Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet Local Participant Program®

The Anne of Green Gables Local Participant Program gives young dancers the opportunity to perform with a professional dance company. They interact with professional dancers and gain invaluable performance experience as they dance with Ballet Jörgen.

Ballet Jörgen Canada is looking for a total of 9-12 dancers to perform with the company in their performance of Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet®.

The cast will be assembled from local area students, based on a recommendation by their dance teacher. The cast will rehearse with the Company for 1.75 hours, the day before the show and then 3-4 hours on the day of the show.

The candidates will need to learn the choreography quickly, listen well, and follow and retain directions easily. They must have good stage presence and carry themselves well. There are few ‘formal’ dance steps.

*All roles and requirements are subject to change. COVID protocols and parameters will be determined by each individual venue and presenter.*

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Image of Anne of Green Gables The Ballet Performance

Local Participant Performance Cities

Performance CityRecommend Due Date Performance Date(s)Performance Location
Guelph, ONClosedJanuary 14, 2024River Run Centre
Moose Jaw, SKClosedJanuary 30, 2024Mae Wilson Theatre
Prince Albert, SKClosedFebruary 1, 2024E. Rawlinson Centre
Camrose, ABClosedFebruary 3, 2024Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre
Vernon, BCClosedFebruary 8, 2024Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre
New Westminster, BCClosedFebruary 10, 2024Massey Theatre
Chilliwack, BCClosedFebruary 14, 2024 Chilliwack Cultural Centre
Duncan, BCClosedFebruary 16, 2024Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
Campbell River, BCExtended Until - Friday, February 2nd @ 12:00pm ESTFebruary 18, 2024Tidemark Theatre
Cranbrook, BCClosedFebruary 22, 2024 Key City Theatre
Trail, BCClosedFebruary 27, 2024Charles Bailey Theatre
Nelson, BCClosedFebruary 29, 2024Capitol Theatre
St. Albert, ABExtended Until - Monday, February 12th @ 12:00pm ESTMarch 5, 2024The Arden Theatre
Lloydminster, SKExtended Until - Monday, February 12th @ 12:00pm ESTMarch 7, 2024Vic Juba Community Theatre
Swift Current, SKClosedMarch 9, 2024Sky Centre Living Sky Casino
Regina, SKClosedMarch 12, 2024Darke Hall
Saskatoon, SKClosedMarch 14, 2024 TCU Place
Oakville, ONExtended Until - Monday, March 18th @ 12:00pm ESTApril 13, 2024Oakville Centre
Saint John, NBExtended Until - Monday, March 25th @ 12:00pm ESTApril 21, 2024Imperial Theatre
Halifax, NSExtended Until - Monday, April 1st @ 12:00pm ESTApril 23 & 24 2024Dalhousie Arts Centre
Summerside, PEIExtended Until - Monday, April 1st @ 12:00pm ESTApril 27, 2024Harbourfront Theatre
St. John's NLExtended Until - Monday, May 8th @ 12:00pm ESTMay 3 & 4, 2024Arts and Culture Centre
Markham, ONExtended Until - Monday, April 22nd @ 12:00pm ESTMay 17, 2024Flato Markham Theatre

Ages 9-17 with a dance background.

Young Children & Nature Character Height: 4’2 – 4’9 2-4 roles

School-age Children & Nature Character Height: 4’10-5’3 3-5 roles

Teenagers/Young Adults & Nature Character Height: 5’4-5’6 1-3 roles

Please note that we do not expect anyone to have to purchase special items in order to participate in the show. We can provide most anything a student does not already own or borrow for the show. For the audition: Please wear your regular ballet class dancewear and ballet shoes. Be warm and ready to dance. For your first rehearsal: Please wear your regular ballet class dancewear and ballet shoes. Where possible, please bring footwear that pertains to the roles you are eligible for, see below for requirements. For your wardrobe fittings and stage rehearsals: As well as your own regular dance wear and dance footwear please bring the following:

Wardrobe Requirements:

Female Roles: Skin-tone sleeveless bodysuit, pink tights, ballet slippers Male Roles: White or black ballet slippers Hair: All roles to bring basic hair supplies (elastics, hairspray, bobby pins, hair pins etc) Long hair will be worn in a bun, short hair will be worn as is.

For the performance(s):

Wardrobe, footwear and hair as determined at the fittings. Make-up: Basic make-up: brown/black eyeliner – Female roles: lipstick & mascara as well.

Please view the document below for the policy

CBJ APPROPRIATE PHYSICAL CONTACT IN DANCE POLICY