Russian Ballet Training by Vaganova Academy Graduates

Open House

Fall registration
During Open House your child can take FREE Trial Class (new students only) while you will meet teachers, observe class, register and place your child in appropriate level.

Tuesday August 13
Open House and Registration 4:30pm-6:00pm
No classes

Wednesday August 21
Open House
 and Registration 4:30pm-6:30pm
4:30-6:30 Class for Dancers age 8-18
6:30 Registration

Thursday August 22
Open House and Registration 4:30pm-6:30pm
5:30-6:30 Class for Dancers age 5-8
4:30-6:30 Class for Dancers age 13-18
6:30 Registration

Saturday August 24
Open House and Registration 9:00am-12:00pm
9:00-9:45 Class for Dancers age 3-5
9:45-10:45 Class for Dancers age 5-8
10:45-12:00pm registration
Contact us to visit our studio and register for classes.  Registration is open year-round.  Please review the Studio Rules and Dress Code, in addition to the Class Schedule and Tuition fees.

Studio Rules
Students should be on time for the beginning of a class. If late the teacher’s permission is required to enter the class. Students who are more than 15 minutes late may observe class, but will not participate.
No food, chewing gum, or beverages (except water) are allowed in the dance studio.
Students must be picked up at the end of class or rehearsal. After a 15-minute grace period has passed, a $1 per-minute fee will be assessed to parent. Young children not enrolled in class should not be left unattended.
The number of students per class may be limited by Directors at any time.
There is a $175 participation fee for each production make by Minnesota Ballet Theatre (which students have the option to participate in) and $75 participation fee for Spring Recital. The participation fee is non-refundable if the student chooses to quit a production after rehearsals have begun.
Students must be enrolled for the entire class session in order to participate in MBT productions for example: Halloween-Fall, Nutcracker-Winter, Peter & the Wolf and Carnival-Spring.
Students can apply to compete in local and regional competitions. Competition training costs, rehearsal schedule, and terms of competition are to be decided between Directors and parents.

Dress Code
Pre-ballet: pink footed tights, pink leotard, pink shoes no skirt allowed.
Ballet 1-2: pink footed tights, black leotard, pink shoes no skirt allowed.
Ballet 3: pink footed tights, lilac leotard, pink shoes no skirt allowed.
Ballet 4: pink footed tights, blue leotard, pink shoes skirt allowed.
Ballet 5: pink footed tights, mint leotard, pink shoes skirt allowed.
Ballet 6: tights, leotard, shoes any color accepted, skirt allowed.
Boys: white T-shirt, black tights, white socks, and white or black ballet shoes.

All levels: hair should be secured from the face and neck (in bun). No warm-ups or additional clothing worn during class

Nutcracker Audition

Minnesota Ballet Theatre is pleased to offer youth of the Minnesota Ballet School an opportunity to participate in the most well-known and beloved story ballet of all time, the Nutcracker. Auditions are open to children ages 8-19 who love to dance and perform. Dance experience is preferred. Roles include: party girls, mice, soldiers, angels and among others.

Audition will be held Sunday September 8 at MBS studio,
14675 Martin Dr Suite 400 Eden Prairie MN 55344

Registration: Please arrive ½ hour before your scheduled audition time to check in and register. At this time you will turn in your completed application along with audition fee and participation fee.

11:30am registration for age 8-13,
12pm-1pm audition for following parts:
Soldiers, Rats act 2 (no dance experience required), Party Boys, Party Girls, Chinese Dance, Russian Dance, Waltz of the Flowers
2 years of Dance experience required.
registration for age 13-18
12pm-1pm audition for following parts:
Rats, Snowflakes, Arabian, Pas de Trois, Waltz of the Flowers
2 years of Ballet and Pointe technique required.

Performers will be cast in the Friday,  Saturday and Sunday performances.

The Nutcracker performance dates are Friday December 13th 7pm,
Saturday December 14th 2pm and 7pm, Sunday December 15th  2pm
Eden Prairie High School Performing Arts Center
17185 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55346

Commitment:  All dancers must be willing to commit to a busy schedule of rehearsals and performances. Other extra-curricular activities must not take precedence. Rehearsals will begin in October, depending upon assigned role, and will be every Class day (after regular class) or Saturday and Sunday until the week of performances, which will include two dress rehearsals. Schedules are posted at Bulletin Board at MBS lobby and MBS website and can be confirmed with Kirill Bak at (612) 501-9208 in case of any last minute changes.

Parent Information:  Parents are requested to attend a Nutcracker Meeting at the dance studio 12:00-12:30. (dancer will not able to perform if parent not attend).
This meeting will give parents information about designated responsibility for the safety of their children during the term of the rehearsals and production. Parent Volunteer Forms will be provided and we will discuss the many volunteer positions that need to be assigned every year such as backstage assistants, dressing “moms” for each group of dancers, gift table attendants, concessions, set up and tear down teams, etc. These are necessary and vital roles to our production, therefore, we encourage parents, other family members and friends to sign up for these duties. You will find that, if past years are the measure, these positions can be a lot of fun, an amazing experience and the key to a smooth and memorable Nutcracker production.

Nutcracker Audition reg form 2019