AUDITIONS for The Magic of Christmas. Juniors and senior dancers ONLY

We are putting out a call to all talented young ladies who aspire to perform, to attend an audition for this seasons forthcoming Christmas Show, which opens on Wednesday 26th October and will run weekly until 1st January 2017. We are looking for junior girls aged between 6 and 11 years who have a strong vocal ability and can dance well. There is also an opportunity for female dancers aged 15+ who are strong in all aspects of dance that preferably can sing well to.

The auditions will be held at the Babbacombe Theatre on Saturday 6th August. The juniors will commence at 2pm (doors open 1.30 am). Each candidate will be asked to sing 2 songs, which will be provided by us. We will supply tracks and the printed word, so each child can come to the audition prepared to sing the selected numbers. After everyone who wants to be considered has sung, they will be given a short dance routine by the shows choreographer, Sadie Oliver, that all will need to perform in groups.

Please be aware that each child will need to be licenced by their respective local council, and will require written confirmation from their school for authorised absences, as there are seven weekly matinee performances during the school term, every Wednesday. The majority of the rehearsals will fall during the half term, but it is likely the children will need a half day on Friday 21st October. On most weeks there will be an evening performance as well as the matinee. In total there are 20 performances which include Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. A full diary of the rehearsal and show dates is posted at the foot of this news item. Successful applicants will need to be available for all reheasal dates, and as we are casting 2 teams of 4 girls, we will be able to share the performances, so matinee's will be alternated and each team will do one perfromance on a show date and not two. When attending the audition please ensure on the registration form you include any unavailable dates.

The senior dance auditions are for girls aged 15+, all must have a strong standard in all aspects of dance, so ballet, tap and jazz shoes, will be needed for this audition. Routines will be set for all three genres. The girls should all be between 5ft 2ins -5ft 10ins. It is preferred the dancers have a good singing voice and those wishing to audition are invited to sing if they choose to do so, although it is not essential. It’s worth noting those wanting to sing will need to provide their own backing tracks. Dancers will need to be at the venue for registration at 3pm.

All applicants will need to fill in a registration form, seniors can do so on the day, however to register for the juniors, please email [email protected] so we can provide you with the tracks, the words and the schedule of performances.

Any one wanting to make enquiries regarding the auditions should contact Sharon Waring during office hours on 01803 322233



Wednesdays 26th October to 7th December 2.30pm & 8.15pm. Wednesday 14th December 2.30pm.  Boxing Day 26th December 12 Noon & 3pm. Wednesday 28th December 3pm.  New Year’s Day, Sunday 1st January 12 Noon & 3pm.                                       



Thursday 20th & Friday 21st October 10am - 7pm.

Saturday 22nd October 10am - 5pm.

Sunday 23rd October 11am - 5pm.

Monday 24th, Tuesday 25th October 10am - 7pm.

Wednesday 26th October (Dress) 10am - 1pm

NOTE: Juniors pm only on Friday 21st October. Actual times for all other days TBC



Published: 29th Jun 2016