Each season, Ballet Quad Cities invites students to join us for special educational matinee performances. Our mission is to provide the experience of fully-produced performances of world-class ballet with elaborate costumes and scenery for a minimal cost for students – a magical experience they will never forget! To enhance this live ballet experience, we also offer an in-school pre-performance educational program that includes engaging activities for the classroom. 

Paper tickets are not issued for student matinees.  After submitting your on-line registration form please send a check for $3 a person to 613 17th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201.  You will receive an email confirmation after both your registration and check are received.  The day of the performance you will check in with a Ballet Quad Cities' staff member for your seats.



The Nutcracker

December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM 
Performance lasts approximately 2 hours with a brief intermission
Adler Theatre, Davenport Iowa

The Ugly Duckling; A Message of Acceptance Told Through Dance
January 2019
Performance lasts approximately 40 minutes

Peter and the Wolf, Mother Goose & Other Tales
March 29, 2019, 10:00 AM
Performance lasts approximately 1 1/2 hours with a brief intermission
Adler Theatre, Davenport, Iowa

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Download Educator Guide for The Nutcracker Here

Download Educator Guide for The Ugly Duckling Here