Nutcracker Participation

Nutcracker Auditions

Auditions will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2024. Pre-registration is required. Please arrive 30-45 minutes prior to your audition class time. Parents/guardians of youth dancers are asked to come into the building with their dancers to check them in and out. Your Nutcracker non-professional promotional photoshoot will be available at check in.

Nutcracker for Adult Students

Audition Required!

CCD holds annual Nutcracker auditions for adult students.

Participation Requirements

  • Enrolled in at least two classes per week, one of which must be ballet.
  • Attend at least 80% of classes
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Nutcracker Fall Class Requirements

Level Class Length Nutcracker Ballet Class Requirement Additional requirement for Nutcracker Participants Total Required Weekly Classes for
Nutcracker Participants
Elementary 1 60 min One/week 1 Multi dance forms Class/60 min 2
Elementary 2 60 min Two/week 1 Multi dance forms Class/60 min 3
Elementary 3 60 min Two/week 1 Multi dance forms Class/60 min 3
Intermediate 1 75 min Two/week 1 Non-Ballet class/week/75 min 3
Intermediate 2 75 min Three/week 1 Non-Ballet class/week/75 min 4
Intermediate 3 75 min Three/week Beg pointe/2 week/45 min
1 Non-Ballet class/week/75 min
6
Advanced 1 90 min Three/week Pointe/two week/60 min
1 Non-Ballet class/week/90 min
6
Advanced 2 90 min Three/week Pointe/Three a week/60
1 Non-Ballet class/week/90
7
Advanced 3 90 min Four/week Pointe/Three a week/60
1 Non-Ballet class/week/90
8
Advanced 4 90 min Four/week Pointe/Three a week/60
1 Non-Ballet class/week/90
8

Nutcracker Summer Class Requirement

  • Elementary Levels from 2024 – 2025: 2 Weeks minimum summer intensive training.
    (Students who fulfill this requirement will be guaranteed at least one role in the Nutcracker)

  • Intermediate Levels 2024 – 2025: 3 Weeks minimum summer intensive training.
    (Students who fulfill this requirement will be guaranteed at least two roles in the Nutcracker)

  • Advanced Levels from 2024 – 2025: 4 Weeks minimum summer intensive training.
    (Students who fulfill this requirement will be guaranteed at least two roles in the Nutcracker)

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