Tyler Junior College


Performance Opportunities

The Nutcracker

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This year marks the 28th Anniversary of The Nutcracker at TJC. To celebrate, we will be performing at the TJC Wise Auditorium.  Invited to join our cast of over 100 TJC and community performers will be two dancers with the world-famous Dance Theater of Harlem, to dance the roles of the Sugar Plum and her Cavalier.

In addition to five public performances, two abbreviated school shows are performed for school age children, home-schooled students, and nursing home residents. These performances educate and enrich community members who may not otherwise get the opportunity to see live dance and music. If your school is interested in these abbreviated performances please contact Carolyn Hanna at chan3@tjc.edu. The Nutcracker is the perfect way to introduce young children to the power and beauty of classical music and dance!

We will be holding auditions for anyone interested in performing this Ballet. We require the dancer to be at least 6 years old. Girls please wear a black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes, and boys wear a white t-shirt and black shorts. Every performer should arrive 30 minutes before audition time to fill out the necessary paperwork.

Audition Saturday, September 10th, 2016

  • Ages 6-8 years 10-10:45 a.m.
  • Ages 9-11 years 11-12 p.m.
  • Ages 12+ 12-2 p.m.
  • Adults/ Teens interested in Party scene 2:30-3 p.m.

Audition will be held in the OHPE dance studio 125, on the TJC main campus.

Nutcracker 2016 Performance Dates at the Wise Auditorium:

  • December 2 – 7:00 p.m.
  • December 3 – 2:00 p.m.
  • December 3 – 7:00 p.m.
  • December 4 – 2:00 p.m.
  • December 4 – 6:00 p.m.

Tickets: General public tickets go on sale November 4, 2016.

For information on how to donate to this exciting production, contact Carolyn Hanna, 903-510-2483 or chan3@tjc.edu

DanceFest 2017

Dancefest is an annual spring production. Dancefest features TJC college dance students and advanced TJC Academy of Dance students in a varied program incorporating ballet, jazz, and modern choreography.

Each year the instructors push the boundaries with sets, choreography and productions to engage the community in a family fun performance you won’t want to miss!

DanceFest 2017 Performance Dates at the Wise Auditorium:

  • Saturday, April 22 – 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 22 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 23 – 2:00 p.m.

Tickets: General Admission, $10. Tickets can be purchased one hour before performance time at the Wise Auditorium Box Office.

Student/Faculty Recital

A forum for students to try their hand at choreography, costume, and lighting design. Mixed evening of works by students and faculty.

Student/Faculty Recital Performance Date at the Wise Auditorium:

  • Friday, May 5 – 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: General Admission, $5. Tickets can be purchased one hour before performance time at the Wise Auditorium Box Office.

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Dance Contact Information

Lara K. Smith
Department Chair
Office: Wise WCA-A

Email: lsmi@tjc.edu

Telephone: 903-510-3242

Advising contact: 903-510-2425