Behind the Scenes

BalletNova's Educational Programs Enhance the Performance Experience


Behind the Scenes Educational Program


This interactive program is geared for children under 12 years and is held at the theater prior to the weekend matinees. Children are invited to watch our dancers participate in class and in an onstage rehearsal. 

Girl Scouts can use this program towards earning their Nutcracker Patch in December.*


Program includes:

  • Learning about dance and theatre production, ballet steps, and ballet terminology

  • Watch a real class onstage and rehearsal

  • Meet the dancers

  • See pointe shoes and costumes close up

  • Ask questions about dancing and the theatrical process

  • Earn your Nutcracker Patch!*

 Special group discount for groups of 10 or more!

The Nutcracker


December 3 and 4 at 11:00 am (followed by 1:00 pm performance**)
$7 per person


Tickets go ON SALE October 21! 



May 20 at 1:30 pm (followed by 3:00 pm performance**)
$5 per person


Special group performance ticket discount for groups of 10 or more!

Tickets go ON SALE March 13! 

*BalletNova does not provide patch
**Separate fee applies to performance ticket

BalletNova's Education Programs are an additional fee per person.  For more information please contact us at or call 703-778-3008.



Brownie Dance Badge Workshop


Earn the badge with a fun workshop full of jazz, ballet, tap dancing, and more! Learn know how to explore the world of dancing and find your inner dancer.

The Workshop includes:

  • A warm-up

  • Basic coverage of a variety of dance styles including jazz, ballet, and tap

  • Learning some basic steps

  • A chance to be creative and make up your own movements

To schedule this workshop for your Brownie or Daisey troop, please contact us at or call 703-778-3008