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NHDT give dancers the opportunity to audition for 1 or more productions/events in the dance year.  There is a $25 audition fee for 1 production or $30 audition fee for 2 or more.  This non refundable and does not apply to any other company related fees.  For the 2016-2017 Season we have the Nutcracker in Motion that will be preformed at the Clemens Center on December 17 (2pm & 7pm).  Two other events/productions is our Spring Show (in April of 2017) and a new project involving all 6 Clemens Center Resident Companies called Spotlight Showcase.  Your dancer can be considered for 1 or all.  

It is important to know that NHDT’s decision regarding the results of the audition is final.  By auditioning the dancer agrees to accept ALL parts awarded.  Notification of parts will be emailed and posted on NHDT’s website with in 1 week of the final audition date.   

Once a dancer is awarded their parts and before the 1st rehearsal day they are asked to renew or become a member of NHDT.  There is a Dancer’s Membership: $15 for renewing and $20 for new.  Additional membership options are available if interested. 

If a dancer is part of the Nutcracker in Motion productions they are responsible for paying the $50.00 non-refundable Production fee & the $20 Costume Rental Fee some time in October.  The Dancer’s Costume Rental Fee will be refunded by January 31, 2015 if all costumes and props are returned in good condition.  NHDT supplies all the costumes and props for their productions. NHDT will supply all costumes, accessories and props for all performances.  Dancers are responsible for having new/excellent condition tights and shoes for all performances. 

Nutcracker in Motion dancers are required to inform NHDT of any extra activities (work, weddings, trips, school, sports, plays, concerts…) that they are participating in between August 22-December 17, 2017.   This information helps the Artistic Team create the weekly rehearsal schedule.

Nutcracker in Motion dancers are responsible for attending all part related rehearsals during the 2016 NIM Summer  Intensive Camp scheduled for August 22 - August 25, 2016.  Rehearsal will be held at the Leslie School of Dance Studios in Elmira Heights or Watkins Glen.   A summer camp schedule will be emailed with the Notification of Parts letters and posted on NHDT’s website after auditions.  Camp hours usually run between 10 am - 9 pm.  You will attend only when your part is rehearsed.  

Dancers are required to dressed appropriate for all rehearsals.  Female dancers: black/solid color leotard, pink tights & hair in a bun.  Male Dancers: white shirt and black shorts or pants.

Dancers are responsible for learning all choreography related to their parts.  If a dancer is absent it is their responsibility to connect with a cast member or the understudies prior to the next rehearsal to review any new choreography.

Nutcracker in Motion Fall/Winter rehearsals will be run primarily on Saturdays from 2-6:30 PM, between September 17-December 17, 2016 at the Leslie School of Dance Studios in Elmira Heights and  Watkins Glen.  Additional rehearsal may be scheduled on weeknights in early September (after school hours and before dance classes begin). In all cases, rehearsal schedules will be emailed and posted on NHDT’s website to give parents enough time coordinate you schedules. NHDT will also not weekend that there a no rehearsal.  We usually try to put 1 in each month.  

Dancers are allowed two (2) absences from fall/winter rehearsals (September 1-December 3, 2016). There are NO ABSENCES permitted between December 4 -17, 2014.  School functions are looked at separately and do not necessary count as an absent.  If a dancer is ill and contagious to stay home.  Dancers that experience an injury are ask to attend rehearsal to watch what is going on.  This keeps them in the loop for what they are back on their feet.

"Extra Special Performing Event" are optional and not mandatory.  This may include events at Barnes & Noble, Elmira Heights Oktoberfest, Parades, Apple Ridge, School Time Performances and many more. 

Parents are ask to volunteer for for a committee, event or backstage to help support the running of this organizations and it's productions.   Parent meetings are held at regular bases to keep the line of communication open.  

As for the other productions, there are similar policies in place and some fees may apply Rehearsals would still occur or Saturdays.