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Tickets for our 2020 Nutcracker Ballet online video performance are available NOW!

1. Visit our ticket link below

2. Choose the ticket for your cast (A or B)

3. Choose your number of tickets and complete the checkout process 

4. You will receive an email receipt, and links to watch the show when it goes live on December 4th

How many tickets do we need? 

You should purchase one ticket per household location where the show will be watched. Each "ticket" will allow a single IP address (household Wifi network) access to view the performance. If you are watching in multiple locations, you will need to purchase additional tickets. You can watch as many times as you like through December 18. 


  • $30 SUPER early bird special: Nov 21 - Nov 28
  • $35 Early Bird Price: Nov 29 - Dec 4
  • $40 Regular Price: Dec 5 - Dec 12


Gifting Tickets
Add an additional ticket to your purchase for each person you want to gift. When you receive your show links by email, you can send the recipient’s link to them directly. 

Nutcracker Fundraiser Watch Party Bags



Introducing Nutcracker Watch Party Fundraiser Bags!

These party bags will be filled with gifts and trinkets from your favorite Nutcracker scenes. Quantities are limited and must be preordered by November 28. Bags are $20 each. Shipping is available for an extra $5. All money raised will go towards production costs for this year's show. 

Gifts include:
-an autographed Nutcracker
-an exclusive Studio K mug  
-hot cocoa  
-popcorn  
-an ornament  
-snow confetti from the snow scene
-a ribbon wand from Reed Flutes
-a fan from Chinese 
-a ginger Bread cookie from Mother Ginger 
-and more! 


COVID Safety Protocols

Greetings dancers! As we await the statewide decision regarding Phase 3, we have been working hard to create a safe and fun atmosphere within our studio in preparation for classes to resume. We understand it’s a lot to read and take in, but are asking for your patience and compliance as we work our hardest to achieve our goals of opening as soon as we are able. *These guidelines are subject to change as we learn more and transition into our reopening phase. 

 

A waiver will be signed by parents before students may attend class. We will follow all NC guidelines for everyone’s health and safety.


Drop Off Protocol:

-All students will be preregistered with payment prior to class.

- You are welcome to leave and return or stay outside but we ask that you do not congregate in the lobby. 

-The bathrooms will not be used for changing. Students must arrive dressed for class.

-Bring your own water bottle labeled with your child’s name. Our water fountains will be unavailable.  

 

Pick Up Protocol:

-Parents will pick up students at the same door used for drop-off .

-Teachers will dismiss students from the main entrance door and will only be released to an adult or family member that we recognize. We must know in writing prior to class if you have a babysitter or relative picking up. 

 

Distance Protocol:

-We have designed our dance space so that each child will have their own space.

-Class size is limited

-Teachers will remain hands free unless your child needs help or comfort. We are here to provide love, care and attention as we always do. If we have to assist your child, we will let you know that we have done so. 

-Students who are belonging to a HIGH RISK group should not participate in dance education during this transition period. The health of your child is most important.

 

Hygiene/Mask Protocol:

-If you are anyone in your home has been exposed to COVD-19 or has the virus, we must be notified. (See Waiver)

-Temperatures will be taken prior to class. Students with a persistent cough should not attend. We recognize coughs can be allergy or cold related. At this time, we recommend

students to stay home with a persistent cough.

-Hands will be disinfected before and after class.

-Hands must be washed after restroom use.

-The barres will be cleaned after each lesson.

-All classroom doors will remain open

- Students will not share equipment, scarves, or activities

- We will increase cleaning in all restroom areas as well as provide hand sanitizer in entrances.

-Instructors will wear masks in compliance with North Carolina and Watauga County’s preventative measures.  Students under 11 are not required at the time to wear a mask but may if you choose to. 

 

Studio K Dance Company
Committed to Excellence in Dance for 37 Years
Voted "Best of the Best" in the High Country

Studio K offers professional quality dance training and performing opportunities, to students of all ages and levels of experience. We offer Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap, Modern, Jazz and more for ages 2.5 though adults. It is our goal at Studio K to provide the best possible training and to develop each student's talents to his or her potential. Dance provides children with an outlet for self-expression and confidence. The physical benefits are long lasting and continue to grow throughout life.

