Discovery Programs Nutcracker Recital – Dec. 8, 2019

“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.”

A magical experience and moment to treasure! Discovery dancers, ages 3-12, tell the story of the Nutcracker Suite. On stage and in costume they perform before a very appreciative audience and have the time of their lives!

Dear Parents,
The holiday season will soon be upon us and we are busy preparing for the Nutcracker Suite Performance! If you are receiving this email, your child is enrolled in a Discovery ballet class (age 3 and older), and will be participating in our annual Nutcracker Suite Winter Recital.

The teachers and students are beginning to prepare their dances and look forward to sharing the performance with friends and family. Please review all of the information below, as it contains extremely important details about the show.

PERFORMANCE – Sunday, December 8th, 2019 at 11:00 am

We will have only one show this year at 11:00am. The show will take place at 251 W. 100th St., New York, NY 10025. Your child’s role can be found at the end of this email.

Doors will open 20 minutes before the performance at 10:40am, however parents/family line up much earlier upstairs. All parents and family must exit the lower lobby.

Dancer Drop-Off Times:

9:15am – 4/5s and up
9:30am – 3/4s


Discovery Programs
251 West 100th Street, Lower Level
Entrance is between Broadway and West End Avenue, marked by ramp.


Discovery provides the costumes for the Nutcracker Suite on the day of the performance. Children will not be keeping the costumes. For the rehearsal and show dates, dancers can arrive at Discovery in the normal ballet uniform that they wear to class each week.


We will have one rehearsal for each class. Please see below for your child’s rehearsal time. Please let your teacher know, or email Katie at if you are unable to attend the rehearsal.

The rehearsals are drop-off. Parents are welcome to wait in the upper landing while the classes run through the rehearsal.

Rehearsal on Friday, November 22nd

Classes rehearsing from 3:30-4:00pm:
Wednesday 3:15pm
Thursday 2:00pm

Class rehearsing from 4:00 – 4:30pm:
Wednesday 4:00pm

Classes rehearsing from 4:30 – 5:00pm:
Saturday 10:45am
Saturday 11:30am

Class rehearsing from 5:00 – 5:30pm:
Saturday 9:00am

Rehearsal Friday, December 6th

Classes rehearsing from 3:45 – 4:30pm:
Monday 3:15pm
Monday 4:00pm
Wednesday 5:00pm

Classes rehearsing from 4:30 – 5:00pm:
Tuesday 11:30am
Tuesday 4:00pm

Classes rehearsing from 5:00 – 5:30pm:
Tuesday 5:30pm
Monday 4:45pm

The rehearsals will be at Discovery Programs’ main location,
251 West 100th Street
Between Broadway and West End Avenue


All dancers receive two complimentary tickets to the performance. Families can also purchase additional tickets at the Front Desk on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets will be more limited as there is only one show. If you are interested in purchasing more than two additional tickets, your ticket requests will be put on a wait list and we will notify you if we can offer you more tickets. All tickets will be ready for pickup and purchase starting Monday, November 11th.

Each additional ticket is $20 for adults and $10 for children, cash or check only. Children who are able to sit in a parent’s lap do not need to buy a ticket.

Families must pick up/purchase all tickets by Friday, December 6th. There will be no will-call or ticket sales on the day of the performance.


The Nutcracker Suite will be professionally recorded and available for purchase. DVD order forms will be available in the lobby after the shows.


Each class will be performing a dance inspired by the Nutcracker! On the day of the performance, students are separated by their class dance. It is very important that you know what dance your child is in.

Below are the class times and dancers’ roles:

Monday Classes

Ballet (4/5 years) 3:15pm: Candy Canes

Ballet (3/4 years) 4:00pm: Tea

Ballet (8/12 years) 4:45pm: Toy Soldiers

Tuesday Classes

Ballet (3/4) 11:30am: Little Snow
Ballet (4/5 years) 4:45pm: Chocolate

Ballet (6/8 years) 5:30pm: Snow

Wednesday Classes

Ballet (3/4 years) 3:15pm: Angels

Ballet (6/7.5 years) 4:00pm: Flowers
Ballet (5/6 years) 5:00pm: Dolls

Thursday Classes

Ballet (3/4 years) 2:00pm: Mother Ginger

Saturday Classes

Ballet (5/7 years) 9:00am: Young Claras and Nutcracker Prince
Ballet (3/4 years) 10:45am: Mice
Ballet (4/5 years) 11:30am: Marzipan

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 season.

Warm wishes,

Katie Kheel