Upcoming Events

May 31 – CAC Performance

June 3 – Company Auditions – Creative Arts Center

June 5 tentative – Company Parents Meeting

Nursing Home Performances


Every year we take our little holiday show to a couple of local nursing homes. I feel this is one of the most important things we do during the holiday season. All of the dancers who perform during the CAC Festival of Trees performance are invited to participate in these performances. Performances: Monday, December 9th 7:00 PM Big Sky Care Center, 2475 Winne

Wednesday, December 11th7:00 PM Rocky Mtn. Care Center, 30 S. Rodney

Please email us by Monday, December 2nd and let us know:

Student’s Name ___________________________________________________________

I will be performing at: (please check the performances you will be attending)

_____ Festival of Trees December 7

_____ Big Sky Care Center December 9

_____ Rocky Mountain Care Center December 11th

Final Nutcracker Rehearsal Schedule – Festival of Trees Info

Here is the final Nutcracker rehearsal schedule for 2013:

Final Schedule

Check it for all rehearsal times.

Festival of Trees

Fri. Dec. 6th (PAL) *6:00-7:00 CAC Festival of Trees Run-Thru (this is for the CAC classes who will be performing on Sat, Dec. 7th, this is not the Nutcracker Festival of Trees performance)

Sat. Dec. 7th (1020 Argyle)

9:30-10:30 CAC Festival of Trees Performance Run-Thru

Performance @ Civic Center 11:30-Noon, arrive by 11:00!

1:00-2:00 Clara, Fritz, Maids, All Cousins, Drosselmeyer, Parents, Dolls, Toys

2:00-3:00 Dolls, All Mice, Nutcracker, Clara, Soldiers, Mouse King, Drosselmeyer

3:00-3:30 All Snow, Queen, Reindeer, Clara, Nutcracker Prince

3:45-5:00 ACT II: Bells, Pantomime, Spanish, Arabian, Chinese Tea,

Russian, Ribbon Candy, Candy Canes, Gingerbread, Bon Bons, Dew,

Soloists, Flowers, Clara, Nutcracker Prince, Plum, Cavalier

*3:30 Backstage Helper Meeting

*5:00-5:30 PDC Festival Of Trees Run-Thru

Nutcracker Festival of Trees Dancers: Be sure to pick up your costumes before you leave today!!! 12/7

Sun. Dec 8th *11:30-Noon PDC Festival of Trees Performance

Dancers must arrive at the Civic Center by 11:00. Please enter on the West (Benton Avenue) side of the building. Use the door that is south of the Stage Door Entrance (Green Room) and meet in the main lobby. Parents wishing to stay and watch the performance are required to pay the admission fee.

New Nutcracker Schedule – Announcements

The newest Nutcracker rehearsal schedule is now available.  Click here for the schedule from November 19 through December 5.


  • There is a Nutcracker Activities form with the attached rehearsal schedule.  Please turn it in by Saturday, November 16th!
  • Reminder! Photo Forms are Due Monday, November 18th
  • Program Ad Artwork due November 23rd!

For Those Dancers Appearing in the Nutcracker…

A Few Reminders!

Please pay your Dancer Performance Fee ($25) if you have not already done so! Thanks!

Have you turned in your Volunteer Form? We could sure use your help!

Time to order a new pair of shoes/ tights so they will be so pretty for the Nutcracker Cast Photos!

A Few Notes!

Lunches are served every Saturday for the low price of $3.00! Check the bulletin board for the menu. Yum! A big THANKS to all the cooks!

Nutcracker Dancer Photos will be taken on Sunday, December 8th. An order form is included with this schedule. The photo shoot usually begins around 1:00 PM and goes to about 5:00 PM. Most dancers do not need to be there the entire time. The photo schedule depends on the scheduling of the Festival of Trees performance time, which I do not have yet.

Photo Orders are due by November 18th.

Festival of Trees: Some cast members will perform at the Festival of Trees on Sunday, December 8th. As of today, I do not have our time slot for this performance. I will let everyone know as soon as I know.

Dancers to perform at Festival of Trees: March (Clara, Fritz, Big Cousins), Dolls, Clara, Nutcracker, Spanish, Chinese Tea, Russian, Arabian, Ribbon Candy, Plum, All Flowers.

Celebrate Your Dancer with an Ad in Premiere Dance Company’s 2013 Nutcracker Program! Dancer Program Ads are due by November 23!!! Ad prices & order forms will be available Tuesday, October 29th. Check out some of the ads on display from past years located in the CAC lobby!

TICKETS go on sale Wednesday, November 6th.

Tickets will be available be in the CAC office Monday thru Friday, 2:30-6:30

and *Noon-1:00 on November 6th.

You may also call 442-6519 or

purchase tickets on-line at www.premieredancecompany.org or helenanutcracker.com.

Tickets are not available at the Helena Civic Center.

*Noon-1:00 PM ticket sales hours will resume in December

Schedule Changes

Hello Creative Arts Center Families!
Attached is a list of schedule changes due to Nutcracker and holiday performances!  Please let me or Pearl know if there are any classes you will not be attending.  Hope to see you all at the Nutcracker performances! 


From all of us at the CAC have a very merry Christmas and enjoy the holiday season! 




Click Here