The Nutcracker and Pre-Ballet Holiday Show

Hyde Park School of Dance | Chicago, Ill.


Mandel Hall
1131 East 57th St.
Chicago, Ill. 60637
(773) 493-8498
Date: December 9, 2016 - December 11, 2016
Time: 7 p.m. Dec. 9; 1 and 6 p.m. Dec. 10; 2 p.m. Dec. 11
Cost: $33, $10 kids 6-18, 5 and under free

Hyde Park School of Dance presents its annual performances featuring more than 150 dancers. The 90-minute narrated production follows Clara, Fritz and the mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer from the family holiday party and the midnight battle with the Mouse Queen and her troops through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. This year’s performances contain a new element: a hip hop dance battle to showcase the range of dance genres HPSD offers, as well as send a message of peace. Prior to each performance, the Pre-Ballet Holiday Show showcases 70 of HPSD’s youngest ballet students in performance. The Hyde Park School of Dance Holiday Bazaar offers an opportunity to meet characters from The Nutcracker, finish holiday shopping from the wares of local vendors and indulge in a hot chocolate bar and other treats. The Holiday Bazaar takes place noon-6 p.m. Dec. 10 and noon-3 p.m. Dec. 11.


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