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 Nutcracker Tea – December 2, 2018
Come to meet the cast of The Nutcracker at Bull Valley Country Club!

This charming tea party is a perfect way to jump-start your holiday season for children of all ages. This delightful afternoon includes a delicious lunch served with hot chocolate and marshmallows followed by a scrumptious platter of desserts. Once you are filled to the brim with delectable treats you will be transfixed by a magic show enjoyable for all ages, followed by a performance of The Nutcracker Story performed by 25 dancers from the Berkshire Ballet Theatre, read aloud by one of our wonderful parents to help kids keep pace with this magical story. After the performance, all of our guests are invited to take a journey around the holiday-themed room, collect sweet Holiday Treats with each autograph…and become an honorary Sugar Plum Fairy with your own magic wand for the girls. The young boys will receive a sword and be the valiant prince who saves Clara from the Mouse King!


Tickets are $40.00 p/adult and $30.00 p/child.

You can purchase tickets for this beloved event at Summers Academy of Dance. Vegetarian Meals are available upon request. Pass onto your friends!


Don’t miss this once a year tradition, this event is reserved seating only, so call us today to reserve your seat, 815-477-0033!

Find out about Upcoming Performances here.

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.

For tickets visit

The Raue Center for the Arts Box Office


Always Accepting New Registrations!

Click to Download Schedule & Forms Here: 

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.


October 20, 2018

Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington Hills, IL
Ballet supporters and Alice in Wonderland enthusiasts! This incredible evening of dance, fundraising and majesty, held at the Sanfilippo Estate, will transport you through the imagination of Alice. Featuring dancers from the Berkshire Ballet Theatre, bringing to life the quirky characters she meets along her journey in Wonderland. All proceeds from this event go towards fostering the programming for this incredible 501c3 nonprofit organization, continuing to provide a professional atmosphere for these talented young artists to study in.

Throughout the evening guests will be invited to participate in activities such as a silent and live auction with all proceeds going directly towards the dedicated young artists of Berkshire Ballet Theatre.

It is thanks to the generous support of donors, such as yourselves, that they may continue to thrive in the professional atmosphere that we are able to provide them. 

@ THE SANFILIPPO ESTATE in Barrington Hills, IL


To purchase tickets please go to www.biddingforgood.com/bbt

(For 2017 BBT Ball Casting please see Nutcracker 2017 & BBT Ball casting & rehearsals page)

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One of the ways the funds raised by this event will help assist the level of professionalism we strive for at the Berkshire Ballet Theatre is in the maintenance and upkeep of our wonderful costume department. We are proud to have built over the last 21 years a wardrobe department for our dancers consisting of a full Nutcracker and Cinderella show plus many more costumes for classical and contemporary ballets,  easing the constant pressure on the parents to buy a costume for every performance. This is something we value at the Berkshire Ballet Theatre and an aspect of our studio that we feels separates us apart from other dance companies and schools in our area.

Want to help? Take a look at our Fundraising Events & Opportunities page

For more event information about the


please contact us at 815-477-0033 or visit www.biddingforgood.com/bbt