top of page
1.png

Each year, The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra and NAU Community Music and Dance Academy perform The Nutcracker Ballet. Along with two regular performances, there is a Saturday "Lollipop" matinee performance that is geared toward kids. This performance is only the 2nd half (Act II) of the show, keeping it short and sweet!

Little Music Makers of Flagstaff is not affiliated with either of these organizations. This page is meant to provide a starting place for my Little Music Makers who are attending the Lollipop performance. Please also keep in mind that the interpretation of the storyline varies with each production of The Nutcracker.  

Before you see the performance:
  • Enjoy this Spotify Playlist made up of the music you will hear at the Lollipop Matinee of The Nutcracker.
  • Join Miss Jody in these two movement activities using music from The Nutcracker.                                            1. Trepak (Russian Dance) 2. Nutcracker March                    
  • Grab some scarves (or dishtowels!) and move to "Waltz of the Flowers"(#10) or "Dance of the Sugar Plum, Fairy" (#13) on the playlist. 

 

Coloring Pages

Here are a variety of coloring pages to download and print while listening to the music! 

Nutcracker

Coloring Page 

Ballerina

Coloring Page 

Little Ballerina

Coloring Page 

 

String Instruments 

Coloring Page 

Woodwind Instruments

Coloring Page 

Brass Instruments

Coloring Page 

 

Percussion Instruments

Coloring Page 

 

Tchaikovsky

Coloring Page 

Parents' Guide:
  • CONGRATULATE yourself for bringing your child(ren) to the performance!
  • RELAX: The audience will be full of other children...this takes the pressure off of your children to be perfect audience members. Take a deep breath and enjoy the performance!
  • EXPLAIN: It's okay to whisper explanations to your little one(s) during the show. If they need a project, ask them to find their favorite costume, find something for them to count, etc. to help them connect for each new dance.
Click here to learn more about the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra.
Click here to learn more about NAU's Community Music and Dance Academy
bottom of page