IMPORTANT PARENT/PARTICIPANT INFO for Dress Rehearsals & Performances
2020 RMDT NUTCRACKER PARENT / PARTICIPANT INFORMATION
Congratulations and thank you for your participation in Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre's The Nutcracker Ballet. This is a professional production which requires extra practices and rehearsals outside of RMSA dance classes. Please understand, participants in the Nutcracker are not attending a dance class but a rehearsal or practice where the cast will learn steps, formations, and staging in order to perform their roles they were casted into. If you want to enroll in upcoming classes see here. We appreciate the time and dedication participants & parents put into our yearly Nutcracker Ballet. It is all worth it, as this ballet has become a magical, cherished Christmas tradition here in Cody for so many.
On this page you'll find all the general information about the Nutcracker FOR Nutcracker Participants/Families. Most buttons on this page, including the calendars, are not updated till we get closer to rehearsals starting. You will be notified via push notifications via our studio app. (see below for more info)
2020 performance dates for the Nutcracker have been scheduled for December 11, 12 & 13, 2020. Nutcracker rehearsal schedules will be all posted on the Younger Dancer and Older Dancer Nutcracker calendars. If you do not know if you should look at the Younger Calendar or the Older Calendar, you should look at the Younger Calendar, as dancers and their parents know when they are "older dancers".
To stay up to date and for easy access to Nutcracker schedules everyone should download our FREE Studio App. This is for both iphones AND android. After downloading make sure you stay opted into "General RMSA Information" AND "General RMDT Information" AND "RMDT Nutcracker Participants" "GROUPS" so you will receive push notifications and alerts. All things Nutcracker including viewing and downloading calendars is easily accessible through the app. To download AND to learn more about the app click here.
Please be aware: ALL schedules, schedule changes, and needed information will be posted on the App. If you do not download the app, you will be lost most of the season. If you choose not to download the app, we will not be able to keep you updated of new information.
Sometime after auditions, if you do not already have one, you will receive a "parent portal" account to keep track of payments and personal information. PLEASE link to your parent portal to your studio app by clicking "My Account" in your app and signing in as you would your parent portal online.
Please be aware, attendance is extremely important. Participants in the Nutcracker are not attending a dance class but rehearsals where the cast learns their parts, steps, formations, etc. for their roles they were cast into. Participants are allowed two absences from rehearsals; which includes but is not limited to sports, sickness, or family vacations. Please contact Elizabeth and let her know if you not be able to participate because of the attendance policy and she will assign the roles given to your participant to someone else.
All participants should wear dance clothes to all rehearsals.
Boys: black sweatpants, plain white t-shirt, black jazz shoes*
Girls: dance leotard of a solid color, pink tights, pink ballet shoes*, hair pulled back and up. Optional: dance skirt
*different roles may need different types of shoes; see costume list
Fees for Nutcracker is $45 for your dancer’s first role and $20 for each additional role. For example: if your child has 2 roles, their fee is $65. This fee covers rehearsals and costume rental**/cleaning (fee does NOT cover dance shoes, leotards, tights, etc.). Nutcracker has a flat fee, paid once, due on or before the first day of practice. Nutcracker fees will be posted to your online account (Parent Portal). If you are new to our system, a password will be sent to you in June. If you cannot remember your email you registered with please contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org
**Any Nutcracker costumes not returned on the scheduled costume return day will be charged $175.00 per costume to accounts.
SCENES AND ACTS
The Nutcracker ballet has two acts. Within each act, there are several scenes. On the app, below nutcracker website google calendars, and here you will find the list of roles and which act and scene each role takes part. Please make sure your child(ren) know all the roles they are in as this will be very helpful during rehearsals.