RMDT NUTCRACKER POLICIES
Items Needed: All participants in the Nutcracker are required to purchase the correct accessories needed for each role they are cast. These items can be purchased at our RMSA Dance Store in our studio.
Attendance: Students are only allowed two (2) missed rehearsals for the Nutcracker season (including sickness, vacation, sports practice, etc.). If a student misses more than two (2) rehearsals, the student’s role(s) will be given to another student without notice or refund of tuition. Students cannot miss any rehearsals the week of the production. The success of the Nutcracker is dependent on each person knowing their roles and their interaction with the other dancers.
Tuition: Nutcracker is based on a participation fee and the number of roles a student is given. The cost is $45 to participate in one role, and $20.00 for each additional role. This is a onetime flat fee, which is due before the first practice. Students cannot rehearse/practice until the tuition is paid in full. Tuition is non-refundable once rehearsals have begun.
Costumes are loaned to each dancer for their roles. Costumes must be returned, with accessories on the scheduled costume return day. Any costumes not returned on the costume return day will result in a $35 per costume fine. If a costume is not returned at all, a charge equivalent to the purchase of a new costume will be applied. Costumes range from $65-$500 each.
Behavior: Bad behavior during practices/rehersals or backstage can result in dismissal from Nutcracker rehearsals and performances. Intentional malicious behavior to props, costumes, backdrops, or RMDT property which ends in damage will result in replacement costs by participant’s parents.
Performance: Seating for all Nutcracker performances is reserved and anyone wanting to watch the Nutcracker Ballet must purchase tickets. Tickets will go on sale to the parents/guardians two (2) weeks prior to the public, giving them first choice for seats. Parents/guardians may purchase as many tickets as they wish, but please be aware, tickets are non-refundable.
NEW THIS YEAR: after submitting this audition form, everyone must enroll/register online (or via our app) into our 2021 Nutcracker program. Link will be on submission page after you submit this form. This way all your information is automatically submitted into our portal/accounts system and you will easliy receive emails and other imporant information. You will not be charged any participation fees until the end of August, if come August and your child will no longer be able to particiapte, you need to let us know ASAP.
Communication/Information: All needed Nutcracker information is in our free studio app under "Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre" > "RMDT Nutcracker" or online at: https://rockymountaindancetheatre.org/nutcracker-parent-information/. We strongly encourage ALL participants to download our FREE studio APP. By opting into our "Nutcracker Participants" app push notification "GROUP" you'll receive reminders, updates, & alerts. This is the best way to stay up to date.
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