Aug. 19: St. Augustine Nutcracker Auditions

Are you a dancer who has always wanted to dance in The Nutcracker? Saint Augustine Ballet will hold open auditions for the annual production of The Nutcracker on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Abella’s School of Dance.

Abella’s is located at 1711 Lakeside Avenue, Unit 9, in Saint Augustine, Florida 32084. All dancers, male and female, who are currently studying ballet are encouraged and invited to try out for a part. Auditions are open to all students of ballet regardless of dance studio affiliations.

Ballet dancers 8 years and older must bring a 4″x 6 ” Arabesque Photo. 

Tap and Ballet 5 to 8 years bring a 4″x 6″ headshot.


  • Dancers must be 8 years old by September 1
  • 9:00am-11:30am


  • Dancers must be 5 years old by September 1
  • 11:00-12:00pm


  • Dancers must be 8 years old by September 1
  • 11:00-12:00pm

Proper ballet attire is required:  black leotard, pink tights with hair in a bun for females; black pants and white shirt for males.  Once cast, there is an additional non-refundable performance fee of $175 that covers master classes with guest artists, costume rental with fittings, and cast t-shirt. Audition registration forms are available at If you have additional questions please contact .

Once cast, dancers will receive a rehearsal and performance schedule. They must be prepared to commit to the weekly Saturday rehearsal schedule from August  to December and the pre-performance rehearsals held the week before the performance. Four performances will take place on Saturday, December 17th and Sunday, December 18th in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine.

The St. Augustine Ballet is a 501(C)3 nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to offer dancers the unique opportunity to perform in full-length classical ballets productions alongside professional dancers. Saint Augustine Ballet strives to involve community members of all ages in meaningful dance experiences, whether as a participating dancer or audience member. For additional information about Saint Augustine Ballet visit their website at

Please arrive promptly at your audition time for registration.

There is a $25 non-refundable audition fee. Cash or check only. Checks made out to the St. Augustine Ballet

If you would like to fill out your paper work prior to Saturday you may print audition forms from

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