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2023 Auditions for The Nutcracker

Open Auditions for The Nutcracker will be held September 9-10, 2023 at The Company of Dance Arts (CODA) as follows:



11 AM – 12 PM        Children’s 1 (Minimum Age 6 at time of audition)   Ages 6-8 and ADA Levels 3 and 1 (IF 6 years old or older)

12:30 PM – 2 PM   Children’s 2   Ages 9 – 12 and ADA Level 7 and Level 5 and any Level 3’s invited from Children’s 1 audition


11 AM – 1:30 PM      Pre-Teen and Children’s 3   Ages 11-13 and ADA Level 9 and any Level 7’s invited from Children’s 2 audition

1:30 PM – 4 PM       Children’s 3 call backs (will be notified by artistic staff) – most dancers will be released earlier.

4:30 PM – 8 PM*     Pre-Professionals Ages 14-18 and ADA Levels Advanced, Intermediate
* Demi-Soloist, Soloist, and Principal Call Backs included in time. Some Dancers will be released prior to 8 PM.


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

Audition Notes

  • Please review the Audition and Production Information here:  NUT2023 Audition and Production Information for Parents
  • 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 for ALL families
  • For details regarding Costume Fittings, Rehearsal Schedules and Performance information please review the following prior to auditions: Nutcracker 2023 Rehearsal and Performance Dates Guide

Questions can be emailed to:

Additional Info

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

Please feel free to contact us via email with any questions.

2023 Auditions – The Nutcracker

Open Auditions for The Nutcracker will be held in September.

Please start checking after July 2022 for full details.