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The Nutcracker

2024 Nutcracker Performances

Saturday, December 14, 2pm & 6pm

Sunday, December 15, 12pm & 4pm

Ted Mann Concert Hall

2128 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55455

A magical holiday tradition for our students, families, and audience.

A great first experience for our students to fall in love with the stage in this classical story ballet.

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Nutcracker Prep Classes

September 3-6, 2024

Highly recommended, but not required, to audition for The Nutcracker. Dancers will work on technique, choreography, and audition etiquette to prepare them to audition at their best!


  • Dancers Ages 5-18

    • Ages are determined as of 10/15/2024

  • No discounts valid on Nutcracker Prep Classes

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Nutcracker Auditions

Saturday, September 7, 2024

Ages 5-7 | 9:0-10:00am

Ages 8-10 | 3:30pm-4:30pm
Ages 11-13 | 1:30-3:00pm
Ages 14+ | 10am-12:30pm

Pre-registration is encouraged.

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to audition time in order to register, receive your audition number, and warm up.


Female dancers: Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, hair in bun

Male dancers: White t-shirt, black pants, black ballet shoes, hair slicked back

Rehearsals & Performances

2024 Rehearsals TBD - see this example from 2023 below

Dancers attend weekly rehearsals on Saturday afternoons/evenings at ABAA studios, and theatre rehearsals during "Nutcracker Week" leading up to the performance.

9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14
Rehearsal at ABAA Studios
Optional Photo Day at ABAA Studios (following rehearsal time)
10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18
Rehearsals at ABAA
NO REHEARSAL (Thanksgiving Break)
12/2 & 12/9
"Full Act" Rehearsals at ABAA Studios
Tech & Dress Rehearsals at Ted Mann Concert Hall
Saturday, 12/14/24 2pm & 6pm
Sunday, 12/15/24 12pm & 4pm
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The Story of the Nutcracker

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