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Let's get crackin' with The Nutcracker ballet

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Audition to dance in The Nutcracker ballet

A familiar Christmas tradition is returning to Red Deer Polytechnic again this year, with upcoming performances of The Nutcracker Ballet being planned. 

In preparation for another magical year of performances, Red Deer Polytechnic is seeking dancers between the ages of 4 to 18 to audition and step into the enchanted world of this classic Christmas ballet. Auditions will be held on September 11 and 12. To schedule an audition, visit

Dancers will discover their inner Clara, Nutcracker, Sugar Plum Fairy, or Mouse King as they rehearse and perform in this ballet. This is a wonderful place for youth to learn the steps to the world-famous ballet while meeting new friends, developing dancing skills and performing for family, friends and central Alberta community members. 

“We are so excited to safely continue this annual production, for our dancers to learn and grow their love of ballet, and for our community members to share in this special Christmas time tradition,” says Kirsten Cotton, Program Coordinator in Extended Education at Red Deer Polytechnic. 

With the health and safety of all participants at the forefront, auditions and rehearsals will adhere to all current COVID-19 public health measures and other protocols identified by the institution.  

Performances of The Nutcracker ballet are scheduled for December 17, 18 and 19. Tickets will be available for purchase this October. 


For more information on auditions, please visit

For media inquiries, contact:
brent [dot] forster [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca (Brent Forster) or shelley [dot] newman [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca (Shelley Newman)                        
Communications Strategists – Corporate
Red Deer Polytechnic

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