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A chance to be in Romeo and Juliet

Ballet Jorgen Canada is looking for aspiring dancers and stage people for an upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet. - Photo submitted
Ballet Jorgen Canada is looking for aspiring dancers and stage people for an upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet.
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Ballet Jorgen Canada is looking for 6-10 student dancers and 2 theatre students to participate with the company in their performance of Romeo & Juliet. The cast will be assembled from local area students, based on either a recommendation by their dance/theatre teachers or at an audition.

The candidates need to learn the choreography quickly, listen well, follow directions and retain them easily. They must have good stage presence and carry themselves well; there are few ‘formal’ dance steps.

Their roles will include - Villager children & teenagers, Ballroom guests & servants and Guards.

Eligibility Criteria:

• The boys must be willing to wear tights.

Villager teenagers & Ballroom servants 2 to 4 roles

• 14 years old and up and young adult like

• Females: Height: 5’4”- 5’8”, Waist: 27”’- 34”, Chest: 32”- 37”’

• Males: Height: 5’5”- 5’11”, Waist: 27”’- 36”, Chest: 32”- 39”

Guards & Ballroom Guests 4 to 6 roles

• 15 years old and up and adult like

• Male or Female

• Height: 5’6”- 6’1”, Waist: 30”- 35”, Chest: 35” - 41”

• The 2-4 Guard roles are to be filled by theatre students.

Villager Children 2 roles

• 11 -13 years old

• Male or female

• Height: 4’11”- 5’3”, Waist: 23”- 26”, Chest: 27”’- 31”

To recommend your students or register to audition to gain a role and perform in your local performance of Romeo & Juliet visit www.balletjorgencanada.ca and submit the application form. You will need the student’s name, date of birth, phone, email, guardian name & email, height, waist and chest measurements. For recommendations you will need a username and password, contact Clea Iveson for this.

Ballet Jorgen Canada’s Education Manager will select the cast members based from all the recommendations received and then contact the teachers with the casting results. The deadline to submit recommendations for the February 11, 2014 performance of Romeo & Juliet in Cranbrook is Monday January 27, 2014

Questions? Please contact local participant coordinator: Clea Iveson at 416-415-5000 ext 4928 or via email at education@balletjorgen.ca.

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