Moscow Ballet’s community engagement program “Dance-with-Us ” brings the historic Russian Vaganova ballet pedagogy to American children in each city on the N American Tour. Moscow Ballet Audition Director Maria Morari arrives in Carrollton on Tuesday, September 25 at 5:00pm to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!
Maria Morari will audition and rehearse children ages 6 to 17 years with at least 1 year of ballet training. Children’s roles are as Party Children, Mice, Snowflakes, Snow Maidens, and more. Auditions are free, there may be a casting fee. Dress rehearsal is on stage with the Russian company and children’s costumes are provided by Moscow Ballet. Rehearsals run through the fall and take place at Moscow Ballet Host Studio Townsend Center University of West Georgia 134 University Drive Carrollton, GA 30117. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions
The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Monday, November 26, 2018 - 4:00pm matinee, and 8:00pm, at Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. Buy Tickets
Carrollton Academy of Dance (CAD) is the oldest dance studio in Carroll County. The studio began in 1977, and today is under the direction of Heather Parker. Since the beginning, CAD has specialized in age appropriate costuming, musical selections, and choreography. The studio offers classes for students wishing for recreational activity and also to those who want to train more intensively. Classes are offered in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pointe, Hip Hop, Lyrical, and Contemporary. There are also Musical Theatre camps, master classes, and much more! Classes start at the age of 2 years.
CAD produces three shows each year. In the winter all ballet students perform in the annual production of The Nutcracker. There is the annual Winter Extravaganza Recital for other styles of dance and the youngest dancers. In the Spring the season ends with a recital with a different theme each year. CAD is also home to the Parker Dance Company. Members of the PDC are chosen through audition, or by invitation. These students travel throughout the south for conventions, workshops, and competitions. The PDC continues to bring home top honors year after year. PDC was founded in 2003 to give CAD students more performance opportunities, and also to grow more extensively in the art of dance.