Appalachian Ballet Company will hold company auditions on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the company’s home studio — Van Metre School of Dance, 215 W. Broadway, Maryville. Dancers will participate in a ballet class with a panel of qualified judges. Please note the following times to attend:

Registration for first group begins at 11:30 am.

11:45 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. will be dancers ages 10 and 11.

1:15-2:15 p.m. will be dancers ages 12 and 13.

2:45-4:00 p.m. dancers ages 14 and up will audition.

Dancers ages 12 and up should be prepared to dance en pointe.

The audition fee is $20. Artistic Director Amy Morton Vaughn is searching for dancers with solid classical training, good musicality, engaging acting skills and a desire to dance. In September, the company’s 48th season begins with a contemporary show and dinner Blue Jeans and Ballet with dinner catered by Copper Cellar.

"The Nutcracker" will be presented in Knoxville and Maryville in early December including two school matinees as well as four public performances. ABC’s spring production will be full-length "Cinderella" planned for Friday, March 13 (one night only). The senior level of the ballet company will also perform in Montgomery, Alabama at the beginning of May. The ballet company is the proud Resident Dance Company for The Clayton Center for the Arts. For more information visit or call 865-982-8463.

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