RMSA Jazz & Contemp Christmas Performances Info

Every year in November/December RMSA Academy Jazz classes, some contemporary classes, and some older Nutcracker roles participate in FREE Christmas Dance Performances in Cody. All students registered for a jazz class and some contemporary classes, perform in the events listed below. Exact performance details will be listed on class & nutcracker calendars and you will be notified via app push notifications; make sure you're opted into your specific dance academy group & "RMSA Jazz/Christmas Performances"

2023 Performances 

  • Brookdale Absaroka Assisted Living; Wednesday, November 29
    • Call times for performers:
      • Ac 1-3; see calendars
      • Ac 4+ and Nutcracker Roles; see calendars
  • RMSA Holiday Open House (ALL Academy Jazz & some Contemporary & some Nutcracker Roles; Friday, Dec 1, 2023 AT THE CODY THEATRE; downtown. Free admission; doors open at 6:00.
    • Call times for performers:
      • Ac 1-3; 5:45
      • Ac 4+ and Nutcracker 5:30

Costume, Hair & Makeup

Dancers do have required items they will need for these performances; please see links below for what is provided and what performers need to have.

Christmas Costumes are provided for the Christmas performances, but they must be returned to RMSA.  The date for return is on your calendar.  Please note: If a costume is not returned, a $65 fee will be added to your account.  If a costume is returned late, a $35 fee will be added to your account.


  • Jazz & Contemporary all hair pulled back into a mid-high pony; no bangs or whisps. Feel free to curl ponytail.
  • Nutcracker is ALWAYS secure bun; no bangs. Take note if bun needs to be higher or lower due to costume hats. BRING LOTS OF BOBBY PINS

Make up: Light Make-up is to enhance natural beauty as stage lights can wash/white faces out NOT to overwhelm.

  • Light Foundation, Light blush, mascara, and mauve lipstick is appropriate. No eyeshadow.


  • Dancers should NOT have on any jewelry, iwatches, etc.
  • Female dancers should not have on underwear or bras (that is what dance tights & bodyliners are for)
  • It is the parents responsibility to make sure your dancer has all the items needed for performances at least 3 weeks BEFORE performance week. This ensures we can order any items/sizes not in stock so they arrive in time for performances.  

2023 Nutcracker Roles performing at Absaroka

  • Pirates
  • Columbine Dolls
  • Peppermint Leads
  • Joker
  • Spanish (lead only)
  • Arabian (lead only)
  • Clowns
  • Chinese (lead only)
  • Russian
  • Marzipan (lead only)

2023 Nutcracker Roles Performing at RMSA/RMDT Holiday Open House at The Cody Theatre

  • All above PLUS: Spanish Corp, Marzipan Corp, Flowers, Dew Drop