Nutcracker Ballet - Rapid City (SD)

About Host Studio: Prima School of Dancing

Prima School of Dancing has been an outstanding member of the Black Hills community for more than 40 years. Prima has historically been the Black Hills' largest dance studio with a legacy of quality dance education. Prima School of Dancing is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 8 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. At Prima, we are fortunate to offer classes on both wood and marley floor surfaces, making us the only school in Rapid City to offer the 2 best floor types for dance. Prima has a responsibility to be positive role models in our dancers’ lives and we cherish each student. This mindset is a prerequisite for the teaching staff, all instructors are willing to embrace the responsibility of being a role model for students. At Prima, we ultimately want each child to experience the blessing of achieving their goals, whether it is having fun dancing once a week or taking as many classes as possible to prepare for a career in professional dance.

About the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center

Since opening our doors in 1977, the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center has played host to many of the country’s leading performing acts and entertainment events.  In fact, its grand opening event, which was a concert by Elvis Presley on June 21, 1977, was filmed for a CBS television special that aired in September. The concert was during the singer's final tour. Today, major concerts, touring Broadway shows, and sporting events appear regularly at the Civic Center along with hometown entertainment. Winner of the prestigious Prime Site Award numerous times, the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center is dedicated to serving the needs of all customers, large and small.