Frequently Asked Questions
When are rehearsals going to be held?
Rehearsals will be held Saturdays 10am-4pm, with the possibility of Wednesday evenings for select roles. The 6 hour time block will be divided by role/scene. Daily technical rehearsals during the week leading up to the rehearsals are MANDATORY and are basically 4 dress-rehearsals at the theater in which the technical staff and crew need the entire cast present to ensure the technical aspects of the production run smoothly.
I have a family vacation which will cause me to miss a rehearsal and a dance competition that will cause me to miss another one, can I still participate?
Yes, one or 2 misses that have been pre-approved is not a problem. Also, not every part will be called to rehearsal every day, so you may luck out and not be called on those days and not miss at all! The occasional absence is excused, but regular attendance should be a priority for anyone cast. Also, certain “corps de ballet” roles have mandatory attendance on days the choreography is set and those days will be indicated on audition form.
I’m not training en pointe, are there roles available that aren’t “kiddie parts”?
Yes! Although pointe training is highly recommended for dancers who wish to continue to participate in full-length ballet productions and many lead roles require pointe shoes, there are many other roles available in all of our productions.
I have another commitment on the day of the audition, can I audition at another time?
Maybe. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to see if one can be scheduled. Understand that auditioning in person during the audition is always best.
What are the costs involved in participating in an NPB production?
Audition fee is $10 or $15, make sure to pre-register to get the $10 rate! All students who participate pay a production fee that ranges from $95 (youngest dancers with the least rehearsal time) to $165 (advanced dancers with the most rehearsal time) that helps to cover costs related to the training they receive during the production season, including instruction, coaching, studio rental, etc. Dancers are also required to provide their own tights, shoes and under-garments for their costume, although the actual costumes are purchases and owned by NPB.