Optimum Customers: Important information about your Newsday digital access and an exclusive offer.

82° Good Afternoon
82° Good Afternoon
LifestyleHolidaysWinter Holidays

‘Nutcracker’ ballets to see on Long Island

Everyone is on their toes for the holidays

Everyone is on their toes for the holidays at the Tilles Center with a performance of "The Nutcracker." The Eglevsky Ballet takes you there, featuring artists from the Dance Theatre of Harlem sharing the stage with the Sugar Plum Fairy, angels, dolls and a Christmas tree that grows before your eyes. Photo Credit: Andrew Holtz

Hundreds of dancers will be on their toes, literally, this holiday season as the “Nutcracker” season commences. Here are some scheduled performances.

AMERICAN DANCE THEATRE OF LONG ISLAND, 631-207-1313, patchoguetheatre.org. “Clara’s Dream, The Nutcracker.” Dec. 1, 7 p.m.; Dec. 2, 2 and 7 p.m.; Dec. 3, 1 p.m.: Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue, $17-$36, $20 seniors.

BALLET LONG ISLAND, balletlongisland.com, 631-737-7364. Holiday ballet by Tchaikovsky adapted from the story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by E.T.A. Hoffman. Dec. 26 and 27, 3 and 7 p.m.: CM Performing Arts Center, 931 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale, $40.

BALLET LONG ISLAND, balletlongisland.com, 631-737-1964. “The Nutcracker (Act II),” abbreviated version of Tchaikovsky’s ballet. Dec. 16, 1 p.m.; Dec. 20, 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.: Ballet Long Island, 1863 Pond Rd., Ronkonkoma, $18, $9 seniors and children.

EGLEVSKY BALLET, 516-299-3100, eglevskyballet.org, Ballet by Tchaikovsky, choreographed by Maurice Brandon Curry. Dec. 16, 1 and 5 p.m.; Dec. 17, 2 p.m.: Tilles Center, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, $48-$78.

HAMPTON BALLET THEATRE SCHOOL, 888-933-4287, hamptonballettheatreschool.com. “The Nutcracker” choreographed by Sara Jo Strickland, with guest artists Adam and Gail Baranello of A&G Dance Company. Dec. 8, 7 p.m.; Dec. 9, 1 and 7 p.m.; Dec. 10, 2 p.m.: John Drew Theater, Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton, $35 ($30 advance), $30 children ($25 advance).

HARBOR BALLET THEATRE, 631-331-3149. Ballet by Tchaikovsky with guest artist Craig Salstein from American Ballet Theatre. Dec. 1, 8 p.m.; Dec. 2, at 3 and 8 p.m.; Dec. 3, at 3 p.m.: Earl L. Vandermeulen High School, 350 Old Post Rd., Port Jefferson, $25.

LEGGZ LTD. DANCE, madisontheatreny.org, 516-323-4444. Tchaikovsky’s classic holiday ballet, with South Shore Symphony and professional guest artists. Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 2, 5 p.m.; Dec. 3, 4 p.m.: Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre, $25-$39.

LONG ISLAND BALLET THEATRE, 631-271-4626, liballettheatre.com. Ballet by Tchaikovsky. Nov. 25, 2 and 6 p.m.; Nov. 27, 1 and 4 p.m.: Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington, $32, $28 seniors and students (ages 17 and younger); also, Kingdom of the Sweets, post-performance onstage reception for ages 3-10, $10.

LUMIERE BALLET, 631-586-2921, lumiereballet.com. Ballet by Tchaikovsky. Dec. 16, 7 p.m.; Dec. 17, 4 p.m.: SUNY College at Old Westbury, Route 107, Old Westbury, $30, $25 children and seniors.

LYNCH BALLET COMPANY, lynchballet.com, 855-222-2849. Ballet by Tchaikovsky. Dec. 16, 2 and 6 p.m.; Dec. 17, noon and 4 p.m.: Huntington High School, Oakwood and McKay roads, Huntington, $30, $20 children.

NEW YORK DANCE THEATRE / FRANK OHMAN SCHOOL OF BALLET, 631-462-0964, ohmanballet.org. Holiday ballet, after George Balanchine, set to music by Tchaikovsky, with guest artists. Dec. 16 and 17, noon and 5 p.m.: John Cranford Adams Playhouse of Hofstra University, Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead, $42, $32 seniors and children 12 and younger.

OVATIONS DANCE REPERTORY COMPANY, 631-207-1313, patchoguetheatre.org. Tchaikovsky’s holiday ballet, choreographed by Orlando Pena, with members of the Syzokryli Ukrainian Dance Ensemble and the Atlantic Wind Symphony Orchestra. Dec. 9, 1 and 7 p.m.; Dec. 10, 1 and 6 p.m.: Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue, $18 and up.

PECONIC BALLET THEATRE, 631-288-1500, whbpac.org. Ballet by Tchaikovsky. Dec. 9, noon and 7 p.m.; Dec. 10, noon and 5 p.m.: Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach, $18.

SEISKAYA BALLET, nutcrackerballet.com, 631-632-2787. Ballet by Tchaikovsky. Dec. 15, 7 p.m.; Dec. 16, 2 and 7 p.m.; Dec. 17, 1 and 6 p.m.; Dec. 18, 7 p.m.: Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University, $40, $34 seniors and children.

More Lifestyle