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AUDITIONS

Nutcracker Rocks

December 4 & 5, 11 & 12, 18 & 19

plus additional pop-up performances

Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Studios at Bell Works (101 Crawfords Corner Rd, Holmdel)

Seeking Pre-Professional Ballet Dancers Ages 12 - 20

A magical reimagining of a family holiday classic! The Nutcracker Rocks is a mixture of high-power music and dance that will transport you to a land of brave toy soldiers and sweet sugar plum fairies. Based on Hoffman’s original story, choreographer Gabriel Chajnik translates the Victorian-era Nutcracker from the bustles and ruffles of the 1890s to contemporary times. The beloved Tchaikovsky score is reimagined in collaboration with renowned rockers Alex Rosamilia and Alex Levine, members of The Gaslight Anthem.

 

Under the direction of Gabriel Chajnik, APAA is a pre-professional program that seeks dedicated, talented theater and dance students who want to pursue a future in the performing arts. While our students LOVE every minute of studying and rehearsing, this is not a recreational dance performance. APAA's educational philosophy combines both process and performance. Students train with outstanding professionals and then apply what they have learned on the stage in a full-scale production.

  

Dancers cast in The Nutcracker Rocks will attend classes and rehearsals, as follows:

 

Ballet Partnering and Variations, Monday 7PM to 8:30PM

 

Ballet Technique, Friday, 7PM to 8:30PM

 

Nutcracker Intensive, Sunday 10AM - 12PM

 

Rehearsals, Sunday, 1PM - 3PM

 

Tech Week Rehearsals, Week of November 29, TBA

Classes run from September 7 through December 19*

Tuition for the 12-week session of classes is $1800 (Tuition for dancers participating in both The Nutcraker Rocks and The Spongebob Musical is $2000)

 

SCHOLARSHIPS & WORK STUDY AVAILABLE

 

For more information about APAA Classes, Scholarships, Work Study and The Spongebob Musical, please contact elyserosati@axelrodartscenter.org

Audition Information for Dancers

 

Schedule your audition here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44adad2da7f4c25-thenutcracker

Students should come in professional ballet attire with ballet shoes.  Women may also bring pointe shoes

 

Students Ages 5-11

 

Students registered for APAA Primary or Fundamentals Ballet classes (Broadway Stars Ages 5-6, Ballet Ages 7-8, Ballet Ages 9-10, Ballet Fundamentals Ages 11+) will be invited to participate in The Nutcracker Rocks.

 

Tuition for the 12-week session of classes is $1200 (Tuition for dancers participating in both

The Nutcraker Rocks and The Spongebob Musical plus all Dance classes is $2000)

SCHOLARSHIPS & WORK STUDY AVAILABLE

For more information about APAA Classes, Scholarships, Work Study and The Spongebob Musical, please contact elyserosati@axelrodartscenter.org

* APAA FALL SESSION CALENDAR 2021

Tuesday 9/7 - First Day of Classes

Monday 11/8 - Sunday 11/14 - No Classes - The Spongebob Musical Tech and Shows

Saturday 11/20 - Sunday 11/21 - No Classes - The Spongebob Musical Shows

Tuesday, 11/23 - Friday 11/26 - Closed for Thanksgiving Break

Monday 11/29 - Sunday 12/5 - No Classes - The Nutcracker Rocks Tech and Shows

Sunday 12/19 - Last Day of Classes

 

 

ROLES

Students ages 12 and older may be cast in one or more of the following:

Party Scene

 

Battle

 

Snow

 

Chinese

 

Arabian

 

Russian

 

Spanish