Nutcracker 2022 Rehearsal Schedule

Congratulations on your casting in The Nutcracker!

This page is where you will find the most up-to-date information on rehearsal schedules, choreography videos, and production details.

Please note that our rehearsal schedules are finalized by The Children’s Ballet artistic staff, and we reserve the right to add/change rehearsals if deemed necessary.

Please see the rehearsal schedules below. Note that some rehearsals will take place at the studio, but most will take place at The Danville Christian Church gym.


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Attendance: We consider each member of our cast to be a vital and important part of The Nutcracker. Because we take roles very seriously, we ask that you and your child take your potential participation just as seriously. All cast members are expected to commit to attending all scheduled rehearsals and performances. Three excused absences from rehearsals (not including tech week) are permitted, but must be previously communicated to Miss Emily. Any prolonged or uncommunicated absences will result in forfeiture of a student’s role.

Illness: TCB’s existing illness policy (found online or in the student handbook) applies also to rehearsals and performances of The Nutcracker. Absences due to illness are not counted towards a student’s excused absences, but the student is expected to communicate all absences to Miss Emily and review choreography on his/her own (see preparedness clause below).

Attitude: We expect each and every cast member to fully commit to giving their best effort when they share studio and stage. This commitment includes being kind and respectful to all teachers, directors, and fellow cast mates. Any violation of these standards, or the best effort commitment, will result in forfeiture of a student’s role.

Preparedness: Each student is expected to come to rehearsal with knowledge (or specific questions) of choreography that has been taught (particularly at intermediate and advanced levels). Videos are provided here for review outside of rehearsal. Limited rehearsal time means it is important to review and know choreography, so rehearsal can be used for cleaning choreography and creating performance/character details. Any exceeding violation of this expectation may result in forfeiture of a student’s role.

Investment: There is a $35 rental fee per costume that will be added to your account and is due by September 27.

Costume: All Nutcracker costumes are property of The Children’s Ballet. There is no eating or drinking (except water) in costumes. All costumes and headpieces are to be cared for, hung up properly when not in use, and all costumes and parts returned after each rehearsal and performance. Any violation of this agreement or mis-care of costumes will result in a $15 cleaning fee per costume to the student.

Tights: clean, pink, footed (or convertible) tights; no rips, runs, holes

Shoes: pink ballet shoes (remove ribbons and diamonds); pointe shoes if applicable

Hair: neat, tidy, high bun. Please secure with a hairnet and bobby pins and secure flyaways with hairspray. Headpieces are provided with your costume. Party Scene Dancers: half up, half down with white bow (provided) pinned on top of ½ ponytail.

Makeup: Check out makeup tutorials for younger dancers, intermediate dancers, and advanced dancers. Thank you to Radiant Skin for help with these tutorials!


Saturday Rehearsal Schedule

October 1 – December 3

No Rehearsals on 11/26 – Location for Saturday, October 15: Hargrave Gym


(location on 10/15: Hargrave Gym)

9:00-10:30 am

Party Scene (Marie, Fritzi, party children, parents, Drosselmeyer) 

Dolls 10-10:30

10:30-11:30 am

Battle Scene (Nutcracker, Mice, Mouse Queen, Soldiers)

11:30 am-12:00 pm


12:00-12:30 pm


12:30-1:00 pm


1:00-2:00 pm

Polichinelles (1-1:30 only)


2:00-2:30 pm

Snow Crystals/Flakes

2:30-3:00 pm

Russian/Reed Flutes

3:00-3:30 pm


December 10




9:00-10:30 am

Party Scene  (Marie, Fritzi, party children, parents, Drosselmeyer) 

10:30-11:30 am

Battle Scene (Nutcracker, Mice, Mouse Queen, Soldiers)

11:30 am-12:00 pm


12:00-12:30 pm


12:30-1:00 pm


1:00-1:30 pm


1:00-2:30 pm

Entrance to Act II, Grand Waltz/Apothesis
(Spanish, Arabian,Reed Flutes, Russian, flowers,
Marie, Nutcracker, Seraph) 
2:30-3:00 pm

Snow, Russian, Reed Flutes, Spanish,
Arabian, Flowers

Tech Week and Performance


  • Please review rehearsal locations: Monday and Tuesday at the Danville Christian Church 
  • No classes at studio December 12-16. All intermediate/advanced students will have a warm up class Thursday at 5pm and before each show and are expected to prepare their bodies with self warm-up if not given a formal warm up. 

Monday, Dec. 12 @ Danville Christian Church: Act I Tech 

  • Marie, Fritzi, Party Scene, parents, Dolls 5:00-6:30 pm
  • Nutcracker, Mouse Queen, Mice, Soldiers 6:30-7:00 pm
  • Flurries, Snow Flakes, Snow Crystals 7:00-8:00 pm

Tuesday, Dec. 13 @ Danville Christian Church: Act II Tech

  • Angels/Seraph, Chinese, Polichinelles 5:00-5:30 pm
  • Act II Entrance, Grand Waltz/Apothesis 5:30-6:15 pm
  • Spanish, Arabian, Russian, Reed Flutes 6:15-7:00 pm
  • Flowers 7:00-8:00 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 14 @ Danville High School: Full Cast

  • Act I Cast 5:00-6:30 pm
  • Act II Cast 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Flowers 7:30-8:00 pm

Thursday, Dec. 15 @ Danville High School: Dress Rehearsal 6:00-8:00p – Full Cast
please arrive in time to be ready for stage at 6:00, your costume(s) will be at the high school. Suggested arrival time is 4:45 for anyone over 8 years old; 5:30 for anyone under 8 years old.

Performances: December 16 (7:00 pm), December 18 (2:30 pm) at Danville High School

Please arrive with hair and makeup done.

  • Call on Friday @ 5:00 pm and warm-up @ 5:15 pm for Intermediate and Advanced classes. Call @ 6:30 pm for Flurries, Soldiers, and Mice. Call @ 6:50 pm for Angels, Chinese, and Polichinelles.
  • Call on Sunday @ 12:30 pm and warm-up @ 12:45 pm for Intermediate and Advanced classes. Call @ 2:00 pm for Flurries, Soldiers, and Mice. Call @ 2:20 pm for Angels, Chinese, and Polichinelles.


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We serve students of all ages from Hendricks County and surrounding areas.

We are dedicated to providing high-quality dance instruction while helping students develop self-discipline, dedication, positive self-esteem, and an appreciation for the art of dance.

We value and nurture each student’s unique gifts of talent and creativity in a safe studio environment in order to educate, enrich, and inspire.