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

Children's Program: Click to contact us or call 828-265-6621
Our Children's Program at Studio K follows a developmentally and cognitively sound curriculum beginning at age 2 1/2 (as of August 17th). The curriculum was created to encourage age appropriate choreography, creativity, musicality, and physicality. Children gain confidence, poise, and a solid frame work on which to build classical ballet technique which is the base for developing all other dance styles. Our faculty strives to challenge each student, in a positive and fun environment. Classes are offered as combination ballet, tap and creative movement classes for ages 2-1st grade. Dancers are placed in classes with their own age and level. Prices begin at $53 per month.
Dancers 2nd grade and older can choose to add jazz, hip hop, lyrical and modern outside of their primary ballet/tap combination class. All of our students will perform in our annual Nutcracker Ballet, spring recital and spring ballet.

YOUNG DANCER'S PROGRAM

Young Dancer's Program:  Click to contact us or call 828-265-6621
These young Dancer's follows a curriculum based on sound teaching practice, respect for the ballet tradition, and vocabulary. Each level is developed as a building block to advance a students' training in a safe and nurturing way gain confidence, poise, and a solid frame work on which to build classical ballet technique which is the building blocks for developing all other dance styles. Students have the option of registering for jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical and modern outside of their primary ballet class. Dancers are advanced into pointe shoes in the appropriate time with an highly trained instructor. Dancers are placed in classes with their own age and level. All of our students will perform in our annual Nutcracker Ballet, spring recital and spring ballet.  Prices begin at $58 per month.

JR. HIGH PROGRAM


Jr. High Program: Click to contact us or call 828-265-6621
These young Dancer’s follows a curriculum based on sound teaching practice, respect for the ballet tradition, and vocabulary. Each level is developed as a building block to advance a students’ training in a safe and nurturing way gain confidence, poise, and a solid frame work on which to build classical ballet technique which is the building blocks for developing all other dance styles. Students have the option of registering for jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical and modern outside of their primary ballet class. Dancers are advanced into pointe shoes in the appropriate time with an highly trained instructor. All of our students will perform in our annual Nutcracker Ballet, spring recital and spring ballet.  Prices begin at $59 per month.

HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE AND ADULT 

High School, College and Adult:  Click to contact us or call 828-265-6621
Dancer’s follows a curriculum based on sound teaching practice, respect for the ballet tradition, and vocabulary. Each level is developed as a building block to advance a students’ training in a safe and nurturing way gaining a solid base to build classical ballet technique which is the base for developing all other styles of dance. Dancers have the option of registering for jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical and modern outside of their primary ballet class. After sufficient studies, dancers are advanced into pointe shoes in the appropriate time with an highly trained instructor. All of our students will perform in our annual Nutcracker Ballet, spring recital and spring ballet.  Prices begin at $59 per month.

Dancewear:
All dancers must attend classes in the proper dancewear. All the dancewear and dance shoes you will need this year will be available to try on and order at the dance studio Friday August 16th & 17th . You are not required to get your dancewear from us. Your dancer will need pink ballet slippers and black tap shoes. Leotards can be any color, with or without a skirt, light pink or white tights and a dance bag.

Costumes:
Your costume fee will run in the $49 range and will be used for the recital and both ballets. Half or the costume fee will be due in mid-October with the balance due mid-November. Older dancers who take more than one class per week will have other costume fees.

The Performances:
We will continue our tradition of the “THE NUTCRACKER” December 7th and 8th. Our spring ballets, THE FROZEN QUEEN and SNOW WHITE, is set for May 2nd & 3rd. Tickets for our ballet performances will be $15.00 for adults and $8.00 for children. The RECITAL is set for May 2nd in the morning. There is no charge for the recital. All performances will be held in The Schaffer Auditorium.

Classes:
Classes are available for dancers ages 2.5 (as of August 17th) and up. Young dancers need to be told that parents will not be inside the studio during classes except on “WATCH-DAYS” All other classes are exclusively for students and teachers. This permits a better learning environment with fewer distractions. Once class time begins, you are welcome to leave or stay in the lobby until class is over. Your dancer will not be allowed into the lobby until you arrive.

