Welcome to Desert Youth Ballet Foundation

Desert Youth Ballet Foundation is a registered non-profit organization created to establish and maintain a network of supporters and volunteers dedicated to the study and appreciation of ballet and music. Our efforts will benefit, enhance and enrich the learning experience of students as well as promote the art of ballet in the community.


For the Children & For the Art of Classical Ballet

The art of classical ballet reaches beyond dance and performance; it cultivates technique, discipline, respect and grace within oneself and as a member of the community. Children who have the opportunity to make classical ballet part of their lives have the ability to uphold and advance this art form in addition to enriching the cultural lives of others in the community. Through the support of youth ballet in Arizona, more children will be able to benefit from art of classical ballet; and in turn, the art will grow because of the children.

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Paradise Valley Unified School District is now supporting Desert Youth Ballet Foundation in our efforts to bring fine art to the community of youth.





Desert Youth Ballet Foundation, Inc. PRESENTS

Audition Information for

Children’s Cast Open Audition for All Ballet Students 

Be part of the Holiday magical two-act production of “The NUTCRACKER and THE MOUSE KING “ 

What: Audition for Children’s roles 

When: Saturday, September 12, 2015 

Where: Arizona School of Classical Ballet studios: 20820 N. 25th Place, Phoenix, 85050 

(Just North of Loop 101, one block East of Cave Creek Road). 602-494-3400 

Registration: Will begin 30 minutes prior scheduled audition time. 

Registration fee is $15, cash or check only. 

We offer FREE Pre-Registration Here: http://nutcrackerauditions.eventbrite.com/

Height: There are no height restrictions. 

Audition Times: Girls 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

Ages 4 – 5 Roles: Little Angels and Candy Canes (no previous training required) 

Girls 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Ages 6 – 7 Roles: Cream Puffs, Marshmallow, Baby Mice (Dance experience preferable) 

Girls 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Ages 8 – up Roles: Senior Angels, Gingerbread, Chinese, Little Snowflakes (dance experience required) 


Boys 4:00 p.m. – 4: 30p.m 

Ages 6 -up Party Boys & Toy Soldiers (Dance experience preferable) 

Rehearsal and Performance information: 

The Nutcracker and The Mouse King performances run second or third weekend in December. (3 shows) 

at The Center for the Performing Arts of Paradise Valley Community College. Dates and Time TBA.

Accepted participants will be given production package after audition. Your child will participate in one, two or all 

three performances during the weekend and may perform two or more roles. 

Please note: Rehearsal fee and Costume Rental fee will apply and will depend on number of roles your child performs. 

Accepted participants should fill out the Performance Agreement and pay Rehearsal and Costume rental fees after the audition on September 12, 2015

Weekly rehearsals for all participants will begin on September 14, 2015 and be held through December 2015

for girls - on Saturdays and for boys - on one week day. 

Dress rehearsal at the School will be held during production week. Dates and Time TBA. 

Dress rehearsal at the Theater TBA.

Costume fitting will be held on October 3, 2015. 



Pre-Register Here: http://nutcrackerauditions.eventbrite.com/



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