DANCER INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
 
BALLET BRAZOS POLICIES
 
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Ballet Brazos Dancers, their families and guardians must follow the policies outlined in Ballet Brazos Dancer’s Handbook. Ballet Brazos Dancer Handbook (updated 8/28/2019)
 
 
 
 
REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
 
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Dancers must review the schedule of rehearsal times and locations and verify that they do not have conflicts with the attendance policy. (The schedule is subject to change as needed.) Nutcracker Rehearsal Schedule (updated 9/18/2019)
 
 
 
 
ATTIRE: REHEARSALS, PERFORMANCES
 
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Dancers must arrive dressed and ready to warm up.
 
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Dancers must wear appropriate rehearsal attire as outlined in the Ballet Brazos Dancer’s Handbook.
 
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Dancers must have the required garments for their role(s), outlined in the Ballet Brazos Dancer’s Handbook, by the Act I or Act II Run Through, depending on their role(s).
 
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Dancers who wear glasses will be asked to not wear glasses on stage if they are able to dance safely without them or wear contacts. Glasses can reflect stage lights and cause distractions for audience members. In addition, glasses can fall off during performances causing a hazard for other dancers. If a dancer must wear glasses on stage, please notify the Ballet Brazos Board within two weeks of casting to discuss acceptable stage options.
 
 
 
 
FEES & VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT
 
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Dancers must pay fees by August 31. Rehearsal Fees are $125 per dancer for the first two dancers in a family. Third sibling in a family is $75. Late payment fee is $25. *Scholarships for fees may be available and will be awarded on a case by case basis. Scholarship applications are due by August 29. Scholarship Application (updated 8/24/2019)
 
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We are a non-profit, volunteer organization. Dancers under the age of 18 are expected to provide a volunteer (parent, guardian, adult family representative, etc.) in order to participate in the production of The Nutcracker, or pay a volunteer opt out fee. Only one volunteer is required per family, but additional volunteers are appreciated. Volunteer Forms are due at Parent Orientation/dancer fittings on August 31. Those who do not turn in a form will be assigned to a committee.
 
 
 
 
SCHEDULES & ATTENDANCE POLICY
 
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Parents and guardians for dancers under the age of 18 should attend all important rehearsals and meetings below:
 
8/31/2019
Volunteer forms due at Parent Orientation/costume fittings.
8/31/2019
Parent Orientation, costume fittings for ALL dancers
8/31/2019
Fee payments due
 
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Important dates for dancers (review the Nutcracker Rehearsal Schedule below for the complete list):
 
8/31/2019
Costume fittings for ALL dancers
8/31/2019
Fee payments due
9/7/2019
Cast program pictures
9/7/2019
First rehearsals (Check schedule for each role's date of first rehearsal.)
11/16/2019
Act I Run Through
11/23/2019
Act II Run Through
12/12/2019
Tech Rehearsal
12/13/201
8:30a - Dress Rehearsal (ALL dancers will be in these events, which are during school hours. A note for schools will be provided.)
 
7:00p - Nutcracker Performance
12/14/2019
2:00p - Nutcracker Performance
 
6:30p - Nutcracker Performance
TBD
Nutcracker Storytime Performances
 
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All Ballet Brazos Dancers must adhere to the attendance policy. All Ballet Brazos rehearsals are required. To host a production of this kind, dancers must be willing to commit to the entire schedule. Only two missed studio rehearsals will be excused. This excludes all rehearsals the week of the performance. Please do not audition if there are conflicts with school, sports, or family engagements.
 
If a dancer has missed two rehearsals and will need to miss another rehearsal, for any reason, the dancer may choose to pay a fine of $50 or be dismissed from Ballet Brazos. If a dancer misses more than three rehearsals, their roles will be recast.
 
The Ballet Brazos Board may see cases where extenuating circumstances were present on a case by case basis. AT NO TIME, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, SHOULD A DANCER, FAMILY MEMBER OF THE DANCER, OR GUARDIAN CONTACT THE ARTISTIC DIRECTORS CONCERNING ABSENCES OF DANCERS.
 
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In the Event of Dancer Injury: If a dancer is injured, the dancer is required to attend rehearsals to observe the class.
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In the Event of Dancer Illness and Contagious: If a dancer is ill and considered contagious, and has not yet missed a rehearsal, this will count as one excused absence. If the dancer has already missed two rehearsals, they will need to pay the fine for missing the third rehearsal. If they have already missed three rehearsals, their roles will be recast. In extenuating circumstances, the Ballet Brazos Board may consider the case.
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In the Event of Dancer Illness and NOT Contagious: If a dancer is ill and NOT considered contagious, the dancer should attend the rehearsal and observe the class.
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Late Policy: Dancers should arrive 10-15 minutes PRIOR to their scheduled dance time. If a dancer is 10 minutes late to rehearsals, they are considered tardy. Two late arrivals/early departures will count as one absence. Four late arrivals/early departures will count as one absence and one $50 fine. After five late arrivals/early departures, the roles will be recast.