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The Nutcracker: Hear the Story, See a Performance, Learn a Dance
December 19, 2023 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pmFree
The magic of The Nutcracker ballet comes to New Canaan Library when The New England Academy of Dance (NEAD) presents a performance featuring dancers from the company as well as professionals from New York City. Under the direction of Frances Ortiz, Ginna Ortiz, and Ted Thomas, this educational, family-friendly event includes a reading of The Nutcracker book by the Sugar Plum Fairy, followed by a performance of the ballet. Other characters from The Nutcracker, Clara and the Snow Queen, will teach children from the audience a dance from the ballet. The demonstration is ideal for children ages five through ten, but all are welcome.
The New England Academy of Dance (NEAD) is a pre-professional ballet academy focused on training aspiring young artists to achieve the highest standard of classical dance education. New England Dance Theater (NEDT) is the non-profit arm of the New England Academy of Dance (NEAD) who are a group of dedicated parents and local volunteers working together to create greater access, awareness, and appreciation of the performing arts through dance.