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Why Choose HDC?

Dance is our passion at Harper Dance Center and we want to make it accessible to every child and adult that wants to express themselves and grow through the art of dance.  We promise to offer quality instruction in a safe and fun environment so that dance can create a sense of achievement, pride and accomplishment. Whether your dream is to become a professional dancer or you are looking for recreational classes, with the exceptional dance training and discipline provided you will gain lifelong artistic expression and self confidence. We offer affordable classes with Multiple Class and Family Discounts, as well as affordable costume fees and ticket prices.  We strive to provide a “family” environment where the teachers, parents, and students work together to achieve goals and have fun. Through community involvement, outreach and performances Harper Dance Center strives for a reputation of excellence. 

The Nutcracker Twist 2020

 Twist 2020 Logo

Performance Info:  Please note schedule changes below!! (updated 12/3/20)

Filming at the Cape Codder
December 5th

The open performance at the Cape Codder has been cancelled due to MA State Regulations for performances. 

9:00-9:45am- Party Scene -(Ballet Teal)

9:50-10:20am- Mini Battle Scene (Ballet Blue Mon&Wed)

10:25-11:00am- Big Battle Scene (Ballet Violet) 

11:05-11:45pm- Snow Queen, Snow (Ballet Green) 

12:05-12:30pm- Spring Fairy, Spring Flowers (Ballet Indigo) 

12:35-1:00pm- Attendants (Ballet Blue Sat & Ballet Purple) 

1:05-1:30pm- Candy Canes
1:35-1:45pm- Cinnamon
1:45-2:00pm- Caramel 

2:00-2:10pm- Gingerbread
2:20-2:35pm- Marzipan
2:40-3:10pm- Finale (Little Clara)
3:15-3:25- Clara
3:30-4:00- Gum Drops

4:00-4:10 Sugar Plum/Cavalier 


Students in Ballet Blue, Teal, Indigo, Violet and Purple should arrive at their designated time in costume ready to film. There will be no dressing rooms available. Parents should walk their student to the ballroom for filming but unfortunately will not be allow to stay in the Ballroom during the filming. Parents should wait outside when picking up their child Teachers will bring children out to their parents at the end of their filming. 


Students in Ballet Green and Gray will have an area to change their costumes in between filming. 


Performance at Heritage Museum Sunday
December 6th - Show time 12:30pm

Heritage Museums & Gardens
67 Grove St
Sandwich, MA 02563
12/6/2020 12:30PM EST
General Admission - Masks Required at all times

This performance is a walking tour and the schedule will be as follows...

12:30-12:45 Party Scene- Car Museum Field1

12:50-1:00-Battle Scene - Fountain Field 2

1:05-1:15- Snow Queen/Snow -Parade Field 3

1:15-1:25- Flower/Attendants- Smaller Field 4

1:25-1:30- Cinnamon/Caramel-Front Gallery 5

1:35-1:45- Ginger, Chocolate, Candy Cane- Back Gallery 6

1:50-1:55- Gum Drops- Car Museum Field 7

1:55-2:05- Clara, Sugar- Car Museum Patio 8

2:05-2:15- Finale - Car Museum Field 7


Students should arrive 5 min prior to their performance time. Please do not be late or you will miss your performance. There will be no changing rooms or waiting areas so students should arrive in costume ready to dance. Students should keep jackets/ blankets on until ready to perform to stay warm. Students should leave immediately after their performance. Dancers and one guardian should enter and exit though the Hundred Acre Wood Parking Lot by the Carousel. 

Students in Ballet Green & Gray should arrive at 12:00pm to set up costumes. 

 Performance Map

Performance Map

Heritage Museums Map


Costumes: All students should now have their Nutcracker costumes. This year each costume will come with two matching masks. Please do not wear these masks until the day of the show. Please make sure all students have pink ballet tights and pink ballet slippers. All students will also need to have their hair in a bun with light make up. Party Scene will need either pig tails or a pony tail, curled please! This year costumes will need to be returned to the studio the week after the performance. 


We understand that both of these locations are unusual but we are trying to do the best we can with what we are able to work with. If you are not comfortable with your child performing at either of these venues please let us know as soon as you can so we can plan accordingly. 


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