Labor Day has come and gone, marking the unofficial end of summer, which means one can begin planning for all the autumn fixtures and even glance toward winter.

The Eugene Ballet Company, operating out of Eugene, Ore., will be in Hailey next weekend in partnership with Footlight Dance Center to hold auditions for young ballet dancers who want to take part in this year’s December performance of the Yuletide classic “The Nutcracker.”

The traditional performance is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Community Campus Theater in Hailey.

Auditions for dancers age 5 through high school will be held from 1-6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Footlight Dance Centre Studio in the Community Campus.

Baby mice, angels, bon bons, party children and flowers are all up for grabs. Parts vary in age and height requirements, gender restrictions and skill level, but will be available for both boys and girls within the specified age range.

Visit, email or call 208-578-5462 for a full schedule of audition brackets and requirements.

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