FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rock Island, IL - Ballet Quad Cities' will present Tchaikovsky's famous The Nutcracker ballet in partnership with Orchestra Iowa this December.  Auditions for the community cast will be held on Saturday, September 7studios for supporting roles in the performances.

Before auditioning it is important that all candidates read and understand the mandatory requirements and expectations of the cast members performing in The Nutcracker productions. 

This information can be found on Ballet Quad Cities' website:

Only dancers present at the age-appropriate auditions will be considered for a role.  Dancers are asked to please arrive early to fill out registration forms.  Auditions will begin promptly on the hour.

8:30am Studio opens (613 17th St, Street, Rock Island, Illinois)

9:00am 12 years old and up

10:00am 8-11 year olds

11:00 6 & 7 year olds

The Nutcracker will be performed on December 7th and 8th at the Paramount Theater in Cedar Rapids, IA (not all cast members will be performing in Cedar Rapids) and on December 13th, 14th and 15th, 2013 at the Adler Theatre in Davenport, Iowa.

Ballet Quad Cities leadership is excited to continue its partnership with Orchestra Iowa during their 2013-2014 season.  The two premier state arts organizations in their respective fields will once again team up for two amazing productions. In December, they present Tchaikovsky's famous The Nutcracker ballet and in April, Stravinsky's mesmerizing Rite of Spring.  Both productions will be staged at both the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids and the Adler Theatre in Davenport.

Call Ballet Quad Cities at (309) 786-3779 with questions.

Announcing the 4th Annual Diamond Dash

AUGUST 24th, 2013 In Downtown Dewitt, Iowa

"The largest scavenger hunt in the Midwest!"

For more information, or to register, go to
Necker's Diamond Dash
Ballet Quad Cities'
Bullying Prevention Program

$25 donation per couple
Cash or checks payable to Ballet Quad Cities
accepted the day of the event

to read about BQC's
Bullying Prevention Program


If you are interested in volunteering on
Saturday, August 24 from 10:30-2:00 pm
follow this link:

Or simply call Diane at Ballet Quad Cities

2013-2014 Season Schedule


Ballet Quad Cities' favorite vampire Domingo Rubio

returns as Dracula! Stunning choreography, lighting,

sets and costumes will keep you spell bound.

This is theater dance at its finest.

October 11 & 12, 2013

Scottish Rite Cathedral, Moline

October 19, 2013

Paramount Theater, Cedar Rapids


The Nutcracker

Join Clara as she escapes to a fantasy world of magical dance to save her Nutcracker Prince from the evil

Rat King. Live music provided by Orchestra Iowa.

December 7 & 8, 2013

Paramount Theater, Cedar Rapids

December 14 & 15, 2013

Adler Theater, Davenport


A story of Passion, jealousy, obsession and death, Carmen is the timeless tale of a feisty gypsy involved

in a fatal love triangle.

February 14 & 15, 2014

Scottish Rite Cathedral, Moline

The Ugly Duckling & Other Dances

An evening of dance just for fun!  Bring the entire family to see this well known fairy tale with a great message come to life. Whimsical choreography,

costumes and characters will dance into your heart!

February 21, 2014

North High School Holzworth Auditorium

Davenport, Iowa

This performance is not included in the season ticket package

Spring is in the Air

Introducing for the first time at the Adler Theatre, Igor Stravinsky's famous Rite of Spring as

Ballet Quad Cities premieres their interpretation of

one of the most inspiring and challenging ballet's

ever  written.  Live music provided by Orchestra Iowa.

April 5 & 6, 2014

Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids

April 12, 2014

Adler Theatre, Davenport

Ticket Information

2013-2014 Season

Ballet Quad Cities Season Tickets are on sale now!

Season ticket package includes the Quad Cities performances of Dracula, The Nutcracker, Carmen & Spring is in the Air.

Save time and $$ when buying a season ticket package!

