Ballet Northwest’s Nutcracker

Tickets for Ballet Northwest’s Nutcracker go on sale Friday, October 8 at www.washingtoncenter.org. Performances are December 10-12 and 17-19.  Olympia’s holiday favorite for over 35 years returns to the Washington Center, featuring stunning sets, beautiful costumes, local dancers, and guest artist Lucas Horns, former dancer with Ballet West of Salt Lake City.  Join Clara and the Nutcracker Prince…

Class Registration for 2021-22 now open!

Registration is now open for the 2021-22 school year! Classes begin Wednesday, September 15 and run to June.  Classes are offered in pre-ballet/creative dance, parent/child, ballet, pointe, contemporary, hip-hop, tap, jazz, yoga, and Downs’ at Dance. Check out our new Improv/Composition class as well as Dance Conditioning and Barre Time!  View the schedule here. Register…

Summer Intensive

Save the date for the 2021 Olympia Summer Dance Intensive, August 9-27 (one, two or three week options.)  Guest faculty include former dancers with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Houston Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and more! For detailed summer intensive information (for intermediate and advanced ballet dancers)…

Congrats to JODC students!

Congrats to JODC students Giovanny Garibay and Natalie Allenton, who recently performed the lead roles in Ballet Northwest’s Don Quixote. For this school year, Gio will be attending the prestigious San Francisco Ballet School on full scholarship, and Natalie will be attending the renowned Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet on scholarship.