Performances Program
Adagio Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

School Concerts

Adagio Ballet produces three theatrical performances each year at a local theater, in addition to performances in Adagio Ballet’s Black Box theater space.
The Nutcracker Intensive Program and Adagio Dance Company students are eligible to audition
youth program winter showings December Black Box showings for Youth Program
Spring Concerts performed by students ages 3 through high school

The Nutcracker

The classic holiday family-friendly story ballet
  • 2-3 performances/ 90 min duration per show
  • Held at Kenmore Middle School in December
  • Eligible participants By Audition: Intensive Program students in Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Adagio Dance Company members
  • Performances are videotaped by professional videographer
  • Registration fee required for participation
  • Ticketed performance
  • Clara’s Tea Event before matinee performance

Youth Program Winter Showings

Holiday-themed music and costumes, in an intimate and festive performance setting
  • 30 minute showings presenting 5-6 classes at a time
  • Held at Adagio's Black Box Space in December
  • Eligible participants: Youth Program Beginner through Teen Levels in Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Tap
  • Free event- No participation fee, tickets, or costume purchase required
  • Registration required for choreography and costume planning

Spring Concerts

Culminating end-year celebratory performances
Intensive Concert
  • Themed storyline performance
  • 1 performance
  • 90 min. duration
  • Held at Kenmore Middle School in May
  • Eligible participants: Intensive Program All levels and Adagio Dance Company Senior Ballet, Jazz/Modern and Tap Divisions
  • Registration and costume fees required and mandatory dress rehearsal at theater
  • DVD of performance and photo packages available
  • Ticketed performance
Youth Concert & Early Years Concert
  • Recital format performance
  • Each class performs 1 time
  • 60-90 min. duration
  • Held at Kenmore Middle School in June
  • Youth Concert Eligible Participants: Youth Program classes in Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Musical Theater and Tap
  • Early Years Concert Eligible Participants: Little Fairies, Dancing Princesses, Tiny Ballerinas, Tiny Tappers, & Beginning Ballet level 1
  • Registration and costume fee required with mandatory dress rehearsal at theater
  • Photo day in costume with photo packages & DVD of performance available
  • Ticketed performance

Spring Concerts Gallery

Adagio Dance Company

The Adagio Dance Company (ADC), made up of students in the Intensive Program, presents an annual showcase performance and performs in community festivals and events throughout the region. ADC provides students with the opportunity to develop artistic expression and passion through performance. These dedicated company members cultivate skills that will serve them in their educational and professional pursuits while offering the local community exposure to dance and our talented young artists.



Adagio Ballet’s The Nutcracker


ADC Showcase


End of the Year Gala

ADC Gallery

Adagio in the Community

Through Adagio Ballet’s community outreach initiatives and events, we aim to expose children and adults alike to the beauty of dance, instill a love for the arts, and inspire creativity and hope. Adagio Ballet is proud to be in the North Arlington community and we are compelled to give back through free and low-cost performances, National Dance Week free activities, and through support for our local organizations and schools. For the broader Northern Virginia region, our student company, ADC, performs in festivals and the professional company- in-residence, Company Danzante offers student rates for their local performances.

Local & Regional Performances


Clarendon Day, Fall for Fairfax KidFest & JLNV Enchanted Forest


American Girl Community Show & Virginia Dance Festival


Cherry Blossom Parade, Lucy Bowen McCauley “Move me” Festival, Celebrate Fairfax


Glebe Elementary School
Montessori School of Northern Virginia

In the Community Gallery