Nutcracker Parent/Dancer Resources

Greetings! Below are links to a variety of resources to help you through the Nutcracker season! We will add to this list as able throughout the season.

Scroll down or click on the FAQ link for a list of whom to contact with questions!

CONFLICTS

REPORT CONFLICTS by 5pm on Fridays 

Email assistantdirector@balletmidwest.net or text Madison at 215-1792. Even if you submitted the conflict on your audition paperwork, it still needs to be emailed or texted by Friday.

FORMS

Any upcoming forms that need to be turned in are listed below in order of their due date. For forms that have passed their due date, scroll to the bottom of this page.

DUE SEPTEMBER 18

Role Acceptance Form (required)

Apparel Form

DUE OCTOBER 15

Parent Night Payment Form (required)
Dancer Salute Form (if you want to purchase a salute for your dancer in the Nutcracker Program)

Scrip Order Forms – FIRST ORDER OPPORTUNITY (fundraiser where you purchase gift cards at cost and Ballet Midwest gets a percentage of the sale)

DUE OCTOBER 31

Business Ads for the Nutcracker Program (ONLINE FORM) (share this with any and every business you know to help raise money for the Nutcracker and for our beautiful programs!) or print a PAPER FORM HERE

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer opportunities and links to sign ups will be added here as they become available.

TIPS AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION

“Nutcracker At-A-Glance” sheet from Auditions

Frequently Asked Questions 

Important Dates at a Glance

Bun instructions

Curl Instructions (girl children, friends, party Clara, pas de trois, angels, seraphim, Drosselmeyer’s Angel)

COSTUME FITTINGS

Costume fittings will be emailed out toward the end of the week, so please always check your emails before noon on Saturday. If you cannot make your assigned costume fitting, contact the costume mistress ASAP to make arrangements (contact information in the “Who to Contact” box). Early costume fittings will be focused on lead roles. Many fittings for the auxiliary cast will happen in November.

STAY IN TOUCH

FACEBOOK: Search for the private group “Ballet Midwest Nutcracker Cast Updates” and ask to join

TEXT MESSAGE REMINDERS: Sign up for reminders about due dates, etc. by texting @bmi2021 to 81010.

EMAIL: Be sure assistantdirector@balletmidwest.net has been added to your address book to minimize the risk of emails going to spam. Check your email regularly throughout the season.

WHO TO CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS

Absences/Conflicts (must be reported by 5pm Friday evening):  Madison Meenen at 215-1792 or assistantdirector@balletmidwest.net

Rehearsal Schedule  email assistantdirector@balletmidwest.net

Memberships & Volunteer Opportunities: Stephanie Barry, memberships@balletmidwest.net

Other financial questions: Melissa Butler, (785) 317-0061  treasurer@balletmidwest.net

T-shirts, Program Ads:  Becky Ericson (785)  250-9729, huyserr@yahoo.com or ads@balletmidwest.net

Dancer Salutes   Kim Patton  (785) 969-0098,  salutes@balletmidwest.net

Ticket Sales: Randi McCurry  (785) 845-2255,  re350z@yahoo.com

Costumes: Josie Marchant (785) 633-1379, costumes@balletmidwest.net

Scrip Orders (gift cards): Jamie Sandgren, james.sandgren@gmail.com 

PAST DUE FORMS

No forms are past their due date at this time.

COMPANY AND JUNIOR COMPANY DANCERS

Company/Junior Company Volunteer Hours Form (for Company and Junior Company dancers only!)