The Steadfast Tin Soldier: A Story Ballet

Dance Fremont’s The Steadfast Tin Soldier, A Story Ballet, is celebrating its 26th year in 2022! Performances will be held at Shorecrest Performing Arts Center December 16-18, 2022. Mark your calendars!

The production includes the work of a number of local artists, and features talented young dancers from Dance Fremont. Enjoyable for all ages, its length of 1 hour and 15 minutes makes it a perfect introduction to the theater for young audience members!

Dance Fremont is committed to improving accessibility to the arts. Simultaneously, we need our community’s financial support to continue our organization’s existence. This performance is available to all! If you are in a position to pay for your family’s tickets to support the hard work of the many Dance Fremont faculty and staff members who made this year’s event possible, the suggested donation is $25 for Adults and $15 for Students and Seniors. You may also choose to donate any amount above or below that.

Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals will begin Saturday, September 18th. Most rehearsals are on Saturday afternoons, with a couple of Sunday rehearsals. Students in Level 4, 5 & 6 may also have some Thursday evening rehearsals. Each role has a limited amount of rehearsals; accordingly dancers may only miss one rehearsal maximum, and there are several mandatory rehearsals as the performance approaches.

The Sunday after Thanksgiving is a mandatory full cast rehearsal.

Parent Volunteers and other ways to help

The dancers would not make it to the stage without the dedicated support of their parents, friends and family–thank you! The participation of all families is vital to the production’s success. You can help by signing up for a volunteer task, by purchasing an ad or putting a message of support in the program, and by inviting people to the performances.

Attendance Policy

There is a strict attendance policy to ensure that every child has sufficient preparation to have a successful and joyous performance experience. If a child misses their first rehearsal, it has a great impact on the child’s self-confidence and on the other students who are trying to imagine a missing body. Depending on the role, a student who has to miss their first rehearsal may not be allowed to participate.

  • A maximum of one absence is allowed for illness or a family emergency only. Please do not intentionally plan an absence!
  • If a child misses more than one rehearsal, they will be excused from the production.
  • Certain rehearsals, including the Sunday after Thanksgiving, the Saturday before the performances, and the technical and dress rehearsals are mandatory – no absences allowed.

Participation Fee

There is a participation fee to help cover the costs of upkeep, maintenance, and construction of new costumes and set pieces; royalties and professional fees; and faculty rehearsal hours. Please contact Dance Fremont if you need financial assistance with the participation fee; we are committed to all dancers being able to participate, regardless of financial means.

The tin soldiers on parade.
The graceful swans.
The Cuckoo
The water rat, is angered when the tin soldier is swept along by the water dancers, and trespasses on the rat's territory!
The Sailor School children watch Andrew fishing.
The tin soldier and the paper ballerina.