This past Saturday I had the pleasure of photographing the Nutcracker auditions for Ballet Etudes. It was a full day of dancers trying their best to claim a roll in a wonderful ballet. Children as young as seven were invited to audition. The studio was filled to the brim with eager dancers waiting to prove their skills and earn a position in the production. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the studio’s Nutcracker production. It is one of the longest running productions in the Valley. Below are just a few images captured during the day of auditions.
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As though walking around and meeting The Nutcracker characters wasn’t enough excitement, at Ballet Etudes Sweet Tea, you can also look forward to enjoying snippets from the ballet. The mechanical and soldier doll come to life for the guests while Clara looks on. The energetic Chinese then come out and entertain the crowd with their overly energetic variation. To top off the performances, the beautiful Bon Bon Fairy and her Bon Bons delight with a sweet dance. It’s like having a front row seat to prepare you for the magic of a full performance of The Nutcracker ballet. After the performances, guest can enjoy a reading of The Nutcracker. It is such a sweet sight to see all of the little ones gather around to hear the story.
If watching The Nutcracker ballet is one of your family’s traditions, I highly recommend you attend Ballet Etudes Nutcracker Sweet Tea. It is a wonderful way for them to meet the ballerinas as well as see the pointe shoes and performances up close and personal. And, of course, make sure you bring your camera to document what is sure to be a treasured memory for you and your family.
Many families enjoy watching The Nutcracker ballet every year as one of their seasonal traditions. It is a wonderful way to welcome in the Christmas season. If you happen to have little dancers, or kids of any kind, you may want to add the Nutcracker Sweet Tea to your yearly tradition. Ballet Etudes hosts an amazing morning where you, and your children, may meet the ballerinas. The ladies at Ballet Etudes are excited to interact with their youngest fans. Dreams of tutus and tiaras, pointe shoes and performances may outweigh the visions of sugar plumbs in their heads. Speaking of pointe shoes, several are available to purchase which make great souvenirs. The guests can collect signatures from all of the beautiful dancers that morning. Don’t forget to take plenty of photos to document the day.
I highly recommend you attend Ballet Etudes Nutcracker Sweet Tea next year. And, every year! Especially if you have little dancers with prima ballerina dreams.