Nutcracker Ballet - Philadelphia (PA)

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Philadelphia Ballet Partnership: The Pennsylvania School of the Performing Arts

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian cast are local Philadelphia children from the PA School of Performing Arts. The Pennsylvania School of the Performing Arts has been voted the #1 Best Dance Studio for Dance Lessons in Bucks County for over 25 years and it has served as Bucks County's premier dance studio and theater training ground for young dancers and performers. Located in Newtown, Pennsylvania in the Central Bucks & Council Rock School districts, this award-winning dance school and performing arts center offers professional-level dance lessons in an encouraging, whole child, nurturing, and family-like studio environment. The Pennsylvania School of the Performing Arts Dance Studio offers dance lessons in ballet, hip-hop for toddlers, tap, jazz, Broadway Musical Theater, voice and acting classes, as well as its high quality pre-professional training program that has produced some of Broadway and Ballet's top performers today. With class offerings in dance lessons in all styles of ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, contemporary, modern, voice, and acting taught by industry top professionals, there are endless opportunities to explore dance classes for dancers of all ages! 

About The Met

Welcome to the home of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker in Philadelphia! The Met Philadelphia was built in 1908 by opera impresario Oscar Hammerstein. The once– lavish Metropolitan Opera House is recognized internationally for its superb acoustics and once served as a recording hall for the Philadelphia Orchestra. Known for decades as “The Met”, its life as a Grand Old Opera House was followed by years of changing fortunes as a movie theater, a venue for basketball and boxing, a vocational school, a gospel concert hall and finally as home to the Church of the Holy Ghost. In all of its roles, the Met earned a level of popular affection that remains strong among residents of North Philadelphia and the city as a whole. The Met’s historic value is certified by the Philadelphia Historic Commission and by its listing on both the Pennsylvania State and National Registers of Historic Places. Despite its birth in another cultural era, The Met possesses both the city’s largest performance stage as well as its largest theatrical auditorium. The Met Philadelphia is currently undergoing a $56 million restoration in partnership with Live Nation, Eric Blumenfeld and Holy Ghost Headquarters to transform the historic theater into the crown jewel of North Broad Street’s renaissance.