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Claire & Her Friends 

The search for Claire and her friends. The costumes, props and sets for an annual modern re-imagining of the classic nutcracker ballet, “The Golden Nutcracker”, are being prepared to be placed on the talented dancers of the Jacksonville community as they perform the beautiful, enchanting rendition of this Holiday Christmas story. Join us!

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In preparation for The Golden Nutcracker auditions, get an up close glimpse of the styles of the audition combinations, meet the choreographers and learn about audition techniques for professional dance theatre by attending The Golden Nutcracker Workshops.

The Location: Jacksonville Centre Of Arts

The Workshops

Prep Workshop #1

Saturday, July 21st, from 8:30am-6:45pm

Prep Workshop #2

Saturday, August 11th, from 8:30-6:45pm

Doors open at 8:00am


Workshop Cost & Times

$15.00 each or 4 workshops for $45.00

Liturgical Workshop -All Levels (Ages 12- Adult)

8:30am- 9:30am

Caribbean and West-African Workshop (Age 7-Adult)


Hip Hop Workshop (Ages 10- Adult) 11:30am-12:45pm

Lunch Break 30 minutes

Jazz Workshop-  Intermediate-Advanced

(Ages 7-Adult) 1:15- 2:30pm

Tap Workshop –Advanced only (Ages 13- Adult)

2:45- 4:00pm

Ballet and Modern Workshops: Advanced Ballet females en pointe and males (Ages 13-older) 

3-5 Years of experience 4:00pm-5:15 pm

Intermediate Ballet girls not en pointe and boys (Ages 7-12) 3-5 Years of experience 4:00pm-5:15pm

More Workshops & Times

Advanced Modern and Contemporary dancers – Female and males(Ages 13-up) 3-5 Years of experience


Intermediate Modern and Contemporary dancers –

Girls and boys (Ages 9-12)

3-5 Years of experience 5:30pm-6:45pm


“The Golden Nutcracker Auditions”

Audition #1 Friday, July 27th and Saturday, July 28th 

Audition #2 Friday, August 17th Saturday, August 18th

Cast announcements of roles will be on Sunday, August 19th at 5:00 pm, followed by a parent meeting.  Attire: Leotard, tights, or attire that is fitting for each style, with appropriate shoes.

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