How's your pirouette?

Looking ahead to December (think cold thoughts, people), Ballet Arkansas is officially opening the doors to its 2019 "Nutcracker Spectacular" auditions on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Held in the Robinson Center, this annual show is a holiday tradition for families around the state, one that features live music from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and two choral ensembles, not to mention a community cast of more than 250 children and adults. And now's your chance to join them.

As for requirements, participants must be ages 6 and up, have at least one year of dance training and be currently enrolled in dance classes for the fall semester. Here's how the audition times break down:

  • Ages 13+: 9 - 10:30 a.m. 
  • Ages 6 - 7: 11 a.m.- noon
  • Ages 8 - 9: 12:30 - 2 p.m.
  • Ages 10 - 12: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. 

Registration is open now and performance dates are Dec. 13-15. For all the details, visit the Ballet Arkansas website.

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