The Dance School is a non profit 501(c)3 arts organization dedicated to celebrating the art of dance. Join us for our annual holiday tradition as we tell the story of Clara and The Nutcracker. This will be our biggest production with 57 cast members! 

Date: Saturday, December 9, 2023

Time: TBA

Venue: Everett Civic Auditorium (2415 Colby Ave, Everett, WA 98201)

Parking: There is plenty of street parking around the venue. We recommend arriving early for those requiring closer proximity parking to the venue.


The Dance School hires a professional photographer/videographer for all of our performances. Recordings of the performance will be available for purchase after the show. 

There will be no video recording or photography allowed during our performances, this includes no cellphone use. This is distracting to others in our audience who are trying to watch their dancers perform on stage. For photos and videos of the performance please purchase a package offered by the professionals. 


Interested in auditioning for our next production?

Auditions are scheduled for Saturday, September 23, 2023 with a performance on December 9, 2023 at the Everett Civic Auditorium.


Audition Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023

Location: The Dance School (2821 Rockefeller Ave, Everett, WA 98201)

Audition Fee:

  • $50 for dancers ages 3-6
  • $100 for dancers ages 7+

*Audition fees cover rehearsals, costume rental/cleaning, venue, staffing fees.

*Students on financial scholarship can recieve 50% off audition fee. To apply for scholarship visit our scholarship page

*What to prepare for the audition: Dancer’s should prepare a 15-30 second “Free dance” this would be some of their favorite dance moves or stylized choreography to share with the judges. 

Audition Times: 

1:00pm-1:45pm – Dancers ages 3-6

Roles Auditioning for (may include but not limited to):

    • Mice
    • Angels
    • Bon Bons

Sample audition schedule for this age group:

    • 1:00pm-1:05pm – Introduction/Welcome
    • 1:05pm-1:10pm – Warm Up/Stretch
    • 1:10pm-1:25pm – Learn the audition combination/routine
    • 1:25pm-1:45pm – Perform the routine in small groups in front of the judges
    • 1:45pm – audition ends

2:00pm-3:00pm – Dancers ages 7-10 (All Styles of dance + Ballet Levels 1-3)

Roles Auditioning for (may include but not limited to):

    • Party Scene: Children’s Gallop
    • Soldiers
    • Green Tea
    • Truffles
    • Sugar Cookies
    • Clara (Specialty Role)
    • Lead Mouse (Specialty Role)
    • Lead Angel (Specialty Role)

Sample audition schedule for this age group:

    • 2:00pm-1:05pm – Introduction/Welcome
    • 2:05pm-2:15pm – Warm Up/Stretch
    • 2:15pm-2:25pm – Across the Floors Technique
    • 2:25pm-2:40pm Learn the audition combination/routine
    • 2:40pm-2:55pm – Perform the routine in small groups in front of the judges
    • 3:00pm – audition ends

3:15pm-4:15pm- Dancers ages 11+ (All Styles of dance + Ballet Levels 1-3)

Roles Auditioning for (may include but not limited to):

    • Soldiers
    • Hot Chocolate
    • Lemon Drops 
    • Coffee (Duet)
    • Gingerbread
    • Waltz of the Flowers
    • Rat King (Specialty Role/Soloist)
    • The Nutcracker (Specialty Role/Soloist)
    • Drosselmeyer (Specialty Role)
    • Dream Clara (Specialty Role/Soloist)
    • Doll (Specialty Role/Soloist)
    • Mother Ginger (Specialty Role)

Sample audition schedule for this age group:

    • 3:15pm-1:20pm – Introduction/Welcome
    • 3:20pm-3:30pm – Warm Up/Stretch
    • 3:30pm-3:45pm – Across the Floors Technique
    • 3:45pm-3:55pm Learn the audition combination/routine
    • 3:55pm-4:15pm – Perform the routine in small groups in front of the judges
    • 4:15pm – audition ends

4:30pm-6:00pm – Dancers in Ballet 4/5 + Pointe Audition (Flat shoe 4:30-5:30, Pointe 5:30-6:00)

Roles Auditioning for (may include but not limited to):

    • Waltz of the Snowflakes
    • Waltz of the Flowers
    • Coffee (Duet)
    •  Marzipan
    • Lemon Drops
    • Hot Chocolate
    • Gingerbread 
    • Drosselmeyer (Specialty Role/Soloist)
    • Dream Clara (Specialty Role/Soloist)
    • Doll (Specialty Role/Soloist)
    • Rat King (Specialty Role/Soloist)
    • The Nutcracker (Specialty Role/Soloist)
    • Snow Queen (Specialty Role/Soloist)
    • Sugar Plum Fairy (Specialty Role/Soloist)
    • Mother Ginger (Specialty Role)
    • Rose Queen (Specialty Role)

Sample audition schedule for this level:

    • 4:30pm-4:35pm – Introduction/Welcome
    • 4:35pm-4:45pm – Warm Up/Stretch
    • 4:45pm-5:00pm – Across the Floors Technique
    • 5:00pm-5:15pm Learn the audition combination/routine
    • 5:15pm-5:30- Perform the routine in small groups in front of the judges
    • 5:30pm – audition level 4/5 ends
    • 5:30pm-5:40pm – Pointe warmup/barre
    • 5:40pm-6:00pm – Pointe technique across the floor and center floor
    • 6:00pm – Audition Ends


Rehearsals for The Nutcracker are on Saturdays in September through November between 12:30pm-6:00pm. Schedules and exact times for each dancer will depend on roles and routines they are in, you can expect your dancer be scheduled for 1-2 hours on their scheduled rehearsal days. 

  • Saturday, September 30
  • Saturday, October 7
  • Saturday, October 14
  • Saturday, October 21
  • Saturday, October 28
  • Saturday, November 4
  • Saturday, November 11
  • Saturday, November 18
  • NO REHEARSALS ON NOVEMBER 25 (Thanksgiving Weekend)
  • In Studio Dress Rehearsal- Saturday, December 2

Free Tickets

Thank you to our sponsors and donors for supporting The Dance School. With your support we were able to offer the community 300 free tickets to the 2022 production of The Nutcracker. 

The Dance School is committed to providing financial assistance for families wanting to attend class at our studio, and to attend our performances. We recognize that the past few years has presented many financial challenges for the community and believe dance should be accessible to everyone. 

Please Note: We kindly ask community members who can afford tickets to please purchase tickets at the link above. Ticket sales help cover the theater rental, auditorium manager, custodians, lighting and sound crew, insurance, etc. Our free tickets are intended for those who need a little assistance with attending a community event. It is made possible by our sponsors and donors. Thank you for supporting The Dance school!

We gifted the community a total of 400 free tickets to our 2022 performance! We look forward to seeing you at our 2023 performance on June 9, 2023!


As a non-profit organization, we depend on the generosity and support of our community. Tuition funds approximately 70% of our operating expenses and the rest comes from individual, foundation, public agencies and corporate support. All donations, no matter their size, help us continue the legacy of dance in downtown Everett.

Studio Address:
2821 Rockefeller Ave,
Everett, WA 98201    


Mailing Address :
PO Box 1833,
Everett, WA 98206 

(425) 259-6861

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 4:00pm-8:30pm
Sat: 9:30am-2:00pm
Sun: closed

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