In Focus: First City Dance Studio Presents 10th Annual Performance of “The Nutcracker”

In Focus: First City Dance Studio Presents 10th Annual Performance of “The Nutcracker”


>>>AND THAT’S GOING TO DO IT >>Dennis: FIRST CITY DANCE STUDIO HAD A HUGE CROWD IN THE AUDIENCE THIS PAST WEEKEND AS THEY PRESENTED THEIR TENTH ANNUAL “THE NUTCRACKER.” THE SHOW HAD OVER 100 BEMIDJI DANCERS PERFORM THE CLASSICAL BALLET ACT, BUT WITH A TWIST. FOR THIS WEEK’S IN FOCUS, DESTINY WIGGINS TELLS US HOW THE DANCE STUDIO ADDED A DIFFERENT STYLE TO THE SHOW.>>Destiny: THE NUTCRACKER, WHICH IS KNOWN AS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR TRADITIONAL BALLET ACTS IN THE WORLD, BUT THERE DANCE STUDIO ADDS MORE THAN JUST THE TRADITIONAL BALLET TO THE PIECE.>>TRADITIONAL NUTCRACKER IS ALL BALLET. WE’RE GOING TO EXPOSE OUR AUDIENCE TO TAP, LYRICAL, MUSICAL THEATER, JAZZ. THEY’RE GOING TO SEE SOME FUN ASPECTS WE PUT IN LIKE THE BATTLE BETWEEN THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE, HILARIOUS. OUR MOTHER GINGER, BY FAR ONE OF THE FUNNIEST EPISODES WHERE MOTHER GINGER IS ACTUALLY A MALE WITH A BEARD AND BLONDE HAIR AND HE’S — HE BRINGS IN THE LITTLE, OUR LITTLE DANCERS, WHICH IS AGE 3-5. >>Destiny: SONYA DeSARIO HAS BEEN DANCING SHE WAS ABOUT 3 YEARS OLD AND AS SHE WORKED HER WAY UP THROUGH DANCE, SHE FOUND A LOVE FOR TEACHING IT TO YOUNGER GIRLS WHO ALSO SHARE THE SAME PASSION. >>I STARTED DANCING WHEN I WAS 3 OR 4 LIKE THIS HERE AND I EVENTUALLY WORKED MY WAY UP TO A BALLET SCHOOL THAT WAS PROFESSIONAL. I GOT INTO A BALLET COMPANY AND IT WASN’T REALLY AS FULFILLING AS I WANTED, AND NOW HERE I AM CHOREOGRAPHING AND TEACHING AND IT’S SUCH A PRIVILEGE TO BE WORKING WITH THESE KIDS. IT’S EVEN BETTER TO SEE THEIR LITTLE FACES LIGHT UP WHEN THEY’RE ON STAGE IS THE BEST THING TO WATCH. >>Destiny: THE SHOW INCLUDED AGES 3 UP TO 18 AND THE DANCERS OF THE SHOW SAY BECAUSE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PERFORM IN THE NUTCRACKER, CHRISTMAS IS THEIR FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR. >>NO WORDS. IT’S SO FUN SEEING EVERYONE GROW AS DANCERS AND SEEING MY AGE GROW TO BE REALLY BEAUTIFUL DANKERS AND SEEING THE NEXT GENERATION LEARN FROM THE OLDER DANCERS. >>I LIKE BEING AN EXAMPLE FOR THE LITTLE KIDS. AND IT’S JUST REALLY FUN TO BE A PART OF THE SHOW.>>MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT BEING PART OF THE NUTCRACKER IS DEFINITELY BEING ABLE TO EXPRESS MYSELF THROUGH DANCE, SPEND TIME WITH MY FRIENDS AND IT’S A REALLY GREAT WAY TO KICK OFF CHRISTMAS. >>Destiny: THE DANCE STUDIO HAS BEEN REHEARSING FOR THE SHOW ABOUT TWO MONTHS AND SPENT ON AVERAGE 15 TO 20 HOURS PER WEEK MAKING SURE THAT EVERYONE PUTS THEIR BEST FOOT FORWARD AND IT’S SAFE TO SAY THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT EVERYONE DID.

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