FSC DANCE: Synergy

 It is spring – and the annual spring dance concert is up again, featuring works and choreography by FSC Dance Program faculty and invited guest artists that celebrate the dynamic exchange of inspiration, manifestation, and sharing that encompass the creative process. The first act of this exciting program includes an abbreviated performance of the mystical […]


Wednesday, February 26, 2020 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Branscomb Auditorium Adults: $18; Students: $9  The Russian National Ballet returns to Florida Southern College to present its marvelous setting of the children’s fairy tale, Cinderella, composed by Russian giant Sergei Prokofiev between 1940 and 1945. This is a full-length ballet in three acts, replete with beautiful […]

TCHAIKOVSKY’S The Nutcracker

FLORIDA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS: TCHAIKOVSKY’S The Nutcracker Saturday, December 14, 2019– 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 15, 2019 – 2:30 p.m. Location: Branscomb Auditorium Adults: $25; Students (under 12): $15  Having just celebrated their 25th anniversary last year, the members of this exciting dance company, the Florida Dance Theatre (FSC’s dance company-in-residence), bring their classic holiday tradition […]

Moscow Ballet’s The Great Russian Nutcracker

An annual Christmas tradition, The Moscow Ballet “Great Russian Nutcracker” returns to the RP Funding Center on Friday, November 22nd at 7:00 pm. A true Russian performance whose iconic dancers, puppets and hand-crafted costumes define their respective generations and now transcend them, The Moscow Ballet has found a unique way to celebrate an incredible 27 […]

Russian Ballet: Don Quixote

THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET presents   LEON MINKUS’ Don Quixote  Resplendent with glittering costumes, lavish sets, and a sweeping musical score, the Russian National Ballet’s colorful production of Don Quixote is Russian ballet at its most powerful and thrilling, transporting audiences to a make-believe Spain where dancing dryads, gypsies, and knights will delight both young and […]

Degas: The Private Impressionist

Edgar Degas (1834-1917) is one of the most revered artists of all time, a French Impressionist renowned for his paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings that take the viewer deep into the world of late 19th century Paris. Interested in the psychology and everyday lives of his subjects, Degas is famous for a number of recurring […]

The Nutcracker

FLORIDA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS: TCHAIKOVSKY’S The Nutcracker  In celebration of their 25th anniversary, the members of Florida Dance Theatre (FSC’s company-in-residence under the direction of Carol Erkes), bring their classic holiday tradition of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to the Festival of Fine Arts.  Come see this timeless holiday masterpiece, performed with charm and perfection by the dynamic […]

Fall into Dance

 Join us for the FSC Dance Program’s annual fall dance concert, “FSC|Dance: Fall into Dance 2018,” as we showcase an eclectic array of choreography from Florida Southern College dance faculty and guest artists. Featuring new, innovative, and diverse dances, ranging from ballet to contemporary modern dance, performed by the extraordinarily talented FSC Dance Program students, […]

Ballet Placement Class

New students of ages 7 and up who have had at least 1 year of ballet need to take a ballet placement class on either August 6 or 7 at one of the following times: 4-5pm for ages 7-11. 5-6pm for ages 12+. Bring pointe shoes if applicable.

Florida Dance Theatre Presents: Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

Florida Dance Theatre presents "The Nutcracker"

Lakeland’s own professional dance company, the Florida Dance Theatre, brings its celebrated annual production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to the stage of Branscomb Auditorium. Performed with charm and perfection by the dynamic dancers of FSC’s company-in-residence, this breathtaking production features colorful scenery, dazzling costumes, and entrancing choreography. As a special treat, community children join the […]

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