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The Nutcracker 2018

Each year, the Berkshire Ballet Theatre, in conjunction with the Summers Academy of Dance, presents “The Nutcracker” at the Raue Center for the Arts in downtown Crystal Lake, IL.  Building on the success from last year’s almost entirely brand new Nutcracker with the addition of several new and exciting characters that our audience simply fell in love with, we are anticipating an equally if not bigger and better production this year! This spectacular production involves dancers from both our instructional and dance company programs, as well as guest artists from renowned dance companies and theatre companies throughout the United States.  The cast includes over 100 performers ranging in age from 5 to adult.


Always Accepting New Registrations!

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Our Five-Week Summer Intensive runs July 2 – August 4
Rates listed are for five weeks

Class Rates & Information Summer 2018

Summer 18 Studio Schedule


Open Division Registration Form 2018

Current Spring/Summer 2018 Class Rates & Information

Spring/Summer 2018 Studio Schedule



Stop in, or visit our 2018-2019 Classes page for more details.

Accepting New Registrations!
(Register Here)

Our session begins August 13 – register early to select
your preferred class day and time!

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2018-2019 Class Rates & Information

2018-2019 Studio Schedule

BBT Class Schedules 2018 – 2019

Open Division Registration Form 2018 – 2019

Online registration is also available.

NEW STUDENTS – sign up now for a complimentary class and ask about our 20% discount.  

Class fees are monthly, and we highly recommend our parents participate in our convenient auto-pay program to simplify the payment process.

Gift certificates available – call or email for details on giving the gift of dance!

For families not participating in our auto-pay program, please note that payments are due by the 5th of each month, after which a $15.00 late fee will be charged.

MISSED CLASSES – Dancers are allowed one personal makeup class per month.  We do not prorate for missed classes.  Please contact front desk to schedule your makeup class.

For more information on joining our Berkshire Ballet Theatre pre-professional dance company or our SDC competition teams, please visit
Berkshire Ballet Theatre or
Summers Dance Crews pages for more information

Summers the Recipient of the Pride In Crystal Lake Award

Vicki and Gary Summers will be presented with the PICA award by the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, October 17 at 2:30 pm.
Recipients of the Pride in Crystal Lake are businesses, organizations or individuals found to:

1. Show pride in Crystal Lake

2. Improve the quality of life in the community

3. Improve the physical appearance of the community

4. Provides a program or activity that adds to the ambiance of the community

The Summers Academy is extremely honored to be recognized by the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce and will continue to strive to be an asset to our community.