Nutcracker Production

This year’s production will be held at Clayton High School Auditorium – December 7, 8, and 9.

Auditions for the 2018 Nutcracker Production will be held
September 8, 2018. The audition form is available below.
Primary level dancers – 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Secondary level dancers – 2:00pm to 3:00pm

In order to participate, dancers must have achieved a level of proficiency in terms of ballet technique and vocabulary.
Students should be a minimum of 7 years of age and have
completed least least one full year of Primary Ballet B.
Casting is at the sole discretion of the Artistic Director and Faculty.

Class, Attendance and Rehearsal Requirements:

Dancers must be available on Fridays and Saturdays beginning in October. Dancers must attend a minimum of two weekly ballet classes unless otherwise specified by the Artistic Director. These classes must be maintained throughout the season in order to be eligible for future roles in the Nutcracker production. Attendance to all scheduled rehearsals for each dancer’s part is mandatory. Dancers are responsible for retaining all given choreography between rehearsals.


Each dancer is required to purchase a ticket
to our Trivia Night Fundraiser to be attended
by a parent or high school age dancer.

Dancers and families should assist in the selling of tickets, the collection of ads for the program, the distribution of flyers and posters and fundraising for the performance. This ensures that this opportunity for our dancers continues into the future.

Attire and Appearance

Dancers are required to wear pink tights, leotard, ballet and/or pointe shoes and appropriate cover ups. Hair is to be neatly pulled back into a bun. If you have been cast in the Nutcracker you have been selected for a specific reason. Please do not make changes in your appearance during the time between casting and performance. Hair must be long enough for a bun, no tan lines, piercings must be removed for performance, no drastic hair color changes.


Dancers are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times, treating cast members, instructors, and other dancers with respect. All belongings and trash must be cleaned up before leaving rehearsals.
If a dancer’s grades become a concern, they may have some or all roles revoked. Dancers are a reflection of Dimensions Dance Center and role models for other dancers.

Absences and Tardiness

None permitted. Dancers should arrive 15 minutes early for rehearsals to check in and warm-up.


All Nutcracker cast members must be enrolled in our online payment service through Class Juggler
Costumes are the property of Dimensions Dance Center.
Dancers will be held responsible for replacement or repair costs for lost or damaged costumes.

All cast members will be required to purchase the following:
Pink and/or Black ballet tights (depending on role)
Pink and/or Black ballet shoes (depending on role)
Black Pedinis (depending on role)
Pointe Shoes (depending on role)


Including but not limited to:
3 full length performances at the venue
Possible additional performance(s) at local schools.

To audition for the Nutcracker,
please fill out the registration form.
Your credit card on file will be used for the $10.00 audition fee.

Questions? Contact Sandy Morgan at

Nutcracker Audition Form

Nutcracker Audition Form

Please fill out this form to register for the 2018 Nutcracker Production.