This is Cape Cod Dance Center’s 21st annual performance of the holiday classic "The Nutcracker." The ballet production, directed and choreographed by studio owner Eveline Carle, has been a part of the studio’s holiday tradition for over two decades. With a cast of over 80 members, including professional dancers, alumnae and students enrolled in Ms. Carle’s ballet program, the Christmas fantasy is captivating for the whole family. This year’s performances will be held at the Bourne High School on Waterhouse Road on Saturday, December 10th at 7pm and Sunday, December 11th at 2pm.

The Cape Cod Dance Center’s production is not only exquisitely performed, it is also very entertaining. Ms. Carle unique version of the ballet is filled with humor from the first scene of the ballet in the sprightliness of the Party Scene, to the amusing cooks who bring giant-sized cakes to Clara—the lead character—as she enters the magical "Land of the Sweets."

Tickets for the production can be purchased over the phone with a credit card by calling 508-564-6165, or in person at Eight Cousins Bookstore on Main Street, Falmouth. Tickets will also be available at the door the day of the shows. Tickets are $18 for seniors (65 and older) and kids (18 and under) and $23 for adults. Children 3 and under can attend for free. Group ticket sales are available; please call the school directly for more details.

This year, students from the ballet program, joined by guest artists, will present the ballet “Coppélia”, a comic ballet set to the music of Léo Delibes.

The highly entertaining ballet tells the story of Dr. Coppelius, a toymaker and magician who attempts to bring life to his beautiful doll, Coppélia. The performances will be held at the Bourne High School auditorium on Saturday June 18th 2016 at 2 and 7pm.

In addition, students in all other forms of dance will present a special performance inspired by the iconic movie "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off". The special medley of dances will also be presented at the Bourne High School auditorium on Sunday June 19th 2016 at 4pm.

Tickets for the Saturday ballet performances are $12 for students and seniors and $16 for adults. Ticket sale for the Sunday performance are $10 for students and seniors and $12 for adults.

Ticket reservations can be made by calling 508-564-6165. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information contact the studio at 508-564-6165.

The Summer Choreography Project is a collaborative event presented each year at the Cape Cod Dance Center studio.

The project was created to provide a venue for young performing artists to engage in the performing art locally and present their work in a non-competitive environment. The project is directed by studio owner Eveline Carle. This diverse and inspiring performance incorporates a variety of dance styles, such as jazz, tap, modern, contemporary, and neoclassical.

Audience members will be invited to write critical comments and personal perspectives to share with the dancers and choreographers after the performance. A short question and answer session will be held after the hour long presentation for those interested in hearing more about the creative process.

The performances will be held at the Cape Cod Dance Center at 1340 County Rd (at 28A) on Saturday August 27, 2016 at 7:30pm. Limited seating is available, so come early. Suggested Donation $5.