2023 Jr Holiday Shows

Holly Jolly, our annual Jr. Holiday Show is a festive fun recital featuring all creative movement, beginning ballet and mini-classes. Participating in this show is an exciting event in a young dancer's life. We have worked hard to make their experience smooth and fun. Please read through this document for all details.


Casts & Classes

Performance Dates & Tickets


Performance Day Instructions

Costume, Hair & Makeup

Photography & Video

December Tuition

Casts & Classes

We have divided all our classes into 4 shows to help keep our shows short and allow for plenty of seats for everyone. Please be sure you know which class your dancers is in before purchasing tickets.

Saturday, November 25 at 9:30 am (Stuart Cast A)

Saturday, November 25 at 11:30 am (Stuart Cast B)

Sunday, November 26 at 9:30 am (Palm City Cast A)

Sunday, November 26 at 11:30 am (Palm City Cast B)

Performance Dates & Tickets

Performance Dates

Saturday, November 25 at 9:30 am and 11:30 am

Sunday, November 26 at 9:30 am and 11:30 am

We will be providing a detail list of which classes are in which shows soon.

Tickets (On sale October 25 at 10 am)

Tickets for the Nutcracker Ballet will go on sale towards the end of October. Tickets are purchased directly from the Lyric Theatre website:  https://www.lyrictheatre.com/

Tickets go on sale: Wednesday, October 25th @ 10:00 AM

Our shows do sell out, so please purchase your tickets as early as possible.

Performance Day Schedule (9:30 am show)


9:30 AM: SHOWTIME!!!
Following the show, parents will be instructed to pick-up their dancers at the stage door on Flagler Ave.

Parents will need to drop their dancers off at the stage door on the day of their performance.  The stage entrance is located on Flagler Ave, just north of the theatre entrance. Our staff will check them in.  (Parents are not allowed to enter backstage with their child.) 

***Please Note: For the security of your child, the Lyric Theatre locks the backstage door once the performance begins.  Our staff will not answer the door, and dancers will not be released to leave backstage until AFTER their final bow. Please do not ask any of our staff to allow your child to leave once their class has performed. Sit back and enjoy the show.

What to bring & not bring with you

Dancers are allowed to bring backstage:

  • Water Bottle
  • Dry snacks such as pretzels or crackers
  • Cell phone

Please do not bring messy snacks like chocolate or any colored drinks.

Costume, Hair & Make-Up


DAS provides costumes and headpieces for the Nutcracker. These costumes are kept backstage and are not allowed out of the theatre.

Each dancer is responsible for purchasing the following items:

Female Dancers

  • Light pink tights
  • Light pink leather ballet slippers
  • Nude camisole leotard

Male Dancers

  • Male dancers will be given a list of what they will need based on their part.

Other things to keep in mind

  • Please ensure tights have no runs or holes and ballet slippers are clean.
  • Underwear should be nude and not have any prints.

Certain parts may require additional items or different shoes. (For example, party girls need a curly ponytail extension. We will contact individual dancers with what specifically they need.)


Dancers should not wear any jewelry except simple stud earrings.


Female Dancers

  • Bun: A bun means the hair is tight to the head with no bangs or loose, wispy hairs falling around the neck or face.  The bun must be secure, flat, and larger than the size of your palm.  Do not use a donut or buns made out of braids. Buns should be at the back of the head (not on top) to make room for headpieces.
  • Party Girls & Party Parents must purchase and wear a drawstring curly ponytail hairpiece that will attach easily over bun.

Male Dancers

  • Hair should be off the face and styled neat and tidy. Hair spray and/or gel should be used as needed.


Parents know their kids better than anyone else does, so they may be better equipped to gauge what their little ones can handle when for the patience and cautiousness that comes with a full face of makeup.

Typically less is more when it comes to stage makeup for kids but it is important to apply some makeup to make dancers more visible to the audience and the overall look of the performance.

Female Makeup should include

  • Foundation
  • Blush
  • Eye Shadow
  • Eyeliner
  • Mascara
  • Lipstick (Please do not send dancers under 10 years old with lipstick)

Fingernails: Only natural color nails. No long acrylic nails or French manicures.

Photography & Video Recording

Photography & any video recording of the Dance Academy of Stuart's performances is strictly prohibited. DVDs of the performance can be pre-purchased through Lightning Video at https://www.lightningvideos.com/to-order-dvds/dance-academy-of-stuart/. Lightning Video will also have a table out in the theatre lobby for your convenience.

December Tuition

The Dance Academy season goes from August to June. We will continue to have classes in December. Each ballet class will be working strictly on technique during this time. If you are on autopay, we will run your December tuition on Friday, December 1st. If you are not on auto-pay, please pay your December tuition no later than Friday, December 1st. If you are not planning on returning or are taking a break during December, tuition will still need to be paid by the 1st. You can attend make-up classes at any of our locations between now and June 2023.


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