Nutcracker Ballet and Hip Hop Nutcracker 2023

Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College


Nutcracker Ballet 2023

Friday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 16 at 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy this homegrown community production featuring dancers from Dance Connection between the ages of 5-18. The 24th Annual production of The Nutcracker Ballet features jazzy mice and tapping soldiers amongst exquisite ballet choreography in an all-student cast.

Hip Hop Nutcracker 2023

Saturday, December 16th at 7:00 p.m.

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 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.

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.


Ticket Sales begin on Monday, October 30th at 8:00 a.m.!