Outreach & Education The Nutcracker

School Performance Information

The Charleston Ballet will offer performances for THE NUTCRACKER on the following dates:

DATES:
December 7
December 8

TIME:
11:00 a.m
The ballet will be approximately 1 ½ hours long

PLACE:
Maier Performance Hall at the Clay Center

AVAILABLE SEATING:
976


We are currently taking school reservations for each NUTCRACKER performance and for the CLAY CENTER’S AVAMPATO DISCOVERY MUSEUM TOUR.

The NUTCRACKER/CLAY CENTER’S AVAMPATO DISCOVERY MUSEUM tour package is reserved through the Clay Center and admission is $11.00 per student (tour package is for the NUTCRACKER and galleries only). For those attending the ballet only, the admission fee per student is $5.00. (1 chaperone allowed free for every 10 students). Teachers are included in this number and will be admitted to the ballet without charge. Additional chaperones will be charged. In the past years, the Charleston Ballet provided all the schools in the state with a CD on THE PHYSICS OF DANCE, outlining some curriculum goals and objectives covered with this field trip and classroom activities for your students. The CD is still available upon request at the Charleston Ballet office (304-342-6541) and online at www.thecharlestonballet.com. Public performances with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra for THE NUTCRACKER will be December 9 at 7:30 p.m. and December 10, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. Reservations and payments for the school performances are made through the Clay Center.

Call the Clay Center at 304-561-3562 or e-mail at groups@theclaycenter.org .

Refunds will be issued ONLY if the school day has been canceled and announced by the county and ONLY if the school can not attend a rescheduled performance, if deemed necessary by the performing organization.

Funding for the CD THE PHYSICS OF DANCE was made possible by grants from THE MCGEE FOUNDATION and THE KATHARINE B. TIERNEY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION.

The Charleston Ballet will present special student performances of THE NUTCRACKER on December 7-8, 2016 at 11:00 am. in the Maier Performance Hall at the Clay Center.

The beloved and immensely popular ballet, THE NUTCRACKER, never fails to dazzle adults and children alike with its magic and adventure and promises to be an unforgettable experience.

The beautiful snow scene, lavish Land of the Sweets with the dance divertissements for other countries, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier, charm and entertain audiences all over the country at holiday time. Don’t miss this opportunity for your students to experience a live dance performance!

Package your Nutcracker performance with a visit to the Clay Center’s Avampato Discovery Museum! Explore the marvels of motion in the new Use the Force exhibit and experience storytelling in a unique way in What’s YOUR Story? on exhibit in STEAMworks gallery. Don’t forget to check out old favorites like Earth City to learn about the formation of the Mountain State, and Health Royale where classmates can challenge each other to a larger-than-life game of tic-tac-toe.

Attend both the Ballet and Clay Center Galleries as a tour package or you may make reservations for your group to attend a single event.

Call the Clay Center at 304-561-3562 or e-mail groups@theclaycenter.org. Make reservations early for your school!

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