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Nutcracker auditions set

Posted at 12:35 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 13:35:29-04

COVID-19 may be playing the role of the Mouse King right now, but he's still no match for The Nutcracker.

Lafayette Ballet Theatre invites area dancers to audition for their 20th anniversary presentation of the holiday classic ballet.

The auditions are set for Saturday, Sept. 12, and Sunday, Sept. 13, at LBT, 201 Petroleum Drive, Lafayette, 70508. However, due to Covid-19, Audition dates may be extended to accommodate smaller groups. Masks are required. Options for online Zoom auditions may be available. Please email:, or call 337.262-0444.

To qualify, a dancer must be at least 8 years old by Dec. 2020; have completed at least one year of ballet study; and be studying ballet currently in an established dance program.

The auditions will be:
Saturday, September 12, ages 15 to professional
11:00am - Pointe variations.
1:30pm– Chinese (ballet flats) & Spanish (character shoes) variations only.

Sunday, September 13, 2020 for Ages 8 - 14 (NO pointe work)
1:00 – 1:45pm Ages 8 & 9
2:00 – 3:00pm Ages 10 & 11
3:30 – 5:0pm Ages 12 - 14
5:00 – 5:30pm ~ Tumblers only.

DRESS: Ballet attire.

Please arrive at least ½ hour prior to audition time. Registration form available on our website

COST: $35. Required of participants ages 8 to 17 at the time of audition. Checks payable to LBT, cash at audition, or credit card payment online:, select “Theatre Payment”.

Lafayette Ballet Theatre, with Principal guest artists from the Pacific Northwest Ballet, and the entire dance community, plans to present the full-length Holiday classic, THE NUTCRACKER. Two performances are scheduled: Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, December 13 at 2:00 pm, in the Heymann Performing Arts Center.

Moving Forward: Due to Covid-19, 2020 performances may be live streamed/ virtual. For more information visit the web site at