Snow White and the seven dwarfs
Share the stage with the State Ballet of Ukraine
Dance Artistry Unlimited, Inc., is proud to serve as the host studio for the State Ballet of Ukraine and their upcoming performance of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Dancers and those with dance experience age 3+ may audition for one of the many available performance roles.
Auditions will be held on Saturday, October 7th, 2023 at Dance Artistry Unlimited, Inc., located in Pleasant Valley Marketplace off of Lynnhaven Road in Virginia Beach. The studio is diagonally across from Salem Middle School, located directly in between Food Lion and Tung Hoi inside the shopping center. There is plenty of free parking on site.
Dancers do not need to prepare audition material. Choreography will be taught to demonstrate dance technique and/or acting ability. Younger students must be able to follow directions and be able to participate in the entire audition process without parental help.
Please pre-register and pay using the online registration link provided at the top of the page. Onsite registration on the day of the audition will incur an additional $10.00 fee.
Girls: Leotard, ballet tights, well-fitted ballet slippers/or point shoes, hair swept up and back off face and in bun.
Boys: White t-shirt, black tights/shorts, well-fitted ballet slippers.
WHAT TO BRING:
Dancers should bring a water bottle. Valuables and jewelry should be left at home or with a parent or guardian.
NOTE: This is a closed audition, so parents are expected to leave after dropping off your dancer. Please return five minutes before the conclusion of your dancers audition.
CAST MEMBER ACCEPTANCE AND ROLE ANNOUNCEMENT:
Those chosen for the cast will be notified on the same day by the end of the audition; A mandatory Parent Meeting for those offered roles will be held immediately upon the end of auditions.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine comes to the United States to present the full-length ballet Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in two acts with one intermission. The ballet of the Polish composer Bohdan Pavlovsky's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is a gift from the State Ukrainian Theater (Dnipro Opera) to the smallest audience. The old fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm staged by Andrei Litvinov is particularly charming. Familiar with childhood, the story of the young princess Snow White, abandoned by her arrogant stepmother, becomes a story of friendship and loyalty. Snow White's kind heart, gentle nature, and sensitivity help her survive in the dark forest. The cheerful dwarfs sincerely fell in love with the girl and invited her to stay with them. And no magic and intrigue can defeat love. Lively charming, dynamic music and light choreography turn the ballet into a magnificent fairy tale. This performance is filled with incendiary dances of Snow White, сomical dwarfs, animals, and birds, which help the Princeville queen's spelled evil connect with his beloved Snow White.
The company is recognized as one of the most prestigious institutions of classical ballet in Ukraine. It can boast a hugely varied repertoire, carrying the honor and task to preserve the great Ukrainian dances' precious heritage. A part of the company’s collection has always been the great masterpieces of classical ballet, from “Sylphide” by Bournonville, to “Giselle” by Adam, “Don Quixote” and “La Bayadère” by Minkus, "Sleeping Beauty,” "The Nutcracker” and "Swan Lake” by Tchaikovsky, "Cinderella" by Prokofiev to the various twentieth-century ballets by Stravinsky, Falla, and Shchedrin. Due to the many tours worldwide, The State Ballet Theater of Ukraine has earned a first-class international reputation.
CAE’s Vaganova-trained Professional Ballet Dancer and Audition Director, Mr. Artem Yachmennikov, is integral to the success of the student dancers who perform beside the pros in the Nutcracker, Cinderella & Swan Lake! His team of ballet professionals will audition and rehearse over 3000 local ballet students this coming winter season through the troupe’s cities on the tour, helping to prepare them for their debut alongside State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine's company of 55 professional Ukrainian dancers. Mr. Artem is a graduate of the Vaganova Ballet Academy in Russia and has danced as principal and soloist with the San Francisco Ballet, Bolshoi Theatre, Dutch National Ballet and Mariinsky Theatre.
Schedule of Auditions
Audition Fee: $35.00 in advance.
