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Auditions

2019 The Nutcracker Auditions

Auditions for The Nutcracker will be held on September 13, 14, and 15 at The Company of Dance Arts (CODA).

CODA is located at 70 Apple Street, Suite A in Tinton Falls, NJ.

You must check-in and complete registration according to the check-in time noted for each audition group even if you are pre-registered. Carefully review all of the age, height, and training requirements as noted below. Academy of Dance Arts students should reference the recommended class levels for Fall 2018 to determine appropriate audition group(s) to attend (you may attend up to 3 audition groups for one audition fee). Dancers who are not ADA students should use age and height requirements as a guide.

Please read The Meaning of an Audition before your child attends an audition.

Pre-Registration is Recommended for Auditions
Spaces are limited and pre-registering ensures your spot. Find and register for the audition of your choice below.

Walk-In Auditions are Accepted
No pre-registration is required for walk-in auditions, however we strongly recommend pre-registration to quicken the audition check-in process.

Audition Times

Audition times are cited on each individual application and below. Please note: Arrive 45 minutes prior to your audition time.

Audition Fees

Please enclose your payment along with your completed audition form(s) and place in the CODA mailbox located outside the front door at 70 Apple St Suite A, Tinton Falls or bring them to the audition. If paying by check, make check payable to Company of Dance Arts.

$35 for individual ($40 total for immediate family members) for same day audition registration
$25 for an individual ($30 for immediate family) if pre-registered by 7 PM Monday, September 9, 2019.

If you are registering for multiple groups, one registration fee is required (up to 3). You do not need to pay multiple fees. 

Please feel free to contact us via email coda@codanj.com or email us with any questions. 

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Rehearsal Availability

You will be required to complete one Rehearsal Availability Form for your audition. You do not need to complete multiple Rehearsal Availability Forms if registering for multiple groups (up to 3).

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Auditions are open to students in the following categories:

Please understand that if you are not the applicable training level or required height for the audition, you may be asked to leave.

Pre-Professional

Audition Date: Friday, September 13, 2019
Audition Time: 4:00 PM – 9:30 PM
(some may be dismissed earlier than 9:30 PM and some students may be asked to return for a partnering callback on Saturday 9/14 from 7-9 PM)
Audition Check-in Time: 3:15 PM
Minimum Age: 12  Minimum Height:
60” – STRONG POINTE WORK – ADVANCED DANCERS ONLY
This audition is for advanced dancers only who consistently train at the advanced level. If not, please attend Pre-Teen /Teen audition at 4:00 PM on Saturday.
ADA Training Requirements: Must be training in at least one Intermediate/Advanced Pointe Class.  Combined Level 11/Intermediate pointe class DOES NOT MEET REQUIREMENTS.

Non ADA Training Requirements: Please refer to Age and Height Guidelines
Roles:
Corps de Ballet (Snowflake/Waltz of the Flowers) / Act II Variations / Soloists / Party Scene Guest* / Maid*

*we do not audition for these roles. Please let the Artistic Staff know if you would like to be considered for Party Scene Guest or Maid.

Please understand that if you are not the required height for the audition, you may be asked to leave.

Bring to the Audition: Please bring a 4” x 6”  headshot of your dancer with their name and audition group(s) clearly marked on the back to the CODA office on the day of the audition.
Application: Please complete and submit the required application in order to audition for this group.
Please note: Payment is required upon application submission

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Preteen/Teen

Audition Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Audition Time: 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Audition Check-in Time: 3:15 PM
Height Range: 58” – 68” – MUST MEET MINIMUM HEIGHT REQUIREMENT – Strong Pointe Work Required
This audition is for dancers who are committed to training a minimum of 3 ballet technique classes per week.
ADA Training Requirements: Must be training in at least one Level 9, 11, or Intermediate Pointe Class

NON ADA Training Requirements: Please refer to Age and Height Guidelines

Roles: Angel / Spanish Corps / Chinese Corps / Party Scene Guest* / Reindeer

* we do not audition for these roles. Please let the Artistic Staff know if you would like to be considered for Party Scene Guest.

Please understand that if you are not the required height for the audition, you may be asked to leave.

