The Nutcracker presented by Florida Dance Theatre, in partnership with Polk County Schools.
The Nutcracker Education Experience is a collaborative effort between Florida Dance Theatre, Polk County Schools, and community members to provide students with an immersive dance program centered around The Nutcracker ballet. This program aims to enhance students' dance skills, provide unique mentorship opportunities, promote health and wellness through dance, and culminate in live performances alongside FDT's professional company.
For our 30th anniversary season of performances, we are featuring students of Rochelle School of The Arts and Crystal Lake Elementary School.
There are four performances to ensure you won't miss your opportunity to support the local arts and students and
Rochelle School of the Arts - Special one-hour performances
Saturday, December 2nd - 3 pm and 7:30 pm
Tickets: $8 for everyone; $0 with valid Polk County School ID
Florida Southern College's Branscomb Auditorium - Full-length performances
Friday, December 15th - 3 pm
Tickets: $15 for everyone
Friday, December 15th - 7:30pm
Tickets: $25 for adults, $15 for under 18
These performances would not be possible without our amazing community sponsors. Please join us in thanking them:
Florida Division of Arts & Culture
Florida Southern College
GiveWell Community Foundation
Massey Service Inc.
Mr. Gregory Fancelli
Polk Arts & Cultural Alliance
Polk County Public Schools
The Bell-Barnett Foundation Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation
The City of Lakeland
Theatre Winter Haven
Visit Central Florida