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Registration online in advance is required. Your registration is not complete until the $30 audition fee per dancer is paid online. Community Nutcracker reserves the right to limit onsite registrations. The audition fee is not refundable.

Dancers should audition with their appropriate level and will be cast at the discretion of the Artistic Directors who reserve the right to make all final casting decisions. Auditioning in no way guarantees that a dancer will be cast in the production. Minimum requirements for consideration are outlined below.

Community Nutcracker is committed to presenting the highest quality production. As a result, each cast member must be equally committed to Community Nutcracker. By accepting a role in our production, each cast member commits to performing only with Community Nutcracker and agrees not to accept a role or perform in another production of the Nutcracker Ballet during the 2021 season. Failure to follow this rule shall result in dismissal from the cast of the Community Nutcracker and such other consequences as determined by the Board of the Community Nutcracker, Inc. You are auditioning to participate in The Nutcracker Ballet — not for a specific role. Please DO NOT audition if you are unwilling to accept the role you are given AND to attend all rehearsals and performances.

The nonrefundable audition fee is $30.00 per dancer and must be paid in advance.

Minimum Requirements

  • All dancers, parents and guardians must review our Rules and Regulations and the Florida Theatre Rules before registering.
  • All dancers must be 9 years old by September 1, 2021. Proof of age is required for 9 year olds only.
  • Audition attire for female dancers: black leotard, pink tights, ballet shoes and hair confined appropriately. (no hair bows, flowers, sparkles or other hair accessories).
  • Audition attire for male dancers: black tights or black athletic shorts, a white t-shirt and black ballet shoes.
  • Dancers auditioning on pointe must have a minimum of 2 years of pointe training and show proficiency on pointe. Dancers should be 14 years old by September 1, 2021 or may audition at discretion of Artistic Directors.
  • Dancers under 18 years of age must have parent/guardian present to sign the registration forms and contracts.

Audition Day Information

  • Auditions might last longer than time allocated. Bring a snack and water to auditions. No peanut products, please.
  • The auditions are closed and may not be observed by parents or the general public.

Rehearsal Requirements

  • Mandatory weekly rehearsals are held on Friday and/or Saturday at locations based upon the role cast. Rehearsals start the weekend AFTER Labor Day.
  • Generally, there are no rehearsals Labor Day weekend or the week of Thanksgiving. However, the Artistic Directors or choreographers may schedule additional rehearsals as needed.

Performance Requirements

  • Attendance for all performances is mandatory, except for double-cast roles.

If you have any concerns or questions about this year’s auditions, please email for more information.

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