Each school year, the Preparatory Dance Program students participate in Performance Ensemble to prepare two beloved child-friendly productions for the community: The Nutcracker Suite and Spring Performance. All ticket proceeds from the performances go to the Preparatory Dance Scholarship and Financial Aid Fund through the UNCSA Foundation Office.

"The Nutcracker Suite"

December 14 and 15, 2024
Performances at 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

The UNCSA Preparatory Dance "Nutcracker Suite" has become a much-loved annual family tradition that introduces children to the ballet through a fully narrated production designed specifically for ages 3 to 10! The 45-minute performance of "The Nutcracker" features Clara’s Holiday Party, the mice battle, the serene angels, and fun dances celebrating the culture of various countries.

After the performance audience members have the opportunity to meet characters from the performance. Don’t forget to add on the Nutcracker Saturday Art and Dance Camp for a great themed movement experience.

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Check back for tickets in late September 2024.

Spring Performance

The "Sleeping Beauty" Suite: Aurora's Wedding

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Join the UNCSA Preparatory Dance Program, celebrating the completion of the academic year by sharing this inspiring artform. The Preparatory Dance students in Levels 1 through 5 will present a ballet, "Defilé", comprised of the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum material for their respective levels. Levels 4 and 5 will present original contemporary works choreographed by faculty member, Jiwon Ha.

This performance will conclude with a staging of "Aurora's Wedding: Sleeping Beauty Act III." This family-friendly one act ballet will provide young audiences with an opportunity to see characters including Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf and Cinderella and the Prince come to life through dance.

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