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Springfield Youth Performance Group Alice in Wonderland Auditions Set for April 28

The Springfield Youth Performance Group (SYPG), an organization spotlighting

young talent from the Springfield area, will hold dance auditions on Friday, April 28th, 2023, for its upcoming production of the classical ballet, Alice in Wonderland.

Auditions will be held at The Grant Conservatory of Music and Dance, 501 West Elliott Ave, Springfield. Registration will be held from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. with dance auditions from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. There will be a brief parent meeting following the completion of auditions.

Dance auditions are open to children ages 5 to 15 and numerous parts are available for both boys and girls. Children must be enrolled in a dance class at any dance studio to audition. They will be taught choreography at the audition. All participants must arrive by the close of registration and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Girls should have their hair in a bun and wear a black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Boys should wear a white t-shirt, black pants and black ballet or jazz shoes. Email to request an audition packet prior to April 28th.

SYPG will present Alice in Wonderland on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School Auditorium. Rehearsals will be held during a week-long camp from June 5 to 9, 2023 at the Grant Conservatory of Music and Dance Children must be available from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day to attend the camp. Daily

camp attendance is required to participate in the performance. The fee for the camp is $150 for each child. This fee covers all camp activities, rehearsal, performance, and costume fee. Camp payment is due by June 5, 2023.

During the interactive camp, performers will be taught their parts for the show, learn the basics of acting and stage performances, participate in cultural enrichment activities, receive a camp T-shirt, and engage in other fun, child-friendly activities. A costume fitting will be held from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. on May 5, 2023 at Grant Conservatory. Dress rehearsal will be held after camp at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School on June 9, 2023 from 4-8 pm.

About SYPG

The Springfield Youth Performance Group was founded in the summer of 2005 as a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children through the performing arts. SYPG’s mission is to encourage and cultivate the artistically talented youth in our community by giving them the opportunity to perform, thereby enhancing community awareness and appreciation for the performing arts.

For more information, email or call Taryn Grant 217-553-4475.


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