California Contemporary Ballet Holds Auditions for Snow Queen Ballet

Los Angeles Dance Company Prepares for 13th Season of Popular Holiday Performance.

La Canada, CA, August 15, 2010 --( California Contemporary Ballet ( will be holding public auditions for the 13th season of The Snow Queen, their original holiday ballet based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen, on Friday, September 17 and Saturday, September 18. CCB will be holding the auditions at California DanceArts dance academy in La Canada. The performance of the Snow Queen will be December 17, 18, and 19, 2010 at the Glendale Community College Theater.

Each year California Contemporary Ballet opens auditions to the public for chorus roles and some principal roles. All ages from the community are invited to participate in this holiday production. Needed for chorus and gymnast roles are kids with varying levels of dance experience, from beginners to advanced, and professional dancers. Adults are also needed for minor dance and acting roles.

Auditions will be held at the California DanceArts studio, located at 4490 Cornishon Avenue, La Canada, CA 91011. On Friday, September 17 auditions will be at 7:00pm for young chorus, under 11 years. On Saturday, September 18 there will be auditions for Gymnasts (open to all ages) at 1:00pm. At 3:00pm will be for older chorus, 11 years and up, and at 6:00pm auditions for adult acting roles.

Dancers of the California Contemporary Ballet will be featured in solo and principal roles. However, CCB is looking for new members and additional dancers for this production. A photo and resume should be sent to 4490 Cornishon Ave, La Canada 91011 or faxed to 501-641-7117.

All dancers at all auditions should bring a photo, resume, and a $5 audition fee, and be in dance attire and ballet or pointe shoes. Please arrive early to sign in. Casting is at the sole discretion of the CCB auditioning panel. While the company tries to cast everyone, there is no guarantee or obligation to cast every auditioning dancer.

For information regarding the auditions call the studio at 818-790-7924.

Artistic Director Erin Holt runs California Contemporary Ballet, a dance troupe that puts on several original ballet productions per year, including the Snow Queen (, an original ballet with an original music score. This show is put on every December and is gearing up for their 13th season. Since 1987, California DanceArts has been dedicated to the purpose of grooming and nurturing the talents of beginning to serious career dance students. The school has established a reputation as a career preparatory school for dancers transitioning to the professional level. Its current location in beautiful La Canada is nestled among several schools and recreational facilities. The school provides three large studio spaces featuring sprung floors designed to prevent injury, 20-foot high ceilings geared for unobstructed jumping, wall mirrors and air conditioning. The school’s blog can be seen at For more information about California DanceArts and the programs offered by the school, call 818-790-7924, or visit the school online at

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