Adults - $90; Seniors/Military - $80; Youth - $60

Early Bird package incentive:

Purchase before September 13, 2013 and receive 2 complimentary youth tickets ($24 value) to the February 21st performance of

The Ugly Duckling & Other Dances

Single Performance Tickets are also Available:


Quad Cities Performance:

Tickets are $22 - adults; $12 - age 18 and under

Contact Ballet Quad Cities at 309.786.3779


Cedar Rapids Performance:  Ticket prices vary

Contact Orchestra Iowa by calling 319.366.8203

or online at



featuring Orchestra Iowa

Quad Cities Performance:  Ticket prices vary

On sale August 1st through the Adler Theatre Box Office


Cedar Rapids Performance:  Ticket prices vary

Contact Orchestra Iowa by calling 319.366.8203

or online at


Quad Cities only

Ticket Prices: $22 - adults; $12 - ages 18 and under

Contact Ballet Quad Cities at 309.786.3779



Quad Cities only

Ticket Prices:

$22 - adults; $12 - ages 18 and under
Children 5 and under - FREE
Contact Ballet Quad Cities at 309.786-3779


featuring Orchestra Iowa

Quad Cities Performance:  Ticket prices vary



Cedar Rapids Performance:  Ticket prices vary

Contact Orchestra Iowa by calling 319.366.8203

or online at

As Ballet Quad Cities completes another season of bringing the excitement of professional dance to our community and beyond, we would like to take a moment to share some highlights of the past year with you, our biggest fans and greatest supporters.

During Season 2012-2013:

  • we began a partnership with Orchestra Iowa to provide live music accompaniment at The Nutcracker & Cinderella performances in both   Cedar Rapids and Davenport;
  • more dancers were added to the company;
  • our professional dancers presented in-school interactive health & wellness outreach to 2,385 students at 30 schools, and 6,075 students from the     Quad City area attended a live ballet performance;
  • Ballet Quad Cities was a leading partner in C.A.R.E. - QC (Connecting Anti-Bullying Resources & Education in the Quad Cities)     which addresses bullying in our community and helping with solutions;
  • Iowa Public Television filmed our Nutcracker and Cinderella performances at the Adler for future airing;
  • our audiences increased over last year due in part to an increase in promotions;
  • we added a Development Director to the staff in order to increase awareness and contributions to continue our growth;
  • 100% more students from Frances Willard Elementary school will participate in our after-school program  "Dance With the Stars" - twice the number of students that participated last year.

THANK YOU for the time, treasure, and talent you have given to Ballet Quad Cities, whether it was recently or at some point in the past.  With a very successful season ending - and a marvelous season on the horizon - we wanted to ask for your renewed or continued support through the Birdies for Charity program.  We cannot do what we do without the generosity of community members like you!

Chip in for your Charity and for your chance to wina 2013 Chevy Equinox!
When you chip in to help area charities, like Ballet Quad Cities, you can win great prizes.  But Ballet Quad Cities will be the real winner  That's because we receive every single penny from this program, plus a bonus from the Birdies for Charity Fund which historically has been a 5 - 10% match!
Simply make a one-time flat donation OR pledge one cent or more per birdie.
After the tournament, you'll be mailed a notice of your pledge amount due.
To enter the contest, guess the number of birdies that will actually be made by Tour Pros during the John Deere Classic, July 10 - 14, 2013.  A grand prize will be given to the person who guesses the correct number.  In case of ties, winners will be randomly selected.
Only guesses made on the official pledge form will be accepted.
No photocopies.  No exceptions.
Contact Ballet Quad Cities to receive an official pledge form.
For complete contest rules and prizes, CLICK HERE
How many birdies will be scored during the tournament this year?
Here is a history of birdies scored (YEAR)
1879 (2004)                     1863 (2007) 2010 (2010)
2124 (2005)                     1921 (2008)                  2160 (2011)
1974 (2006)                     1914 (2009)                  2113 (2012)

Wishing you and your family health

and happiness in 2013.

We hope to see you at one of our

upcoming performances!

Love Stories

Sponsored by:

A mixed repertoire featuring six pieces by four choreographers

Grab someone you love for an evening of amazing dance.
Eclectic movement, music and moods........

