First State Dance Academy will hold auditions for its “Nutcracker Express Ballet,” inspired by the movie “The Polar Express,” on Aug. 26 at the academy, 107 S. Maple Ave., Milford.

Audition times are 10-10:45 a.m. for ages 5-7; 11 a.m. to noon for ages 8-11; 12:15-12:45 p.m. for tap and hip-hop dancers with more than one year of experience; and 12:45-2 p.m. for ages 12 and older or en pointe.

Audition fee is $15.

Performances of “Nutcracker Express Ballet” will be Dec. 1 and 3 at Milford High School, 1019 N. Walnut St.

For more, call 422-2633 or email