Young Dancer Audition Announcement!
MCD will audition young dancers (by age group) on:
Saturday, September 21st from 11:30 - 1:30.
Group times as follows:
Ages 6-8 11:30 - 12:00
Ages 9-11 12:00 -12:30
Ages 12+ 12:30 - 1:00
Ages 9 -11* 1:00 - 1:30 (Claras )
*Dancers auditioning for Clara must have at least one year in MCD's Nutcracker and not be taller than 4'10" to be considered for this role. Dancers should be an intermediate level or above and the ability to act is a must. Please consider the responsibility of this role and your dancers learning style when determining audition readiness.
We welcome all dancers! Dancers must have a minimum of 1 year of ballet and be currently enrolled in ballet class at the studio you attend.
Shows are December 6- 8, 2019 at The Riverside Theater in NYC.
The tech rehearsal is Wednesday 12/4 in NYC from 4-9pm
Rehearsals are Saturday's in the range of 11:30 - 4 at the Armonk Ctr. for Dance and rehearsals 7-9 are Mandatory.
Dancers will not be called for the entire day until the last few weeks.
Please review your calendar before auditioning. We have only 9 weeks and each dancer will have only 1 excused absence.
Questions? Please visit our parent and FAQ page or please contact Marissa Mooney @ firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to respond within 24 hours.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Performances at The Riverside Church
Nutcracker Performances take place annually at the Riverside Theatre located at the prestigious Riverside Church in New York City.
Tickets will be on sale mid-November and will be available on a new website as well as in person. This season, tickets will be available for purchase at the Welcome Center and Gift Shop.
We look forward to expanding our performance calendar. We also provide master classes and workshops in the NY Metro Area, Connecticut and Westchester County. Please contact us at email@example.com or for information follow us on FB @ MCD- Mooney/Cooley Dance or Instagram @mcdnutcracker
MCD is proud to have a wonderful cast of professionals. Dancers from MCD have gone on to perform with: Ailey II, The Dance Theatre of Harlem, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Classical Contemporary Dance Theatre, Cortez & Company, Eugene Ballet, Kyle Abraham/Abraham in Motion, Lula Washington Dance Theatre, Martha Graham, Pedro Ruiz, Saba Dance Theater, Earl Mosley, Elisa Monte, Reidel Dance Theater, Ballets with a Twist, Lydia Johnson Dance, Ballet for Young Audiences, Ballet Ambassadors & Armitage Gone! We have several alumna currently on Broadway and on Nat'l Tours of Broadway Musicals. We have a had the privilege of hosting professional artists who have danced in companies, large and small, all over the world such as: American Ballet Theater, Albany Berkshire Ballet, Ballet Hispanico, Ballet Met, Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Co., Greensboro Ballet, New York Theatre Ballet, Shanghai Ballet, The Martha Graham Company, The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Wylliams/Henry Danse Theatre & Ailey II. They join us having danced with wonderful choreographers in venues ranging from Broadway to University Campuses. The richness of their experiences continue to enrich our production. Our students have gone on to: Marymount, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Wake Forest University, Muehlenberg, Salve Regina University, SUNY's Binghamton & Purchase, URI, Boston College, Tampa, BU and Broadway and continue to join us beyond graduation.
Photo: Chloe Slade & Kai Braithwaite
Photo: Chloe Slade & Kai Braithwaite in the Grand Pas.