Saturday, February 16th

1:00pm & 7:30pm


Purchase tickets online by going to our website


Purchase tickets in person before February 15th

at Ballet Quad Cities

613 17th Street, Rock Island

Office hours: M-F 8:30 - 4:30


For more information, call us at (309) 786-3779


Thank you for your support of Ballet Quad Cities!

Upcoming Performances

If you missed our live performance of

The Nutcracker, you can still watch the production on Iowa Public Television

Monday, December 17th at 8:00pm and Sunday, December 23rd at 3:00pm

Go to to check your local listing

Love Stories

Saturday, February 16th, 1:00pm & 7:30pm

Scottish Rite Cathedral, Moline, IL



Saturday, April 20th, 1:00pm & 7:30pm

Adler Theater  Davenport, IA


Ballet Under the Stars

FREE PERFORMANCE - Our Gift to the Community

Friday, June 7th

Saturday, June 8th

Sunday, June 9th

Lincoln Park Theater, Rock Island, IL


We are closing in on 1,000 FANS!


Please "LIKE" us on Facebook!


Upcoming Performances

The Nutcracker

December  1 & 2, 2012

Paramount Theatre Cedar Rapids, Iowa


December 8 & 9, 2012

Adler Theater Davenport, IA


for the Davenport performances in person at the Adler Theatre Box Office

or online at []

Join us after the Saturday evening December 8th 7:30pm performance for a special
reception to meet the dancers in the lobby of Hotel Blackhawk - light food will
be served compliments of Hotel Blackhawk


Love Stories


February 16th

1:00pm & 7:30pm

Scottish Rite Cathedral Moline, IL


Saturday, April 20th

1:00pm & 7:30pm

Adler Theater Davenport, IA


Ballet Under the Stars


Our Gift to the Community

Friday, June 7th

Saturday, June 8th

Sunday, June 9th

Lincoln Park Theater

Rock Island, IL
Dec. 8 @ 1:00 PM

Dear Friends of Ballet Quad Cities:

This year, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, we are part of a call to action and national movement that will change the calendar and help make history. We are celebrating a new day dedicated to giving --when charities, families, businesses, community centers, students, retailers and more will all come together to create #GivingTuesday - a new movement to celebrate giving and encourage more, better and smarter giving during the Holiday Season that we are proud to be part of.

#GivingTuesday will create a national day of giving around the annual shopping and spending season -- giving's "opening day". Leading up to November 27th, the #GivingTuesday campaign will provide a platform for you to contribute to your community and the world to help make this season the biggest giving season yet!

We invite you to be part of this national celebration of our great tradition of generosity.   #GivingTuesday will show how Americans can do much more with our wallets than just consume.

Please consider joining us and take advantage of those post-Thanksgiving deals....then pass along your savings to Ballet Quad Cities.

It's easy - just click on the DONATE button, upper left, to make your tax deductible contribution through PayPal online.

Thank you for giving back!!

Joedy                               Diane

Joedy Cook                         Diane Koster

Executive Director                Development Director

Ballet Quad Cities' 2nd Annual

Bowling to Banish Bullying

Team Registration Now Open

Sign your Team up today!


You don't want to miss this fun evening



5:45 - 10:30 pm

(teams will be scheduled in 3 shifts)






200 E. 3rd Street





BALLET QUAD CITIES is hosting the 2nd annual

"Bowling to Banish Bullying" to raise funds for our

ongoing bullying prevention outreach programs in area elementary schools and we are looking for TEAMS!


Bowl for ONE hour to pay for ONE child to have an interactive school visit and see a live performance of

The Ugly Duckling. All of our professional dancers are trained in the nationally recognized

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.


Last year we reached 8,500 Quad City kids with our outstanding message!



Teams of six bowling to banish bullying!

$40 per person / $240 per team

$10 for spectators at the door


Heavy appetizers, one drink ticket per person,

one hour of bowling and shoes are included in your registration fee ~ Cash bar




Call (309) 786-3779