Don Quixote – Cast Member Handbook (Mar. 24)

To Don Quixote Cast Member Families:

We are so happy to see our dancers in rehearsals for Don Quixoteand we look forward to our Pre-Ballet cast starting on April 9th!

See the attached Cast Member Handbook for important information regarding the production.  The Handbook can also be found on the LBB website using “click-it,” so you’ll always be able to reference the information.

Watch your emails regarding ticket sales starting on Saturday, April 9th.  The ticket information and links will be emailed to cast member families the week of April 4th.

Don Quixote – Rehearsals begin (Saturday, March 12)

We are so excited to begin rehearsals for our production of Don Quixote!

The first rehearsal is this Saturday, March 12th

– see rehearsal schedule

Please review the details in the Participation Agreement (this is the registration form completed by all participant parents):

2022 PERFORMANCESRichard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center

  • Saturday, June 4, 2022 – 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 5, 2022 – 2:00 p.m.

Upon registration, Student must be available to participate in both performances.  Once registration of cast is confirmed, Pre-Ballet and Children 1 & 2 levels may be double cast.

In order to maintain the professionalism of this huge production, all participants must agree to the following Parent/Student requirements:

It is a requirement for participation that dancer is a current LBB student for the full month of February and remain current in their class attendance and class tuition through the month of June 2022 (eligible for the June annual evaluations). Tuition in full for the month of June is due no later than June 3rd.

  • Return this signed agreement with the non-refundable participation fee no later than March 5, 2022 midnight.
  • To confirm Student’s spot in this year’s cast, the participation fee is due now with this completed form.
Parent agrees that the Student will attend all scheduled rehearsals for student’s role beginning:
  • Saturday, March 12th (Children & Academy)
  • Saturday, April 9th (Pre-Ballet)
  • and weekly Saturday rehearsals thereafter through May 28th.  (There is no rehearsal the weekend of Easter – April 16th).* Saturday, May 28th is the final studio run-through rehearsal with an alternate rehearsal schedule.

Parent and Student understand that rehearsals are in addition to student’s regular ballet classes.  Cast members who do not consistently attend their minimum number of required classes per week will be dropped from the cast with no refund.

Parent will adhere to the rehearsal attendance and lateness policy  (see below)*Student will attend all scheduled theater stage rehearsals (June 1-3) for assigned role/cast.**

We look forward to another successful Spring performance!   With everyone’s commitment to their role in this production, we know that this will be the best year yet!


Attendance/Lateness Policy – Whatever the reason, if a student misses a rehearsal or is late, that rehearsal becomes less productive for everyone.  Please make sure that your child arrives a few minutes before the beginning of his/her scheduled rehearsal and is ready to begin rehearsal at the designated times.  A student will be considered “absent” if he/she arrives 15 minutes or later than the beginning of the scheduled rehearsal.

A 1st and 2nd offense will receive a written warning to the parent/student.  A 3rd offense will be a mandatory $50.00 donation to the school.  A 4th and final offense will result in being dropped from the cast.  All scheduled theater stage rehearsals must be attended.  A missed theater stage rehearsal will result in either being dropped from the production whether or not the absence is a first offense or assessed a $200.00 fine at the discretion of the Director.

I have read the above information and agree to the requirements for my child to participate in this year’s production of Long Beach Ballet’s “Don Quixote”  By signing this form and paying performance fees, parents/guardians agree to Long Beach Ballet’s right to use any photo or video recording of their child for promotional purposes.

I understand that the Participation Fee is non-refundable.