Ah, casting… every year there will be tears of joy and tears of sorrow. This is part of the process, and GCB encourages good sportsmanship from dancers and parents alike.
Please understand that casting decisions will be made in order to produce the best show possible. Casting depends on many factors, including the number and skill level of all dancers who audition, our costume inventory, and the types of roles offered by any given Artistic Director.
There is no guarantee that everyone who auditions will receive a part — at the same time, certain dancers may be cast in more than one role. There is no automatic progression from one role to another (i.e. a Gingersnap does not always become a Mouse the following year). Furthermore, performers may be cast in the same role year after year (i.e. Snow Scene). The Artistic Director will make an effort to consider prior roles of each dancer, but it is not always possible to give every dancer a “new” role.