Introduction Nutcracker Parent Information




Congrats and thanks for your participation in RMDT's Nutcracker. This professional production requires extra practices outside of RMSA classes and we appreciate the time and dedication the dancers & parents put into it. It is all worth it as this ballet has become a magical, cherished Christmas tradition here in Cody for so many.

On this page you'll find all the general information about Nutcracker. Items needed for costumes and calendars are on the tabs on the right.


2018 performance dates for the Nutcracker have been scheduled for December 14, 15, & 16, 2018. Nutcracker rehearsal schedules will be all posted on the Younger Dancer and Older Dancer Nutcracker calendars.  If you do not know if you should look at the Younger Calendar or the Older Calendar, you should look at the Younger Calendar, as dancers know when they are "older dancers".

To stay up to date and for easy access to Nutcracker schedules we want everyone to download our newly created Studio App. This is for both iphones AND android. After downloading make sure you stay opted into "General RMSA Information" AND "General RMDT Information" AND "RMDT Nutcracker" "GROUPS" so you will receive push notifications and alerts. All things Nutcracker including calendars is easily accessible through the app. To Download App click:

Sometime after auditions, if you do not already have one, you will receive a "parent portal" account to keep track of payments and personal information. PLEASE link to your parent portal to your studio app by clicking "My Account" in your app and signing in as you would your parent portal.

Those of you with a g-mail address, you will be sent an email to be linked to a Nutcracker calendar.  **If you did not supply a g-mail address on your audition form, but would like to be linked to the calendar, please send your g-mail address to: PLEASE NOTE: Only g-mail addresses can be linked.  Once you are linked, the calendar will sync with your phone (if it doesn't you can manually sync it at ). Any changes made to the calendar will automatically update on your phone calendar.  If you choose not to sync, please check the calendar on the website or  Studio App several times a week.  Changes will not be emailed.

It is the responsibility of the parent and dancer to check the calendar and to attend rehearsals even if a change has been made to the schedule.


Please be aware, attendance is extremely important.  Participants are allowed two absences from rehearsals; which includes but is not limited to sports, sickness, or family vacations.  Please contact Elizabeth and let her know if you will not be able to participate because of the attendance policy and she will assign the roles given to your participant to someone else.  All participants should wear dance clothes to rehearsals….leotard of a solid color, black or pink tights, optional: dance skirt, leg warmers.


Fees for Nutcracker is $35 for your dancer’s first role and $15 for each additional role. For example: if your child has 2 roles, their fee is $50.  This fee covers rehearsals and costume rental/cleaning (fee does NOT cover dance shoes, leotards, tights, etc.). Nutcracker has a flat fee, paid once, due on or before the first day of practice.  Nutcracker fees will be posted to your online account.  If you are new to our system, a password will be sent to you in June.  If you need a new password, please contact Mary at


The Nutcracker ballet has two acts.  Within each act, there are several scenes.  On the website, below the calendar, you will find the list of roles and which act and scene each role takes part.