Choreographed & Adapted by  Jamiel Laurence 

Music by  Duke Ellington & Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 


Nutcracker Bach is Rubicon Dance Company’s unique Schools Tour offering, which hit the road in March 2022 and has so far provided performances and workshops to over 700 pupils across 11 primary and secondary schools in Wales. 


The highly acclaimed schools experience features our 8 full time company members performing an inspiring 20-minute adapted excerpt of our full-length Welsh based contemporary ballet “The Nutcracker.”  


The experienced team at Rubicon Dance then lead workshops that draw inspiration from scenes of the full-length production, and those taking part in the workshop are encouraged to express their own interpretations what it means to be a Snowflake, A Mari Lwyd and many of our other Christmas Characters. 


These workshops are Bi-lingual and provide an opportunity to meet our touring cast up close before seeing them up on stage in our upcoming Christmas production. 


Special thanks to Arts and Business Cymru Culture Step and The Principality Building Society for funding our initial NutcrackerBach Schools’ tour. This partnership has allowed us to re-connect with schools we haven’t been able to work with for a few years due to the pandemic, and also establish and form new connections with new schools across South Wales. The tour has not only provided school children with an experience to watch a professional dance company perform but also to explore their own creativity and expression as part of a fun workshop that teaches them new skills and also develops their well-being. 


To date the tour has worked with children from school years 2 – 10 and the response and feedback from all who have been involved in this experience has been fantastic. 


If you would like Rubicon Dance Company to visit your school, please contact [email protected] 


“I just wanted to say on behalf of the staff and children at Aberdare Park Primary School, a big THANK YOU for your visit yesterday! The children were mesmerised and so thrilled to have visitors to the school once more! It was a real highlight of the term! We hope to see you all again soon!”  Emily Duggan, Primary School Teacher, Aberdare Park Primary 


“How are the dancers so amazing? I didn’t want it to finish!” School Child 

“My class and I really enjoyed the session that Rubicon provided for Millbank Primary school. It has really helped broaden their horizons and think about more pathways in our Expressive Arts curriculum. Some children were not interested in the session however, through the talent of the performers and the engagement of the workshop, they had been completely converted and were left wanting to know more about the cast and the company.” School Teacher, Millbank Primary