Facts and Questions about The Nutcracker Tea Party

FAQ The Nutcracker Tea Party, 2021

Capacity of children who may attend is reduced by 50% this year

  • 100 children are invited to join us this season. We will have champagne and goodies for parents. We ask that parents remain close to tables so children will remain seated.
  • We anticipate having no more than 160 individuals (including staff,parents, volunteers) in the lobby
  • As in the past, Nutcracker Tea! will take place in the lobby of the Chapman Cultural Center and the theatre
  • Guests will arrive and walk to their tables. Table numbers will be assigned prior to the day of the event.
  • Your table will include only your guests (see below)

Seating Instructions:

What is the Maximum Number household/pod seated at one table?

  • There will be only one party seated at each table. Your party consists of your family/friends.
  • Upon arrival, guests will be escorted directly to their table

What are the sizes of the tables?

There are 3 sizes of tables:

  • Bistro Table can seat 3 guests
  • 6ft Banquet Table can seat 4, 5, or 6 guests
  • ​66” Round Gala Table can seat 7, 8, 9, or 10 guests

Social Distancing:

How is Ballet Spartanburg managing traffic flow and providing for social distancing this year?

  • Upon entrance, guests will be escorted directly to their assigned tables
  • Craft/handprinting in the studios will be happen in tables/pods only with no interaction from other tables
  • Taking pictures with SugarPlum will also happen in tables/pods

Sweet Boxes and Crafts will be preplaced at each table/pod:

  • Crafts will be wrapped individually and placed at your place-setting for each child (or adult who wants one) to create at their seat
  • Sweet Boxes will be placed at each child's place. This year we will not plate food. All food will be packaged

Personal Safety

Ballet Spartanburg will adhere to the most current COVID 19 mandates as assigned by the State and CDC.

Will we be required to wear masks?

  • At this time, we anticipate that masks will be required for all guests and staff
  • You will be able to remove your mask while sitting at your table to eat sweets in the Sweet Box!

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Education. Outreach. Performance.

The joyful picture above of children from Sidewalk Hope, an inner-city ministry in Spartanburg, captures the essence and innocence of joy, hope, and the connections that are created when we dance.  Sidewalk Hope participated in the 2018 So You Think You Can Dance, Spartanburg! community event, a fundraiser in partnership with 10 local organizations. The picture above reflects opportunity, joy, happiness, dance and above all, who we are as an organization: education, outreach and performance. 

The happiness in dancing on stage is reflected in this precious little dancer's eyes and body.  Arms open, lights aglow, feet planted firmly on the stage, basking joyfully from a successful performance. This is the feeling we have as we anticipate returning to the stage this October with the premiere of Carlos Agudelo's, The Wizard of Oz. Ballet Spartanburg and its Board of Trustees and staff will monitor and adjust all health and safety precautions as directed by the CDC. We are ready to dance. We are ready to see our audience. We are ready.

Thank you for your continued love and support for 55 years. Onto our 56th season we go! Now follow the yellow brick road and grab your SEASON TICKETS TODAY!

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