Clara and The Nutcracker | Fort Collins


2016 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 Time:  Saturday, September 17th–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!

1:30-2:00 PM………………..Ballet 1

2:00-2:30 PM…………………Ballet 2

2:30-3:00 PM…………………..Ballet 3


3:15-4:00 PM…………………..Ballet 4/5/6 and Fast Track Level 1/2

4:00-5:15 PM…………………..Ballet 7/8/9 and Fast Track Level 3/4

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.  You have until Saturday, October 1st to accept your role in the show. A cast list will be posted in the lobby of the studio the week of September 26th that a parent must initial to accept their dancers role in the performance.

Who can audition?:  Boys and girls ages 5+.  Girls must be enrolled in Ballet 1-9 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 Sunday, October 16th.  Fundraising will be available and we will have more detailed info at auditions.  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. Please indicate the size you would like for your dancer on the audition form attached.

Show dates:  Friday, December 17th at 7:00PM, and Saturday, December 17th at 2:00PM and 7:00PM

Extra Mandatory Rehearsal dates:  

1) Saturday, December 10th: In Studio Dress rehearsal approximately 1:00-6:00 PM (Specific times for dancers TBA)

2) Wednesday, 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 3rd in class and will be every Saturday from October 8th on

Absence Policy:

Students who miss more than two 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 10-15 minutes early to warm up and stretch

  • Wear dance attire (for girls: black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, and hair in a bun. 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.


Clara and The Nutcracker Auditions 2016-2017

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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