Mountain West Ballet
2016 Audition Notice
Young Dancer Requirements:
Girls and boys must be 6 years of age or older by September 17, 2016.
Ballet Training Requirements:
Dancer must be able to demonstrate age appropriate ballet technique and have good understanding of ballet vocabulary. Dancer must be currently enrolled in a ballet class with a ballet school or ballet studio on a year round basis, with minimum of one year of ballet training. Dancer must continue ballet training through out the production. MWB reserve the right to verify dancer's enrollment in ballet school or ballet studio.
Online pre-registration is required before you arrive at the Dancer Registration. If you have more than one child to register, you will need to register each child individually. Online pre-registration will close September 6th, 2016 at 6:00PM Mountain standard time.
Step #2 Dancers Registration
Dancers required to be at registration in person. Online pre-registration must be completed before you arrive at Dancers Registration.
Attend one of the sessions below:
Saturday Sept 10, 12:00PM - 3PM, Monday Sept 12, 5:30 - 8:30PM, or Tuesday Sept 13, 5:30 - 8:30PM at Mountain West Ballet, 8731 S Sandy Parkway #106, Sandy, Utah
Payments due at registration, cash or two separate checks:
Step #3 Audition
Saturday, September 17, 2016 Eastmont Middle School Auditorium 10100 South 1300 East, Sandy, Utah.
You must complete step #1 and #2, Pre-Register online and attend one of the Dancer Registration session, in order to audition.
Mandatory Cast Member/Parent Meeting: Cast members over 18 and parent of cast members who are under 18 are required to attend one of the sessions on Saturday, September 17. Multiple sessions will be available through out audition day and detail will be given at Dancers Registration.
After audition results are posted, in order to participate Nutcracker production, you must email participation status and attend costume casting.
Participation status must be emailed by 10:00AM on Wednesday September 21.
Attend Costume Casting: Cast members are required to attend costume casting session on September 24. Please check the Dancer’s Calendar for specific fitting schedule. The costume casting session is extremely important and cast members will be dismissed if fail to attend the costume casting.
For questions, contact Mountain West Ballet by email or by phone 801-572-6222.
Mountain West Ballet was organized in 1983, and it is a community based non-profit organization that preserves advances and shares the beauty of ballet by providing opportunities for aspiring dancers in a professional, nurturing atmosphere, and by offering the community an affordable, quality production for entertainment and educational purposes.
Mountain West Ballet presents two productions annually, utilizing the Sandy Amphitheater and Mount Jordan Middle School as venues. Mountain West Ballet holds open auditions for all parts using a panel of judges who utilize a points-based scoring system. Auditions are widely publicized throughout Salt Lake valley through press releases, mailings, posters and flyers in public and private schools and universities. To provide opportunities for dancers, the aim is to use every dancer who auditions, which often results in double or triple casting. Dancers from throughout Salt Lake valley representing approximately 26 dance schools, colleges and universities participate annually with Mountain West Ballet.
Mountain West Ballet Was Elevated To New Heights As It Was Honored With Utah's Own Best Of State Award 2010
Mountain West Ballet was recognized with the distinguished Best of State Award in the Arts and Entertainment category; Community Arts. Awards were presented by Shauna Lake and Mark Koelbel of KUTV2 at a gala event May 29, 2010 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Mountain West Ballet is deeply honored with the Best of State Award recognition, as it feels this award is a reflection of its mission and commitment in providing our community with quality entertainment through the art and education of ballet.
The Best of State Awards were created in 2003 to recognize outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses in Utah. Best of State candidates are evaluated by a panel of 100 judges based on three criteria: achievement in the field of endeavor; innovation or creativity in approaches, techniques, methods or processes; and contribution to improving the quality of life in Utah. By recognizing excellence in our community and sharing examples of success and triumph in so many worthy endeavors, it is hoped that we will all be inspired to reach a little higher and strive to realize our goals and dreams.
08.24.2016 - 09.06.2016
09.10.2016 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
09.12.2016 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
09.13.2016 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
09.19.2016 - 09.21.2016
email Nutcracker participation status