Columbia City Ballet announces auditions for Nutcracker 2016 on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 2 p.m. at the School of Dance Arts, 1001 South Cashua Drive. The performance will be held at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Rehearsal dates are Sundays, Nov. 13 and 20, and Dec. 4 and 11. The audition fee is $20. Audition schedule: 2-3 p.m. – Male and female dancers, ages 4-6 3-4:30 p.m. – Male and female dancers, ages 7-10 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Male and female dancers, 11 and up. (Bring pointe shoes for those on pointe over two years.) Columbia City Ballet audition dress code: Ladies: black leotard, pink tights, hair in slick bun, lip and cheek color with light eye shadow Gentlemen: white leotard or plain white tee shirt, black tights and black shoes or black tights with white socks and white shoes For more information call: 803-799-7605 or email jcobb@ columbiacityballet.com.