Rehearsal Schedule

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Nutcracker Rehearsals 12/3

Saturday 12/3 Nutcracker Rehearsal

9:45-10:15am Demi/Baby Angels

11:15-12:00pm Nutcracker, Clara, and Rat King with Soldiers, Rats, and Baby Mice

1:00-1:30pm Polichinelles

1:30-2:00pm Candy Canes

2:15-3:00pm Party Scene (Party Scene Children, Parents, Clara, Fritz, Nutcracker Prince, Drosselmeyer, Grandparents and Maid)

3:30-4:30pm Snow Corps with Clara and Nutcracker Prince AND Flower Corps

4:30-5:00pm Finale ALL Divertissment

Nutcracker Rehearsals

Nutcracker Rehearsals 11/28-12/1

Tuesday 11/29: Arabian, Spanish, and Flowers

Wednesday 11/30 8:15pm: Party Scene (Parents, Drosselmeyer, Clara and Prince ONLY)

Thursday 12/1 7:45pm: Chinese, Dolls, Rat King & Battle Nutcracker

Saturday 12/3 rehearsals will be announced tomorrow.

Please note that this weekend are MANDATORY photos, with individual photos available for purchase. The sign up sheet is located on the Tampa Bay Ballet Bulletin Board..

Emergency Party Scene Rehearsal 11/26

We Added and Emergency Party Scene Rehearsal

We know we said no rehearsals for this weekend, but we feel like the Party Scene needs more help. We are adding a emergency rehearsal this Saturday November 26th from 2:15pm-3:15pm. This rehearsal was announced this past Saturday and almost everyone said that they could make it. Please make sure you are in attendance because the more we practice the better it gets. If you are not in the Party Scene you will still not have any rehearsals this weekend! Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Nutcracker Pictures

It’s Not everyday you are in the Nutcracker, Get some photos to cherish the memory.

Nutcracker photo’s will be taken at the Tampa Bay Ballet studio on December 3rd and 4th.

The photo’s will be taken by our talented company photographer, Bill Krautler. You have already seen his work with our company dancers on the Dracula and Nutcracker posters!

Your roles in the Nutcracker depict which day you get your pictures on. Advanced Corps and company will be on Saturday, and younger intermediate/beginner dancers will be on Sunday. To see which days your picture are on, check the TBB bulletin board in the lobby.

All group photos are MANDATORY, however if you want some pictures to keep of your own you may sign up for individual photos. For only $35 you get the group photo, and 3 poses of individual photos. You will recieve a CD of all of your photos right in time for the holiday season.

To sign up, write your name on the Photo Day schedule on the TBB bulletin board in the lobby. Please only one name per line. You will not have to pay for picture until the day of! Also take a photo form located right under the sign up sheet and bring with you the day of photos.

Rehearsals 11/14-11/19 and Hair and Makeup!

Get your hair and makeup right for pictures and stage!

We know sometimes it can get confusing in how to properly make a bun, or get the stage makeup right. Please watch these video to help you learn how to correctly do stage makeup and a bun. It is important that all dancers look the same onstage.

For Children Hair :
For Children Makeup :

For all dancers for the show will need to apply natural looking false eyelashes and eye liner that wings out on the top and bottom of the eye. If you are a ‘boy’ do not wear lipstick and no winged eyeliner, just frame the eye.

For picture days no fake eyelashes, or winged eyeliner. Recreate a more light and natural version of the stage makeup tutorial.

Rehearsals for 11/14-11/19. No Rehearsals 11/24-11/26. Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday co : Snow King and Queen, Marzipan, Arabian, Sugar Plum

Tuesday November 8th – Flowers, Arabian with sides

Wednesday: co Snow King and Queen, Marzipan, Arabian, Sugar Plum
Thursday November 10th – Chinese, Dolls, Nutcracker/Rat King

Friday co: Snow King and Queen, Marzipan, Arabian, Sugar Plum
Saturday November 12th – 9:45am-10:15am Demi/Baby Angels
11:15am-12:00pm Soldiers and Rats and Baby Mice
12:45pm-1:00 Clara and Clara’s Friends
1:00-1:30 Polichinelles
1:30pm-2:15pm Candy Canes
2:15pm-3:00pm Party Scene (All Party Scene Children, Party Parents, Dolls, Nutcracker Prince, Drosselmeyer etc.)
3:30-4:30 Snow Corps with Clara and Prince

November 8th-12th Rehearsal

November 8th-12th Rehearsal.

