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 – Form due August 26th at Midnight.
Participation Fee: $295 base + $50 per additional role (Max 4 roles)

Scholarship applications available upon request. Scholarships awarded based on talent, need & require proof of income.
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Please note: prior to midnight of August 26th, we must receive your completed Nutcracker Audition Form in order to audition and be considered for casting. 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.

Please arrive to the audition warmed up and ready to dance, with your hair neatly done and in your class dance attire. Arrive early to ensure that your measurements, headshot, and paperwork are completed prior to the audition. Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your audition time.

Audition Times

Ages 4-7
12:15-12:45 (Arrive @ 11:55)
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Ages 8-11
1:00-1:30 (Arrive @ 12:40)

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Ages 12+
1:45-2:15 (Arrive @ 1:20)
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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). You will be notified by September 19th regarding participation. Rehearsals will begin September 23rd, 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!