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Nutcracker Auditions 2017

August 8, 2017

Nutcracker auditions 2017 are coming soon!! Mark your calendars!

** A Second Audition set has been scheduled for Saturday, September 23:

  • 12:15-12:30 Pre-Primary Ballet & Primary Ballet
  • 12:30-12:45 Grades 1 & 2 Ballet
  • 12:45-1:00 Grades 3 to 6 Ballet

Please attend the time above for your class level, dressed in ballet class uniform.


Auditions are open to FVAD students currently enrolled in the ballet classes listed in the audition times schedule below, and attending the recommended ballet classes for their level.

If you are unsure of whether or not your child may audition, please contact the office for assistance.

  • Students should dress for their ballet class level. They will have a short class with Mr. Carney who will then determine casting over the following two weeks.
  • There is no fee for the audition class.
  • Once casting is assigned, students should first check the rehearsal schedule for their role(s) on the website Calendar to ensure that they can commit to the schedule before accepting their role(s).
  • Performance fees are payable by October 1st.   View Rates & Fees for details.
  • Please inform the office before October 1st if a student is unable to accept a role assigned to them.  This allows time for casts to be adjusted, and Performance Fees to be removed from your account.

Nutcracker 2017 Audition Times - Saturday, Sep 16

Ballet LevelArrive Time*Pick-up TimePotential Roles
Pre-Primary Ballet 2:00 pm2:15 pmLittle Mice
Primary Ballet2:15 pm2:30 pmLead Mice / Little Red Candy Canes
Grade 1 Ballet2:30 pm2:45 pmRed Candy Canes
Grade 2 Ballet2:45 pm3:15 pmWhite Candy Canes / Young Party Girls
Grade 3-4 Ballet3:15 pm3:45 pmSmarties / Ocean / Chinese / Soldiers / Party Girls
Grade 5-6 Ballet
Int-Adv Youth Ballet
3:45 pm4:15 pmOcean / Chinese / Soldiers / Rats / Teen Party Girls / Arabian / Spanish
Intermediate Fnd Ballet
Intermediate Ballet
Advanced 1 Ballet
Advanced 2 Ballet
No audition requiredPlease write your name on the Nutcracker Vocational Cast sheet in the lobby
Adults for Party Scene
No audition requiredPlease write your name on the Nutcracker Party Adults Cast sheet in the lobby
*Please arrive on time to allow time to register for the audition, for costume measurements and to stretch out before your audition class.
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