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Auditions

2022 Auditions for The Nutcracker

Open Auditions for The Nutcracker will be held on Saturday, September 10 and Saturday, September 17 at The Company of Dance Arts (CODA).

Auditions will be held as follows:

Saturday, September 10

Pre-Teen and Pre-Professionals, Ages 13-18: 11 am – 1 pm
Demi Soloist, Soloist, and Principal – Call Backs: 1 pm – 4 pm
Children’s 3, Ages 11-14: 4 pm – 6:30 pm
Children’s 3 – Call Backs: 6:30 pm – 8 pm

Saturday, September 17

Children’s 1, Ages 6-8: 2 pm – 3:30 pm
Children’s 2, Ages 8-12: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Registration

Audition registration and payment must be made online prior to arriving at the studio for the audition:

Audition Notes

  • Download The Nutcracker 2022 Audition PDF
  • All dancers must arrive 45 minutes ahead of audition time for check-in
  • All dancers must arrive dressed for ballet class in leotard (shorts for boys with t-shirt), tights, hair up, ballet shoes
  • Mandatory Parent meetings will be held each day of auditions at the start of each audition group

Production Information

The cost of mounting this production is substantial, so to help defray some of the cost, we require a production fee of $ 295 per dancer ($395 total for 2 or more immediate family members). Included in the production fee, each family will receive digital download(s) from each cast of the production.

In addition, each family is required to provide 2 checks on the first day of rehearsals as follows:

  • $ 50 cash/ check for cleaning – this will be returned once clean-up commitment is completed (one Sunday between Oct 3 and Dec 4 – 20 mins to sweep studios with a group of people and empty garbage)
  • $ 200 cash/check for volunteer hours – this will be returned once 20 hours of volunteer time is completed

There are many different areas in which to volunteer (including fundraising, driving professional dancers from/to train station, assisting the wardrobe mistress with sewing/alterations, selling ads for Production program, working backstage at the theater, theater security, etc.). We recognize that not every family can commit to the volunteer hours and/or cleaning and accordingly offer the buyout option (the two checks mentioned above).

Participation in The Nutcracker is an exciting experience for both dancers and their families, and we look forward to a wonderful 2022 season!

Please feel free to email coda@codanj.com with any questions that you have or you may contact our Company President, Susan Brennan, on 732-740-3092.

Download Nutcracker 2022 Audition and Production Information for Parents PDF

Additional Info

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

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

2022 Auditions – The Nutcracker

Open Auditions for The Nutcracker will be held in September.

Please start checking after July 2022 for full details.