Frequently Asked Questions
If you have never attended The Nutcracker Tea, this information may be helpful.
What does the Nutcracker Tea benefit?
THE NOLA DANCE PROJECT is a pre-professional youth dance company that provides an opportunity and a safe space for its performers and choreographers to develop their personal creative process. Our mission is to INSPIRE CREATIVITY by providing dancers, instructors, choreographers, etc. with a place to work together and create works of art. We BEGIN CONVERSATIONS with our audiences by performing around the community and allowing the performer and spectator to meet and talk. We are committed to EDUCATING AND ENHANCING the local dance community by hosting world renowned teachers, choreographers, and dancers to conduct master classes, lectures, and demonstrations which our open to the community. The Nutcracker Tea is in its fifth year and is a NOLA Dance Project major fundraiser. Proceeds support performances, master classes and other activities and events held in our community. Your attendance at the Nutcracker Tea helps grow the arts in Greater New Orleans Area.
What should we expect at the Nutcracker Tea?
Our Nutcracker Tea is a 2 hour holiday event that offers families with children of all ages a chance to interact with the character from the ballet and enjoy a performance of Act II. They will also enjoy crafts, a visit from Santa and some other fun activities that we want to keep a surprise.
Are there any COVID-19 requirements?
Yes. Our requirements will be based on the current goverment mandates as well as any requirements from our venue. We plan to email our guest as the event gets closer to the event with the current COVID-19 requirement.
I’d like to buy tickets. When do they go on sale?
Tickets are currently on Pre-Sale and will go on sale to the general public on November 15th. We recommend that you purchase as soon as possible. Seating is limitied. The Nutcracker Tea have generally sold out in the past. Click here to be redirected to our ticketing website.
Would my son and husband enjoy the event?
Absolutely, it’s a family-friendly event enjoyed by all.
How many seats are at a table?
We are currently offering Tables of 6, Tables of 8 and Tables of 10.
If I buy a table can I upgrade my ticket to include Boozie Bells for the adults?
Yes. You can purchase it in advance as an add-on for $12 + taxes and fees. Boozie Bell can also at the Nutcracker Shoppe the day of your event for 15+ taxes and fees.
I’d like to be sure to sit with my friends. How do I make that happen?
We suggest you order all the seats at one time and coordinate with your friends and family. If you have an order larger than 10 we will try our best that your remaining order is seated at the table next to you so that you all can enjoy the tea together
How should we dress?
It is a party, so come dressed for the holidays. You will see a little bit of everything from dressy pants outfits to little girls decked out in velvet and taffeta. Here are some examples
May I bring my camera?
Of course, there is plenty of opportunity to get pictures with the dancers – as they stroll among the guests during the tea party – and we have multiple “photo op” areas with dancers too
Will there be a performance at the tea?
Yes. NOLA Dance Project will perfrom excerpts from ACT II of The Nutcracker during the 2-hour tea experience.
Who dances in the show?
Dancers are students at The Studio School of Dance and range in age from 6-38. Principal dancers are members of NOLA Dance Project, the official company of The Studio School of Dance. The dancers audition for their roles and practice for months prior to the performances. Many of the dancers train five or six days a week and perform at events throughout the year. Learn more about The Studio School of Dance and its program click here.