See us on the Big Stage!

Every year, we put on multiple performances, which means you have multiple opportunities to light up the big stage! Whether you’d like to dance beneath the stage lights, or experience it in the audience, our shows are events to look forward to. We typically have a Nutcracker show in December, and a end-of-the-year production in June (known to many as the June Pro). Every other year, we will be having the “Spooky Nutcracker,” a Halloween show in October!

  • Nutcracker: Experience the Magic

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

    December 21st, 2024 (1:00 & 4:30 PM)
    December 22nd, 2024 (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 2025: Theme TBA

    June Production 2025! Theme announced in February 2025

    June 5th – 7th, 2025 (Exact times TBA)

    Every year, all of our leveled child/teen classes work together to tell a collective story—with a new theme every year! Ballet, Hip-Hop, Tap, Lyrical, and Jazz dance styles all come together to celebrate dance and the end of the school year. Last year we did Cinderella, which was so much fun. We hope that this year will be even more magical! The theme will be announced in February.

    If you want to dance with us on the big stage, sign-up for classes before March 1st!

  • Nightmare Before Nutcracker (Returning 2025)

    Nightmare Before Nutcracker Returning October 2025

    October 2025

    We first had the Spooky Nutcracker in 2023, and had an amazing time! We are skipping this year, and plan to have this show again in October of 2025, back and better than ever! The Nightmare before Nutcracker answers the question: 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!