Artistic Director: Susan Nachtrab

The Elite Corps de Ballet of Long Island - a non-for-profit ballet company that  was established by Artistic Director, Susan Nachtrab, in the Summer of 2008, in hopes of creating strong connections with local dance schools and students through the presentation of an annual ballet performance of “The Nutcracker”.  It has been in recent years the Mrs. Nachtrab has felt a longing to branch out to the community and to other local dance schools in order to form a bond, whereas dance students from the local community, regardless of their primary source of dance instruction, may be able to grow as young artists, performers and students while gaining a sense of incomparable professionalism.   



Dear Members of The Elite Corps de Ballet of Long Island:

            We hope that you all had a very Merry Christmas! We are excited to announce that we received final confirmation from the theater that we will be allowed to host a small audience during our “Nutcracker Suite” experience. This is fantastic news and a rare return to normalcy during this difficult year! There will be strict rules enforced so that we may be able to host a small gathering. There will be two showings of our Nutcracker Suite on January 3, 2021 at 2:00pm and again at 4:30pm. We will be selling passes to the Nutcracker Suite for $25 – limiting 2 passes per performer & not allowing more than 25 “audience members” at each showing. Passes will go on sale Monday, December 29th at 2:00pm at Dance Sensation Dance Academy and will be first come/ first serve as seating will be assigned and distanced according to theater guidelines. Passes to be sold on Monday & Tuesday (please see schedule for times), passes may be purchased in cash or by check made out to “The Elite Corps de Ballet of Long Island”. We may open more passes to be purchased by performers if we do not reach the capacity for each showing.

PASSES WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE THEATER AND NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO ENTER THE THEATER WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION FROM THE ELITE CORPS DE BALLET OF LONG ISLAND.

All audience members must have their temperature checked upon entering the theater, must wear a face covering AT ALL TIMES and will be asked to leave the theater as soon as the performance experience is finished ( no one may wait in the lobby/ common theater space before or after the showings). We ask that you please be patient with all volunteers and ECB members who will be navigating this new “performance experience” together.

ABSOLUTELY NO EATING OR DRINKING WILL BE ALLOWED AT ANY TIME IN THE THEATER. NO VIEDO RECORDING WILL BE ALLOWED DURING THE DURATION OF THE PERFORMANCE. THE ELITE CORPS DE BALLET OF LONG ISLAND IS UNDER STRICT GUIDELINES BY ASCAP (The American Society of Conductors, Authors & Publishers) FOR WHICH OUR MUSIC & CHOREOGRAPHY IS COPYWRITED. ONLY THE ELITE CORPS DE BALLET MAY ARCHIVE AND DISTRUBE RECORDINGS, UNDER PENALTY OF LAW.

Below is the schedule for the remainder of In-Studio rehearsals and our Theater schedule. All dancers should have their shoes, tights, camisoles, trouser socks &hair assignments at this time. Many younger students will be borrowing shoes – please make sure with ECB members that they have been fit if borrowing shoes (we will do our best to double check). If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us!

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO BE ON TIME FOR ALL REHEARSALS ESPECIALLY THOSE AT THE THEATER IN OAKDALE!

Wednesday’s rehearsals will be called “as needed”.

We ask that all families make sure that performers are well fed before coming to the theater or plan to eat afterwards, especially on Saturday, January 2nd, during the stage rehearsal. Performers should plan to bring a clean/ neat snack that they may enjoy in between performances on January 3rd. ONLY WATER AS A BEVERAGE.

I am eager to share this unique experience with all of you.

 

With love, Miss Susan

“The Nutcracker Suite”

2020

FINAL IN-STUDIO REHEARSALS

 

 

Monday, December 28, 2020

TIME

REHEARSAL (PINK ROOM)

REHEARSAL (BLUE ROOM)

2:00pm – 8:30pm

NUTCRACKER PASS SALE BEGINS

 

$25 each pass

2 passes per performer

 

 

3:30pm – 4:00pm

SUGAR PLUM FAIRY

 

4:00pm – 4:30pm

ANGELS & SUGAR PLUM FAIRY

 

4:30pm – 5:00pm

POLICHINELLES WITH CLARA

 

5:00pm – 6:30pm

PARTY SCENE

 

PRESIDENT SILBERHAUS, FRAU SILBERHAUS, CLARA, FRITZ, PARTY CHILDREN, HARLEQUIN DOLL, COLUMBINA DOLL, VIVANDIERE DOLL

 

BATTLE SCENE

 

