2019 Reverie Dance Academy Nutcracker


Who is eligible to audition:

All dancers age 7 (as of 9/1/19) and older are eligible to audition. The audition is open to the public and all are welcome.


Audition Dates & Times:

Monday, August 19 – Wednesday, August 21. Dancers must attend all three days.

7-11 years old from 4:30-6:00 pm

12-18 years old from 6:30-8:00 pm


Audition Fee:

$45.00 due with Audition Registration Form by August 5, 2019. This fee is non-refundable and



Nutcracker Participation Fee:

$250.00 for Non-RDC members. RDC members cast in roles outside of their regular rehearsal times will incur a pro-rated fee based on the role. The participation fee includes costume rental, rehearsals and a production fee.


Additional Fees:

Dancers will be responsible for providing their own shoes, tights, undergarments, and added hair pieces. Tickets will be available for purchase in November.


Are there required classes to participate for Non-RDC cast members?

There are no required classes, but ballet and jumps & turns classes are highly recommended for all dancers to keep up with technique and choreography.


When will rehearsals begin?

We will hold a mandatory kick-start choreography week September 3, 2019-September 6, 2019 from 4:30-9:00 pm (times will be assigned depending on roles). Weekly Sunday rehearsals will begin on September 15, 2019.


What is the rehearsal commitment?

Rehearsals will take place weekly on Sundays between the hours of 12:00 and 5:00 pm, based on the role. They will start September 15, 2019 and run through the date of the show in December. There will be no rehearsals November 28th-November 30th. Dancers will be required to be at every scheduled rehearsal.


When is the show?

We will have two performances in December at the Lake Zurich Performing Art Center. The official dates will be posted as soon as the theatre assigns them to us.