Local Participant Performance Cities
|Performance City||Recommend Due Date||Audition Date||Audition Time||Audition Location||Performance Date(s)||Performance Location|
|North Bay, ON||Sept 23 2020 @ 5:00pm EST||N/A||N/A||N/A||Oct 14 2020||Capitol Centre|
|Windsor, ON||Sept 26 2020 @ 5:00pm EST||N/A||N/A||N/A||Oct 17 2020||Chrysler Theatre Centre for the Arts|
|St. Catharines, ON||Sept 30 2020 @ 5:00pm EST||N/A||N/A||N/A||Oct 21 2020||FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre|
|Welland, ON||Oct 3 2020 @ 5:00pm EST||N/A||N/A||N/A||Oct 24 2020||Dr. J.M. Ennis Auditorium|
|Brampton, ON||Oct 7 2020 @ 5:00pm EST||N/A||N/A||N/A||Oct 28 2020||Rose Theatre|
|Orillia, ON||Oct 9 2020 @ 5:00pm EST||N/A||N/A||N/A||Oct 30 2020||Orillia Opera House|
|Burlington, ON||Oct 11 2020 @ 5:00pm EST||N/A||N/A||N/A||Nov 1 2020||Burlington Performing Arts Centre|
|Winnipeg, MB||Oct 17 2020 @ 5:00pm EST||N/A||N/A||N/A||Nov 7 2020||Regent Event Centre|
|Brantford, ON||April 1 2021 @ 5:00pm EST||N/A||N/A||N/A||April 22 2021||Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts|
|Kingston, ON||April 3 2021 @ 5:00pm EST||N/A||N/A||N/A||April 24 2021||Kingston Grand Theatre|
|Chatham, ON||April 8 2021 @ 5:00pm EST||N/A||N/A||N/A||April 29 2021||Capitol Theatre|
|London, ON||April 14 2021 @ 5:00pm EST||N/A||N/A||N/A||May 5 2021||Centennial Hall|
|Cornwall, ON||April 17 2021 @ 5:00pm EST||N/A||N/A||N/A||May 8 2021||Aultsville Theatre|
|Ottawa, ON||April 22 2021 @ 5:00pm EST||N/A||N/A||N/A||May 13 2021||Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe|
|Fredericton, NB||April 27 2021 @ 5:00pm EST||N/A||N/A||N/A||May 18 2021||Fredericton Playhouse|
|Summerside, PE||April 30 2021 @ 5:00pm EST||N/A||N/A||N/A||May 21 2021||Harbourfront Theatre|
|Mabou, NS||May 2 2021 @ 5:00pm EST||N/A||N/A||N/A||May 23 2021||Strathspey Performing Arts Centre|
|Saint John, NB||May 4 2021 @ 5:00pm EST||N/A||N/A||N/A||May 25 2021||Imperial Theatre|
|Moncton, NB||May 9 2021 @ 5:00pm EST||N/A||N/A||N/A||May 30 2021||Capitol Theatre Moncton|
|Toronto, ON||July 1 2020 @ 5:00pm EST||N/A||N/A||N/A||July 22-24 2021||Bluma Appel Theatre|
Ages 9-17 with a dance background.
Young Children & Nature Character
Height: 4’2 – 4’9 2-4 roles
School-age Children & Nature Character
Height: 4’10-5’3 3-5 roles
Teenagers/Young Adults & Nature Character
Height: 5’4-5’6 1-3 roles
What You Need
Please note that we do not expect anyone to have to purchase special items in order to participate in the show. We can provide most anything a student does not already own or borrow for the show.
For the audition:
Please wear your regular ballet class dancewear and ballet shoes. Be warm and ready to dance.
For your first rehearsal:
Please wear your regular ballet class dancewear and ballet shoes. Where possible, please bring footwear that pertains to the roles you are eligible for, see below for requirements.
For your wardrobe fittings and stage rehearsals:
As well as your own regular dance wear and dance footwear please bring the following:
Girls: Skin-tone, sleeveless bodysuit, pink tights, ballet slippers
Boys: White or black ballet slippers
Hair: All to bring basic hair supplies (elastics, hairspray, bobby pins, hair pins etc) Girls – Hair will be worn in a bun. Boys – as is.
For the performance(s):
Wardrobe, footwear and hair as determined at the fittings.
Make-up: Basic make-up – brown/black eyeliner. Girls – lipstick & mascara too.
I just wanted to forward you our heartfelt thanks for allowing Sarah the opportunity to perform in Toronto.
It was quite an honour and privilege for her to be part of the show and we are very thankful for the opportunity. The young dancers learn so much from the experience and the entire process of the audition, rehearsals and performances. The experience resonates with young dancers for quite a while and not only does it build their confidence but it also builds on their love of ballet.
Sarah found inspiration from a number of the company dancers and she has returned to her ballet classes full of spirit and determination. I also wanted to say how thankful we are that the company members are so great with the young dancers. They take time to go out of their way to ensure the young dancers feel confident and feel like little stars for the performances. I applaud you all on doing such a wonderful job inspiring and encouraging our youth.
Thank you again for such a wonderful time. Good luck with the remainder of your tour!
Dance Studio Owner and Parent Kim
Best of luck with everything and keep doing what you do! The dance students in Ontario are very thankful.
Dance Studio Owner Briana
One little story – on Wednesday morning I was making the rounds of Lakes District Secondary School, to make sure the 100 borrowed chairs and 20 borrowed tables, the clothes racks and microwaves and soup bowls and spoons and all the other paraphernalia had made their way back to their ‘homes’ in the school, and that all was well at the high school (where the Arts Council is a valued ‘tenant’). I walked back stage in the Multi-Purpose Room. It felt like the magic was gone. The props and sets and costumes – not to mention the dancers – were on their way to Chilliwack. The stage was closed off, the lights were dark, there was no music – and students were quietly waiting for a class, on the exact spot where last night swans danced, Von Rothbart lurked, and Swan Lake captivated 370 people. But … one of the girls waiting for her class had been in the production the night before. She was wearing a Ballet Jörgen 25th anniversary tour T-shirt, and in the middle of her back, along with Toronto and Ottawa and Medicine Hat and Yorkton and St. John, it said “Burns Lake, BC”. She was telling her friends excitedly about the production the night before. The show and the experience lives on, in the hearts and minds of those kids who took part in it.
Thank you, and all at Ballet Jörgen who design and implement and support the Local Participant program, for giving our young people the opportunity to learn and grow, and the memories.
John and Sandra Barth for the Lakes District Arts Council, Burns Lake, BC