…is the foundation stone of the Urban Nutcracker. Dancers from the Tony Williams Dance Center receive an incredible performance opportunity. These dancers represent the diverse communities of Boston and some have enjoyed scholarships, which gives great access to a high level arts education. An arts education goes way beyond arts instruction. With an arts education, young people are afforded the opportunity to connect with each other to deconstruct a piece of art. This requires a great deal of empathy and an appreciation of the different backgrounds we all come from. From this, progressive youth leadership emerges.


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We rely on donations to fund our teen programs as it is a grossly underfunded area of the arts.  The Urban Nutcracker is an unprecedented production in that it is rare to see a community organization the size of the Tony Williams Dance Center put on a multi-show run of such scale in a downtown venue. This year the Urban Nutcracker will once again feature an autism-friendly performance, further underlining when it comes to the Tony Williams Dance Center, access is not merely a buzz word but a mandate for action.

We have a wish list.  Can you help us fulfill it?

New Plum Tutu $750
New Snow Tunic for Snow King $450
Opera Gloves for Flowers: $100
Tights for Russian Dancing Women: $75
Wigs for Ducks: $20 each (need 11)
Hotel lodging for out of town guest dancers
Frequent flyer miles
Gas money or cards for adult and out of town dancers
Personal housing for out of town guest dancers *from New Hampshire and Providence
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