La Festa Italiana Performance
Parade of the Wooden Soldiers – Scranton’s Santa Parade
The Nutcracker, The Theater at North
The Times Tower Lighting Performance
NEPA Philharmonic Holiday Concert
Breakfast with Santa, Glenmaura Country Club
Senior Company Ballet Performance
Children’s & Apprentice Company Ballet
Come Dance with Me, Mini-Dancer Performance
Evolutions, Modern Dance Performance
Just Dancin’, Junior & Senior Tap/Jazz/Hip-Hop Performance
Arts Alive Summer Institute in partnership with NEIU 19
Intensive Seminars and Dance Workshops
In observance of holidays, the studio will be closed the following days:
2022 – 2023 Events
8/1-5/2022 – Summer Dance Intensive with Professional Guest Instructors
9/4/2022 – Sunday – Traditional Italian Dances in traditional Italian costumes at La Festa Italiana, at the Lackawanna County Courthouse Square, in a Commedia del Arte’ style performance. We have been at La Festa since its 1976 beginning!
9/12/2022 – Monday – Classes Begin at The Dance Studio, the official school of Ballet Theatre of Scranton, for our 65th season!
9/2022 – New BTOS Member Meeting (in person and zoom during 8yo ballet classes) TBA
9/2022 – The Nutcracker Production Info Session for 1st year performers via zoom during 9yo ballet classes – TBA
9/24/2022 – Saturday – The Nutcracker Auditions for Senior Company performers
9/26-27/2022 – Monday & Tuesday – The Nutcracker Auditions for Children’s and Apprentice Company – during regular class times
10/3/2022 – The Nutcracker Rehearsals Begin
10/8/2022 – Saturday – My Grown Up & Me and Tiny Ballerina 6-week session begins
10/10/2022 – Studio Closed – Columbus Day Holiday
10/11/2022 – Tuesday – 50th Annual Lackawanna Historical Society Dinner at The Ritz Theater – Modern Company dancers tech rehearsal at 6PM
10/13/2022 – Tuesday – Body Sculpt 6-week session begins
10/13/2022 – Thursday – 50th Annual Lackawanna Historical Society Dinner at The Ritz Theater – Modern Company dancers perform at 8PM
11/19/2022 – Saturday – Parade of the Wooden Soldiers – Scranton’s Santa Parade
11/20-21/2022 – The Nutcracker Rehearsals at The Theater at North
11/22/2022 – Tuesday – Educational Performances of The Nutcracker Ballet at The Theater at North
11/23/2022 – Wednesday – Times Tower Lighting, Jingle Girls Perform
11/23-28/2022 – Wednesday – Monday: Studio closed – Thanksgiving Break
The Nutcracker Ballet, at The Theater at North – Ballet Theatre of Scranton will present their 47th annual free performances of The Nutcracker Ballet on November 25, 26 and 27 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM each day at The Theater at North.
Tickets are available to the general public 2 hours prior to each performance, free of charge, on a first come basis at The Theater at North Box Office. For additional information or to become a Nutcracker sponsor to receive advanced reserved seating benefits, please call 570-347-2867 (BTOS) or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The original Ballet Theatre of Scranton production was first conceived by the Company’s late founder Constance Reynolds, a native of Scotland, to thank the NEPA community for their welcoming hospitality. In return, since 1976, her company “gave back” to the community through the gift of The Nutcracker during the holiday season. The tradition continues under the direction of Mrs. Reynolds chosen successor, Joanne Arduino, current Artistic Director.
Since its first presentation, over 350,000 citizens, from across the country, have enjoyed the production and have made it a part of their Holiday tradition. Ballet Theatre of Scranton and Marywood University have maintained the performances offered to the public at no charge through the
dedication of its Board, Directors, and Dancers, and the generosity of local benefactors. Over 150 people are involved in the annual event including professional designers, technicians, and guest artists. To date, the production has been staged 300 times as a free gift, 4800 regional dancers have performed, and hundreds of volunteers (from the artistic staff, technicians, designers, and dancers) have donated their time and talents.
A few highlights of Ballet Theatre of Scranton’s Nutcracker gift are toys coming to life, snow falling on dancing snowflakes, a traveling angel who transports Clara and her Prince on their magical journey, and a 20-foot growing Christmas tree!
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12/4/2022 – Sunday – Breakfast with Santa at Glenmaura National – 1st year pointe 2021 & 2022 perform as Jingle Girls
12/9-10/2022 – NEPA Philharmonic Holiday Concerts – Ballet Theatre of Scranton’s “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” will once again be featured in performances Friday, December 9 at the Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton, PA at 7:00 PM, and Saturday, December 10 at the FM Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA at 7:00 PM For tickets, please go to https://nepaphil.org/concert-series/holiday/ or Phone: (570) 270-4444. Ballet Theatre of Scranton is happy to be part of this regional tradition since 1992.
12/18/2022 – 01/01/23 – Studio closed – Christmas Break – Studio re-opens Monday, January 2, 2023
1/02/2023 – Monday – Studio re-opens
1/2023 – Setting of Senior Company Ballet
1/2023 – Casting of the Children’s/Apprentice Company Ballet
2/20/2023 – Monday – Studio closed – President’s Day
3/11/2023 – Saturday – Studio Closed: Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
4/06-10/23 – Thursday to Monday – Studio Closed: Easter Break
4/30-5/7/2023 – Senior Company Ballet – Production Week
4/30-5/7/2023 – Senior Company Ballet – Production Week
5/6/2023 – Senior Company Ballet Performance at Theater at North
5/11&12/2023 – Thursday & Friday – Dress Rehearsals: “Come Dance with Me” – featuring the Mini-Dancers of The Dance Studio – the official school of Ballet Theatre of Scranton at the Theater at North (after school hours, TBA)
5/13/2023 – Saturday – Dress Rehearsal: “Evolutions” – featuring the Modern dance company of The Dance Studio – the official school of Ballet Theatre of Scranton (Morning hours, TBA)
5/13/2023 – Saturday – Performance: “Come Dance with Me” – featuring the Mini-Dancers of The Dance Studio – the official school of Ballet Theatre of Scranton at The Theater at North (late afternoon, TBA)
5/13/2023 – Saturday – Performance: “Evolutions” – featuring the Modern dance company of The Dance Studio – the official school of Ballet Theatre of Scranton (Evening, TBA)
5/16/2023 – Tuesday – Dress Rehearsal Children’s / Apprentice Company Ballet at The Theater at North
5/17/2023 – Wednesday – Performance Children’s / Apprentice Company Ballet at The Theater at North
5/26/2023 – Friday – Studio closes for the season after the last class
5/30/2023 – Tuesday – Dress Rehearsal: “Just Dancin’” – featuring the Intermediate/advance Tap/Jazz/Hip Hop students of The Dance Studio – the official school of Ballet Theatre of Scranton’s at The Theater at North
5/31/2023 – Wednesday – Performance: “Just Dancin’” – featuring the Intermediate/advance Tap/Jazz/Hip Hop students of The Dance Studio – the official school of Ballet Theatre of Scranton’s at The Theater at North
July, 2023 – NEIU #19 – Arts Alive Senior Institute
July, 2023 – Arts Alive Junior
July/August, 2023 – Ballet Intensive, Modern Workshop, Mini Dance Camp, First Year Pointe Class and more! Stay tuned : )