 CLARA, NUTCRACKER, MOUSE KING, TIN SOLDIER, MICE

 

6:30pm – 7:00pm

TRANSITION & SNOW SCENE

 

CLARA, SNOW PRINCESS, PRINCE & SNOWFLAKES

 

7:00pm – 8:30pm

CONFITENBURG

ALL DIVERTISSMENTS

(no Polichinelles)

 

CLARA, SUGAR PLUM FAIRY, SPANISH HOT CHOCOLATE,

CHINESE TEA, ENGLISH TOFFEE, ARABIAN COFFEE, RUSSIAN CANDY CANES, MARZIPAN, DEW DROP FAIRY, FLOWERS

 

 

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

TIME

REHEARSAL (PINK ROOM)

REHEARSAL (BLUE ROOM)

4:30pm – 8:30pm

NUTCRACKER PASS SALE BEGINS

 

$25 each pass

2 passes per performer

 

 

5:30pm – 6:30pm

PARTY SCENE

 

PRESIDENT SILBERHAUS, FRAU SILBERHAUS, CLARA, FRITZ, PARTY CHILDREN, HARLEQUIN DOLL, COLUMBINA DOLL, VIVANDIERE DOLL

 

BATTLE SCENE

 

 CLARA, NUTCRACKER, MOUSE KING, TIN SOLDIER, MICE

 

6:30pm – 7:00pm

TRANSITION & SNOW SCENE

 

CLARA, SNOW PRINCESS, PRINCE & SNOWFLAKES

 

7:00pm – 8:15pm

CONFITENBURG

 

ANGELS, POLICHINELLES, CLARA, SUGAR PLUM FAIRY, SPANISH HOT CHOCOLATE,

CHINESE TEA, ENGLISH TOFFEE, ARABIAN COFFEE, RUSSIAN CANDY CANES, MARZIPAN, DEW DROP FAIRY, FLOWERS

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

TIME

REHEARSAL (PINK ROOM)

REHEARSAL (BLUE ROOM)

5:00pm

REHEARSALS TO BE DETERMINED AS NEEDED

 

 

Saturday, January 2, 2021 – Noel S.  Ruiz Theater

Staging rehearsals – correct shoes, appropriate dance clothes and hair required

Select costumes to be worn.

 

All dancers will be required to show that they have a camisole, proper tights/ trouser socks & shoes!

 

ALL DANCERS ARE REQUIRD TO HAVE THEIR TEMPERATURE CHECKED UPON ENTRY TO THE THEATER & WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES, EXCEPT WHE PERFORING ON STAGE.

 

 

TIME                                

REHEARSAL (PINK ROOM)

11:00am

LOAD IN

2:00pm

DANCERS ARRIVE AT THEATER

 

2:30pm

REHEARSAL BEGINS

6:00pm

REHEARSAL ENDS

DANCERS RELEASED

 

 

Sunday, January 3, 2021 – Noel S.  Ruiz Theater

Please, no parents allowed backstage or in dressing room area/ No performers allowed in the lobby once the performance begins. 

 

Correct hair, shoes and tights required!

 

ALL DANCERS ARE REQUIRD TO HAVE THEIR TEMPERATURE CHECKED UPON ENTRY TO THE THEATER & WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES, EXCEPT WHE PERFORING ON STAGE.

 

ALL GUESTS MUST WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES AND HAVE THEIR TEMPERATURE TAKE UPON ENTRY TO THE THEATER. NO PASSES WILL BE SOLD AT THE THEATER. NO ENTRY ALLOWED IN THEATER WITHOUT PERMISSION BY ELITE CORPS DE BALLET OF LONG ISLAND.

 

 

Time

Rehearsal

11:00am

Set Up – ECB Volunteers

1:00pm

Dancers Arrive

1:45pm

Auditorium Opens for Pod Seating

2:00pm  - 3:15pm

The Nutcracker Suite Experience #1

3:15pm – 4:15pm

Break – Performers may have a “neat” snack

4:30pm – 5:45pm

The Nutcracker Suite Experience #2

6:00pm

Load Out


 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Miss Madison Miller: Sugar Plum Fairy, Miss Julia Lettieri: Clara, Miss Kathleen Flaccomio: Snow Queen
Miss Julia Lettieri: Clara, December 2018
Miss Shannon Daly: Spanish Hot Chocolate, December 2018
Miss Kathleen Flaccomio: Snow Queen, December 2018
Miss Alexa Muccio: Dew Drop Fairy, December 2018
Miss Madison Miller: Sugar Plum Fairy (New 2019 Tutu Design)