AUDITIONS – SEPTEMBER 14th
International Academy of Dance

Join us in auditioning for our annual Nutcracker Performance! Rehearsals will be in our Santa Cruz studio, while the big performance will be at Cabrillo College’s Crocker Theater. We’d love for you to join us on stage, so please audition for our Nutcracker Performance this season!

Register Here to Audition*

*Please note if you already have an account with the Academy, you will need to create a new account for the Nutcracker.


Audition Fee: $20
Participation Fee: $295-$395

Scholarship applications available upon request. Scholarships awarded based on talent, need & require proof of income.
Santa Cruz Dance Guild is a 501c3 organization, bringing the joy of dance to our community through vision, outreach, training and performance.

Please note, prior to auditioning, we must receive your completed Nutcracker Audition Form and production bundle payment/payment authorization in order to audition and be considered for casting. You will receive this form after you sign-up to audition. Please read through the form carefully as there is quite a lot of information. You will want to take extra time with the conflicts section, to make sure that you have gone through your schedule fully prior to the performances. It is ideal to print out your form at home and return it by mail or in person prior to auditions. We recommend attaching a check in the amount of your production bundle for simplicity and to waive credit card processing fees. This will help to reduce stress on audition day.

If you are having any difficulty printing out your form at home, we will have them available at the studio beginning 9/4.

Please arrive to the audition warmed up and ready to dance, with your hair neatly done and your class dance attire. Arrive early to ensure that your measurements, headshot and paperwork are completed prior to the audition. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes prior to your audition time. Parents please make sure to note your orientation time.


Audition Times

Adults & Teens en pointe
11:45am – 12:25pm Registration @ 11:00am
*Wear pointe shoes to this audition class if auditioning for a role en pointe*
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Adults & Teens NOT en pointe
12:35pm – 1:15pm Registration @ 11:45am
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Dancers Ages 8-12
1:25pm – 2:05pm Registration @ 12:45pm
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Dancers Ages 4-7
2:15pm – 2:55pm Registration @ 1:45pm
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All our auditions for the Nutcracker are in the Santa Cruz Area, and the performance will be in the Aptos campus of Cabrillo College (in their Crocker Theater). Rehearsals will begin shortly after auditions, so stay tuned and keep this in mind when planning trips! Please reach out to us if you have any questions about our Nutcracker performance, auditions, or Santa Cruz studio!