Tyler Junior College


Performance Opportunities

The Nutcracker

Nutcracker Event buttonThis year marks the 27th Anniversary of The Nutcracker at TJC. To celebrate this milestone, 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 four 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. The Nutcracker is the perfect way to introduce young children to the power and beauty of classical music and dance.

Audition Saturday, September 12th, 2015

  • 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 Performance Dates: 

  • December 4 – 7:00 p.m.
  • December 5 – 2:00 p.m.; 7:00 p.m.
  • December 6 – 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: General public tickets go on sale November 6, 2015.

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


Dancefest is an annual end-of-year production. Dancefest features TJC college dance students and advanced TJC Academy of Dance students in a varied program incorporating ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, and modern choreography.

The first act of the performance includes a portion of a famous classical ballet. The second act of the performance includes a story-line encompassing multiple dance genres.

  • DanceFest Performance Dates: April 16, 2016, 7:00 p.m. and 17, 2016, 2:00 p.m., Wise Auditorium on the main TJC Campus.

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: April 29, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

View the Wise Auditorium seating layout here.

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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