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Date Released: 9/6/2006

Boys and girls, ages 5-13, are invited to audition on Saturday, September 9 to perform in the Purchase College Conservatory of Dance production of Nutcracker ’06.

This enchanting and traditional version of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic returns to The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College November 28-December 3, 2006. Nutcracker ’06 is produced by the Conservatory of Dance, featuring choreography by the Conservatory faculty, with artistic direction by former New York City Ballet soloist and Conservatory faculty member Bettijane Sills. The production will feature guest artists Ashley Bouder and Jared Angle from the New York City Ballet, the Purchase Dance Corps, and children from the community.

Auditions will be held in Studio E of the Dance Building at Purchase College.

Children who audition should have some previous dance experience and be no taller than five feet. Dance attire or sweat pants should be worn to audition. Boys are encouraged to audition.

Casting is at the discretion of the choreographer and/or the artistic director.

A Parent’s Meeting will be held on Saturday, September 30 from 1-2:30 PM in the Recital Hall of The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College to announce casting decisions and discuss Nutcracker ’06 policies. All parents of participating dancers must attend this meeting.

Rehearsals begin October 3, and will vary from one to three rehearsals per week depending upon the role.

The Audition Schedule is as follows:

GROUP 1 (5-6 years old as of Sept. 1, 2006):
Registration: 9:15 AM
Audition: 10:00-11:00 AM

GROUP 2 (7-8 years old as of Sept. 1, 2006)
Registration: 10:15 AM
Audition: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

GROUP 3 (9-10 years old as of Sept. 1, 2006)
Registration: 1:15 PM
Audition: 1:45-2:45 PM

GROUP 4: (11-13 years old as of Sept. 1, 2006)
Registration: 2:15 PM
Audition: 2:45-3:30 PM

For further information, please call the Nutcracker ’06 Hotline at 914-251-6803.