The Nutcracker: December 16-18, 2021

We are excited to bring back The Nutcracker this year! Our traditional Christmas ballet has become something Prosser looks forward to. All Trinity Dance Prosser students, as well as ballet students enrolled through Familiaris Fine Arts, are welcome to participate. Students ages 7+ attend an audition and are placed in roles appropriate for their level. Students under the age of 7 do not need to audition, just sign up. Everyone who signs up / auditions receives at least one role. There are also some acting roles available for boys and adults. We especially need a couple of teenage / young adult guys to do the partnering roles of Snow King and Cavalier (no dance experience necessary).

Nutcracker rehearsals are on Saturdays throughout the fall. A full schedule will be available before auditions. Your practice schedule depends on the roles given. There is a $60 participation fee per student, with a maximum fee of $120 per family. Usual admission rates apply to the performance. Comp tickets can be earned by volunteering to help in various ways with the show.

Classical Showcase: March 25-26, 2022 (tentative dates)

This is a brand new addition to our schedule. I am incorporating classical repertoire into ballet curriculum for all levels, but especially focusing on it in Beginning 2 and up. Learning classical repertoire helps dancers think outside the box of their usual technique, learn new and challenging steps, as well as develop artistry. These upper classes will be learning four solo variations and one corps piece from classical ballets. In the showcase, the class will perform the corps piece, and four students will be chosen to perform the four solos. There is NO extra cost to participate in this performance. All profits from this performance will be split between our scholarship / financal aid program and a local charitable cause or organization.

Recital 2021: Epic Adventures in Dance
June 23-25, 2022 (tentative dates)

Recital is our main event each year. This is the one the students are preparing for all year long, and sort of brings everything together and allows them to show family and friends what they have learned. All classes participate with at least one dance (older students do several pieces). This year's recital is going to be exciting, high energy, and super fun! Recital costuming fees are $55-$75 and includes one costume to keep. Usual admission rates apply to the performance. Comp tickets can be earned by volunteering to help in various ways with the show.

Past Performances

To get an idea of the kinds of performances we produce, here's a list of our past themes. You can also see our virtual recital from 2020 online, as well as our 20th anniversary celebration, which showcases several favorite pieces from over the years, and a little story behind them.

2021 Christmas: The Nutcracker (hopefully!)

2021 Recital: Scotland

2020 Recital: Together (Virtual)

2019 Christmas: The Nutcracker

2019 Recital: Pure Imagination

2018 Christmas: Comfort and Joy (Choreographed by Katherine Ammerman)

2018 Recital: Dance Me A Story

2017 Christmas: The Christmas Spirit

2017 Recital: The Four Elements

2016 Christmas: The Nutcracker

2016 Halloween: Danse Macabre

2016 Recital: Twelve Dancing Princesses

2015 Christmas: The Christmas Spirit

2015 Recital: A Night At The Movies

2014 Christmas: The Nutcracker (Choreographed by Nicole Moscou and Nathan Bland)

2014 Recital: Sleeping Beauty

2013 Recital: Just Dance

2012 Christmas: The Nutcracker

2012 Recital: Spring Into Ballet

2011 Recital: Classical Composition

2010 Christmas: The Nutcracker

2010 Recital: 10th Anniversary

2009 Recital: Swan Lake

2008 Christmas: The Nutcracker

2008 Recital: Sleeping Beauty

2007 Recital: A Night At The Movies

2006 Christmas: The Nutcracker

2006 Recital: Something Different

2005 Christmas: The Nutcracker

2005 Recital: The Four Seasons

2004 Recital: Unnamed performance

2003 Christmas: The Nutcracker

2003 Recital: Unnamed Performance

2002 Christmas: The Nutcracker (The original!)

2002 Recital: Unnamed Performance

2001 Recital: Unnamed Performance

2000 Recital: Unnamed Performance