2018 Auditions Are Open For Registration!

Main Audition, September 22

The main audition will be held at The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, from 11:00 a.m - 5 p.m. September 22.

The Slutcracker is a burlesque dance production. We welcome diverse dancers/actors/performers; The Slutcracker includes several dance genres, embraces all body types, welcomes all genders and sexes and races and orientations. All auditioning must be 18+ and must have some background in dance/movement/performance art. The audition is broken into sections: a mandatory General audition, an optional ballet audition, and opportunities to audition hoop dance, pole dance, and flamenco via video or in person.  The sections are outlined below.

Sunday, September 22
Section 1: 1:30-3:00pm
Section 2: 3:30-5:00pm

Everyone auditioning for The Slutcracker must attend ONE General Auditon section on Sunday, September 22 at the Dance Complex. You will be led through a warm-up, including a character/improv section, a series of brief combinations, and then taught a jazz/funk/hip hop-ish dance combination, which you will perform in groups for the director. In addition to, and perhaps as important, we will be looking for performers with presence. With style. With that thing. The Slutcracker calls for a bit more personality than the average holiday ballet. Bring it.

*Because of the historically high volume of registrants, the General Audition will be held in two segments at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.


Sunday, September 22
Hoop dancers must submit a 2 minute video AND there will be a brief audition on Sunday, September 22, 12:30-1:00pm at the Dance Complex, led by Lolli Hoops.
Pole dancers and Flamenco dancers must submit a 3 minute video. Instructions are on the registration form.

Sunday, September 10
Ballet & Pointe: 11:00am-12:30pm
Pointe only: 12:30-1:00pm

Anyone who wishes to audition for the following roles MUST be present for the Ballet audition:

-Leads: Clara, Fritz, Slutcracker, Drosselmeyer, Sugar Dish Fairy
-Pussy Whips
-Flowers/Wet Spot Fairy

The ballet audition will run as a standard ballet class, with a barre warm-up and center exercises. Dancers en pointe will be asked to wear their shoes for the center exercises, but are certainly welcome to warm-up in them at the barre as well. Dancers auditioning en pointe may be asked to stay additionally from 12:30-1:00pm.

Sunday, September 22

11:00am - 12:30pm Ballet
12:30pm - 1:00pm Pointe & Hoops
1:30pm - 3:00pm General Audition section 1
3:30pm - 5:00pm General Audition section 2

* please remember, a General Section audition is mandatory for everybody!

Please follow this link to get started with the paperwork.

Callbacks TBD

Callbacks will be held at the Dance Complex.

Slutcracker Auditions 2016