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 will be held at Miami-Dade County Auditorium on December 2nd and 3rd for field trip performances and December 4th 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 will go on sale on October 1st on Ticketmaster or at Miami-Dade County Auditorium’s box office.

FIELD TRIP PERFORMANCES

Reservations for Nutcracker field trips can be made by teachers or school administrators online or over the phone. Performances are the first week in December 2nd and 3rd at 10 AM at Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St. There are three days to choose from for your field trip, and there is easy access with extensive parking for school buses!

In order to keep tickets at an affordable $9, we do require teachers and chaperones to pay. 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 your students to prepare new audiences for a live performing arts experience.

Our special Sensory-Friendly performance is on December 2nd at 10 AM. If you are not able to attend this performance date 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.

Click the button below to reserve your tickets.

Click the button below to reserve your tickets.

PERFORMANCES

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.

CONTENTS LIST

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.

SPRING CONCERT

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.