The Nutcracker

The Dance Connection’s Nutcracker is central New Jersey’s original youth ballet Nutcracker.* Talented ballerina’s & dancers ages 5-18 dance a narrated, abridged version of this classical ballet that’s perfect for young audiences. Talented ballerina’s & dancers ages 5-18 dance a narrated, abridged version of this classical ballet that’s perfect for young audiences. We welcome you to see it, or be in it.

For our dancers, being part of The Dance Connection’s Nutcracker is a significant and memorable experience of their youth. Dancers build confidence in themselves, and their dancing, while collaborating with their fellow cast members and crew to perform for thousands of people throughout New Jersey. In addition to developing their ballet technique; company dancers take class together, rehearse together and build lifelong friendships. The entire ballet is performed by children and teens. Any child in kindergarten or older is welcome. Beginners are encouraged and welcome to audition.

 

Nutcracker Auditions 2018

Saturday August 11th
12:00-2:00pm (studio opens at 11:00am for warm up)
Intermediate and advanced dancers only. Arrive early to warm up. Please wear leotard, tights and have hair in a bun. This Audition is for dancers who have been taking 2 or more ballet classes for the past 3 years.

 

Friday September 7th
6:30-7:30 (Choreographers will warm up dancers)
Audition for dancers in Kindergarten through 3rd grade who have only taken 1 dance class a week since pre-school. No intermediate or advanced dancers will be considered at this audition. Choreographers will warm you child up and make sure they feel confident for their audition.

 

Sunday September 9th
11-12:30 K-3rd Grade
(Choreographers will warm up dancers)
Audition for dancers in Kindergarten through 3rd grade who have only taken 1 dance class a week since pre-school. No intermediate or advanced dancers will be considered at this audition. Choreographers will warm you child up and make sure they feel confident for their audition.
12:30-2:00 Intermediate/Advanced dancers
(studio opens at 11:30am for warm up)
Intermediate and advanced dancers and any child in 4th grade or older. Please arrive early to warm up; wear leotard, tights and have hair in a bun.

Contact us for more information.

 

*Formerly called The New Jersey Youth Ballet.

If you are looking for ballet classes, The Dance Connection is the place to go for dance in Somerset County.