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Performance Opportunities

Performance Opportunities

(Nutcracker Audition Information below)

Performance experience is an important part of dance training. HCA dance students have several performing opportunities throughout the year.

Age 3 and up
All dancers have an opportunity to be featured in informal studio events at the end of each session. Parents, friends, and students from the upper levels are invited to come and cheer on the accomplishments of our young students. 

Winter Showcase (January)
In-studio demonstrations of classwork presented by HCA dance students at the end of the 16-week Fall/Winter session.

Spring Showcase (June)
In-studio demonstrations of classwork presented by HCA dance students at the end of the 16-week Spring session.


Ages 5 and up
Dancers age 5 and up are invited to join us in productions presented on stage.

Spring Production (April or May)
A story or themed production showcasing HCA dance students age 5 and up. Cast members must be enrolled in the HCA Dance Program.

The Nutcracker (December)
All levels of students ages 7 and up are invited to participate in our annual Nutcracker production. Auditions are open, and some roles require little to no experience. 



Community Events (all-year)
The HCA dance studio is proud to be a part of many community events, including the Hopkinton Holiday Stroll and summer arts events. These events provide additional performance opportunities for our dancers throughout the year.


Performance Fees
Students who opt to perform in The Nutcracker must submit a participation fee. Fees range from $50-$90. Students may also be asked to purchase new tights or a leotard to augment their costume.

Students who opt to participate in the Spring Concert will need to submit a costume fee.  A typical fee for a young dancer is $30 to $50, and dancers keep their costumes after the event. As for older dancers, we do our best to make use of items already in our costume room.  A costume fee may be charged, and new tights, shoes, and leotards may be required.


Nutcracker Auditions 2021

Ages 7-18
Actors and Dancers
Beginners through Pre-professional

Open Audition for boys and girls.
Applicants do not need to be enrolled at the HCA to participate.
No experience required for some roles!

Come be a part of a large stage production and have some fun.
Experience in any dance style welcome.

Audition Information:

Sunday, September 12, 2021

ages 7-9 (12-1pm)
ages 10-12 (1-2pm)

ages 13 and up (2-3:30pm)
LOCATION: HCA Dance Program studios at 22 South Street, Hopkinton

Audition Registration Form & Information

Health Waiver & Photo Authorization

No Audition Fee. 

All ages invited, all dance levels (including completely beginners) welcome to audition. 

The production fee per participant is:
 $150 for non-HCA dance students
$100 for anyone enrolled in an HCA dance class

Adult actors also needed.
Novice through Experienced. No audition required.
Email: Jessica@hopartscenter.org.

Pre-professional/professional dancers age 18+
Any pre-professional/professional dancer age 18 and up interested in participating in the performance should contact Jessica Wilson to discuss available roles and set up a date to meet. Please email jessica@hopartscenter.org.

Watch: Previous performance of Jessica Wilson's MetroWest Ballet.


December 18 and 19, 2021



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