Arrive at least 30 minutes before your audition time.
Parents and students should read the 2018 Handbook for Student Performers and their Parents and review the tentative rehearsal schedules BEFORE auditioning:
Summer Nutcracker Rehearsal Schedule
Fall Nutcracker Rehearsal Schedule
Fees and paperwork* required before the audition:
(1) $25 audition fee (nonrefundable).
(2) $150 costume fee (nonrefundable unless the student is not cast).
(3) Audition form.
(4) Contact info sheet form.
(5) Signed contract. Note that students are expected to accept any roles in which cast.
12:00 – 1:30 BTM Levels: Intermediate 3, Advanced, Pre-Trainee Aspirant, Pre-Trainee, and Trainee
Non BTM students: generally ages 15 and up or 6+ years of ballet training
2:00 – 3:00 BTM Levels: Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2
Non BTM students: generally ages 12 - 15 or at least 5 years of ballet training
3:30 – 4:30 BTM Levels: Beginning Ballet 1, Beginning Ballet 2, Beginning Ballet 3
Non BTM students: generally ages 7 – 12, or 1 - 4 years of ballet training
5:00 – 5:30 BTM Level: Pre-Ballet
Non BTM students: generally ages 6 -8 or less than 2 years of ballet training;
minimum age to audition is 6 years old by the day of the audition.
Students from this round of auditions (except princesses/cavaliers) must be available for rehearsals on
M/W afternoons (depending on the roles cast) during the summer from 6/25-8/3.
There is also an audition in the fall for additional roles, on Sunday, Sept 9. After that audition, all roles rehearse on weekends only - Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday- depending on the role(s) the student is cast in, until we start rehearsing in the theatre in late November.
Performances are tentatively scheduled for the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts Nov 24 & Nov 25, at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts Dec 8 & 9, and Dec 15 & 16, and the Baltimore Lyric Opera House Dec 22 or 23. Please note that not all students will perform at all venues; this will be determined by the Artistic Director in November.
For further information, please contact the BTM office at 410-224-5644.