Bring to the Audition: Please bring a 4” x 6”  headshot of your dancer with their name and audition group(s) clearly marked on the back to the CODA office on the day of the audition.
Application: Please complete and submit the required application in order to audition for this group.
Please note: Payment is required upon application completion.

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Children, Group 3

Audition Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Audition Time: 4:45 PM – 7:30 PM 
(some may be asked to stay longer) 
Audition Check-in Time: 4:00 PM

Callbacks for Children’s Featured Roles: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
(will be advised during audition)
Minimum Age: 9 years as of 9/1/19
Height Range: 54” – 64”
ADA Training Requirements: Must be training in at least one Level 7, 9, or 11 Ballet Class. Combined Level 5/7 class DOES NOT MEET Requirements unless also training in additional Level 7 classes.

NON ADA Training Requirements: Please refer to Age and Height Guidelines

Roles: Garland / Sailor Variation / Grey Mouse / Finale / Party Scene Guest / Reindeer

Please understand that if you are not the required height for the audition, you may be asked to leave.

Bring to the Audition: Please bring a 4” x 6”  headshot of your dancer with their name and audition group(s) clearly marked on the back to the CODA office on the day of the audition.
Application: Please complete and submit the required application in order to audition for this group.
Please note: Payment is required upon application submission.

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Children, Group 2

Audition Date: Sunday, September 15, 2019
Audition Time:  12:00-3:00 PM
Audition Check-in Time: 11:15 AM
Minimum Age: 8 years as of 9/1/19
Height Range: 51” – 57”
ADA Training Requirements: Must be training in Levels 5, 7, 9.

NON ADA Training Requirements: Please refer to Age and Height Guidelines

Roles: Baker / Soldier / Finale / Party Scene Guest / Garland Boy / Grey Mouse / Reindeer

Please understand that if you are not the required height for the audition, you may be asked to leave
Bring to the Audition: Please bring a 4” x 6”  headshot of your dancer with their name and audition group(s) clearly marked on the back to the CODA office on the day of the audition.
Application: Please complete and submit the required application in order to audition for this group.
Please note: Payment is required upon application submission.

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Children, Group 1

Audition Date: Sunday, September 15, 2019
Audition Time: 3:00-4:30 PM
Audition Check-in Time: 2:15 PM
Minimum Age: 6 years as of 9/1/19
Height Range: 41” – 51”
ADA Training Requirements: Levels 3 & 5

NON ADA Training Requirements: Please refer to Age and Height Guidelines

Roles: Mini-Mouse / Party Scene Guest

Please understand that if you are not the required height for the audition, you may be asked to leave.

Bring to the Audition: Please bring a 4” x 6”  headshot of your dancer with their name and audition group(s) clearly marked on the back to the CODA office on the day of the audition.
Application: Please complete and submit the required application in order to audition for this group. Please note: Payment is required upon application submission.
Please note: Payment is required upon application submission

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Teen/Adult

Minimum Height: 60”
Minimum of 2 Years Ballet Training for Ladies

Roles: Party Scene Guest
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Dress Code and What to Bring

Please wear a leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers. Students en pointe should bring their pointe shoes. Boys wear black tights, black or white ballet slippers, and a black or white fitted t-shirt.

Bring to the Audition: Please bring a 4” x 6”  headshot of your dancer with their name and audition group(s) clearly marked on the back to the CODA office on the day of the audition.

Audition numbers (Audition IDs) will be given at check in. Please arrive during your designated registration time.

Audition Results, Role Acceptance, and Company Members

Audition Results

Audition results will be emailed on Thursday, September 20, 2018 after 9:00 PM as well as being posted on the Auditions Results page. You will receive a unique code via email in order to access our password protected Company Member portal. The portal will allow you to complete the Production Forms and required documentation in order to accept the role or roles awarded to the dancer.

Company Member Portal

After you receive your audition results, you will need to:
Complete Production Forms (Mandatory for all dancers)

  1. Enter your unique access code (received via email with audition results)
  2. Register/Login
  3. Complete Production Forms 
  4. Make payment for Production Fees. Fees are required at time of Production Forms submission
  5. All dancers are required to complete Production Forms and make payment prior to first rehearsals