We’re so excited to announce that we will have three performances instead of two this year! We will have our regular Nutcracker in December, and end-of-the-year June Production in the spring/summer (theme TBA). And on top of all that, we will also have a brand new show in October: the Nightmare Before Nutcracker!

Three Performances, Triple the Fun!

We will be having the following shows this year:

  1. Nightmare Before Nutcracker (October 27th & 28th) *New Show!*
  2. Nutcracker: Experience the Magic (December 16th & 17th)
  3. June Production – Theme TBA (June 7th-9th)

While we do the Nutcracker and the June Production every year here at the International Academy of Dance, this will be our first year of the Nightmare Before Nutcracker! We will still be doing all three performances this year, so don’t miss out on any of them!

  • Nightmare Before Nutcracker

    Nightmare Before Nutcracker Performances

    October 27th (7:00 PM)
    October 28th (1:00 & 4:30 PM)

    This show has been an idea floating around the IAD studio for quite some time now, and we’re so excited it’s finally happening! Come and join us for a brand new experience. What if the Rats Win? Come and find out in this family friendly event. There will be lots of fun and spooky things to do, so be sure to come in costume and dress to impress!

    Buy Tickets Here

  • Nutcracker: Experience the Magic

    Nutcracker Experience the Magic - International Academy of Dance - Santa Cruz City Ballet - Performances

    December 16th (1:00 & 4:30 PM)
    December 17th (1:00 & 4:30 PM)

    A timeless classic, the Santa Cruz City Ballet (at the International Academy of Dance) is our annual winter performance. Get swept away by the beauty of Clara and friends, as we travel to the magical Land of Sweets! Our performance will have dancers from ages 4 to 104 (not really), so don’t miss this intergenerational production.

    More Information Here

  • June Production

    June Production Performances - IAD

    We have something real special cooking for our June Production this year! Every year, the theme is a secret and is announced sometime after our winter Nutcracker Performance. This year is no exception—we plan on keeping the theme a secret until closer to the performance date. That said, it will be well worth your wait! If you want to perform in the June Production, sign up for our classes! All child/teen dance classes will have the opportunity to perform.

    Sign Up Here

Always something special at IAD

We love putting on quality productions for all ages. Come and treat yourself to one of our shows. Or better yet—come dance in one! We pride ourselves on our performances, and would love to share the joy of dance with you, both on and off the stage.