No Christmas party would be complete without gifts. Thankfully Herr Drosselmeyer brought out two amazing dancing dolls while attending the Stahlbaum party. The ballerinas who perform as the beautiful mechanical doll and soldier delight the audience. They bring a bit of magic to the stage when they are brought to life with a turn of the key. The guests are impressed and awed as the two ballerinas dance gracefully on the tips of their toes in pointe shoes. They provide the perfect opening before the man of the hour arrives.
The Nutcracker; the guest of honor. Herr Drosselmeyer unveiled his handcrafted gift with pizzazz. Clara couldn’t help but be impressed. She danced around the party showing off her nutcracker. Her friends join in on the celebration with their own little dolls. Fritz, Clara’s brother tries to steal him away. Thankfully, the Nutcracker is kept safe in Clara’s arms throughout the night.
If you want to catch Arizona dancers put on a spectacular show, I highly recommend Ballet Etudes The Nutcracker. A performance full of magic, intrigue, and talent. This annual event can be see starting in late November at Chandler Center for the Arts. Mid December, the show moves to Mesa Arts Center. Between the twelve shows, over three weekends, there’s sure to be an opportunity for you to bring your family. Make sure you come out and support local dancers this holiday season.