The Nutcracker

Encore's Annual Nutcracker performance is held every December. Auditions for ballet and ensemble roles are held every August, and performance dates are announced to our students in the fall. Participation is optional and is open to any student ages 6 years and up. All ballet roles require a minimum of 2 years of training. Encore's Nutcracker features all styles of dance and everyone who auditions to participate will be cast in Encore's show. Deadlines for sign up are communicated to our students and parents in the summer months.

For Ballet Principal Roles - In order to audition and participate in our annual Nutcracker, dancers must remain in Ballet Tech, Pointe Tech and Ballet classes in the summer months. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis for intensives and vacations that are approved by Nichelle in advance. If you plan to audition for a principal ballet role, please discuss with Nichelle as soon as possible.

Ensemble dancers are also required to remain in ballet classes throughout the summer in order to audition and participate.

To participate, each student will be required to pay a $275.00 participation fee (subject to change) which includes a performance fee, 2 complimentary tickets, a cast t-shirt and costume clean fee.  Each cast member must sell a minimum of 8 performance tickets as part of their participation. There are also fundraising activities in the months leading up to the performance that cast members must participate in.  The participation fee is $50 and is due at the audition and is non-refundable. The participation fee will be deducted from the total package amount due, and all students who audition will be cast in a part. Encore does offer a month payment plan for the Nutcracker, which is paid in 3 equal installments in September, October and November.  Please see the link below for details on this year’s package.

Professional costumes are purchased or hand made for our theatrical production. Costumes are supplied to our dancers by the studio and remain the property of Encore Dance Centre after the performances. There is no costume fee associated with participating in EDC’s Nutcracker. For photos and videos of our annual holiday spectacular, please click on the Gallery tab.

EDC Nutcracker 2019
11th Annual

Saturday December 21st at the Louise K. Taylor Performing Arts Center in Monrovia.
Show Times: 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm


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