Nutcracker 2017

Times for Individual groups may change.  Please check back often for changes.

There are no excused absences except in the cases of contagious bacterial infection or personal family tragedy.  Please refrain from auditioning if you know that you have a conflict.  Weddings, choir concerts, family vacations, family reunions, Washington DC trips, birthday parties, etc,.  are not excused absences.  


September 9

Ballet 2 and up ( no level 1/2 split, includes all dancers not auditioning en pointe)

Registration at 230 PM

Audition 3-345

Pointe 1

Registration 330 PM

Audition 4-445 PM

Pointe 2 and up

Registration 430

Audtion 5-545

***optional for pointe 2 and up, may be asked to dance Sugarplum Variation

Rehearsals begin September 15 and 16 and continue through December 2 from approximately 130-6 PM

Friday night rehearsals are primarily for dancers who are not performing en pointe, but there are a few exceptions for soloists. 

Saturday rehearsals are primarily for dancers who dance en pointe, with the exception of party scene.

Some dancers will have to rehearse both Friday and Saturday nights.

Friday night rehearsals end at the end of October.


15 Reh. 7-9 

16 Reh. 130-630

22 Reh. 7-9

23 Reh. 130-630

29 Reh. 7-9

30 Reh. 130-630

October: Fridays 7-9

​Saturdays from 130-630










4 All Dancers 130-6

11  All  Dancers 130-6

18  All Dancers 130-6

25 No Rehearsal, Happy Thanksgiving


Dress Reh at PBC December 2  Time TBA

Dress Reh at LHCC December 9  Time TBA

Performances December 16 and 17 from 11:00-6 PM

Performance preparation and supplies for Pacific Theatre Ballet:

All dancers need pink, professional mesh, Capezio tights.
Soft leather ballet slippers must be Bloch split sole. No canvas slippers!!!!!!
Pointe shoes must be "calamine-d" and have rubber applied to the tips and heels at Jim's Shoe Repair in Lake Forest.
All dancers need a short, curly bun wig matching their hair color.
All dancers need a nude leotard to be worn "Bathing suit-style" under all costumes.

All female dancers also need performance earrings, clear dime-sized earrings from the dancewear store.
All supplies are available at Dancer's Choice in Aliso Viejo.

Make-up Requirements

Liquid Foundation

Eyes:  Brown eye shadow on the lid, white under the brow bone.  Black liquid eyeliner around the eyes.  Black mascara on lashes, no grey or brown.

Cheeks:  Brown (Covergirl soft sable can be used on the cheeks and on the eyelids).

Lips: Red! Not burgundy or pink.

To seal the makeup:  face powder.

Thank you!