Sugarplums On Stage The Sugarplum program is a memorable experience for second grade girls and a long-standing Denver tradition. A season of fun, friendship, and ballet appreciation culminates with The Sugarplum Ball followed by an on-stage presentation at Colorado Ballet’s magical performance of “The Nutcracker.” There are many activities for Sugarplums including the mother-daughter tea, a father-daughter party, and a holiday party.

Benefits: The Sugarplum fee covers the girl’s attendance at the following events:

  • Sugarplum Dress Fitting Party in May or June
  • Mother’s Informational Coffee in September
  • Mother-Daughter Tea or Alum Etiquette Luncheon in September
  • Father-Daughter Party for Sugarplums and Alums in October/November
  • Holiday Party for Sugarplums and Alums in November
  • Sugarplum Ball and on-stage presentation in November

In addition, participants in the Sugarplum program will receive:

  • Tickets for two adults and one Sugarplum or Alum to the Sugarplum Ball on Friday, November 24, 2017 (additional tickets may be purchased) NOTE: This is the day after Thanksgiving.
  • Tickets for two adults and one Sugarplum for the on-stage presentation of the Sugarplums at opening night of Colorado Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” on Saturday, November 25, 2017 (additional tickets may be purchased) NOTE: This is the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
  • Tickets for two adults and one Sugarplum Alum for the Alum’s appearance during the opening party scene of one Colorado Ballet “The Nutcracker” performance (additional tickets may be purchased)
  • A custom-made dress, tights, ballet slippers and hair bow for the Sugarplums and Alums
  • A ticket for the Sugarplum or Alum to a Colorado Ballet matinee performance (fall or spring depending on Colorado Ballet’s schedule)
  • A commemorative, heirloom nutcracker for Sugarplums and a special gift for Alums
  • Professional photography and videography package, including photo with the Sugarplum Fairy
  • Photo and name in “The Nutcracker” program
  • Parents listed as contributors to Colorado Ballet’s Annual Fund

Applications: Applications for the 2017 Sugarplum program were due January 31, 2017.  The child’s parent MUST be a member of the Colorado Ballet Auxiliary at the time of application and for the entire length of the program. (Join or Renew Now!)

Fees: The fee for participation in the Sugarplum program is currently $2500. This amount must be paid in full by May 1st of the year in which the girl is to be presented.