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.*

Next Behind the Scenes: The Nutcracker


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

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

Tickets go ON SALE October 21! Fill out our Behind the Scenes form to purchase yours!

*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.