Nutcracker Auditions

Sunday, September 15, 2013, 11:15 am - 6:15 pm

Acton School of Ballet (directions)
3 Spruce Street, Acton, MA 01720

Auditions for non-company children for The Nutcracker will be held at the studios of Acton School of Ballet on September 15.

Audition times depend on the age and experience of the auditioner:

Group I - 11:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Dancers 9 and 10 years old with at least 2 years of ballet training. (Acton School of Ballet students Levels 3 or 4.)

Group II - 1:45 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Dancers at least 11 years old with 4 years of ballet training (Acton School of Ballet student Levels 5 and above). Please note this group does not audition for pointe roles. Dancers who want to audition for pointe roles should come only to the Group III audition.

Group III - 4:15 p.m. until 6:15 p.m.

Dancers at least 13 years old with 6 years of ballet training (Acton School of Ballet dancers Levels 7 and above). Female dancers must have a least 2 full years on pointe to audition for pointe roles.

The doors open at 11:15 a.m. for registration. Please note:

  • Girls auditioning for pointe must have completed at least two years of pointe study.
  • Girls should wear a leotard (preferably black), pink tights and ballet slippers. Skirts are allowed only while wearing pointe shoes. Boys should wear a shite T-shirt or leotard, black tights and black or white ballet slippers.
  • No routine or advanced preparation is required. The audition will consist of a warm-up at the barre followed by exercises in the center and across the floor.
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to register.
  • A non-refundable fee for auditions is $20.00, due at registration prior to the audition.

For more information, contact the Commonwealth Ballet office at (978) 263-6533.