Merced Academy of Dance

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The pursuit of excellence…through the joy of dance.

Welcome to Merced Academy of Dance

Classes for boys and girls ages 3-Adult • Beginner to Advanced
and Dance for Parkinsons

Confidence, strength, poise and the joy of dance. Come and experience all that dance has to offer.



The Nutcracker

All Photography By: Eric Foss

The Merced Academy of Dance has been performing this full length classic ballet for 22 years! Our performances take place at Buhach Colony High School where each year we offer 3 school performances and 3 public performances. 

2019 Performance Dates:

  • December 6th at 7:00pm – 7th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm


  • Buhach Colony High School Theater:
    1800 Buhach Road, Atwater, CA 95301


Available through Assigned seating ticket prices are $15.00, $20.00 and $25.00 per seat.

Nutcracker Sweet Shop:

Our Nutcracker Sweet Shop offers many different Nutcracker and Ballet themed items including homemade goods, crafts, ornaments, stockings, flowers and original artwork.  In addition to selling items, we also offer a silent auction.  100% of the profits go towards annual ballet scholarships.