Tuesday November 8th – Flowers
Thursday November 10th – Chinese, Side Arabian, Dolls
Saturday November 12th – 9:45am-10:15am Demi/Baby Angels
11:15am-12:00pm Soldiers and Rats (Battle Scene, no baby mice yet)
12:45pm-1:30pm Clara and Clara’s Friends
1:30pm-2:15pm Candy Canes
2:15pm-3:00pm Party Scene (All Party Scene Children, Party Parents, Dolls, Nutcracker Prince, Drosselmeyer etc.)
3:30-4:30 Snow Corps

Warm Up Class is Mandatory for all Advanced Dancers. It will be 2:30pm-3:30pm with Ms. Heather

November 5th Rehearsals

Saturday November 5th Rehearsals.

Thank you for all of your patience! Here is this weekend’s rehearsal schedule!

9:30am-10:15am Baby/Demi Angels
11:15am-12:00pm Soldiers AND Party Scene Children with Clara and Fritz
12:45pm-1:30pm Clara’s Solo
1:30pm-2:15pm Candy Canes
2:15pm-3:00pm Rats

Dracula – Final Rehearsals

Good afternoon Dracula 2016 Cast and Crew,

I can’t believe it’s already the week of the performance! you are all doing a terrific job and I am so proud of you all for your collaborative efforts and continuing with the rehearsal without me both Saturday and this morning. Thank you so much! I am feeling better now but still very tired. I’m just glad this happened now and not this coming Saturday! OK so here are the details of the rehearsals this week.

Monday- No evening rehearsal

Tuesday- 6:45-7:45 warm up class 7:45-9:15 Ocean Storm, Wolves and Psych Ward

Wednesday- No partnering class. 8:15-9:15 Lucy’s Death and Lucy Rises from the Grave

Thursday- 6:45-7:30 warm up 7:30-9:15 Final Complete run through with all cast and crew

Please bring any props needed by Wednesday evening. All costumes and props should be collected by this day.


Friday 10/28

Crew only 8:00am-2:00pm

Load in 8:00

Hang drops 9:00

Set placement  10:00

Lighting adjustments 11:00

Break lunch 11:00-12:00

Lighting cues 12:00-2:00 pm

Break 2:00-2:30

Call time for main characters 2:00

Tech rehearsal 2:30-4:00

Dinner break 4:00-5:00

Call time for all dancers 4:00 (warm up at 4:15)

Run through spacing with dancers 5:00-6:30

Set stage 6:30

Dancers in full costume and make up by 6:45

Dress rehearsal 7:00-9:00

Dancers please hang your costumes up and make sure all head pieces are accounted for and placed into the head piece box provided for each dressing room. Remember to hand wash your tights at home after the dress rehearsal! Don’t forget them please!

Please do not bring food or drinks other than water into the dressing rooms. There is a break room where you may eat any snacks you should choose to bring. No food in costume! Thank you.

Saturday 10/29 

Call time for Dancers and Technical Crew 5:00 pm

Show time 8:00 pm

Loading out completed by 10:30pm

To assist  myself and the crew with loading out I am asking that all Dancers please place your costumes into the costume bins provided in your dressing rooms after the performance. Wolf tights are part of TBT property but  plain tan or pink tights are yours to keep. Please make sure you have compensated TBB for those tights.

We are looking for a few good men to help us load the U-Haul at Richards house on Thursday afternoon between 4:00-6:00pm. We also need assistance unloading the Uhual on Sunday from 11:30am-1:00pm at TBB/TBT. Please let Richard and I know if you or anyone you know would be willing to help out. Thank you so much!

PS does anyone have a Dr.’s bag/sack?

Nutcracker Rehearsals Added

Saturday October 8th Snow Corps 3:45pm-4:45pm, Warm up Class 1:45pm-2:45pm (Warm up class is required from all trainees, company, and advanced dancers)

Tuesday October 11th 8:15pm-9:15pm Flowers Corps

Saturday October 15th 9:30am-10:15am Soldiers (Preprimary A will indefinitely be combined with PrePrimary B in studio B)
11:15am-12:00pm Party Scene Children (Including Clara and Fritz)
3:45pm-4:45pm Snow Corps, Warm up Class 1:45pm-2:45pm (Warm up class is required from all trainees, company, and advanced dancers)