North Shore Dance Studio
North Shore dance studio

The Nutcracker

North Shore Dance Studio is thrilled to present Tchaikovsky’s beloved holiday Ballet, "The Nutcracker;" a magical journey through the Land of Sweets with Clara and her Prince!

North Shore Dance Studio's 6th Annual Review of The Nutcracker will be held on Sunday, December 1st & 2nd, 2018 at Homestead High School. Their production features over 200 Ballet dancers and is open to all students, ages 2½ and up. The production has become a renowned local holiday event!

Tickets for the performance will go on sale on Monday, November 5th, 2018.


Costume Information Guide
Information Week
Cast by Classes
Class Characters
Dress Rehearsal Schedule




Who is involved?

Dancers age 2.5-18. All Dance Basics classes as well as all Ballet technique classes offered at NSDS. Basically, if you wear Ballet slippers to dance class, you are invited to be a part of the fun!


The shows will be Sunday, December 2nd, 2018. There will be two casts, Gold and Silver. The Gold Cast will perform on Sunday, December 2nd at 11am. The Silver Cast will perform on Sunday, December 2nd at 3pm. There is no difference in “talent” between the two casts. We are just using the colors to distinguish the separate casts. Ballet Levels I-VIII will be involved in both shows. They will be considered both Gold and Silver Casts.


All performances are held in the Homestead High School Auditorium

How much is it to participate?

There will be a flat fee of $70 for each dancer participating in The Nutcracker. This fee includes your costume, rehearsal fees, dress rehearsals and props. You will also be responsible to purchase your tickets. When registering there is a Nutcracker box on the registration form. You can check if you are going to participate or not.

Will I need to buy anything else?

Yes, if you need to get tights or ballet slippers you will be able to do so at the NSDS store.

What is the time commitment?

Your child will learn the dance during the regular Dance Basics or Ballet class time that you sign up for during the first semester. They’ll practice during the ballet portion of the hour class. There will also be 1 Saturday afternoon rehearsal on November 11th. Lastly, there will be a dress rehearsal at WFB Auditorium on Saturday, December 1st in the afternoon/evening with the full Nutcracker casts.

Is this performance a requirement?

No, it is your choice on if you would like your dancer to participate, though everyone in the class will be learning the Nutcracker dance throughout the ballet portion of class. We highly recommend participating in The Nutcracker though, it’s a great time and you won’t want to miss the show!

Who is invited to the show?

Everyone - including parents, grandparents, family, friends, and neighbors! This is now considered an annual community Holiday event.

How much are tickets?

Tickets will be $12 for assigned admission seating and there will be no limit to purchase tickets, the more the merrier!

Will videotaping be allowed?

No, we will have a professional videographer on hand, just as we do for Recitals. DVDs will be available for purchase for $25 and Blu-Ray for $35.

Click here to download/pring the Costume Information Guide


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Click here to download/pring the Information Week


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Click here to download/pring the Cast by Classes


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Click here to download/pring the Class Characters


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Click here to download/pring the Dress Rehearsal Schedule


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