Armour Dance Theatre has a decades-long tradition of presenting two performances each year- The Nutcracker during the holiday season, and Spring Concert in the springtime.

You can also catch Armour Dance Theatre’s dance troupes performing in the community at various free events across Miami-Dade County.


The Nutcracker

Nutcracker Field Trips

Spring Concert

Community Performances

These performances provide an opportunity for our students to have an experience on the stage starting at the age of eight years old for the Nutcracker and at the Intermediate levels for the Spring Concert. Since Armour Dane Theatre does not present recitals or participate in competitions these performances give an opportunity for families to see the students progress.

Presented by Armour Dance Theatre &

New World School of the Arts

Armour Dance Theatre Nutcracker ballet is more than a holiday tradition with familiar music. Students from all five Armour Dance Theatre sites start preparing for The Nutcracker in August, rehearsing weekly and learning the ropes of being in a large-scale, full-length ballet production.

The cast of over 140 includes New World School of the Arts students in the more advanced roles, along with world-class guest stars, guaranteeing both quality and a level of diversity not seen in other local productions of The Nutcracker. Our goal is to make certain all children in the audience see performers on stage who look like them.

Over 7,000 public schoolchildren experience this production annually. The region’s first Sensory-Friendly Nutcracker was launched by Armour Dance Theatre (formerly known as Thomas Armour Youth Ballet.) in 2013. Through this effort, Armour Dance Theatre has become a leader by the local arts community in making the arts accessible to all children.

The Nutcracker is held at Miami-Dade County Auditorium every year. Since this was not possible in 2020 we made the performance of The Nutcracker on our Youtube Channel. To watch this performance click the button below.


In order to keep tickets at an affordable $9, we do require teachers and chaperones to pay. Our performances are Sensory-Friendly. There will be special accommodations available at all performances for children with sensory processing and Autism Spectrum disorders and their families. We recommend that you share the Going to the Show illustrated guide with these students to prepare new audiences for a live performing arts experience.

Accommodations will include:

* Pre-show entertainment

* Fidget toys

* Trained staff

* Quiet area

* Noise reducing headsets

To make a reservation for one of the field trips click below.


Armour Dance Theatre presents the Spring Concert every year. This performance is a unique experience it is only an hour long and is sure to entertain you with performances from Armour Dance Theatre’s advanced students, tap team, guest performances from Armour Dance Theater alumni that are now with professional companies, and original pieces staged on Armour Dance Theatre students by professional choreographers in the community.

The Spring Concert is held at the beginning of spring to mark the start of the season at New World School of the Arts. Tickets will be available for purchase through Eventbrite for $12.

Due to the pandemic, Armour Dance Theatre was not able to present the annual Spring Concert. We made the most recent concert available on our YouTube channel until we are able to perform the Spring Concert safely.