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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Nutcracker 2018 Information

The A.V.A. Ballet Theater is joining NDA this year to present the following shows:

Nutcracker will be having open-call auditions this year. The information is posted in the front lobby as you walk in. They start on Sunday, September 9th at noon. Please see posted information for on dancer requirements by both height and experience:

Auditions: Sunday September 9, 2018
Nevada Dance Academy – 1790 West 4th Street Reno, Nevada 89503

$15.00 Audition fee per person


  • Girls and boys must at least be in the third grade or 8 years or older by September 1, 2018 in order to audition 
  • Dancers of all levels of experience are encouraged to audition, however, three years of ballet training is recommended 
  • Height requirements are listed below
  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to audition time in order to register and be measured
  • If your height is on a cusp, feel free to attend both or either audition

Sunday September 9th

12:00pm - 12:20pm  Girls 3'11" - 4'3"
12:25pm – 12:40pm  Girls 4'3" - 4' 6"
12:45pm – 1:15pm  Boys and Girls 4'6" - 4'8
1:20pm – 1:45pm  Boys and Girls 4'8 - 5'4
1:45pm – 2:00pm Boys and Girls 5’4 +
2:00pm – 2:45pm  Corps de ballet (ladies must be en pointe) 5'3" minimum height
2:45pm – 3:00pm Gentlemen for party scene

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre and the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra present “The Nutcracker”

Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts

Friday, December 7 at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 8 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday, December 9 at 2:00pm

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Sidewalk Sale -- This Saturday

Come and check out all the costumes, hats, props and vintage items. Perfect for Halloween or Burning Man. 10am - 4 pm at the studio! Please, bring CASH.

NDA Registration for 2018-2019 Season

Classes will begin on August 20th.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Tech and Dress Rehearsals and Recital Day Information

All of this information is posted in the studio in case you want to take more zoomed in photos. The running order for tech/dress rehearsals and recital will remain the same:

Saturday, June 9th | TECH REHEARSAL (at NDA's studio ) 
  • Arrive at the studio in regular dance class clothing (and no makeup or costume), unless your teacher has specified differently. 
  •  Please be 1⁄2 hour early as things move quickly and there’s a lot to be done. 
  •  Bring smiles and patience for your teachers. They are hard at work preparing for the performance.
  • 5:45 Finale rehearsal -- all dancers are welcome to participate!

Sunday, June 10th | DRESS RECITAL (at Pioneer Center)
  • Arrive one hour early before your first dance (in order to make sure the dancer is finished signing in and is fully backstage) because we have limited time to rehearse, and Ms. Diane can run early. 
  • All dancers must be signed in and signed out by a parent at the back door of the Pioneer. 
  • No parents are allowed backstage. The dancers will be supervised by adult volunteers.
  • Remember it's all business on this day. 
  • Please bring smiles, good attitudes and patience.

Sunday, June 11th |RECITAL (at Pioneer Center)
  • Older Dancers (Grade 1 and up) - arrive between 5:30-6 
    • 6:15 Warm-up 
  • Younger Dancers (Intro to Dance, Primary 1, 2, 3) arrive between 6-6:15

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Weekly Update, 6/3

The Cecchetti Exam (Ballet grades 1-7) schedule is up. Please make sure you check it for the correct time.
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