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Nutcracker 2022 Parent Handbook

ATTENDANCE 

  • Mandatory attendance at all rehearsals and performances

  • Missed rehearsal or performance = withdrawal from the show

  • Have pre-existing obligations? Please do not accept a role

 

REHEARSALS

• Rehearsal times announced weekly on the website 

  • Rehearsal times posted each week by role 

  • Parents should arrive by the posted end of rehearsal times 

  • Please be considerate of the staff and pick your dancer up promptly

PARENT TASKS 

  • Sign-Ups on the website in October, and: 

  • A parent is expected to volunteer for 3 parent tasks

    • Provide 2 dozen - or more - wrapped treats for sale for concessions in Chapel Hill

      1. Nicely packaged in $1 each portions

      2. Drop them in theater lobby at Friday Tech Rehearsal 

 

ILLNESS / FAMILY EMERGENCY 

  • Email TYBNutcracker@gmail.com immediately 

  • It must be prior to any rehearsal / performance that would be affected

  • Each case is evaluated by the directors

  • Absence may result in loss of role or dismissal from production 

 

COSTUMES AND HEADPIECES  

• Costumes and Headpieces are provided
• All are property of the Triangle Youth Ballet
• Damage or loss may incur fees
• Hairstyles/ Headpieces are specified for each role 

  1. Use gel and hair spray for a professional appearance 

  2. Bobby pins in an X formation secure all headpieces

  3. Party Girls provide their own curls 

 

SHOES & TIGHTS 

  • Shoes & tights purchased by each dancer 

  • Shoe & tight requirements will be provided for each role at nuttysecretpages,weebly.com 

  • Any vendor is ok, but in the online TYB dress code shop you can purchase everything you need from Eurotard and it will be shipped to you from Dance Fashions.  If you want to  go this route contact us for a discount coupon code.

 

STAGE MAKE-UP 

  • Dancers are expected to wear stage make-up

  • There will be zoom make-up lessons in November.

  • Dancers never leave backstage in make-up 

https://www.triangleyouthballet.org/nutcracker-charms.html

 

Thank you for sharing your talented young dancers with us.  Together we are building a fabulous show, a fabulous team that works together, and a fabulous experience for everyone.

 

Thank you,

Lauren and Kate and Dina and Maren 

WHO’S WHO 

Artistic Director

Lauren Lorentz de Haas

 

Associate Director
Kate Currin

 

Parent Guild Coordinators

Maren Anderson

Dina Niblock

 

Office Manager

Edie Hopfenberg

 

HOW TO GET INFO

nuttysecretpages.weebly.com
TYBNutcracker@gmail.com
Weekly reminder emails

PARTICIPATION FEES 

Participation fee of $150/dancer is due upon acceptance.  Three ways to pay:

  • Cash or check to any staff

  • Participation Fee button on our website (Auditions page).

  • Or contact office and have it put on a TYB account.

 

Provides each dancer with: 

2 tickets (any performance)
Cast T-shirt
Access to video of the shows

Rehearsals, coaching, costume use and it funds the  Green Room

PHOTO DAY

 

November 13

from 1 - 5

Group photos are taken by Photo Specialties for our Playbill.

There will be plenty of time for individual photos in your costume(s) More info will be posted on nuttysecretpages,weebly.com 

NUTCRACKER CHARMS

ON SALE FOR THREE WEEKS ONLY OCT 1 - 22

Silver Charms to commemorate your Nutcracker history have been a longtime, if recently interrupted tradition.  We are bringing them back this year.

Jewelry choices can be found via

nuttysecretpages.weebly.com

The Tchaikovsky Virtuosi

 

Our annual Gala fundraiser is October 6 at Parizade in Durham from 6:00 pm-9:00pm Proceeds from this event fund scholarships, performances, community outreach, our Nutcracker Orchestra- The Tchaikovsky Virtuosi- and more!

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