Clara and The Nutcracker | Fort Collins



2017 Clara and The Nutcracker Auditions

Clara and The Nutcracker is the magical story of a young girl’s dream coming to life. It is a Ballet that has been performed for many generations and a true celebration of Classical Ballet. We will be holding three shows at the Lincoln Center here in Fort Collins, and it is a wonderful way for your dancer to be a part of a professional production and memories that will last a lifetime!


Audition TimeSaturday, September 16th–All dancers MUST attend the Saturday audition, even if you are already in a ballet class. Those who don’t attend will not be casted in the Nutcracker. Dancers must be enrolled in at least a Level 1 Ballet (Tiny Tots will not participate in this performance). All roles in this ballet are dancing parts and will be extremely fun to perform so we hope to see you all there!


1:30-2:15 PM………………..Ballet 1

2:15-3:00 PM…………………Ballet 2

3:00-3:45 PM…………………..Ballet 3/4/5


4:00-5:00 PM…………………..Ballet 6/7 and Fast Track Level 1/2/3

5:00-6:30PM …………………..Ballet 8 and Fast Track Level 4/5


All dancers must audition for a part in The Nutcracker. Everyone will be cast in at least 1 role.  Those who are available to rehearse on Saturdays may be cast in additional roles.  A cast list will be posted in the lobby of the studio the week of September 25th that a parent must initial to accept their dancers role in the performance. You have until Saturday, September 30th to accept your role in the show.


Who can audition?: Boys and girls ages 5+. Girls must be enrolled in Ballet 1-8 or Fast Track here at CDA. Rehearsals will be held in their ballet classes, and on Saturday afternoons (if cast for extra roles). IF ANY ADULTS ARE INTERESTED IN BEING IN THE PERFORMANCE, PLEASE EMAIL INFO@CONTEMPORARYDANCEACADEMY.COM


Nutcracker Fee: $100 per student. The fee covers all rehearsals and costume rentals, and will be due Friday, October 13th. CDA takes pride in putting on a spectacular performance by bringing in guest artists, renting backdrops, scenery, and costumes from professional companies, and your contributions are what make this all possible. Nutcracker costumes are rented from CDA for the performance, so dancers may not take costumes home at any time.  The fee will also include a long sleeve Nutcracker shirt for your dancer. Please indicate the size you would like for your dancer on the audition form attached.


Show dates: Friday, December 15th at 7:00PM, and Saturday, December 16th at 2:00PM and 7:00PM


Extra Mandatory Rehearsal dates:

  • Saturday, December 9th: In Studio Dress rehearsal approximately 1:00-7:00 PM (Specific times for dancers TBA)
  • Wednesday, December 13th and/or Thursday, December 14th: Dress rehearsal at Lincoln Center 4:00-9:00PM

**Students are required to be at both Dress Rehearsals and are obligated to all three performances.

**Rehearsals will start Monday, October 2nd in class and will be every Saturday from October 7th on


Absence Policy:

Students who miss more than two classes/rehearsals will automatically be taken out of the performance and the Performance Fee will not be refunded.


The Nutcracker Audition Information

Please come to the audition prepared. When auditioning, we recommend you:

  • Arrive at least 15 minutes early to sign in, warmup, and stretch
  • Wear dance attire (for girls: black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, and hair in a For boys: shorts, t-shirt, black dance shoes, or socks)
  • Smile and have fun!

Please cut off and bring the attached form with you to the audition.

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Audition #:______

Clara and The Nutcracker Auditions 2017

Dancers Name___________________________________________________


Ballet Class Enrolled In (Level and day)  _________________________________


Dancers Age___________ Male  /  Female    (circle one)


Dancers T-Shirt Size (circle one)


Child X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large


Adult X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large


Are you available for Saturday rehearsals (yes or no)____________


Parent’s Name and contact number  __________________________




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