Nutcracker Ballet + STEM

Nutcracker Ballet + STEM is a program designed for elementary aged youth (grades 2-5) to highlight the connection between STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and the arts. This program supports the development of STEM, art, and literacy skills.

Nutcracker Ballet + STEM is an Iowa 4-H program presented in partnership with Stephens Auditorium. There are a variety of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) activities available for the program. Each designed to highlight the magical connection between STEM and the arts.

First, we encourage all youth to learn more about the Nutcracker Ballet through research and then take part in one of the following challenges:

Next, we encourage all youth to attend the FREE in-person or online youth performance of the Nutcracker Ballet + STEM. This performance features professional and community dancers!


For the FREE in-person or online performance, register here.

December 9, 2022
Held in-person at Stephens Auditorium in Ames, IA (or virtually)

Interested in Learning More?

Please download the program overview and contact your ISU County Extension and Outreach Office to learn more about this exciting program.