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Engage Dance Academy | The Nutcracker | Sunday, December 19, 2021 | 5:00 PM

  December 19, 2021 5:00 PM

Doors Open: 4:30 PM
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STANDARD ADULT / STANDARD STUDENT Public Onsale: October 29, 2021 2:00 PM to December 19, 2021 4:00 PM

Engage Dance Academy | The Nutcracker

Sunday, December 19, 2021 @ 5:00 PM

Ticket Price:
Standard Adult: $30
Standard Student: $16


Join Clara at her annual Christmas Eve party at the Staulbaum house enjoying a night full of celebration, dancing, and magic! As the party comes to a close Clara sneaks downstairs to find her precious new Nutcracker doll and falls asleep dreaming of her wonderful evening. She is startled awake by a group of mischievous mice and taken on an exciting journey with Drosselmeyer and her precious Nutcracker. Battling a life-size mouse Queen, slipping & sliding with snowmen & dazzling Snow Queen, and then flying off on an enchanted crystal sleigh to meet the Queen of the Angels and her herald of Angels at the gates of the Land of Sweets. Spanish Chocolate, Arabian Coffee, Chinese Tea, Russian Taffy, Marzipan Candy, Merry & her sweet Mini Mints, Dew Drop with her carousel of flowers, and the elegant Sugar Plum Fairy & her Cavalier all dance for Clara in an adventure not to be missed this holiday season! 

Engage Dance Academy is a premiere dance academy owned & operated by Courtney & Marc Petrocci, former professional dancers at the Milwaukee Ballet. Bringing professional caliber dance training to McHenry County for dancers ages 18 months-Adult. Engage is a triple track dance studio offering dance classes for all levels; Engage Dance Theatre, a year round pre-professional dance company for the more serious dancer ages 5-18 with three performances a year including a full length production of the Nutcracker; an award winning competition team for those dancers looking to compete in Chicago based competitions; and an Open Division for dancers looking for a wide variety of weekly classes ranging from baby ballet, jazz, hip hop and Aerial Silks & Tumbling.

The Nutcracker is co-produced by Engage Dance Academy and Raue Center For The Arts.


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