Auditions for Nutcracker 2017


Auditions held at Ohman School of Ballet

Sunday, June 4th 1:00 p.m.
For Children Ages 6 – 14

Sunday, June 11th 1:00 p.m.
For Advanced Dancers and Pointe Work

Proper ballet attire required.

There is an Audition Fee of $20.00 for all students.

While the auditions are open to all students, anyone who is cast in the show must be registered for class(es) at the Ohman School of Ballet for the semester in which rehearsals and performances take place (September 2017 through January 2018).

Please see Nutcracker Requirements below or print for your records.

Nutcracker 2017 Requirements



Dancer must be a registered student of the Ohman School of Ballet for at least the fall semester during which rehearsals and performances take place.  Dancer must attend classes and rehearsals consistently.

Dancer or Parent must notify the office of any absence for class or rehearsal  (631) 462-6266.  Excessive absences will result in expulsion from the cast. Dancer or Parent must be responsible to check bulletin board weekly for information.

A Nutcracker Production Fee of $350.00 and tuition must be paid in full before student is allowed to attend rehearsals. If there is more than one child per family in the cast, the fee is $300 for each sibling.

The Nutcracker fee covers all rehearsal time, costumes, and other expenses related to your child and the production.

Dancer must be absolutely available for the performance dates (December 16 and 17, 2017)

Dancer must be available for the dress rehearsal dates (December 14 and 15, 2017)

Class Requirements For Specific Roles

Children cast as Angels, Baby Mice, Gnome, Bunny, Soldier, Trumpeteer, Sentry, Grey Mouse, Reindeer, and Grandchild are required to take a minimum of one class per week for a minimum of one semester.

Children cast as Party Scene Girl, Party Scene Boy, and Pollichenelle must take a minimum of two classes per week for a minimum of one semester.

Children cast as Clara, Fritz, the Prince, and Candy Cane must take a minimum of three classes per week for a minimum of one semester.

All remaining parts other than Corps de Ballet and Soloists must take a minimum of four classes per week for a minimum of one semester.

Students cast in the Corps de Ballet (including understudies) must take a minimum six classes per week (with excellent attendance year round).

Upon notification of casting, Parent will be asked to sign a consent form agreeing to the above terms and to New York Dance Theatre’s right to publish any photographs of their child taken during rehearsals or performance for purposes of publicity.
Nutcracker Fee is due by August 11, 2017 and must be paid by CHECK OR CASH ONLY (checks made out to New York Dance Theatre). Final casting will be determined during the summer session. Clara and Fritz call-backs will be based on ability, dedication, and year-round attendance (including summers).