Jul 25, 2014 2:21 PM

Nutcracker ballet auditions set for Sept. 6 and 7

Lafayette Ballet Theatre invites area dancers to audition Saturday, Sept. 6, and Sunday, Sept. 7, for two performances of the full-length classical ballet, "The Nutcracker." Auditions are divided into two different days according to age and skill level.

Saturday auditions are for advanced to professional dancers, ages 15 through adult. Saturday auditions will take place at Lafayette Ballet Theatre, 100 Pillette Road. Sunday auditions are for dancers ages 8 through 14. Sunday auditions will take place in Angelle Hall, located on the corner of St. Mary Blvd. and McKinley Street on the UL Lafayette campus.

Roles for beginner through advanced level dancers, male and female, are available. To qualify for audition, a dancer must be at least 8 years old; have completed at least one year of ballet study; and currently is studying ballet in an established dance program. Dancers are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to scheduled audition time to register. Registration forms are available at (Click "Tickets" and view menu at top left.) Audition times and locations are as follows:

Saturday, Sept. 6, at Lafayette Ballet Theatre Studio, 100 Pillette Road
• Ages 15-professional, advanced pointe work: 11:00 -200 p.m.
• Ages 15 and up, no pointe work (advanced level character variations): 2:00-2:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 7, at Angelle Hall, Corner of St. Mary Blvd. and McKinley Street
? Beginner/Intermediate Levels, ages 8-10: 1-3 p.m.
? Intermediate/Advanced Levels, ages 11-14: 3-5 p.m.
• Gymnasts/Tumblers: 5-5:30 p.m. (No audition fee required)

All dancers (except gymnasts and tumblers) should wear ballet attire and be prepared to stay for the duration of the audition period as listed on the schedule. A $25 registration fee is required of all dancers ages 8 to 17 at the time of audition. There is no fee for gymnast/tumblers participating in 5 p.m. audition only. Please make checks payable to Lafayette Ballet Theatre (LBT) or bring exact change.

Lafayette Ballet Theatre, along with principal and soloist guest artists of the Pacific Northwest Ballet, will present two performances of "The Nutcracker" Saturday, Dec. 6, and Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Heymann Performing Arts Center.

Want more information? Visit or call 337-262-0444.



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