It has become a Dublin Dance Centre & Gymnastics tradition for our students to present a special holiday performance as a service to the community. In addition to public performances, our Nutcracker cast also travels to inner-city schools, local nursing homes, and other community events to share the holiday spirit. The Nutcracker offers an extra performance opportunity for Placement and Pre-Professional Ballet Students, various student companies, and for recreational students who study two or more, level II or higher classes per week. Watch each fall for specific information on joining The Nutcracker cast.

Tickets for The Nutcracker are available seasonally here.

In conjunction with the Dublin Dance Foundation, The Nutcracker cast delivers “Nutcracker Wishes”. Nutcracker Wishes is our annual fund drive for local children where the families of DDC&G have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children in need.

Based on need, whole schools are chosen as recipients. A gift bag is provided to each student as well as supplies for the classrooms. Each gift bag includes essential items such as socks, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and items such as crayons, paper, books, etc. In addition, Grandma Shari has hand-made a gift for each child. Because every child should receive something fun for the holiday, each gift bag also includes a Nutcracker toy and candy cane. Volunteer DDC&G families, secretly deliver the gifts to the children during The Nutcracker performance at their school.

To donate and learn more,  visit the Dublin Dance Foundation website (link to www.dublindancefoundation.org)