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Dancing Arts Center to hold Auditions

by Jim Montalto

As it begins its 34th season, the Dancing Arts Center is proud to announce and invite you to its annual holiday dance concert auditions Saturday, September 15, 2012, at its studio on 9 Whitney Street in Holliston from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

An important information meeting will be held from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. where interested children and adults can participate in a question and answer session with the choreographers, the director, stage manager and wardrobe manager.

This year’s performance, featuring ETA Hoffman’s The Nutcracker, to be staged by Patrick Notaro and Gregg Saulnier, is the first of four concerts produced annually by the Dancing Arts Center. Choreographers are auditioning to fill roles in The Nutcracker, as well as several contemporary pieces that will open the show and be created by resident choreographers Yolanda Daelemans (tap), Nikki Dellicolli (hip hop), and Karyn Edison and Karen Krolak (modern).

Participation in the Holiday Dance Concert is magical: beautiful scenery, professional lighting, sparkling costumes, and smiling faces of children and adults capturing the audience’s hearts.  This is the experience we all wish for, and this is what it will be on performance days.

Anyone ages six through adult may audition. Non-dancers with stage presence are encouraged to audition for a walk-on role for The Nutcracker. 

Rehearsals leading up to the performance will be held sometime between 3:30 and 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays.  Main roles begin September 22; others begin later in the season from October to November depending on the role.  Performances are planned for December 14 through the 16, 2012.

About the Dancing Arts Center:


The Dancing Arts Center, located in Holliston, Massachusetts, provides instruction in
classical ballet, modern dance, improvisation, character, jazz, Pointe, and choreography, and offers a variety of other performance-related classes through the year.  DAC’s teaching foundation is based on the philosophy that good dance training awakens the senses and stimulates emotional, physical, and intellectual growth. It believes in nurturing each student’s desires, and enhancing their love of dance, through creative expression, exploration, and discovery.

Its small class size fosters careful, and progressive development of each student’s artistry. For more information about the Dancing Arts Center (dance school), Dancing Arts Academy (academic and dance day school) or the Dancing Arts Ensemble (not-for-profit performing company), contact the director, Karyn Edison at 508-429-7577 or visit the website

Jim Montalto
Communications Director
Dancing Arts Center
508 429-7577