Nutcracker Rehearsal Schedule — Tech Week & Performances

December 3Monday

December 4Tuesday

  • 5:30-6:30 — Toy Soldiers

  • 6:00-8:30 — ACT ONE

December 5Wednesday

  • 5:30-6:45 — Parade of Dolls-Dolls only

  • 6:00-8:30 — ACT TWO

December 6Thursday TECH 1: Costume/Hair/Headpieces/Pointe

  • 6:00 -7:30 — ACT ONE

  • 7:30-7:45 — ALL CAST: Set Curtain Call

  • 7:45-8:45 — ACT TWO

December 7Friday FINAL TECH: Full Costume/Make-up/ Hair/Headpieces/Pointe

  • 6:00-7:30 — ACT ONE

  • 7:45-8:45 — ACT TWO (no curtain call)

December 8- Saturday Opening Night Performance

  • 5:30 Doors Open

  • 6:00 Mandatory Class

  • 7:30 Curtain

December 9Sunday Matinee

  • 12:00 Doors Open

  • 12:30 Mandatory Class

  • 2:00 Curtain

December 10 and 11 – DARK – rest, catch up with homework!

December 12– TBA rehearsal only if needed for understudy placement.

  • Beginner pointe students will have class December 12 from 4-5pm to go over winter break exercises.

December 13- Thursday  Photos and Videotaping/Week 2 TECH

  • 5:15 — Tom Bierie Photos begin (4th floor studio)

  • 6:30 — Videotaping begins

  • 8:45 — Anticipated end (Toy Soldiers excused at end-of-act; Parents, please be “on call”)

December 14- Friday Performance

  • 5:30 Doors Open

  • 6:00 Mandatory Class

  • 7:30 Curtain

December 15- Saturday Performance

  • 5:30 Doors Open

  • 6:00 Mandatory Class

  • 7:30 Curtain

December 16Sunday Matinee

Rehearsal Etiquette

  • Arrive about 15 minutes early to be fully ready to begin at your designated start time.

  • Dancers should be focused and prepared to memorize choreography. Many dancers write notes following rehearsal and review notes prior to the next week’s rehearsal.

  • Rehearsal dress code is less formal than class, but must be appropriate, form-fitting dancewear. Solid colored leotards (other than black) are allowed. Warm-ups are allowed if they do not impair dancing or visibility. Hair should be neat and off the face (bun not required).

  • Visitors are not allowed during rehearsals.

  • Parents and other family members are not allowed to observe rehearsals, but may pick-up dancers on the 3rd floor of the Grand.

  • Please be on time for pick-up at the end of rehearsal.

  • If your dancer is ill on the day of rehearsal, please email and/or call the studio to leave a message. Remember only ONE missed rehearsal is allowed.4