18 December 2021 - 19 December 2021

The Nutcracker Children’s Repertoire Workshop (London)


This Christmas delve into the magic of The Nutcracker and discover the world of classical ballet through dance, music and storytelling.

Each session will focus on a scene or character from the ballet, with choreography appropriate to the children’s age and level of dance experience.

These workshops are taught by professional artists with live piano accompaniment.

Throughout the weekend we also welcome families attending a dance session to drop-in and enjoy our Nutcracker themed arts and crafts, and create a decoration to take home.


Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 December 2021


Saturday 18 December 

  • Family Dance (pre-school children ages 3-4, with a parent/carer): 10.00am – 11.00am SOLD OUT
  • Pre-Primary & Primary, the equivalent(or age 5-6 years): 11.30am –12.45pm Limited availability
  • Grades 1 & 2, the equivalent (or age 7-8 years) *online only: 1.15 –2.15pm GMT
  • Grades 3 & 4, the equivalent (or age 9-11 years)*online only: 2.45 – 3.45pm GMT


Sunday 19 December

  • Family Dance (pre-school children ages 3-4, with a parent/carer): 10.00am – 11.00am SOLD OUT
  • Pre-Primary & Primary, the equivalent (or age 5-6 years): 11.00am –12.15pm Limited availability
  • Grade 1, the equivalent (or age 7 years): 12.45 – 2.15pm Limited availability
  • Grade 2, the equivalent (or age 8 years): 11.30am –1.00pm
  • Grade 3, the equivalent (or age 9 years): 2.45 – 4.30pm
  • Grade 4, the equivalent (or age 10+ years): 1.30– 3.30pm



Royal Academy of Dance
36 Battersea Square
SW11 3RA

For the online only classes, please note the Zoom meeting details will be sent by email after the closing date. Online participants will also receive a Nutcracker themed activity pack.

Who can attend?

Children with or without prior dance experience, please see specific details and times. Please note, these workshops are also open to non-members and children who are not currently studying the RAD Graded syllabus.


Rebecca Peters began dancing at the early age of three following the RAD ballet syllabus and the ISTD tap and modern syllabus. Rebecca gained distinction at all levels of RAD and achieved the ARAD (Associate of the Royal Academy of Dance) in 2006.

Rebecca danced as an associate of the Royal Ballet School, and went on to gain a place at White Lodge, Royal Ballet Lower School. Whilst at the Royal Ballet School, Rebecca danced with the Royal Ballet company in The Nutcracker for three seasons.  Rebecca continued her training at Elmhurst School in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet and here she gained her Trinity Diploma in professional dance and went on tour with the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Rebecca has also toured with The Estonian Vanemuine Ballet Company, Cork City Ballet and London Ballet Ensemble, going on to complete the RAD’s Professional Dancers Teaching Diploma with Distinction.

Reena Bhattacharjee trained at the Royal Academy of Dance, graduating with a BA (Hons) in Ballet Education, as well as achieving further qualifications with the Imperial Society for Teachers of Dancing. After qualifying, Reena began working as a freelance performer – including dancing in the London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony. Reena currently teaches for the Junior School of Ballet Black, her own dance school. She also tutors on the RAD’s Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies programme for trainee ballet teachers, and is a Practical Teaching Supervisor on the BA Dance Education programme. Reena was also the Chairperson of the RAD’s London & Middlesex Regional Advisory Committee for 5 years, and is currently working towards an MFA in Dance Science at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire in Greenwich, undertaking a year-long research project looking at the sleep of professional ballet dancers.


Please click Book Now highlighted under the dates above, and ensure you check the ticket details carefully. If the ticket you wish to book appears sold out, please apply online for the Waiting List Ticket and the Student Activities Team will contact you should a suitable place become available.

Please read the Student Activities Terms and Conditions (sibling discounts available).

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Please note, in the event of injury or medical emergency during the activity a qualified First Aider from Royal Academy of Dance will provide necessary treatment and assistance to the participant.


For any queries or further details, please email courses@rad.org.uk

Key Information

Level Age Fee Closing Date
Beginner - Grade 4 (see individual tickets for details) 3-11 £10 – £28 (depending on duration and delivery of class, please see individual tickets for details) 29 November 2021 12:00pm

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