Additional Costume Requirements
Costume Requirements for students who are cast:
Skin-tone leotard for under costumes (this is part of your uniform requirement). No shiny or translucent straps.
Villagers (Men) – Black ballet shoes and white tights.

2024 Don Quixote Rehearsal & Performance Dates

Please carefully and thoroughly review the rehearsal schedule prior to auditioning. Attendance is mandatory at all rehearsals.
Schedule is subject to change

Sunday, Feb 4 – Cathedral Commons Studios
Little Cupids: 3:00-4:00pm
Young Villagers: 3:00-4:00pm
Older Cupids: 4:00-4:30pm
Older Villagers: 4:00-5:00pm (dancers also in Older Cupids join at 4:30)

Sunday, Feb 11 – Cathedral Commons Studios
Little Cupids: 3:00-4:00pm
Young Villagers: 3:00-4:00pm
Older Cupids: 4:00-4:30pm
Older Villagers: 4:00-5:00pm (dancers also in Older Cupids join at 4:30)

Sunday, Feb 18 – NO REHEARSAL

Sunday, Feb 25 – Cathedral Commons Studios
Cupids: 3:00-4:30pm
Villagers: 3:00-5:00pm

Sunday, March 3 – Cathedral Commons Studios
Cupids: 3:00-4:30pm
Villagers: 3:00-5:00pm

Sunday, March 10 – Cathedral Commons Studios
Cupids: 3:00-4:30pm
Villagers: 3:00-5:00pm

Sunday, March 17 – Cathedral Commons Studios
Cupids: 3:00-4:30pm
Villagers: 3:00-5:00pm

Sunday, March 24 – – Cathedral Commons Studios
Cupids: 3:00-4:30pm
Villagers: 3:00-5:00pm

Tuesday, March 26 – Cathedral Commons Studios
All dancers: 5:15-7:30pm

Friday, March 29 – England Studio, Main Building
All Dancers: 6:00-8:00pm

Saturday, March 30 – England Studio, Main Building
All Dancers: 2:00-6:00pm

Monday, April 1 – Thursday, April 4 – Atlas Performing Arts Center
All Dancers – TBD

Friday, April 5 – Sunday, April 7 – Atlas Performing Arts Center
Performance times subject to change!
Fri, Apr 5 – 7:00pm performance
Sat, Apr 6 – 1:00pm performance & 5:00pm performance
Sun, Apr 7 – 12:00pm performance & 4:00pm performance
Not all dancers will perform in all shows.
Children’s casting will be determined March 1st.
Each performer will receive a special discount code to use for up to 4 tickets.

 


2024 Student Sign-up for the SE Campus Spring Performance

The SE Campus Spring Performance will run May 4 (date subject to change) at THEARC

The SE Campus Spring Performance is the exciting culmination of a year of hard work by our dedicated students!  It will be a celebration of dance including a special ballet staging as well as performances from our modern, jazz, and contemporary classes.

Sign-up Information

General Audition Information

  • Sign-up for the 2024 SE Campus Spring Performance is open to students in good standing* who are enrolled in 2023.24 School Year programs at our SE campus in Lower Division levels 1a, 1b, 2, 3, and Teen Program. Upper Division levels 4a, 4b, 5, and 6 have mandatory participation and will automatically be signed up.
  • Tickets for the SE Campus Spring Performance will go on sale by April 1.
  • TWSB has the right to decide if the student has missed too many rehearsals; this may be cause for non-participation.
  • Students may choose to participate in both Don Quixote and the Spring Performance, but please note that they will be required to attend all scheduled studio and theater rehearsals for both productions and keep their class attendance in good standing.

*Good Standing qualifies as being up to date on all payments, and students must maintain a minimum of 80% attendance rate in classes.

Important Registration Dates
Fri, Jan 12 – Spring Performance Sign-up Opens
Fri, Jan 26 – Spring Performance Sign-up Closes

Sign-up link will be sent to parents on Jan 12 via email

2024 Spring Performance Rehearsal & Performance Dates

Rehearsals
Rehearsals will take place on Saturday afternoons from February – early May.
For a detailed rehearsal schedule, please visit the “SE Campus” tab on the Student Resources page.

Tech and Dress Rehearsals at THEARC
Mon, Apr 29 – Fri, May 3 – (time/dates tbd)

Performances at THEARC
Sat, May 4 –  2 shows: 12pm & 3pm

All dancers will perform in all shows.

 


2024 Student Sign-up for the NW Campus Spring Performance

The NW Campus Spring Performance will run May 10-12 (dates subject to change) at THEARC

The NW Campus Spring Performance is the culmination of a year filled with an incredible amount of hard work, dedication, and passion. Join us in celebration of the leaps and bounds these young dancers have made by enthusiastically applauding their achievements as they dance on stage with their peers.

Sign-up Information

General Audition Information

  • Sign-up for the 2024 NW Campus Spring Performance is open to students in good standing* who are enrolled in 2023.24 School Year programs at our NW campus in Lower Division levels 1a, 1b, 2, 3, and Upper Division levels 4a, 4b, 5, 6, 7, 8.
  • All students who sign up will be assigned to a cast. Once casting is assigned, we cannot take requests to change your child’s performance day and time. All students must be available for all performances in case another student becomes ill or injured.
  • Tickets will go on sale by April 1.
  • TWSB has the right to decide if the student has missed too many rehearsals; this may be cause for non-participation. The performance fee is non -refundable .
  • Students may choose to participate in both Don Quixote and the Spring Performance, but please note that they will be required to attend all scheduled studio and theater rehearsals for both productions and keep their class attendance in good standing.

*Good Standing qualifies as being up to date on all payments, and students must maintain a minimum of 80% attendance rate in classes.

Important Registration Dates
Fri, Jan 12 – Spring Performance Sign-up Opens
Fri, Jan 26 – Spring Performance Sign-up Closes

Sign-up link will be sent to parents on Jan 12 via email

Performance Fee

If chosen to participate in this production, each dancer must pay a $225 Performance Fee. This fee covers production and wardrobe costs and helps us keep ticket costs low for all families.

2024 Spring Performance Rehearsal & Performance Dates

Upper Division Rehearsals
Upper Division levels have built-in class rehearsals during repertoire class.
Saturday afternoon “put-together” rehearsals for combined class works will be held in April and May. Dates and times will be released by January.

Lower Division Rehearsals
Lower Division levels rehearse Saturday afternoons from February through early May.
For a detailed rehearsal schedule, please visit the “NW Campus” tab on the Student Resources page.
NO REHEARSAL – Feb 17 (Presidents Day Weekend)
NO REHEARSAL – Mar 30 (Good Friday/Easter Weekend)
NO REHEARSAL – Apr 20 (TWSB Spring Break).

Tech and Dress Rehearsals at THEARC
Mon, May 6 – Fri, May 10 – (time/cast tbd)

Performances at THEARC
Fri, May 10 –  (time/cast tbd)
Sat, May 11 – (time/cast tbd)
Sun, May 12 – (time/cast tbd)
Not all dancers will perform in all shows.
Final casting will be determined April 1st.


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