the Nutcracker

December 2021
Raue Center for the Arts
Crystal Lake, IL


Engage is excited to announce we will be returning to The Raue Center for the Arts this December for our magical Nutcracker. Open Auditions for this incredible show will be August 29 for dancers 3-18 years and Dance Theatre dancers Level 1-3. There is an audition fee of $20 per dancer (does not apply to adults).


Sunday, August 29

3-4 Year Olds:  11:00-11:30 AM
5-6 Year Olds and EDT Level 1:  11:30-12:00 PM
7-8 Year Olds and EDT Level 2:  12:00-12:30 PM
9-12 Year Olds and EDT 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 prior to August 28th or the day of the audition.

Open Division Audition Form

Dancers must be enrolled in classes at Engage Dance Academy after accepting a role in The Nutcracker.

  • Please check in 15 minutes 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!