National Ballet Institute for the Arts
National Ballet Company
70 Years of bringing the joy of ballet to the people

Information for Educators

2015 Nutcracker Season

Dear Fellow Arts Educator,

As part of the Greater Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia community, I am always looking for ways to engage our children’s love of art and music whenever possible.  

One way is to provide more music, dance and theatrical experiences! We hope you will consider joining us for this special opportunity. 

 The National Ballet’s performance of “The Nutcracker” will be held on December11,14,15,16. It will begin precisely at 10:30 a.m.  Everyone needs to be seated by 10:15 a.m. Schools will be ushered

into the auditorium no earlier than 10:00 a. m. Dismissal from the theater will be school by school,

first the walkers, then the bus riders, then the van riders.  We will do our best to clear the hall within

20 minutes; however safety is our first priority.  

(Performance runs 2 hours with one 15 minute intermission)

We have done the following:

Prepared lesson plans for use in the classroom. Including: -Summary of the ballet -History of the composer and choreographer

-A lesson in theatre etiquette

- And a final survey for both students and teachers.(Available at  Arts in Education .)



You should:

                   Decide if you are able to join us

                   Receive approval from the regional office for this field trip

                   Arrange for approved chaperones, no others will be admitted.

                   Arrange for transportation to arrive between 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 

                    Take lunch schedules into consideration, there can be no food or beverages, or gum at the Hallam Theater                  for this event

                   Use the reverse page to reserve your space; fax with deposit to 301686-7040 

                   Your headcount & final payment must reach us no later than November 20, 2012

                   Remember first-come, first-served




Your students and parents need to:

                   Complete, sign and return the permission form to you

                   Dress appropriately, leave backpacks at school

                   Leave electronics home, keep cell phones off

                   Have a great time!





                   Admission is $8 for all adults and students (a 75% discount)

                   The final cost of this field trip to your students is entirely up to you

                   Final payment must be received no later than November 20, 2012


Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email: or call 301-218-9822.  We look forward to working together in promoting the arts!



Pamela Moore, Director

National Ballet Company



301-218-9822 Office

240 508-7350 Mobile

301 749-1860 Fax