2019 Nutcracker Audition Information for Community Dancers

Registration forms must be submitted via email by Friday Sept 20th

Please list all conflicts between Sept 27th – Dec 16th 2019 on your registration form

Please follow these 6 steps:

1) Download (save to your computer) the Nutcracker Audition Form 2019
2) Open file in Adobe Reader (click here if you need to download Adobe Reader)
3) Fill out the form electronically
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 office@midcolumbiaballet.org by September 20th

You will receive a confirmation email when your form has been received


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.

Students should arrive at TCAB dressed in their dancewear with hair in a bun for ladies, and a small bag for their shoes, warm ups and water. Please be mindful of our limited space and send your student with only what is necessary for the audition. We encourage students not to bring valuables to the audition. Thank you!

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. Please do not arrive more than 30 minutes prior to your audition time.
  • Students must be at least 7 years of age on December 13, 2019 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:

  • Students should have had ballet training. During the audition, students will be asked to learn and perform Children’s Cast Role steps in groups.
  • 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, 2019. All rehearsals are coordinated by MCB staff, and will be held generally on Friday evenings & Saturday afternoons for community dancers. Production Week (December 9-12) will require rehearsals every day during that week. 
  • Performances will take place December 13-16, 2019 at the Richland High School Auditorium.
  • Students should be prepared to be excused from school on Monday December 16 to perform in the special performances for area 5th graders.

Auditions will be held at Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet

21 Aaron Drive, Richland, WA