6th Annual Join-In Nutcracker!

The event is geared toward children, but anyone with a love of ballet, dancing, or the holiday spirit is encouraged to attend, whether or not you have children in tow as an excuse. We begin the Join-in Nutcracker with a brief telling of the classic ballet from a storybook. The overture plays while everyone gussies up, stretches and gets ready to dance. We’ll dance chronologically through the ballet to highlights from the score, with demonstrations of ballet moves for inspiration by professional local dancers.  But no ballet or dance experience is necessary to participate in the Join-in Nutcracker: this event is purely for fun (though you may still end up burning some holiday calories.) The event will be first-come/first-serve, with limited capacity, and we keep it nice and short, perfect for children’s attention spans, so arrive early to avoid being turned away or missing the fun. 

The Join-In Nutcracker is a chance to leap across the dance floor in your holiday finest: tutus, holiday sweaters, nightgowns (in honor of Clara, the Nutcracker heroine), royal garb, mouse ears, peppermint stripes, tin soldier costumes, Victorian Christmas outfits, and leotards are all welcome, but you can certainly just come as you are. If you have extra tutus or dress-up clothes to lend out for the event, please bring them along! 



fall office hours

Mondays   9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesdays   noon - 4 p.m.

Fridays   9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


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