To see all the Information we have released about the Nutcracker, visit www.theacademyofdance.org/nutcracker-info
The page contains the latest Cast List and information
about costuming, ticketing, etc.
*** Includes the latest (v2) Cast List ***
Volunteers Still Needed We had a great response to our last call for volunteers, however, we still have plenty of volunteering spots available. A major production like the Children's Nutcracker cannot be successfully staged without a small army of volunteers making sure every Dancer is where they need to be, when they need to be, and looking the part!
We take the safety and security of our Dancers very seriously, and we can only produce the Nutcracker if we are sure that there's adequate coverage on all our volunteering stations. Even if you can only spare time before or after a show, any help will be greatly appreciated.
Volunteering is easy: just click 'Sign Up Now'. Give us some information that will help us place you in the most suitable volunteering position, and we'll do the rest. The general idea is that you will sit and enjoy the show that your student is performing in, and volunteer for the show that they're not performing in. We also have volunteering opportunities before show week and at the Dress Rehearsals, giving your plenty of options for volunteering and still watching one (or both) performances.
The volunteering sign up form explains everything in more detail. Once we've received all our volunteer applications we will email you with more details of your volunteering assignment.
2016 Nutcracker Online Store
We now have a dedicated online store for all your nutcracker merchandise and dancewear requirements! Just head on over and order easily online to get your:
2016 Children's Nutcracker DVD
NEW! Bouquet of Roses for your Dancer
2016 Nutcracker T-Shirt - Now available in fitted ladies V-Neck
Long sleeve and nude camisole leotards
2016 Nutcracker T-Shirts
2 great color choices are available this year: Purple and White print on a Hot Pink t-shirt, or Black and White print on an Aqua t-shirts. Standard T-Shirts are just $20 each, and are available PRE-ORDER ONLY. T-Shirts will be delivered before the show on December 17th.
New this year! You spoke, and we listened! We now offer both t-shirt colors in a fitted, ladies v-neck style. With a lighter, softer fabric, and a longer, tailored fit, these t-shirts are definitely a more fashionable alternative.
All T-Shirt and Dancewear Orders must be received by December 1 to guarantee delivery before the Show
Take away the stress of having to remember to bring flowers for your Dancer (and having to hide them!). Pre-Order your Bouquet of 3 Roses with Baby's Breath, Tulle and Ribbon, and it will be ready for you to pick up at the show! Includes a Free Custom Handwritten Message to your Dancer.
The Cast List for the Nutcracker (click here for the latest version) also contains the Costuming requirements for each routine. While we supply most of the costumes for the show, certain items need to be supplied by parents, including all undergarments (tights and leotards).
While you are welcome to purchase the required leotards at any location, some colors may be hard to come by. We can supply all of the required leotards at a really good price: Children's Long Sleeve Leotards for just $16.99.
For color-matching purposes (even slight color differences between brands are very obvious under bright stage lights), we require Studio Regulation tights at all performances (Revolution brand). The required footed tights are $7.50 for kids sizes, and $9.50 for adults. Tights will be available to order in class over the next couple of weeks.
All T-Shirt and Dancewear Orders must be received by December 1st to guarantee delivery before the Show
A nude camisole leotard should be an integral part of every dancer's wardrobe. A nude leotard is worn unseen under any costume, and allows easy changing into costume while protecting the dancer's modesty. We will have a private area in the Dressing Room for changing, however the Dressing Room for Nutcracker is unisex, and privacy cannot be expected or guaranteed.
Nude leotards are also a great way to prevent "costume itch" (sequins and costume stitching make little Dancers itchy, especially on stage!)
Nude leotards can be purchased at any dance retailer or at the Nutcracker Online Store. We have them available for $15.99 (all sizes).
Nutcracker Show tickets are available online only, or at the Box Office on the day of the show (subject to availability). Seating is assigned, and there is no limit to how many tickets you can purchase.