Ballet Audition for “Peter Pan

HOT SPRINGS – – – ON Saturday, February 6th, 2021, the Hot Springs Children’s Dance Theatre Company will be holding open auditions for participation in Peter Pan, a much-loved story book ballet.   Under the artistic direction of Edmond Cooper those chosen will have a wonderful opportunity to learn the nuances of a ballet with the seriousness and dedication of any professional dance organization.

Edmond Cooper, a native of Hot Springs, is a former professional touring performer and acclaimed choreographer. His talent, energy, and vision breathe life into the dance company every day, at every level. The music for Peter Pan original score is by internationally acclaimed composer Stephen Warbeck, written specifically for ballet interpretation.

The auditions are held at the Techniques Studio located at 321 Section Line Road Suite G. adjacent to the main post office.  They take place at the following times:  9-10am for dancers 5-9 years old; 10:30– 12:00 noon for 10–13 yr. old and 12:00–1:30 pm ages 14 and older. There is an audition fee of $10.00.  All dancers from the entire community, boys and girls, from the ages of 5+ would be very welcome to participate.

At the audition, students will do a ballet barre and learn a small excerpt of material. A parent or guardian must be present for students under 18 years of age to sign appropriate waiver forms. Dress code for girls is black leotard, pink tights, hair in a bun and ballet shoes. Advanced and intermediate females will need to bring pointe shoes.  Boys are asked to wear tights, shorts or sports pants and t-shirt.  Students should arrive 30 minutes prior to the audition start in order to have time to register.

Each dancer selected to participate will be required to sign an agreement and pay a participation fee of $50 to Hot Springs Children’s Dance Theatre Company. This fee is due by the second week of rehearsals and will cover rehearsal costs and a weekly 10am Saturday morning warm up class prior to Saturday rehearsals. An additional costume fee of $90.00 will be required in April.  Dance rehearsals will take place every Saturday from February 16 (and some week nights for the more advance dancers) and continue until  the week of production. The technical rehearsal week will be May 2 – 5, 2021.

Dancers will study the techniques of a stage performer, classical theatre and choreography specific to the production of Peter Pan. 

If you have any questions about the audition process or the production and rehearsal regimen please contact the Dance Theatre Company via email

To ensure we maintain proper social distancing, we are requesting you make reservations to attend the audition by emailing the studio at

For more information contact:

HSCDTC  501-655-6815 or email