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 Mariia Skoruk arrives in Aberdeen on Tuesday, September 18 at 5:00 pm to audition local dance students for roles in the Great Russian Nutcracker!
Ballerina or Mariia Skoruk 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 Audition Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center Dance Program at 225 Third Avenue, SE Aberdeen, SD 57401. Sign up to audition today at www.nutcracker.com/auditions
The selected children will perform in the Great Russian Nutcracker Monday, November 26, 7:00 pm at Northern Start School of Fine Arts.
The Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center (ARCC) dance program is cosponsored by the Aberdeen Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department and the Aberdeen Area Arts Council. The program provides quality and affordable dance classes for students of all ages and abilities in a positive and fun environment. The ARCC contains six dance studios which equipped with mirrors, wooden floors and bars, which will fit the dancers' needs.
The dance program has 752 students, who are age 2 to adult and 7% percent of the students are male, said Dance Coordinator Weisenburger. The students attend 100 classes each week, from Monday through Thursday and the program employs 15 instructors and 10 dance assistants. The ARCC program offers a wide array of classes, including rhythmic gymnastics, ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip hop, clogging, Zumba, pilates, Broadway and boys' break-dancing. The ARCC dance program also has classes to fit students with special needs.