The Nutcracker: Overview

Westport’s Academy of Dance’s annual production of The Nutcracker is one of the area’s most charming. Staged every December for the past 36 years, this professional production includes Academy students that are enrolled in our ballet program.

Our Junior and Senior Company members dance the leads with the addition of professional male dancers in their appropriate roles. The Academy’s Nutcracker has become a Westport tradition that fills the holiday season with sweet treats, from tiny angels and brave soldiers to delicate dew drops and radiant sugar plums.


 Nutcracker 2019 warm-up class form is posted here


38th Annual Production of

The Nutcracker 




Sr. Company & Clara by invitation - Friday, 9/6 5:00pm-9:00pm


Saturday, 9/7:

Ballet I - 10:00am - 10:45am  

Ballet II & III - 11:15am - 12:00pm

Ballet IV & V - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Jr. II - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Jr. Company - 3:30pm - 4:30pm 


 Mandatory Parent/Student meeting will take place on Saturday, 9/7 at 10:00am for all families/dancers new to the production  

Summer Camp 2019 forms have been posted here

2019-2020 class schedule can be downloaded here
(revised 8/5/19)

2019-2020 registration form can be downloaded here

Nutcracker 2019 warm-up class information and registration (Jr. II thru           
Sr. Company) can be downloaded here

Spring Recital 2019 professional photos by Kerry Long Photography are available for purchase here

Alice 2019 professional photos taken by Kerry Long Photography are available for purchase here.  A huge thank you Kerry Long for her talent and beautiful photos.

Recital 2018 video albums are available at the links below!

2019-2020 dress code is posted here

full length movie of our 37th annual production of the nutcracker can be viewed here