Discovery Programs Nutcracker Recital – Dec. 12, 2021

“We wanted to thank you and your staff for putting such a lovely show on Sunday. We truly enjoyed it and the production was beautiful.”

Dear Parents,


We are so excited to be moving forward with the Nutcracker Suite.  If you are receiving this email, you have opted into the Nutcracker Suite filming and we have charged you $100.
The teachers and students have been preparing the dances and look forward to sharing the performance with friends and family via zoom and then digital link.


Please carefully review all of the information below as it contains extremely important details including what your child should wear the day of the filming. 


Nutcracker Suite Filming Date and Location 
Sunday, December 12th, 2021
251 W. 100th St., New York, NY 10025

Session 1 Filming

Dancer Drop-Off Time: 9:15am
Filming Time: 9:30-10:15am
Dancer Pick-up Time 10:30am

Session 1 Classes and Roles
These classes are in the session 1 filming:

Thursday 3:30pm Outdoor- Candy Canes 1
Wednesday 4:50pm – Clara’s Friends
Saturday 10:55am- Dolls
Tuesday 4:50pm- Young Claras and their Nutcrackers
Wednesday 3:55pm- Snowflakes


Session 2 Filming

Dancer Drop-Off Time: 10:45am
Filming Time: 11:00-11:45am
Dancer Pick-up Time 12:00pm

Session 2 Classes and Roles
These classes are in the session 2 filming:

Wednesday 3:00pm – Tea
Saturday 11:50am- Chocolate
Tuesday 3:10pm- Mother Ginger and her Polichinelles
Tuesday 4:05pm- Candy Canes 2
Saturday 9:00am- Flowers
Wednesday 6:00pm- Marzipan

Drop off Procedures

All dancers should be dropped off at the W. 100th St side of the building and say goodbye to their grown-up outside the building. They should wear their mask and normal ballet uniform under their clothing. They should bring their ballet shoes and a water bottle. Normal ballet uniform is pink tights, pink ballet shoes and the color leotard for their age (pink, blue, black, or burgundy) with no skirt attached. We have some leotards without skirts attached if you need to borrow one for the day.


Discovery provides the costumes to the students on the day of the filming. Dancers do not keep the costumes.

Covid-19 Protocols

Our regular Covid-19 Protocols will be in effect. If your child has Covid-19,  is experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 or is in quarantine, they cannot attend the filming. Covid-19 Protocols are here.

Zoom Link and Final Digital Link

The zoom link will be sent out a few days before December 12th.
The Nutcracker Suite will be professionally recorded and available to share with family and friends via digital link. The link should be ready within a week.


Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns either by email,, or by phone, 212-749-8717. We are looking forward to a fun Nutcracker Suite!


Warm wishes,


Katie Kheel