Auditions

The Magical Doll Maker is the story of a curious girl named Annette and her adventures in the mysterious workshop of a Doll Maker. Annette and her classmates visit the Doll Maker’s shop and are amazed by the dancing dolls from around the world dancing as if by magic. The show is funded and produced by the non-profit Seattle Civic Dance Theatre, featuring SCDT company members and community dancers. The cast performs at community events and a mainstage production in collaboration with Dance! West Seattle.

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Eligible Dancers

Auditions are open to male and female dancers, ages 8 and up (or with director’s approval) who are in good standing at their studio

Audition Date and Times

Saturday, June 10th 2017
Dance! West Seattle Studio

SCHOOL CHILDREN: 12:30
DOLLS ON FLAT: 2PM
DOLLS ON POINTE: 3:30P

Dancers are expected to arrive at least 20 minutes early to sign in and warm up, as warm up time is not included in the audition. Studio doors will be locked and late dancers will not be admitted.

Audition Cost

$10 audition fee per dancer

Make Up Audition

Dancers unable to attend the live audition are invited to submit a video of the required combinations for the level for which they wish to audition.  Video must be high quality, accompanied by simple piano music, and show all required combinations. Video submissions must include the audition fee and be submitted no later than Wednesday, June 7th – emailed to info@seattlecivicdancetheatre.org. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Audition Requirements

School Children and Annette
Requirements: Minimum of 2 years dance experience, minimum age of 8 (or director approval), ability to sit still for long periods of time without fidgeting, and ability to travel to shows without parental supervision.

Live Audition: Dancers will show barre work and center combinations.
Video audition: Dancers with show center floor and across the floor combinations and character acting.

Download required combinations

Dolls on Flat

Requirements: Minimum of 2 years of dance experience.

Live Audition: Dancers will show barre work and center combinations.
Video audition: Dancers with show center floor and across the floor combinations and character acting.

Download required combinations

Dolls on Pointe
Requirements: Minimum of 1.5 years of Pointe study and a minimum age of 12 years old.

Live Audition: Dancers will show barre work and center combinations.
Video audition: Dancers with show center floor and across the floor combinations

Download required combinations

Performance Fee

The performance fee is $75 per dancer. This fee helps to cover costuming, choreography, rehearsals, and studio rentals.This performance fee is waived for company members.

Casting

All Dolls will be double cast – with a primary and an understudy.  Dancers and understudies are expected to attend all rehearsals and performances. We understand that family events do arise, but excessive absences, even excused, will lead to the loss of performing roles. We expect all cast members (both cast and understudies) to attend all meetings, rehearsals, classes, and performances and act as role models to other dancers within their studios. We expect our dancers to schedule their time as professionals and ensure their school work is done, as homework is not an approved absence from rehearsals. Please see our Performance Contract for full expectations.

Rehearsals and performances

The season will begin with “Choreography Week” – August 28th and continue through the December mainstage production at the Highline Performing Arts Center. With only 6 weeks from first rehearsal to the first performance, we start quickly.

Choreography Week: August 21st to 25th. 4pm to 8pm
Rehearsals: Friday and Saturdays starting September 8th
“Mini-Maker” Performances: Sunday afternoons starting late October with the Fauntleroy Fall Festival

 

Family Involvement

Families of dancers are expected to volunteer a minimum of 5 hours during the course of the season. Volunteer opportunities include performance support, costuming, Santa Breakfast fundraiser, and other areas. A parent meeting will be held August 31st at 7pm,where more information will be provided.