2016 Holiday Dance Round-Up
It’s that time of year and dance productions around town are ready to present their Holiday shows! The different productions of “The Nutcracker” are always amazing and the Holiday Variety Shows are also a real treat. Attending a dance show in the community supports dancers, choreographers, dance studios, venues, and production staff. Make a holiday memory and start a tradition by taking your little ones to a dance show this year. #TucsonDance
Tucson Regional Ballet presents, A Southwest Nutcracker, featuring the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Ballet Tucson's larger than life production of The Nutcracker is like no other! Whether you are enjoying it as a family tradition or discovering it for the first time, the magic will resonate long after the curtain comes down. Colorful scenery, brilliant costumes, and wonderful dancing create an unforgettable experience for the whole family. Don't miss the holiday classic that has been dazzling and capturing the imagination of Tucson audiences for over 20 years! Event takes place at Tucson Music Hall on Dec. 10th at 2:00pm and 7:30pm and on Dec. 11th at 2:00pm. Tickets range in price from $28-$34. Purchase tickets here.
Spirit of Christmas
8th Annual Spirit of Christmas, by Tucson Dance Academy, is a heartfelt and inspirational holiday celebration featuring over 100 dancers and singers. Part Nutcracker, part Santa/Frosty and an intentional embrace of the spirituality behind the season, Spirit of Christmas is a family show for all ages. Come and enjoy a Tucson “Broadway show” favorite! Shows will take place Sunday, December 11th at 3 p.m. at The University of Arizona’s Centennial Hall, tickets are $28-$34 per person. Learn More Here. December 17 at 4pm and 7:30pm at Desert View Performing Arts Center Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 door, $20 children. Purchase tickets Here.
The Great Russian Nutcracker
Direct from Russia to Tucson, the classic Great Russian Nutcracker will entertain the whole family this Christmas. Experience the exceptional dancing of award-winning principal artists and a company of nearly 40 classically trained dancers. Enchant the whole family with larger than life magical props, a 60 foot growing Christmas tree and spectacular Russian-made costumes and sets. A must-see event, witness the world’s best dancers on stage in your city! Dec. 12 and Dec. 13th at 7:00pm at Centennial Hall. Purchase Tickets Here.
Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Ballet!
You are cordially invited to join Tucson's own Ballet Rincon as it presents its 15th Annual production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Ballet at Vail Theatre of the Arts on Dec.16th at 7:00pm and Dec.17th, 2016 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. Ticket sections and prices vary, Orchestra Section: $16 per adult or $14 per child age 11 and under/seniors 55+, Mezzanine Section: $12 per adult or $10 per child age 11 and under/seniors 55+. Purchase Tickets Here.
“Seasons” Winter Dance Showcase
Academy dancers of all ages will light up the stage performing choreography in various styles of dance highlighting the four seasons. Purchase tickets here.
Ballet Tucson will grace the stage of the University of Arizona’s Centennial Hall once again, performing The Nutcracker just in time for Christmas. Experience Clara’s magical journey through the Land of Snow and Kingdom of the Sweets with life-size toy soldiers, a giant Christmas tree, swirling snowflakes, and dancing confections with the whole family!
Tickets range in price from $28 to $56 with discounts for students, children, seniors, and military. The show will play at various times Dec. 22nd through Dec. 24th. Purchase tickets here.