Performing is the heart of our Academy’s mission and curriculum.  This traditional holiday ballet is an ambitious finale to our first term. We are proud to present Nutcracker Act II, an originally choreographed ballet with professional dancers and DIBA students ranging in age from 5 to 15. This festive family event will be followed by holiday refreshments, a visit from Santa with photo opportunities and professional dancers to sign autographs.
Two performances: Saturday 12th December 4pm -SOLD OUT- & Sunday 13th December 1.30pm -SOLD OUT-Studio 10 Danceworks | Ticket price: £8 for adults and £4 for children under 12 | Limited availability



Herr Stahlbaum and his family are giving a Christmas Party. Clara and Fritz, their children, greet the guests. The parents give toys to all the children when suddenly, the mysterious Dr. Drosselmeyer arrives and entertains the children with his magical tricks and wind-up dolls.

Dr. Drosselmeyer brings a special gift for Clara – a wooden nutcracker. In a jealous fit, Fritz breaks it and Dr. Drosselmeyer must quickly repair it.

When the party ends and the Stahlbaums retire for the night. Clara awakens as a mouse runs through her room. The clock strikes midnight. Suddenly, the room fills with giant mice who attack Clara. Life-size toy soldiers, led by her valiant Nutcracker, come to her rescue. The King Rat attacks the Nutcracker, but Clara hits him with her shoe and the Nutcracker wins the battle and is magically transformed into a handsome prince.

The Nutcracker Prince takes Clara on a journey through the Land of Snow. The Snow King and Queen greet them with a flurry of dancing Snowflakes. Clara and the Nutcracker Prince depart for the Kingdom of Sweets in an enchanted sleigh.





Clara and the Nutcracker Prince are led to the Kingdom of Sweets by Angels They are greeted by the Sugar Plum Fairy. In Clara’s honor, the Sugar Plum Fairy arranges for the inhabitants of her kingdom to entertain them: chocolate from Spain; coffee from Arabia; and tea from China. Clara is also entertained by the dance of the Mirlitons, a dance with miniature Marzipans, a Russian dance, and the Waltz of the Flowers. As the celebration draws to a close, Clara drifts off to sleep. She wakes up in her bed, as the Nutcracker Prince salutes his princess Clara.

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Fees: £8 for adults / £4 for children under 12*    |    Limited tickets available

*All online bookings are subject to a 50p booking fee