Nutcracker Ballet and Hip Hop Nutcracker 2022

Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College

Hip Hop Nutcracker 2022

Saturday, December 10th at 7:00 p.m.

New in 2022! Hip Hop students have the opportunity to perform a modern-day variation of the holiday classic.

Experience a modern twist on the holiday classic of The Nutcracker with Dance Connection’s first Hip Hop Nutcracker performance. Featuring Hip Hop students between the ages of 6 to adults. Share a glimpse of Clara’s holiday party in Palo Alto. Witness the Hip Hop Battle between Mice and Soldiers. Journey through the beautiful Winter Wonderland and the Kingdom of Sweet Destinations, which represent Clara’s dream vacations.

Nutcracker Ballet 2022

Friday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 10 at 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy this homegrown community production featuring dancers from Dance Connection between the ages of 5-18. The 23rd Annual production of The Nutcracker Ballet features jazzy mice and tapping soldiers amongst exquisite ballet choreography in an all-student cast.


Dance Connection provides an inclusive Nutcracker production for students & families!

Cast members will find all important Cast & Crew information uploaded in their online dance accounts and on our Nutcracker Cast & Crew site that is shared with our DC Families.

Purchase Dancer-Grams to be delivered to your favorite dancer during the performance. Flowers and concessions are also available for sale at the performances with proceeds benefiting Palo Alto Dance Connection Youth Ensemble.