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Coming Up: Sugarplum Fairies Needed, Sept. 7



from School of the Arts at Purchase College:

Westchester and Fairfield county children who have dreamed of dancing to Tchaikovsky in The Nutcracker on the big stage of The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College may soon have that chance.

The internationally-known Conservatory of Dance, within The School of the Arts at Purchase College, SUNY, is holding auditions for children 5-13 on Saturday, September 7 at the Dance Building on the Purchase College campus.

The Nutcracker will be performed at Purchase College December 13-15, 2013.  The production is a creative collaboration of faculty and internationally-known guest choreographers, as well as Conservatory dancers and more than 130 children from the community.

“We welcome all boys and girls between the age of 5-13 who have a talent for movement and a joy for performing,” says Wallie Wolfgruber, Director of the Conservatory of Dance.  She notes there is one caveat about size: dancers should not be taller than five feet.

Auditions will be held in Purchase College’s Dance Building from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For details on schedules and selecting an audition time visit or call 914-251-6803.

About Purchase College, SUNY: Purchase College, part of the State University of New York (SUNY) network of 64 universities and colleges, was founded in 1967 by Governor Nelson Rockefeller. His aspirations for Purchase were to combine on one campus conservatory training in the visual and performing arts with programs in the liberal arts and sciences. Today, Purchase College–SUNY is a community of students, faculty, and friends where open-minded engagement with the creative process leads to a lifetime of intellectual growth and professional opportunity.

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