Unique & Wondrous Opportunity to Audition for the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker!

About Gotta Dance’s Nutcracker Dance Ensemble

The Nutcracker tells the tale of toys that come to life on Christmas Eve set to the iconic music composed by Peter Tchaikovsky. The recognizable story and music excite all of the participating dancers. The range of characters presented within the story allows for a wide age range to audition and perform. Some of the youngest dancers are in 2nd grade while the oldest are in their last years of high school. Most noteworthy, students love the opportunity to work and learn together in this thrilling environment outside of class.

It is most noteworthy that working with the Moscow Ballet gives dancers a unique opportunity to perform advanced choreography. Through this exposure to seasoned professionals, dancers also learn how to perform with joy and technical precision outside of the traditional dance studio. For many Gotta Dance students, as a result, this is the first time they have the opportunity to perform in a full-length ballet. This often inspires a lifelong passion for dance while building confidence and ballet technique. Moscow Ballet has continuously recognized the skill and precision of Gotta Dance students and they are featured in the promotional DVD of the show. This video circulates around the country and is shown wherever the Moscow Ballet performs.

Nutcracker Audition Form 2019– Please print, fill out & bring to the audition

Practice Material for Nutcracker Auditions

Nutcracker Ensemble Contract 2019

About Gotta Dance’s Nutcracker Sweets Traveling Troupe

The Nutcracker Sweets Traveling Troupe is a community-based performance program which, aims to envelop young dancers into a world of culture, tradition, and holiday magic. As a team, we will create cherished moments and strive to instill discipline, work ethic, and pursuit of excellence. Our journey will culminate in three-holiday performances including The Ryland Inn Tree Lighting in Whitehouse Station on Thursday, December 5th, Basking Ridge’s Winter Market and Martinsville’s Christmas in Martinsville on Saturday, December 7th.

Nutcracker Audition Form 2019– Please print, fill out & bring to the audition

Practice Material for Nutcracker Auditions

Nutcracker Sweets Traveling Troupe Contract 2019

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REGISTER Today for our Nutcracker Auditions:
Auditions Sunday, September 22nd at Raritan Valley Community College

AUDITION SCHEDULE

3-4pm  

Snowflakes & Holiday Helpers

4-5pm  

Variations, Snow Princesses, Gingerbread Ballerina, Duchess of Somerset & Mouse Empress (Pointe only)

5-5:45pm  

Party Children (Ensemble) & Party Guests (Sweets)

 

5:45-6:30pm  

Act II Pages, Holiday Helpers & Gingerbread Sweets

 

7-7:45pm  

Snow Maidens, Party Guests (Sweets) & Gingerbread Sweets

 

7:45-8:45pm  

Mice (Ensemble) & Mice Bandits (Sweets)

 

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT NUTCRACKER:
On the registration form that you bring on audition day (audition form on Gotta Dance Nutcracker Page)
Did you know you might be eligible to audition for more than one time slot?
See below for what you qualify for:
You will be considered for Nutcracker Dance Ensemble only if you meet the height/level/costume requirements.

GARNET BALLET- NOT ELIGIBLE

TOPAZ BALLET- Eligible for Snowflakes and Sled Girls, for heights 3’10”-4’7″
Eligible for Holiday Helpers- no height requirement

AMETHYST BALLET- Eligible for Snowflakes and Sled Girls, for heights 3’10”-4’7″
Eligible for Holiday Helpers- no height requirement

OPAL BALLET- Eligible for
Snowflakes for heights 3’10”-4’7″
Mice 4’7″-5’3″
Snow Maidens 4’7″-5’7″
Party 4’7″-5’0″
Pages 4’3″-4’11”
Eligible for Mice Bandit, Holiday Helpers, Party Guests, Gingerbread Ensemble- no height requirement

AQUA BALLET- Eligible for
Snowflakes for heights 3’10”-4’7″
Mice 4’7″-5’3″
Snow Maidens 4’7″-5’7″
Party 4’7″-5’0″
Pages 4’3″-4’11”
Eligible for Mice Bandit, Party Guests, Holiday Helpers, Gingerbread Ensemble- no height requirement

PEARL BALLET- Eligible for Snow Maidens 4’7″-5’7″
Party 4’7″-5’0″
Pages 4’3″-4’11”
Mice 4’7″-5’3″
Eligible for Mice Bandit, Party Guests, Gingerbread Ensemble, & Holiday Helpers- no height requirement

PERIDOT BALLET- Eligible for Snow Maidens 4’7″-5’7″
Party 4’7″-5’0″
Pages 4’3″-4’11”
Mice 4’7″-5’3″
Eligible for Mice Bandit, Party Guests & Gingerbread Ensemble- no height requirement

CITRINE BALLET- Snow Maidens 4’7″-5’7″
Party 4’7″-5’0″
Eligible for Mice Bandit, Party Guests & Gingerbread Ensemble- no height requirement

RUBY BALLET- Act II Variations (pointe roles) Spanish, Chinese, Russian (character), Snow Princesses
Snow Maidens 4’7″-5’7″
Party 4’7″-5’0″
Eligible for Party Guests & Gingerbread Ensemble, Gingerbread Ballerina, Duchess of Somerset & Mouse Empress- no height requirement

SAPPHIRE BALLET AND UP- Act II Variations (pointe roles) Spanish, Chinese, Russian (character), Snow Maidens 4’7″-5’7″
Eligible for Party Guests & Gingerbread Ensemble, Gingerbread Ballerina, Duchess of Somerset & Mouse Empress- no height requirement

GARNET, TOPAZ, AMETHYST JAZZ- NOT ELIGIBLE

OPAL JAZZ- PERIDOT JAZZ- Mice 4’7″-5’3″
Eligible for Mice Bandit- no height requirement

BROADWAY GRADES 1-3- NOT ELIGIBLE

BROADWAY GRADES 4-7- Mice 4’7″-5’3″
Eligible for Mice Bandit- no height requirement

MODERN GRADES 4-7- Mice 4’7″-5’3″
Eligible for Mice Bandit- no height requirement

**Simultaneously casting for Nutcracker Sweets Traveling Troupe roles of Gingerbread Ballerina, Mouse Empress, Duchess of Somerset, Party Guest Ballet Ensemble, Holiday Helper Ballet Ensemble, Gingerbread Ensemble, Mice Bandits.