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Thrive Dance Team Auditions

Join CDT's award winning competition dance team for the 2023-24 season! We are headed to Nationals. Auditions are Saturday June 17th for more information please visit our THRIVE page.


Auditions for the Nutcracker

Casting for the 11th annual production of the Nutcracker, will be held on August 12th, 2023. Dancers wishing to participate need to audition in the time listed below. Please audition with your level and age group. Auditions are a dancer's job interview, and they should dress appropriately. Auditions are positive experience and teachers are looking for the best role to showcase your child's abilities. We will have casting posted on Monday August 14th, on our website. Dancers must be at least 5 years old. All dancers must be enrolled in the level appropriate ballet class.

Casting results are final. We ask that when dancers make the choice to audition, they are prepared to accept any role offered to them. Casting is not taken lightly, and we work hard so that each dancer has a moment to shine. Unfortunately, not everyone can be the lead role. There are many things to consider when choosing roles and a beautiful dancer may not be right for that role. It is difficult but also very important for young dancers to learn to not take casting personally. This is a crucial skill in a performer’s life.

Ages: 5-8 years
Levels: First & Second Step and Preliminary level dancers.

No audition necessary! Simply Sign up in the parent portal to be in your appropriate age group.

Ages 5-6: Lambs & wolf or Party Girls and Boys. (roles are assigned at directors' discretion)

Ages 7+: Peppermints or Angels (roles are assigned at directors' discretion)

When: Saturday August 12th, 2023
Time: 10:0-noon technique and pointe, 12:15-1:00pm partnering
Where: Federal Way location
Ages: 13-18 years
Levels: level 4 &5 in the conservatory

When: Saturday August 12th, 2023
Time: 1:15pm-2:30pm
Where: Federal Way location
Ages: 10-12 years
Levels: All Intermediate School Division dancers, and levels 2 (second year) & 3 in the conservatory

When: Saturday August 12th, 2023
Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm
Where: Federal Way location
Ages: 8-10 years
Levels: All Beginning School Division dancers, and levels 1 (first year) & 2 in the conservatory


What to wear

Dancers must wear dance attire and have ballet buns for rehearsal. Dance warm ups, skirts and etc are allowed. Please bring appropriate shoes to rehearsals. If your dancer has multiple rehearsals don’t forget to bring water and snacks.



We are thrilled to announce that the Board of Directors have agreed to waive the traditional participation fee dancers pay to help cover some of the costs that go into a show of this caliber. Dancers costumes, sets and props are all provided for free of charge. 

Show shirts will be available and at the participant's expense.


Please be sure to thank our supportive board of directors and help them by locating sponsors for our show, so that we can eliminate performance fees forever.


Choreography week

There is a Mandatory Choreography week for select roles held August 28th-31st 2023 in the evenings at the Auburn Location. Friday September 1st is Costume fitting day.

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Rehearsals will take place Fridays from 4:30-8pm & Saturdays 12:30-5:00pm at the Auburn location September -October. Rehearsals are Saturday only November & December from 12:30-5pm at the Federal Way location.

Dancers are expected to make these rehearsals a top priority. While we can work with a few absences, it is very important to have good attendance. Please AVOID missing any rehearsal but November and December rehearsals are extremely important for a smooth tech week. (this will mean dancers are not at the theatre late into the night) If you cannot avoid an absence please let us know as soon as possible. Make sure that any planned vacations are listed on your audition form.

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We are excited to return to Fife and perform The Nutcracker at Columbia Jr. High.

Estimated dates and times will be: (pending the Fife School District approval)

Mandatory Tech week is December 11th-14th, 2023

Three performances in total will be

Friday December 15th at 7pm
Saturday December 16th at 2pm and 7pm



We use a closed facebook group and FREE app called Team app for all of our communications. Individual routine times will be announced no later than Monday August 14th. All participants are required to download and use Team App. This is a free app and works with both android and apple products. This is the primary mode of communication for participants. It has many wonderful features like push notifications, reminders and calendar addition tools. You are also encouraged to join our closed facebook group. This will have videos uploaded for at home practice purposes.

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Upcoming Auditions


Conservatory auditions

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Summer camp casting auditions

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Thrive Competition Team Auditions

Auditions for the upcoming season will be Saturday June 17th, for more information visit the Thrive page.


The Nutcracker Auditions

Casting auditions for the 10th annual production of the Nutcracker will held on August 20th, 2022 at the Auburn location. Dancers must be at least 5 years old.