Nutcracker Auditions

Saturday September 10, 2016
Community Nutcracker Auditions

Boys: 7 & up 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Girls: 10 - 12 years old 12:30pm – 1:45pm
Girls: 9 years old 1:15pm – 2:30pm
Girls: 8 years old 2:00pm – 3:15pm
Girls: 7 years old 2:45pm – 4:00pm

There is a mandatory parent meeting during your child’s audition time

Auditions will be held at Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet, 21 Aaron Dr., Richland, WA
Note: Please be prepared to list all conflicts between Sept 17th – Dec 12th


New this year! Pre-register by following these 6 steps:

1) Download (save to your computer) the Nutcracker Audition Form 2016
2) Open file in Adobe Reader (click here if you need to download Adobe Reader)
3) Fill out the form
4) Save the file with a new name that includes your last name and then close the file
5) Re-open the file to make sure all information is filled in and correct
6) Email the completed PDF form to

What to Wear:
Girls – Leotard, pink tights and ballet shoes. All hair must be prepared in a bun prior to the audition.
Boys – T-shirt, tights, jazz pants or shorts, ballet shoes.

What to Expect:
All Nutcracker cast members are expected to commit to attending all scheduled rehearsals and performances.

Before the Audition:

  • Please arrive 20 to 30 minutes prior to the audition to sign in or register. Please do not arrive more than 30 minutes prior to the audition.
  • Students must be at least 7 years of age on December 9, 2016 to audition.
  • Measurements for costume fittings will be taken by MCB prior to admission to the audition.
  • Parents should drop their students off in the TCAB lobby, and students will be escorted into the audition by MCB staff and volunteers.

During the Audition:

  • It is preferred that girls should have had ballet training. During the audition, students will be asked to learn and perform dance steps. 
  • Dancers will be selected based on technical, artistic and performance ability.
  • Some students may be released from the audition early and others may be asked to stay for additional auditions.
  • A mandatory parent meeting will be held during your dancer’s audition time.

After the Audition:

  • Casting is done at the sole discretion of the Artistic Director and all casting decisions are final.
  • Casting will be announced on the MCB website, Facebook, and by email to cast members. The email will contain the date and time of your first rehearsal .
  • Cast members must be available for rehearsals in September, October, November, and December, 2016. All rehearsals are coordinated by MCB staff, and will be held generally on Friday evenings & Saturday afternoons for community dancers.  Production Week (December 5-10) will require rehearsals every day during that week. 
  • Performances will take place December 9-12, 2016 at the Richland High School Auditorium.
  • Students should be prepared to be excused from school on Monday December 12 to perform in the special performaces for area 5th graders.