The Nutcracker



Newspaper Feature

Dance schools collaborate on a new kind of Nutcracker
As artistic director and founder of Ballet Bloch Canada, she has taken a beloved holiday tradition, The Nutcracker, and turned it slightly on its ear.

“What I’m trying to do is tap in to what people enjoy,” explains Bloch. “Some love the ballet, some like a bit more of a beat.”
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Don’t miss the opportunity to mark this extraordinary event – an exciting winter-tale for the whole family.


The Nutcracker

Ballet Bloch Canada in collaboration with North Shore Academy of Dancing presents their 6th annual production of The Nutcracker. A full-story ballet offering a night of magical fun, beloved holiday tradition celebrated through the beauty of dance and music.

Ballet Bloch’s Nutcracker is filled with surprises! Audiences will meet the delightful Clara and Nutcracker, be terrified by the infamous Rat Queen and her gang of Rats, travel through the forest of Snowflakes and be charmed by the Sugarplum Fairy in the Kingdom of Sweets.

Both Matinee and Evening performances provide aspiring dancers with remarkable performance opportunities, showcasing local talent and Professional Guest Artists: Tyler Carver, Giovanni Giordano, Kyle Toy and Clarke Koehle.

This North Shore production of The Nutcracker celebrates a coming together of diverse dance groups and genres (classical ballet to hip-hop) and demonstrates the support and development of performing arts and culture in Vancouver, Canada.


Nutcracker Auditions

Auditions for The Nutcracker are on Saturday 9 Sep at the following times:


10:00-10:30Registration: Group 1 & 2

10:30-11:30GROUP 1: 7-10yrsMice/Bon-Bons/Clowns/(Little Angels)

11:30-12:30GROUP 2: 8-12yrsParty Boys*/Fritz*//Carol Singers/Carnival of Sweets*girls can dance boys roles

– 30min BREAK –

12:30-1:00Registration: Groups 3 – 5

1:00-2:00Adv students warm-up (full barre) on own in Studio 2Put Pointe shoes on & warm-up feet – be ready at 2pm

1:00-2:00GROUP 3: 10yrs+Party Girls/Clara/Nutcracker Doll*/Cupcakes/Baker*/Russians**/(Butlers*)*girls can dance boys roles**for Russians bring character shoes

2:00-3:00GROUP 4: 12yrs+ (Pointe shoes required for girls)Soldiers/Harlequin Doll/Ballerina Doll/Angels/Chinese/Turkish/Mirlitons/Russian Male/Flowers/Snowflakes

– 30min BREAK –

3:30-5:00GROUP 5: 14yrs+ and Half Day students(Pointe shoes required for girls)Rat Queen/Dream Clara/Snow Queen/Lead Angel/Spanish/Arabian/Flower Queen/Sugarplum



9 September 2023




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