Nutcracker-Needed Items for Costumes

Nutcracker Costumes are loaned to participants and you will be notified of costume day pick up day via a “RMDT Nutcracker Participant” group push notification through our app sometime before dress rehearsal day. Any costumes not returned on the scheduled costume return day will be charged $35.00 per costume to your account.

Attire for Rehearsals

All participants should wear dance clothes to all rehearsals (weekly practices).

Boys: black sweat pants, plain white t-shirt, black jazz shoes

Girls: dance leotard of a solid color, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, hair up. Optional: dance skirt

Below are the items needed for each Nutcracker role which RMDT does not provide.

  • PLEASE NOTE: ALL FEMALES with more than one role need body liner’s that match their skin tone as they wear these under costumes and this helps with changing out costumes backstage. We can special order colors we do not carry in the dance store. Younger dancers benefit from these too as some costumes can be itchy.

ANGELS– pink tights, body liner, pink ballet shoes

ARABIAN CORP– pink tights, body liner, pink ballet shoes

ARABIAN LEADS– (f) seamed pink tights, liner, pointe shoes (m) nude ballet shoes

BUTTERFLIES– black long sleeve leotard, black tights, black jazz shoes

CANDY CANESpink tights, body liner, pink ballet shoes

CLARA– seamed pink tights, body liner, pink ballet shoes or pointe shoes

CLOWNS– pink tights, body liner, black jazz shoes

CHINESE– seamed pink tights, body liner, pointe shoes

COLUMBINE DOLLS– seamed pink tights, body liner, pointe shoes

DAMES– pink tights, body liner, black character shoes

DEW DROP– seamed pink tights, body liner, pointe shoes

DRAGON– seamed pink tights, body liner, dyed pointe shoes (colors TBD)

DROSSELMEYER– black dress pants, white dress shirt, black socks, black dress shoes or all black tennis shoes

DROSSELMEYER’S ASSISTANT– black pants, black socks, black long sleeve dress shirt, black jazz shoes

ELVES– pink tights, body liner, black jazz shoes (see Greeters for “Greeter”- Elf role)

ENCHANTED FAIRY– seamed pink tights, body liner, pointe shoes

FAIRIES–  seamed pink tights, body liner, pink ballet shoes

FLOWERS– seamed pink tights, body liner, pointe shoes

FLOWER PETALS– pink tights, body liner, pink ballet shoes

FRITZ and FRITZ’S FRIENDS– black ballet or jazz shoes, white t-shirt (socks provided with costume)

GINGERBREAD– pink tights, any leotard, pink ballet shoes

GREETERS– pink tights, body liner, pink ballet shoes (see Elves for “Elf”- Greeter role)

HORSEMEN– black ballet shoes or black jazz shoes, black t-shirt, black socks

ICE PRINCESS– seamed pink tights, body liner, pink pointe shoes

ICICLESseamed pink tights, body liner, pink ballet shoes

JOKER– not sure yet….will discuss later

KISSES(f) long sleeve black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes

                 (m) long sleeve black t-shirt, black ballet shoes, black pants

LEAD KISSES– seamed pink tights, body liner, pointe shoes

MAIDS– seamed pink tights, black character shoes, body liner

MAGICIAN– black pants, black socks, black long sleeve dress shirt, black jazz shoes

MARZIPAN CORP.–  seamed pink tights, body liner, pink ballet shoes/pointe shoes

MARZIPAN LEADS– seamed pink tights, body liner, pointe shoes

MINTS pink tights, body liner, pink ballet shoes

NUTCRACKER– black ballet shoes or jazz shoes, black t-shirt, black socks

PARENTS– seamed pink tights, black character shoes, body liner (if changes roles)

PARTY CHILDREN–  (f) pink tights, body liner, pink ballet shoes

                                     (m) black jazz shoes or black ballet shoes

PARTY GUESTS black character shoes, nude tights (no nylons please)

PEPPERMINTS– seamed pink tights, body liner, pointe shoes

RATS– heather grey long sleeve t-shirt, heather grey sweatpants, grey socks, black jazz shoes

RAT KING– black long sleeve t-shirt, black sweatpants, black socks, black jazz shoes

RUSSIAN, MALE LEADS– black tights, black ballet shoes

SKATERS– pink tights, body liner, pink ballet shoes

SMALL TOY DOLLS– pink tights, body liner, pink ballet shoes

SNOW– seamed pink tights, body liner, pointe shoes

SOLDIER GIRLS– black full foot tights, body liner, pointe shoes dyed black/black jazz shoe

SOLDIER BOYS– black t-shirt, black socks, black jazz shoes or black ballet shoes

SOLDIER DOLLS– pink seamed tights, body liner, pointe shoes dyed gold

SPANISH CORP.– seamed pink tights, body liner, pointe shoes

SPANISH LEADS– seamed pink tights, body liner, pointe shoes dyed black

SUITORS– Black socks, black jazz shoes, black dress pants, white long-sleeve button down dress shirt

VILLAGERS– pink tights, body liner, shoes tbd