News & Events

December 2014

The Nutcracker

The Eastern Shore Ballet Theatre, Inc. will present their 23nd annual performance of the “Nutcracker” on Saturday, December 6th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 6th at 2:00 p.m. in the Wicomico High School Auditorium in Salisbury, Maryland.

A beloved holiday classic, the “Nutcracker” has become a Christmas tradition for adults and children of all ages, and is performed thousands of times all over the world every year.  The story follows the adventures of Clara, a young girl who is given a Nutcracker on Christmas Eve, as a special gift from her mysterious godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer, a skilled toy maker who is always full of surprises.  Her envious brother, Fritz, grabs the Nutcracker and promptly breaks it.  Clara, heartbroken, watches as Herr Drosselmeyer quickly repairs the Nutcracker with a scarf he magically pulls out of the air.  After falling asleep on Christmas Eve, Clara is awakened by a now-human Nutcracker.  Along with the Toy Soldiers, they do battle with the terrible Mouse King and his Mouse Army.  Then Clara and the Nutcracker Prince go on a magical adventure through the Snow Forest, where snowflakes and icicles turn into dancing maidens, to the Land of Sweets, where they are greeted by the Sugar Plum Fairy and Clara is treated like royalty.  Chocolates, candy canes, coffee, tea and gingerbread cookies all dance in her honor.  Set to the gorgeous music of Tchaikovsky, this ballet never fails to delight everyone who sees it.

     Ticket prices are $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for students and seniors, or $50.00 for a family of 4.  Tickets can be ordered by phone at 443-358-2300, or purchased at Dance Wear, Etc, in the Court Plaza, 1506 S. Salisbury Blvd in Salisbury, the Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council office, 104A Poplar Hill Ave in downtown Salisbury, or Bank of Delmarva locations.

We invite ALL interested dancers to audition for our 2013-2014 ballet season.

Our ballet company will be presenting our 24rd Annual performance of “The Nutcracker” on December 6th, 7th and 8th as well as a Spring Public Performance Gala in Spring of 2015

Where:  Salisbury Dance Academy
 (formerly Salisbury Studio of Dance founded by Betty Webster in 1959)
	105 South Camden Ave., Fruitland, MD  21826
When:  	Sunday, September 21, 2014
Ages 7 & 8 	    1:00 PM – 1:30 PM (Primary 1 and 2)
Ages 9 & 10  	1:45 PM – 2:45 PM (Levels 1 and 2)
Ages 11 – 13   	3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Levels 3 and 4)
Ages 14 & up 	4:30 PM – 5:30 PM (Levels 5/6)
                 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM (Level 7)
What to Wear: 
Boys:  black tights, white shirt, ballet shoes
Girls:  black leotard, pink tights, pink belt, hair in bun. (NO skirts, 
leg warmers or dance pants)  Bring ballet shoes & pointe shoes.
Cost:	 $25.00 Participation Fee due at the time of audition for everyone
Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out a registration form, get measured, 
photographed, and receive an audition number.  Auditions will begin promptly 
at the times indicated for each age group.  There will be a small panel of 
judges and auditions are done in groups.
Further inquiries, call (410) 430-1809

Click Here for Audition Form


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