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-Inclusive 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 in the local arts community in making the arts accessible to all children.

The Nutcracker will be held at Miami-Dade County Auditorium on November 30th, December 1st and 2nd for field trip performances, and on December 3rd for an evening performance for the general public. To reserve tickets for the field trip performances, click the button below. Tickets for the Saturday evening performance are on sale now on Ticketmaster and at Miami-Dade County Auditorium’s box office.

*Please note that tickets for the general public performance on Saturday, December 3rd, will go on sale in October 2022.


Reservations for Nutcracker field trips can be made by teachers or school administrators online or over the phone. Performances are on Wednesday, November 30th, Thursday, December 1st, and Friday, December 2nd at Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St. There are three days to choose from for your field trip. There is easy access with extensive parking for school buses!

We require teachers and chaperones to pay to keep tickets at an affordable $10. Special accommodations will be available at all performances for children with sensory processing and Autism Spectrum disorders and their families. We recommend you share the Going to the Show illustrated guide with your students to prepare new audiences for a live performing arts experience.

Our performance is Sensory Inclusive. The following accommodations will be made at all performances.

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 select your desired field trip date and fill out the form.


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.


Armour Dance Theatre presents “These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things” the annual Spring Concert. 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 advanced Armour Dance Theatre students by professional choreographers in the community. This year’s concert will consist of audience and faculty favorites from past spring concerts.

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 to purchase at $15 for general admission in March of 2022.