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Scout Day at the Ballet

A Minnesota nutcracker
December 8, 9, & 10, 2023

Twin Cities Ballet presents
"Scout Day at the Ballet"!

The most magical time of the year is almost here!

This year we are offering Scouts an opportunity to attend all five weekend showings of A Minnesota Nutcracker.

The "Scout Day at the Ballet" will include:

  • Discounted tickets
  • An exclusive, embroidered Twin Cities Ballet  A Minnesota Nutcracker patch 
  • A special STEAM brochure that highlights the physics and mechanics of the art of Ballet
Other fun opportunities at the “Scout Day at the Ballet” include:
  • A Minnesota Nutcracker themed Scout photo booth
  •  Q&A and peek behind-the-scenes with Artistic Director Denise Vogt for Scouts that attend the Saturday 7:00pm performance
  • The chance to win 4 tickets to the May 2024 performance of Coppélia in Paris by tagging @TwinCitiesBallet on your photo of attending #TCBScoutDayAtTheBallet on public social media sites Facebook or Instagram.

Who: Scouts and their Families.

What: Twin Cities Ballet’s A Minnesota Nutcracker

When: Friday, December 8 – Sunday, December 10, 2023.

Where: Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Avenue, Burnsville, MN 55337

Cost: 15% Off Regularly Priced Tickets

“Scout Day at the Ballet” Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Tickets are available for purchase in person and online.

  • Tickets can be purchased in person through the Ames Center Box Office in Burnsville. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets from Ames Center by phone. Please visit the Ames Center Website for box office hours and contact information.
  • Tickets can be purchased online through Ticketmaster using the “Scout Day at the Ballet” discount code. The code is available on the confirmation page of the patch form:
  • Girl Scouts:
  • Cub Scouts/Scouts BSA/Venturing:

Yes, tickets can be purchased online.

When selecting seats, select the “Unlock” button and enter the discount code in the box. All prices will update to the  Scout rate.

Performances of “A Minnesota Nutcracker” are:

  • Friday, December 8 at 7pm
  • Saturday, December 9 at 2pm
  • Saturday, December 9 at 7pm with Scout Q&A following!
  • Sunday, December 10 at 1pm
  • Sunday, December 10 at 4:30pm

The Masquerade Dance Theater at Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Avenue, Burnsville, MN 55337

Tickets are 15% off the regular ticket price: $42.50, $37.25, $34.00, and $28.00 Reserved Seating.

*Ticket prices listed include facility fees. Additional service charges and handling fees may apply.

“A Minnesota Nutcracker”  is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes with a 15 minute intermission.

Reserve your patches by completing the online form:

There will be a Scout table in the front lobby of Ames Center prior to each performance and during intermission. 

There may be additional patches are available in limited quantity at the Twin Cities Ballet Boutique during the performances of “A Minnesota Nutcracker.”.

Twin Cities Ballet’s Artistic Director, Denise Vogt, will host a Q&A exclusively for Scouts after the Saturday 7:00pm performance.

Scouts and chaperones should remain seated while other guests exit the theatre and then some theatrical secrets will be revealed and Scouts will have the opportunity to ask questions.


For any questions or inquiries please email: 



About the Ballet

TCB’s annual production of A Minnesota Nutcracker has been a beloved holiday tradition in the South Metro since its inaugural performances in 2003, and is attended by over six thousand audience members in the course of a single weekend each year. Featuring spectacular dancing and original choreography, A Minnesota Nutcracker retains all the magic and familiar traditions loved by so many, but adds local flair with Minnesota settings and custom designed Minnesota-centric backdrops.

For full event details, see our FAQ section below!




Tickets now on sale!

We look forward to seeing you at the ballet!


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