Annual Events

September:
La Festa Italiana Performance

November:
“Parade of the Wooden Soldiers”- Scranton’s Santa Parade (Cancelled 2021
The Nutcracker, The Theater at North
The Times Tower Lighting Performance

December:
NEPA Philharmonic Holiday Concert
Breakfast with Santa, Glenmaura Country Club (Cancelled 2021)

May:
Senior Company Ballet Performance
Children’s & Apprentice Company Ballet
Come Dance with Me, Mini-Dancer Performance
Evolutions, Modern Dance Performance

June:
Just Dancin’, Junior & Senior Tap/Jazz/Hip-Hop Performance

July/August:
Arts Alive Summer Institute in partnership with NEIU 19
Intensive  Seminars and Dance Workshops

holidays

In observance of holidays, the studio will be closed the following days:

Columbus Day

Thanksgiving

Christmas

President’s Day

Easter

2021-2022 Events

August 8, 2018:

8/2-6/2021 – Summer Dance Intensive with Professional Guest Instructors

September:

9/5/2021 – 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!

9/13/2021 – Monday – The Dance Studio, the official school of Ballet Theatre of Scranton – classes begin for our 64th season!

9/20/2021 – New BTOS Member Meeting in the Board Room at 4:15pm

9/20-25/2021 – Nutcracker Auditions for Children’s and Apprentice Company – during regular class times

9/23/2021 – Nutcracker Auditions for Senior Company performers

9/23/2021 – New BTOS Member Meeting via Zoom at 7:00pm

October:

10/1/2021 – First Friday at BTOS: $5 costume sale, tricks and treats!

10/11/2021 – Studio Closed – Columbus Day Holiday

November:

11/5/2021 – First Friday event at Commonwealth Coffee

11/20-22/2021 – Nutcracker Rehearsals at The Theater at North

11/23/2021 – Tuesday – Educational Performances of The Nutcracker Ballet at The Theater at North

11/24-29/2021 – Wednesday – Monday – Studio closed – Thanksgiving Break

The Nutcracker Ballet, at The Theater at North – Ballet Theatre of Scranton will present their 46th annual free performances of The Nutcracker Ballet on November 26, 27 and 28 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM each day at The Theater at North.

While there is no charge for tickets, reserved seat tickets are available to the general public, on a first come, beginning November 10th at 11:00 For additional information or to become a Nutcracker sponsor to receive reserved seating benefits, please call 570-347-2867 (BTOS) or e-mail us at balletheatre@aol.com.

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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December:

12/10&11/2021 – NEPA Philharmonic Holiday Concerts – Ballet Theatre of Scranton’s “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” will once again be featured in performances Friday, December 10 at the Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton, PA at 7:00 PM, and Saturday, December 11 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. 12/23-26/2021 – BTOS’s professionally filmed 2020 The Nutcracker will air on Fox affiliate channels!

12/23 on WQMY from 6-8pm, 12/24 on WOLF from 3- 5pm, 12/25 on WQMY from 8-10pm and 12/26 on WSWB from 10pm-12am.

12/19/2021 to 1/2/2022 – Studio closed – Christmas Break – Studio re-opens Monday, January 3, 2022

January 2022: Setting of Senior Company Ballet and Casting of the Children’s/Apprentice Company Ballet FEBRUARY, 21, 2022 – Studio closed – President’s Day

March 12, 2022 – Saturday – Studio Closed – Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

April

4/14–18/2022 – Thursday to Monday – Studio Closed – Easter Break

4/24-30/2022 – Senior Company Ballet – Production Week

MAY

5/1/2022 – Senior Company Ballet Performance

5/11/2022 – Wednesday – Spacing Rehearsal Children’s / Apprentice Company Ballet at The Theater at North

5/12/2022 – Thursday – Dress Rehearsal Children’s / Apprentice Company Ballet at The Theater at North

5/13/2022 – Friday – Performance Children’s / Apprentice Company Ballet at The Theater at North

5/14/2022 – Saturday – Dress Rehearsal: “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

5/15/2022 – Sunday – 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

5/27/2022 – Friday – Studio closes for the season after the last class

May/June, 2022

Dress Rehearsal: “Evolutions” – featuring the Modern dance company of The Dance Studio – the official school of Ballet Theatre of Scranton

Performance: “Evolutions” – featuring the Modern dance company of The Dance Studio – the official school of Ballet Theatre of Scranton

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

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

SUMMER

July, 2022 – NEIU #19 – Arts Alive Senior Institute

July, 2022 – Arts Alive Junior

August, 2022 – Ballet Intensive, Modern Workshop,