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Hundreds of young dancers try out for ‘The Nutcracker’

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Posted at 10:09 PM, Sep 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-14 00:09:58-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- More than 600 young dancers were in Salt Lake City Saturday in the hopes of earning one of about 150 spots in an upcoming performance of "The Nutcracker."

Ballet West is putting on the production between December 5 and December 31, and the young hopefuls put their skills to the test in front of panels of judges. See the video above for footage from the tryouts, and click here for more details about the upcoming production.