Behind the scenes, the production has a huge crew, Trueblood said. "It is about kids helping kids and it is an unforgettable experience for all ages".
What's new: Shelly Svodoba says "There is some new choreography".
M'Lanie Hunter Dance offers a variety of dance, acting and singing classes to children from three years and up, plus dance and exercise classes for adults.
What you should know: This year the Regional School of Ballet is celebrating its 30th anniversary. About 1,500 people typically show up for the performance, and it usually sells out. "It is a special show, which is why our performers come back every year", Svodoba said.
Washingtonville High School is located on West Main Street in Washingtonville. Tickets are available at Tamalyn's Dance Centre and will also be available at the door.
The Mouse King Tea Party, noon, December 9, Corvallis High School.
Dreams can come true, just ask 11-year-old Quinn Lynn Villanueva of King City, who was selected from many talented students at Monterey County Dance Theatre to dance as "Clara" in "The Nutcracker Ballet" this weekend. This battle usually gets laughs from fellow dancers. But, overall, why mess with a good thing?
Tis the season of sugar and spice and everything nice-including visions of sugar plums for dancers in the Pacific Festival Ballet as they prepare for the 24th year of the "The Nutcracker" Sat. and Sun., Dec. 16 and 17 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Why you should go: "There are so many different "Nutcracker" performances that entertained countless families each holiday season for years around the world". "In 1996 we were honored by the White House for our production".
The company's commitment to accessibility is met through an extensive touring schedule, an innovative and highly effective education program including the much-lauded Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, Community Engagement programs and collaborations with myriad other visual and performing arts organizations. Auditorium on the South Carolina State University campus at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10.
The Joffrey Ballet gratefully acknowledges the generous support of 2017 The Nutcracker Production Sponsor Jewell Events Catering.