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December 2 to December 11, 2022
Axelrod PAC presents "The Nutcracker Rocks" in December

(DEAL PARK, NJ) -- Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater (AXCBT), Monmouth County’s only professional ballet company, returns home to the Axelrod Performing Arts Center with ten performances of The Nutcracker Rocks in December. The ballet is conceived, choreographed, and directed by AXCBT Artistic Director Gabriel Chajnik, introducing a new holiday tradition for the whole family. The Nutcracker ROCKS reinvents this holiday favorite with a high-octane, rock-and-roll Jersey Shore twist. 

December 2 to December 3, 2022
MCCC's Academic Theatre and Dance Company Presents 'Us vs. Them'

(WEST WINDSOR, NJ) -- Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC's) Academic Theatre and Dance Company presents “Us vs. Them, an Interactive Dance Theatre Collage” Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3 at 7:30pm at the Studio Theatre, CM 122 next to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre in West Windsor. Tickets are $22 for adults and $20 for students, seniors and children.

Sunday, December 4, 2022
Free Intro to Greek Dance Workshop with the Hellenic Dancers of NJ

(HOLMDEL, NJ) -- Kick off the holiday season with the Hellenic Dancers of NJ at a FREE “Intro to Greek Dance Workshop” on Sunday, December 4, 2022, from 4:00pm – 5:00pm at Kimisis Tis Theotokou Church, 20 Hillcrest Road, Holmdel, NJ. No experience is necessary, and all dance levels are welcome to this family-friendly event! Registration via email is encouraged.

December 7 to December 8, 2022
DanceWorks at RVCC to Feature Student and Faculty Performances

(BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- Raritan Valley Community College’s (RVCC) Arts & Design department will present DanceWorks, an evening of student and faculty dance, Wednesday and Thursday, December 7 and 8, at 7:00pm. The event will be held in the Edward Nash Theatre at the College’s Branchburg campus.

Friday, December 9, 2022
Nutcracker Holiday Ballet to be Presented at RVCC Theatre

(BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- Experience the joys of the holiday season at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) with a performance of the Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet on Friday, December 9 with performances at 4:00pm and 8:00pm.

December 9 to December 23, 2022
"Jersey City Nutcracker" Returns to the Nimbus Arts Center in December

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Nimbus Dance’s Jersey City Nutcracker returns with 13 performances of this acclaimed production, ingeniously weaving together holiday cheer with a thrilling, jazzy interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s classic. Presented at the new Nimbus Arts Center, and performed by the remarkable professional dance artists of Nimbus Dance, this local tradition delights audiences young and old with a quirky and lovable story of two Jersey City kids and their city adventure, filled with magic, battles, dance, and friendship.  The show runs from December 9-23, 2022.

December 10 to December 11, 2022
The Adelphi Orchestra Partners with Ballet Arts for "The Nutcracker"

(ORADELL, NJ) -- This year, Ballet Arts' annual performance of "The Nutcracker" comes with an early holiday gift – live orchestral music. Ballet Arts, a premiere dance school serving the New York and New Jersey area, is partnering with Adelphi Orchestra for its first-ever ballet with concert musicians. The ballet will be held at River Dell Senior High School (RDHS) on Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th.

Monday, December 12, 2022
The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine presents "The Nutcracker" at NJPAC

(NEWARK, NJ) -- The internationally acclaimed State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine returns to New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) with a sparkling production of the world’s favorite masterpiece of classical ballet, The Nutcracker, choreographed by Andrey Litvinov and directed by Konstantin Pinchuk. The performance takes place on Sunday, December 12th at 3:00pm.

Saturday, December 17, 2022
The Hip Hop Nutcracker Celebrates 10th Season at NJPAC

(NEWARK, NJ) -- The Hip Hop Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky’s 130-year-old ballet reimagined as a holiday dance spectacle, will take place on Saturday, December 17 for two spectacular performances at 2:00pm and 7:30pm celebrating the show’s 10th season. Adding to the excitement - inspired by the live stage show, the Original Special “The Hip Hop Nutcracker” from Disney Branded Television will stream this holiday season, only on Disney+.

December 18 to January 15, 2023
NJPAC presents two performances by The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine

(NEWARK, NJ) -- The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine is recognized as one of the most prestigious classical ballet institutions in Ukraine.  The company is performing throughout in America and Canada for the 2022-2023 season, including two performances at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) this winter. Here's your chance to get acquainted with 55 ballet dancers who represent the highest level of classical ballet art in the world!   

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