Auditions Held for Von Heidecke’s Chicago Festival Ballet’s “Alice in Wonderland”

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Students and dancers are invited to audition on Sunday, November 13th for the Von Heidecke’s Chicago Festival Ballet’s Spring production of Alice in Wonderland.

Students and dancers are invited to audition on Sunday, November 13th for the Von Heidecke’s Chicago Festival Ballet’s Spring production of Alice in Wonderland.

Auditions will take place according to the following schedule:
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm: dancers age 3 – 6
1:15 pm – 1:30 pm: dancers age 7 – 10
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm: dancers age 11 to professional

Dancers must arrive 30 minutes prior to their age group’s start time to register. The audition fee is $10 per dancer. Preregistrations are welcome. New students attending the audition may receive a one time special offer of 50% off tuition for term 3 if registering on audition day. Audition forms and information on the school are available on our websites at http://www.chicagofestivalballet.com and http://www.vhdancecenter.com.

This production will feature multiple and diverse forms of dance, including ballet, hip hop, and jazz. Alice in Wonderland is choreographed by Kenneth Von Heidecke, Patricia Michalowski, Ryan Kelly, and Rachel Mytnik. Kenneth Von Heidecke is the protégé of legendary Prima Ballerina Assoluta Maria Tallchief, and whose works are seen around the world. Mr. Von Heidecke is in the Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame, and a plaque commemorating his achievements is in the lobby of the Paramount Arts Center. Most recently, his former High School has selected him to receive the York Distinguished Alumni 2015 Dukes of Distinction Award. A plaque will be hung in the lobby of York Community High School honoring him. He is also the subject of a film biography on his life by filmmaker and composer, Stuart Meyer. The film is now in its final editing stages.

The school also boasts an unbelievable number of more than 40 students going on to incredible professional careers. Amongst the most elite alumni are Gold medalist U.S. Olympic figure skater Evan Lysecek, as well as Victoria Born of the popular baller film “Center Stage” and Joffery principal dancer Joanna Wozniak.

For more information, call (630) 527-1052 or visit our websites at http://www.chicagofestivalballet.com and http://www.vhdancecenter.com for an audition form.

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