Every year the studio performs the magical story of E.T.A. Hoffman’s The Nutcracker.  Dancers ages 7 and up are invited to perform with us and take part in this feature-length Ballet. Students who wish to participate in the Nutcracker must take ballet during the summer session.  Please know that your attendance during the summer classes will be taken into consideration at the time of the audition, especially our upper-level classes. For more information, please review our Nutcracker 2019 Information Packet.

Rehearsals & Performances

Rehearsals will be on Fridays and Saturdays from September 14th - November 16th
As of Saturday, November 16th rehearsals will be held on Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday as needed.  
There are Mandatory Rehearsals at CVDA on 11/23,11/24, 12/1, 12/7 & 12/8. (These are tentative dates and may change)
Additional Rehearsals at CVDA on 12/17, 12/18 & 12/19 as needed - Times to be Announced
Rehearsals at Phoenixville Middle School are 12/11, 12/12, 12/13 & 12/14 
Performances are at Phoenixville Middle School on 12/20 at 7:00 pm and 12/21 at 2:30 pm & 6:30 pm and a snow make up day on 12/22


2019 Performances- Friday, December 20th at 7:00 pm
Saturday December 21st at 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm
Snow date:  Sunday, December 22nd

Our Performance takes place at Phoenixville Middle School:

Phoenixville Middle School
Click here for directions.


Tickets will be sold at the door before each show.  Each CVDA student receives a complimentary ticket to the show.  These complimentary tickets are available for pick up in the office.

Become a Sponsor

Over 2,000 people who attend the performances will business advertisements in the program. Most of our students and their families are from the West Chester, Exton, Downingtown, Lionville, Phoenixville, and Coatesville areas. We encourage our audience to patronize the businesses mentioned in the program booklet. We hope that the exposure you will receive from your advertisement will be helpful to your business.

"A magical performance with beautiful dancing, costumes, and set. A family event we never miss!"

~ CVDA Parent