MSA is closed Friday, March 13-Friday, April 10 for all dance & theater classes, private lessons, adult dance, and evening rehearsals. Adult Fitness classes will be canceled Friday, March 13-Friday, March 27 at which point we will reevaluate. We continue to monitor the situation closely and will provide updates as they come. All performances are postponed.

The Nutcracker

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Nutcracker: A Gift of Imagination


Revel in the wonder of Metropolitan School of the Arts favorite holiday tradition as we join Clara and her Nutcracker in a magical journey from her Victorian home through the Land of Snow and into the Land of Sweets. Dazzling dancing, a larger-than-life Christmas tree, more than 100 dancers, and Tchaikovsky’s glorious score make The Nutcracker a true gift of imagination.

Nutcracker in a Nutshell

Metropolitan Youth Ballet is pleased to present an abridged version of The Nutcracker Ballet for our community’s youngest theater goers! This 30 minute version brings to life Clara’s sweet dream – complete with a bombastic Battle Scene, sparkling daring duo, and the delightful divertissements from the Land of the Sweets.  Enjoy your favorite holiday classic by buying a plum seat today!

Special Programs for Girl Scouts

Our Nutcracker performances will take place on December 7th and 8th at the Ernst Cultural Arts Center on the Annandale of Northern Virginia Community College. We are offering $16.50 tickets to groups of 10 or more to all of our shows. All Girl Scouts will receive a Nutcracker Patch.

At our 12 p.m. shows, we will offer a fun filled workshop for all our Girl Scouts in attendance and meet some of the dancers.

Girl Scout group ticket sales are closed for the 2019 season.



Thank you for your interest in MSA!