Share this Christmas tradition with your school group!

As part of our community outreach and theatre arts education, San Jose Dance Theatre in 2023 perform a special school shows at the Center for Performing Arts in downtown San Jose.

Once Upon a Nutcracker, excerpts of the production on Friday, December 8 at 10:30 am – 11:30 am.

We provide this opportunity to spread the love of ballet and perform this professionally produced production for Bay Area schools.  This special school show exposes the arts to students who may not ordinarily have the opportunity, and SJDT is happy to offer the performance to any schools in the Bay Area at a discounted rate.

Tickets for these production are only $15 per person ($2.50 processing fee per ticket) or adjusted pricing for Title 1 schools. For reservations, please fill our the below form or email Mario at [email protected] with any questions.  We hope that you’ll be able to join us!

Frequently Asked Questions

You will receive an email from our coordinator confirming your total number of attendees. Shortly after, you will receive an invoice for the total number of attendees you have confirmed. Once the invoice is paid, you will receive your entry door assignment. There are three entrances to the CPA, and on the morning of the performance, you will line up at your assigned door entry.

Once your invoice is paid, all sales are final and you are not able to decrease your total number.  However, you are welcome to add to your total number of attendees any time before the November 30th 2021.

We accept online credit card payments. We also accept checks mailed to: 1756 Junction Ave. Suite E, San Jose, CA 95112 by November 15, 2021. 

Groups will be seated as they arrive at the theatre, so please plan to arrive early to the performance. If you have requests for special needs students that would like to be near an exit or aisle, please note that when submitting your form.
Unfortunately not, but if you would like to see the production with the live orchestra, then please purchase tickets to one of our performances!
Absolutely! In the past, school groups have brought their lunches and left them in the lobby during the performance. Weather-permitting, they’ve enjoyed their lunches outside the CPA after the performance.
Yes! We invite you and your students to browse our Nutcracker boutique and purchase a souvenir to remember this special performance! Please remind your students to bring a form of payment with them if they would like to shop the boutique.
No. Some school groups are 100+ students, and since that is a lot of tickets for children and teachers/chaperones to keep track of, we ask that you check in with the usher assigned to your door entry when you arrive at the CPA. They will count your group and confirm that you have the correct amount you were invoiced for.
No, we are not able to do refunds for the school show. We use your total number of attendees as a reservation for holding seats for your school or group, thus preventing other schools from attending or sitting in those seats.