It is absolutely necessary that an adult accompany their young dancer in the studio lobby and picked up on time by an adult after their class. Teaches cannot be responsible for unattended children. Small children will not be allowed to go to the lobby after class and will stay inside the dance studio until an adult comes to pick them up. Please notify your teacher in writing before class begins if your dancer will leave with someone other than you. We will not allow young dancers to leave the dance studio until you come inside to pick them up. We ask that a note be given to the dance teacher if someone other than a parent is picking up after class. (If the child has a nickname for this person such as “Nana”, let us know)

MEET THE TEAM

Cay Harkins

Catharine Harkins Milner 

Lindsey Harkins Ray

Shellie Karaus


Lauren Greene

Haley Wilson


CONTACT US ABOUT DANCE CLASSES

PHOTO GALLERY OF RECENT PERFORMANCES

WIZARD OF OZ

SPRING RECITAL

THE NUTCRACKER


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST



SNOW WHITE BALLET


THE FROZEN QUEEN BALLET

CINDERELLA BALLET


SLEEPING BEAUTY 


RAPUNZEL BALLET


THE LITTLE MERMAID



SWAN LAKE


ALICE IN WONDERLAND



CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS


TESTIMONIALS

"I just wanted to thank you for all the life lessons and skills that you are teaching all these girls that will benefit them in the future!"

-Parent's note

"Thank you so much for everything you have done for me! Thank you for all the encouragement and support. God has truly blessed me!

Student's note

"Thank you for loving and encouraging her.  You are her home away from home and we are so thankful th be part of the Studio K family

Parent's note

"I am so blessed to dance at Studio K!  I would not be where I am today without dance.  Thank you for evereything"

Student's note

"I'm so thankful for Studio K!!!! Let's go Studio K! Waahoo! Thank you!!!! I love you!!!

7 year old student

"Thank you for all you and the teachers do for these young ladies.  We look forward to another wonderful dance season!

Parent's note

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The Nutcracker Ballet

If the music sounds sweeter than sugarplums, the dancers seem lighter than air, and the snowflakes sparkle more brightly than ever before, you are not dreaming, but you have escaped into the magical holiday classic ballet The Nutcracker, by Tchaikovsky. The holiday season would not be complete without this festive tradition performed by Studio K Youth Ballet Company.

The Nutcracker is a magical story of a young girl, Clara, whose toy nutcracker transforms into a brave prince and takes her on a journey into the Land of Snow and Sweets on Christmas Eve.

A cast of over 350 local dancers bring Clara’s dazzling holiday fairy tale to life. Throughout the show, the stage sparkles with playful mice, a court of soldiers, guardian angels, graceful snowflakes, waltzing flowers, precious bonbons, party guests, ginger kids, and sugar plums. It is every little (and big) girl’s dream to dance in The Nutcracker. The show is a wonderful way for families to start off the Christmas season. From the hundreds of glamorous costumes and colorful backdrops to the amazing growing Christmas tree and enchanting snowfall, this show takes the audience on an extraordinary journey to far away lands.

Director Cay Harkins thinks of the production fondly, as a labor of love, saying, “I am so very blessed to be surrounded by such passionate dancers. The entire company looks forward to returning to rehearsals in September and works tirelessly right up to opening night. It’s always very sad to watch the curtain close on the last performance. The Nutcracker is a wonderful tradition for Studio K, and as with most traditions, you need friends and family to share in the joy with. Our company is most definitely a family.”

Many of the ballerinas at Studio K cannot remember a Christmas without performing in The Nutcracker. Each year as the young ballerinas mature, they progress to the next level of corps de ballet beginning as little Bonbons and striving for the role of Sugar Plum Fairy. This year, we are excited to have several “third generation” dancers as well as mother/daughter pairs in the performance. We still have some of the original ballerinas who were in our first Nutcracker in 1985.

Studio K Ballet Company would like to formally invite you and your family to join Clara and her beloved nutcracker prince on their magical journey to the Land of Sweets. There will be three opportunities to experience this wonderful holiday spectacle, Friday, December 13th at 8:00, Saturday, December 14th at 7:00pm and Sunday, December 15th at 3:00pm. Tickets can be purchased at The Scheafer Center for the Performing Arts Auditorium on the ASU campus or by calling the box office at (828)-262-4046. Come continue your family’s tradition – or start a new one this year with Studio K Youth Ballet’s performance of…THE NUTCRACKER! UPDATED By Anna: November 21st