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Save the Date for Nutcracker AuditionsBallet Northwest Company & Nutcracker Auditions will be September 26th at Johansen Olympia Dance Center. A South Sound holiday tradition for over 30 years, this production at the Washington Center features over 200 performers, beautiful sets and stunning costumes. Participants must be eight years old by August 31st. Dancers from any studio are welcome to attend (although no previous experience is necessary.) Performances are December 11th-20th at the Washington Center. CLICK HERE FOR THE AUDITION APPLICATION FORM. Audition times are as follows: 2:30pm– Company auditions ages 12 and up; 4:00pm– The Nutcracker auditions, ages 8-10; 5:30pm– The Nutcracker auditions, ages 11 and up (non-company Community Cast). Company Nutcracker callbacks are Sunday, September 27th at 4:00pm.  
Announcing the 2015-16 seasonBallet Northwest is excited to announce its 46th season of dance, kicking off with the Young Choreographers Showcase at the Minnaert Center on Sun. Aug. 23. The season continues with the a co-presentation with the Washington Center, MOMIX, the world-famous company of dance-illusionists on Thu. Oct 1. The annual run of the South Sound favorite “The Nutcracker” is presented at the Washington Center from Dec. 11-20. BNW kicks off the new year with the 6th annual Olympia Dance Festival co-presented with the Washington Center and featuring a dozen local dance groups spanning ballet, modern, tap, jazz, hip-hop, Irish, Middle Eastern dance and more. The season wraps up with the family favorite ballet “Coppelia” featuring musicians from the Olympia Symphony. For tickets for any of these events, visit  

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