General Information for Students and Parents   

  • Dance for Joy students in BippityBop 2 through Advanced may audition.
  • Auditions are held in October (strictly drop-off/no parents may stay).
  • All who audition will be cast if possible.
  • Casting depends largely on size and ballet level.
  • Parents are required to volunteer in some capacity.
  • There is an audition and participation fee which is non-refundable.
  • Dancers must commit to all rehearsals.
  • The number of rehearsals depends upon the role with younger roles requiring fewer rehearsals.
  • Rehearsals are mainly Saturday afternoons, with some key roles also on Friday.

Nutcracker for Kids!

How we grew


Our Nutcracker, which is danced by our students, is a one hour, condensed and narrated version of the full story of the Nutcracker.  It is designed for the attention span of kids from 2 to 102!


Our first production was in 2008 on the Tom Thumb stage.  We expanded to the Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill in 2010, and were fortunate to be able to move to the beautiful Putnam Valley HS Performing Arts Center in 2012 when the Paramount closed. In 2014 we moved to Yorktown Stage and will be appearing there again December 15 and 16. The performance times will be 2:30 and 5 pm both days. Tickets are $22 each. You can buy online on November 17 or at Yorktown Stage at the Dance for Joy table the day of the performances.

1893 East Main Street (Route 6), Mohegan Lake, NY 10547 * 914-526-4486 * Roberta Humphrey, M.Ed., Director *

Serving Yorktown, Cortlandt Manor, Peekskill, Putnam Valley, Mahopac, Carmel and northern Westchester County

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* Sharing the magic and joy of ballet and all dance for 20 years!*   

Photos and Video courtesy of Montas Studios 

Call us (914-526-4486) for passwords to view pictures or information on how to order a video.