Our youngest students in the Children’s Program (Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet students) are invited to perform with their classes in The Nutcracker Sweet Suite Showcase, a condensed 45-minute version of the Nutcracker in December. They are also invited to perform in an annual spring ballet showcase in May. This will be the first time many of these young students perform on a large stage, so we think it’s important to keep the atmosphere relaxed so the dancers can have the best possible experience on stage.
All other classes in the Children’s Program (Beginning Ballet, Advanced Beginning, Boys Ballet, Intermediate Ballet, and Ballet 1-Ballet 4) are invited to perform in The Children’s Nutcracker, an abbreviated version of the Nutcracker in December. They are also invited to perform in a full-length story ballet in May. We believe that having multiple performance opportunities during the academic year is essential to growing as an artist in ballet.