Nutcracker Ballet heralds the holidays

Are you nuts for the Nutcracker Ballet? If so, you know it’s almost time for Clara, the Nutcracker Prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy to take the stage. If you’ve never seen the Nutcracker, consider kicking off a new holiday tradition this year.

Here are all of 2012 Nutcracker performances we can find in South Carolina, organized by Upstate, Midlands, Pee Dee and the Lowcountry. Let us know if we missed one!


Foothills Dance Conservatory
Dec. 8-9, Brooks Center for the Performing Arts

Carolina Ballet Theatre
Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, The Peace Center

International Ballet
Dec. 7-9, The Peace Center

Greenville Ballet
Dec. 15, Furman University, McAlister Auditorium

Columbia City Ballet with local dancers
Presented by the Lancaster County Council of the Arts
Nov. 19, Lancaster High School Auditorium

Ballet Spartanburg
Dec. 7-9, Converse College, Twichell Auditorium

Rock Hill
York County Ballet
Dec. 13 – 16, Winthrop University, Johnson Hall Theater


Aiken Civic Ballet
Dec. 7-9, USC Aiken, Etherredge Center

Columbia City Ballet with local dancers
Nov. 30, Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County

Carolina Ballet
Nov. 21, 23, 25, Township Auditorium

Columbia Classical Ballet
Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, The Koger Center

Columbia City Ballet
Dec. 8-16, The Koger Center

Columbia City Ballet with local dancers
Dec. 11, Weldon Auditorium

Orangeburg Civic Ballet
Dec. 8-9, Martin Luther King, Jr Auditorium at South Carolina State University

Columbia City Ballet with local dancers
Dec. 1, Patriot Hall
(tickets: Miss Libby’s School of Dance)


S.C. Dance Theatre
Dec. 7-9, Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center

Myrtle Beach
Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre
Dec. 7-9, The Beach Church Auditorium


Columbia City Ballet with local dancers
Dec. 18, USC Beaufort Center for the Arts

Charleston Ballet Theatre
Dec. 15-16, North Charleston Performing Arts Center

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
Dec. 23, North Charleston Performing Arts Center

Hilton Head
Hilton Head Dance Theatre
Nov. 9-17, Hilton Head High School Visual & Performing Arts Center

Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant Performing Arts Company
Dec. 8-9, Charleston Southern University, Lightsey Chapel Auditorium

Photos: Columbia City Ballet. Nutcracker Prince by James Quantz; Snow Scene by Burnie Flake.