Littleton Ballet Academy / Littleton Youth Ballet                          September 2016

Nutcracker Auditions
Littleton Youth Ballet Auditions
​Observation Week
Summerset Festival
Summer Highlights
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Welcome to Littleton Ballet Academy!
We welcome you to our ballet school.  If you are a new family we are very happy you have joined our dance family and if you are returning we are delighted to have you back! Our website has lots of information and we are happy to answer any question you may have.  Here's to an exciting year!

Saturday, September 10th
2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Open to LBA students in the Primary and Intermediate Division who will not be participating in Littleton Youth Ballet (except Ballet Preparatory)
  • Ballet 1 students should be able to handle weekly rehearsals in addition to their ballet class or classes
  • Only Ballet 2 students (who attend 2 or more classes per week) are eligible to audition
  • Any dancers in Ballet 3 or higher who will not be taking part in LYB
  •  Dancers in the Pre-Ballet Division who have been invited to audition should attend this audition as well from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. 
  •  Please be here early (10-15 minutes), in your dress code leotard, tights, and ballet shoes, and your hair neatly in a bun (use hairspray!). 
  • Returning LBA students must have taken ballet classes over the summer to be eligible (eight of the twelve weeks of summer: June, July, August). 
  • If you are auditioning, it means you will be taking part in the production
  • Rehearsals for our younger students will begin on Saturday afternoons beginning September 17th.
  • This first rehearsal is mandatory.   
  • There will also be two mandatory rehearsals during the week of November 28th.  
  • Performances are December 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at The Theater at Colorado Heights University.
Our Nutcracker Production fees for dancers in the Primary, Intermediate, and Pre-Ballet Divisions
(and are not in LYB) are as follows:
If online contract signed on or before September 15th                     $90
If online contract signed September 16th to September 24th           $105
Note: In the past we have accepted nearly all students. We will make our final decision based on BOTH child and parental behavior and the ability to follow directions.  If you or your child has difficulty with this, please wait another year before having him or her audition!  If you have any questions about this, please ask us now.  We will not have time to answer questions before the audition.

There will be a mandatory cast meeting for all dancers and a parent at LBA on Tuesday, September 13th at 7:00 p.m.
You will receive casting, a rehearsal and costume fitting schedule, and an overview of our Nutcracker season

Friday, September 9th
 4:30 to 6:15 pm Ballet 3
 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Ballet 4 and 5

 Saturday, September 10th
10:00 to 11:45 am Ballet 6, 7, and 8

For more information please click here
Mark your calendars
Pre-Ballet (Dance w/Me, Pre-Ballet 1, 2) & Intermediate Divisions (Ballet 3, 4, 5)
September 26th to October 1st,  2016

Primary (Ballet 1, 2, Ballet Prep), Pre-Professional (Ballet 6, 7, 8), & Adult Divisions
October 3rd to October 8th,  2016

Please plan ahead: we do not offer makeup weeks.
Observation weeks are intended for parents, relatives and older siblings who are able to understand classroom etiquette. If younger siblings attend, please understand that it is often very difficult for them to remain quietly seated for the entire class time.  Please turn off all cell phones and pagers before entering the studio and please refrain from talking during class either to the dance students or to fellow observers.  You may video record parts of class but please do not post on social media without permission. Not all students can be on social media.
Come catch LYB dancers at the Summerset Festival at Clement Park.  Dancers will be performing at noon on Sunday, September 18th.  Say farewell to summer and see our dancers perform in a beautiful outdoor setting on the Family Fun Stage.
  • Littleton Youth Ballet won the Richard Little Trophy as well as 2nd place for our float at the Western Welcome Week parade.
  • Dancers performed in Relay For Life on August 5th. 
  • A record number of dancers participated in LBA's summer intensives.
  • Sixteen dancers attended various courses at summer intensives around the country including Houston Ballet Academy, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and the Jillana School.
  • Emma Rutter and Lauren Woodward were awarded most musical and Jenna Armstrong was awarded best technique by New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck at the Vail International Dance Festival.
Thanks for a great summer!
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