the Nutcracker

December 2020
Raue Center for the Arts
Crystal Lake, IL

Join Clara, Drosselmeyer, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince, plus a cast of over 100 performers in Engage Dance Theatre’s production of “The Nutcracker”!

We are delighted to bring this beloved holiday classic to the Raue Center for the Arts in beautiful downtown Crystal Lake. Our magical performance includes performers ages 3 and up. With precious penguins, a fearsome Mouse Queen, and a delightful cast of sweets, audiences of all ages will be enchanted!


Sunday, August 30

3-4 Year Olds: 11:00-11:30 PM
5-6 Year Olds and Level 1: 11:30-12:00 PM
7-8 Year Olds and Level 2: 12:00-12:30 PM
9-12 Year Olds and Level 3: 12:30-1:00 PM
13 Year Olds and up: 1:00-1:30 PM
All Boys 3 & Up: 1:30-2:00 PM

Adults will not need to audition. Please fill out the audition form and submit to Engage Dance Academy by August 28th.

There is an audition fee of $20 due via credit card to be pre-charged by August 28 at 5:00 PM. Paperwork and audition form needs to be completely filled out and emailed to [email protected] by August 28 with a scanned/digital photo.  We will be unable to accept physical paperwork or payments on the day of auditions.

  • In order to ensure social distancing, we will be pre-registering dancers for auditions.  Times may be subject to change depending on amount of dancers auditioning in each age group.  We ask that our families please be flexible so we can give everyone a chance to audition while maintaining social distance guidelines.
  • Please check in 1/2 hour before audition time.
  • Auditions for the Nutcracker will be held at Engage Dance Academy in Crystal Lake.
  • Please wear to auditions: Girls: Leotard, Tights, and Ballet Shoes (Dance Theatre dancers should wear level specific leotard); Boys: Athletic attire
  • Hair must be in bun and off face.

Precision, Empowerment, Passion – come dance with us!