Nutcracker Student Matinee

Thank you for your interest. This educational performance is completely full and we can no longer accept any reservations.

Who: Students in grades 1-8

What: Student Matinee Performance of The Nutcracker, presented in partnership with Rockford Dance Company

Where: Coronado Performing Arts Center

When: Friday, November 30, 2018 at 10am
Concert is one hour in length. Doors open at 9:15am.

Cost: The Rockford Symphony Orchestra and Rockford Dance Company are honored to be the recipients of a gift from the Brubaker Charitable Trust and the Friends of the Coronado that will underwrite the cost of admission to the 2018 Nutcracker Student Matinee. With this generous gift, students and up to 1 chaperone per 15 students, will experience the Nutcracker Student matinee at no cost.

Regional students will attend an hour-long performance featuring a condensed version of the beloved ballet. Participating teachers may download the educational guide below.

The Rockford Dance Company and the Rockford Symphony Orchestra are providing area students with a one-hour educational production of the classic holiday favorite The Nutcracker. Pre-performance teaching packets for teachers prepare the students for this unique experience.

Live music from the Rockford Symphony Orchestra along with a beautifully choreographed ballet, vibrant sets, and dazzling costumes make this the premier production in Northern Illinois and a wonderful way to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season.

For questions, contact RSO Education and Community Engagement Director Margo Stedman at 815.972.2939 or

Generously sponsored by:

Brubaker Charitable Trust & Friends of the Coronado

2018 Educational Preparation Materials

Click the link below to download a PDF version of the Nutcracker Teacher Resource Guide:

2018 Nutcracker Teacher Resource Guide

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Lyrics Sheet

The track below is the "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" sing-a-long track with vocals:

Want to download the track for use off-line? When the link below is clicked, an MP3 will open in a new window. You may need to right click on the link to download the file.

Download the sing-a-long track with vocals here.

"Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" music provided under a Creative Commons License from Kevin MacLeod.