The Nutcracker: Hear the Story, See a Performance, Learn a Dance

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The New England Academy of Dance (NEAD) brings the magic of The Nutcracker ballet to New Canaan Library showcasing dancers from the company as well as esteemed professionals from New York City. Under the direction of Frances Ortiz, Ginna Ortiz, and Ted Thomas, NEAD will present an educational, family-friendly performance of The Nutcracker. The demonstration will include a reading of The Nutcracker book by the Sugar Plum Fairy, followed by a variation performance. Other characters from The Nutcracker, Clara and the Snow Queen, will join and help with the interactive section, where children will learn 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.