'The Nutcracker' 2018 auditions took place this year on the 2nd July with great success! We would like to thank evryone for coming and we look forward to welcoming you to the call back meeting which you should have recieved a letter about if accepted this year.
If you would like to audition for further productions please keep an eye out for more information following our performance in March 2018, and if you would like to know more about Duchy Ballet or want to see what an amazing cast we have this year come allong to our 20th anniversary production of 'The Nutcracker' - more information to follow.
This year's Summer School is to be held at Poltair School, St Austell from 31st July to the 3rd August. Please can anyone attending arrive on the first day at 9:30am for registration and bring with you your normal ballet uniform - plus trainers, packed lunch and plenty of water! For those who have already paid the £40 deposit on application please note that these cheques will not be cashed until the start of summer school. The full amount payable is £160 and this is payable on registration day, any cheques please make payable to Duchy Ballet. There are still a few spaces left and application forms are downloadable below!
We are delighted to announce our guest teachers, Jordi Guitart - Head of Dance at Expressions Academy of Performing Arts, Stephanie Johnson - Principal of Cornwall Theatre School, Bryony Stanlake - Previous principal performer with Duchy Ballet, along with our course director and choreographer Terence Etheridge.
Most rehearsals take place at Poltair School in St Austell. They start a couple of weeks or so after auditions on receipt of a letter informing you if you were successful in the audition. They are weekly and take place on most days of the Spring Half Term.
The dancers are only the tip of the iceberg. A multitude of different tasks need to be carried out for every performance; from needlework to being a chaperone(see note above), all are carried out by volunteers. Some tasks take only a few minutes while the successful completion of others is dependant on a lifetimes interest. All help is gratefully received.
With a tantalising price structure there are opportunities to advertise in the programme for our annual production. Please contact our Programme coordinator (details on the Duchy Ballet Contact page)for more details or download the rates for advertising in our programme from the list on this page.
Sponsorship is an excellent way of supporting Duchy Ballet whilst also promoting your own business and services to a new audience.
Unfortunately finance is still the most pressing issue for many of the performances. we are extremely grateful for any form of sponsorship that can be provided. If you are interested then please download/view the details in the Business Sponsorship Details (link to the pdf on the this page under downloads)
All our forms are now in the portable document format (.pdf), in the unlikely event that you are unable to read a .pdf on your device then you can download the 'Adobe reader' free using this link