Monthly Archives: November 2016

Please Donate to the Wisconsin Dance Council on #GIVINGTUESDAY!


As you consider your holiday donations, please consider donating to the Wisconsin Dance Council, on #GIVINGTUESDAY, November 29, or any time up until December 31, 2016!

The Wisconsin Dance Council is a registered non-profit organization through the PayPal Giving Fund and 100% of your gift (no service fee) will be given to the Wisconsin Dance Council. As always, your gift is tax deductible, as allowed by law.

The Wisconsin Dance Council supports dance opportunities for students throughout Wisconsin to attend summer intensives as well as promote dance throughout Wisconsin. Your gift, big or small, makes all the difference.


Nutcracker in the Castle Begins November 18!

Opening Day of Nutcracker in the Castle at the Paine Arts Center in Oshkosh is
November 18, 2016 to January 9, 2017.


Come meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and learn to fly and dance. Each session will be approximately 20 minutes long. Each dancer will receive a complimentary class pass to attend a class at Valley Academy for the Arts.
Noon-2 pm and 5-7 pm.

The Paine and Verve, a Credit Union invite children to visit Nutcracker in the Castle on opening day (Friday, Nov. 18) for FREE! Many schools are off this day, but for those that have school, we have extended our free hours so everyone can join. The Paine will be open from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Children, ages 17 and under, will be admitted for free with an $11 adult admission (limit of 5 free children tickets per adult admission). Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Families are invited to donate a toy (new and unwrapped) for Toys for Tots. Kids will place the donated toys under the giant Christmas tree as they begin their visit. We will be open for self-guided tours starting at 11 a.m. and candlelight tours starting at 4:30 p.m. Valley Academy for the Arts will offer drop-in “Learn to Dance Like the Sugar Plum Fairy and Toy Soldier” sessions every 30 minutes from noon to 2 p.m. and again at 5 and 5:30 p.m. The Sugar Plum Fairy’s Cupcake Café will be open from 5-7:30 p.m. Learn more about Nutcracker in the Castle at

Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy Performs the Nutcracker Suite, November 20

The Nutcracker Suite

November 20 @ 1:00 pm at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center


The Nutcracker Suite is a delightful performance of excerpts from The Nutcracker danced by students in Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy.  This shorter version of the traditional production is great for very young children and offers young ballet students to see others just a bit older perform these lead roles in professional costumes to musical favorites!

Tickets are $20.00 and go on sale Oct. 17 at 10AM

Buy Tickets

Run time is 60 minutes. For all ages. Call the box office for reservations for ages 3 and under.