Audition Levels:
o  Level I: girls & boys age 7–9
o  Level II: girls & boys age 9–12  (including any dancer under 5’ tall;
dancers over 5’ tall should be prepared to stay for Level III if requested)
o  Level III: intermediate students, 12 through adult, male and female
advanced dancers 12 through adult, male and female
(advanced dancers should be prepared to stay for Level IV if requested)
o  Level IV: advanced dancers, male and female, women on pointe,
as selected from Level III; please do not attend Level IV only.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your level to register and warm up; there is no warmup in the audition.
Parking for the Concord Audition
There is no on-site parking at Dance Prism’s rehearsal studio. There is, however ample parking in the area. If you are new to the space, please watch for Dance Prism’s volunteer parking attendants who will direct you.
Dance Prism’s studio on the corner of Main Street and Derby Street, a residential side street. Please avoid driving on Derby Street to limit traffic congestion in the area.
FAQs for young dancers
Images from previous Touring Cast Auditions
For further audition information, email
or call 978-371-1038 (recorded information) or 781-861-9219
Dance Prism
Presenting ballet in New England since 1982
Nutcracker Auditions
Kaleidoscope XVIII
2018 Auditions
Touring and Regional Casts • No fees ever!
Open to ballet students (age 7+) through professional dancers.
36th Season

A professional touring production since 1982.
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Dancer Information
o  Dance Prism’s Nutcracker Touring Cast performs in all cities and rehearses at Dance Prism’s West Concord rehearsal studio on weekends.
Those seriously interested in the Touring Cast should attend the Concord auditions.
o  Regional casts perform in one city only and rehearse locally once weekly:
usually in Andover & Worcester/Grafton on Tuesdays, in Fall River on Thursdays or Fridays, in Littleton & Sudbury/Needham on Saturdays.
o  Auditions open to all ballet-trained dancers age 7 & over, casting unrelated to studio affiliation.
o  Note that adult dancers (18+) are accepted for Touring Cast only.
o  Audition dress:
    Females: solid color leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, hair in a bun.
    Males: black, white, or grey tights, white close fitting tee shirt or leotard.
    No warmup garments except in cases of injury.
o  No fees charged to dancers at any time.
o  Limited stipends available for dancers of professional level.
o  Professional level dancers please email in advance: or
Touring Cast
Concord MA, Sunday, Sept 9
Dance Prism Rehearsal Studio, 1237 Main Street, West Concord.
Level I: 10:00 am Level II: 11:00 am
Level III: 12:30 pm  Level IV: 2:00 pm

Regional Casts
Worcester Sunday, Sept 16
Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St.  All levels: I0:00 am
Littleton Friday, Sept 21
L’Ecole de Ballet Studio, 64 Willow Rd.  All levels: 4:00 pm
Andover Friday, Sept 21*
West Elementary School Auditorium, 58 Beacon St.  All levels: 4:30 pm
Needham Saturday, Sept 22*
Needham Dance Theatre, 33 Chestnut Place.  All levels: 2:30 pm
Wayland Saturday, Sept 22*
New England Ballet, 302 Boston Post Rd.  All levels: 4:00 pm
South Grafton, Tuesday, Sept 25*
Patricia Brosnihan Dance Center, 130 Ferry St.  All levels: 6:00 pm
Fall River/New Bedford  & Natick dates TBA
* Date to be confirmed