The 24th Annual Nutcracker Ballet

November 26-28, 2021
at the Historic Lyric Theatre
Show Times
The Dance Academy of Stuart has performed this holiday classic Nutcracker for twenty years in Martin County. The Dance Academy performs five to seven shows each year, with two performances for Martin County elementary school children as field trips. Our Nutcracker Ballet follows the time worn tradition of the ballet based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s book The Nutcracker. Our dancers delight the audiences with magical dolls, falling snowflakes, a soldier cannon shooting cheese at mice, and Clara’s bed that floats across the stage.

Nutcracker Dancer Requirements

All Dance Academy of Stuart students who are at least 6 years old and enrolled in Ballet I or higher are eligible to audition for our Nutcracker performance. Nutcracker rehearsals are every Saturday starting September 11th. Weekly rehearsals schedules are posted online the Sunday before and vary week by week. Please do not audition if you are unable to commit to rehearsals. There is a $75 Nutcracker fee per dancer. This covers rehearsals and costuming. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us. We are happy to answer any questions.
Minimum Age 6 years old
Enrolled in Ballet I or higher
Mandatory Saturday Rehearsals starting Sept. 11th
Attend Full Cast Rehearsal on Sat. Nov 20th
Attend Dress Rehearsal & Performances Nov. 26-28
Please do not audition if you are unable to meet the above requirements. 

Nutcracker Auditions!

Friday, August 20 & Saturday, August 21
Ballet I students: (Must be at least 6 years old)
Friday @ 5:15 - 6:15 pm
All Ballet I students are eligible for roles of Mice, Angels, Gingerbread, Bells, Poinsettias.

Ballet I/II students
Friday @ 6:15 - 7:30 pm

All Ballet I/ II students are eligible for roles of Mice, Angels, Gingerbread, Cotton Candy, Bells, Poinsettias, Lollipops and Mini Chinese.
Clara, Fritz and Best Friend
Saturday @ 12:00 - 1:15 pm

Students auditioning for Clara must be enrolled in Ballet III for their 2nd year and on Pointe for 2 years. Ballet III/IV IV and/or V preferred for Clara.
Ballet II, II/III and III students
Saturday @ 1:30- 2:45 pm

All Ballet II students are eligible for Party Boys, Demi-soloist Spanish, Lead Gingerbread, Lead Angel, Poinsettias, Candy Canes, Ribbon Candy, Licorice and Cupcakes.

All Ballet IV and V
Saturday @ 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Eligible, if on Pointe, for Snowflake corps, Waltz corps, Russian, Arabian, Lead Chinese, Ribbon Candy, Candy Cane, Soldier and Parent.

All Ballet V and VI
Saturday @ 4:00- 5:15 pm

Eligible for Snowflake corps, Waltz corps, Russian, Arabian, Ribbon Candy, Parent and Maid. Ballet VI Leads as follows: Parent, Maid, Clara’s Mother, Spanish, Arabian, Russian, Lead Marzipan, Lead Snow, Lead Waltz, Shepherdess, Snow Queen, Dew Drop Fairy and Sugar Plum Fairy.
Nutcracker audition late registrants only
Friday, September 3rd @ 5:30-6:30 Stuart location.
Every student who auditions is given a role in the Nutcracker
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