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Parent Guide for Our Fall Shows

Parent Guide — Rudolph and Nutcracker, Pt. 1


The fall performances are coming soon and we thought you might enjoy seeing much of the key information for each broken up a bit so it isn’t so much at one time. If you have any questions, there is more information under ‘Performance Info’ on our website and you are welcome to call us at the studio if you don’t see your question answered there.

Rudolph Dress Rehearsal Dates:
Wednesday, November 30th
Thursday, December 1st

Show Dates:
Rudolph Show Dates:
Saturday, December 3rd at 2pm and 6pm

Nutcracker Show Dates:
Saturday, December 17th at 2pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, December 18th at 2pm

What to Bring:
Your child has already been fitted for costumes, but dancers need to provide tights/leggings, shoes, and any under costume garments that are needed. It’s a good idea to organize these items early on the day of the show but also for the dress rehearsal a few days before.

Volunteering at the Show:
Parents are obligated to do some sort of volunteer job for each child in the school, once for the Fall shows and once for the Spring recital. We have come up with many different ways for parents to be involved, including an opt-out fee. We really appreciate all of our parent support in order to make the shows run smoothly and the dancers to be well supervised and prepared backstage.

Rudolph Parents:
Nutcracker Parents:

Get Your Tickets Early:
Parents who are volunteering backstage DURING any of the shows as a Group Monitor or other position that occurs during the show should not purchase a ticket to that show. Dancers in the show do not need a ticket to the show, with the only exception being Act 1 Nutcracker dancers that would like to see Act 2 from the audience. For Rudolph performers, we are able to reserve a section of Dancer seats for dancers and monitors to sit in during the Act in which they are not dancing. Most Rudolph performers under age 5 prefer to sit on parents’ laps

RUDOLPH is at the Lobero Theatre on Saturday, December 3rd at 2pm and 6pm. 1-888-4LOBERO (1-888-456-2376) or at

NUTCRACKER is at the Granada Theatre: Saturday, December. 17th at 2pm and 7:30pm and Sunday, Dec. 18th at 2pm. Order Tickets by Phone at 805.899.2222 or at

screen-shot-2016-10-30-at-8-47-46-amReminder About the Stephanie Baker Photo Shoot:
If you haven’t already, sign up for next Saturday and Sunday’s (November 5th and 6th) fundraiser for State Street Ballet Young Dancers with a family photo for the holidays for only $60.00. Call Stephanie at 569-5756 to reserve a time slot.

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