Last weekend, my daughter danced in two performances of Beckley Dance Theatre's Nutcracker.
We love the Nutcracker. It has become a part of our holiday tradition for many years.
She danced beautifully in the Act 1 party scene, a role she had been eager to fill for awhile. Like before, she took her small role quite seriously and didn't miss a single rehearsal (which began in early September!!) Plus, she loved her party-scene dress that was very generously made by her grandmother. (She's in the middle of the above picture -- green dress with two white embroidered flowers on the top.)
Beckley Dance Theatre does a superb job with its performances. At times, I sit in the audience and am amazed that I'm witnessing a dance school and not a professional ballet company. The artistry of the choreography, dancers, and the set is beautiful. I am always so grateful that we invest the time to be a part of these performances.