$45.00 if you pay in person on the day of the audition
1:00 - 1:20PM - Ages 3 - 5 (Must be enrolled in a ballet class)
1:20 - 1:45PM - Ages 5 - 9 (Ballet experience required)
1:45 - 2:15PM - Ages 9 - 12 (Ballet experience required)
2:15 - 1:45PM - Ages 13+ (Ballet experience required)
3:00PM Parent Meeting
Rehearsals & Performances
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Rehearsal Dates
Dance Artistry Unlimited, Inc. - Studio A & B
Saturday dates and times - TBD
This performance commitment will run from October through the final performance in December 2023. There may be one (1) absence from rehearsal. Any student missing the rehearsal classes may be removed from the cast to the understudy with no refund of company fees. Extenuating circumstances, such as injury or illness, should be discussed with the director. Participants must be consistent in rehearsal attendance in order to achieve a performance of the highest caliber.
All roles will regularly rehearse once per week at Dance Artistry Unlimited, Inc.
Rehearsals will likely be held on Saturday afternoons to minimize conflicts with other commitments.
Thursdays are an option for rehearsals if dancers for some roles have availability.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Mandatory Dress Rehearsal
Harrison Opera House: Tuesday, December 19, 2023; Morning (Exact time TBD)
160 W Virginia Beach Blvd. - Norfolk, Virginia 23510
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Performance Date
Harrison Opera House: Tuesday, December 19, 2023; 7:30PM
160 W Virginia Beach Blvd. - Norfolk, Virginia 23510
Classical Arts Entertainment’s production of Snow White & Seven Dwarfs is an incredible opportunity for local dancers to experience a professional production that will be seen by thousands of people this holiday season. Being selected as a cast member is an honor and a privilege. Those selected will work with professional directors, choreographers, and dancers, wear exquisite costumes, and appear on a lavish set of the Harrison Opera House 160 W Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23510
Along with the honor of being selected comes commitment and responsibility that requires a high level of dedication from both the performer and the performer’s parents/guardians. Before auditioning, potential cast members must consider all their other activities and be willing to put their commitment to this production above those activities should they conflict with Snow White & Seven Dwarfs rehearsal or performance times. When deciding to audition, please keep in mind that this is a professional production, not just another extracurricular activity. Dozens of performers, directors, choreographer as well as the performance itself, will be depending on each of its cast members.
Communication with parents/guardians will be done mainly through emails and at rehearsals. These updates will provide parents with pertinent rehearsal and performance information. Please be sure your email information is current and check for emails periodically to ensure you are getting all email communications. I can be contacted via email at email@example.com. I will make every effort to check this email once daily to ensure that all questions and concerns are addressed in a timely manner. Please allow 24-48 hours for a return response regarding information not already addressed in written correspondence.
Questions regarding rehearsals at Dance Artistry Unlimited may also be directed to Miss Sonya by using the contact form or chat feature on this website.
A $285 participation fee (non-refundable) will be required of all participants offered a role. The participation fee includes: CAE audition fee ($35), participation fee ($200), T-shirt fee ($25), video link fee ($25). These fees also help to cover the following expenses incurred by CAE: rehearsals, costume use and cleaning, administrative fees. Half of his fee will be due at the Parent Meeting immediately following the audition. The remaining balance (50%) is due before the first rehearsal. Payments may be made by cash, check, money order or credit card. For your convenience, credit card and/or ACH payments may be made online via DAUI's registration system. Please be aware that credit card and ACH payments will incur a 5% convenience fee.
A production T-shirt with the full cast list on the back will be provided to the entire cast with the participation fee.
Costumes will be provided by CAE. They will be used on the day of the performance and will be returned after the performance without any damage before the participants are released to their parents. Eating and drinking are prohibited when costumes are on. Participants are responsible for providing your own tights, shoes, make up and other personal items to be announced at a later date.
Again, for questions contact...
For questions about the rehearsal schedule contact Miss Sonya Leigh McGee via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (757) 368-5711. Please note that this phone is not manned daily; leave a message and your call will be returned within 24 hours.
For a faster response, use the "chat" feature when available or the email address provided.
See the official Audition Information letter provided below for remaining details or to print your own copy of the aforementioned items.