The dance studio for the passionate student and discerning parent…
CHRISTMAS EVE AT THE NUTCRACKER CLUB (Waddell Theater, NVCC Loudoun)

Created by Theresa D’Alessandro, and produced by The School of Theatrical Dance

JOIN US FOR THE NEW ANNUAL HOLIDAY FAVORITE! Fun for the entire family!

Christmas Eve at the Nutcracker Club is a fanciful yet reverent sketch of Christmas Eve, set in a 1940’s USO Hall, in the imaginary town of Rockwell. Featuring the talents of our youth and advanced dancers, as well as guest artists and singers, the show contains a variety of Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Modern dance; and a range of music from Tchaikovsky to Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman to Mannheim Steamroller.

Our story begins as Sergeant Kristopher bids farewell to his beloved wife to report for duty. Mist and Snow swirl gracefully across the landscape, and the Skaters glide around Rockwell pond. Partygoers arrive for the Christmas Eve party at the Nutcracker Club. They are entertained by the Rockwell Dance Theater, featuring classical variations from the traditional Nutcracker Ballet, and treated to a medley of 40’s songs by officers attending. Nurse Clara shares the classic, “The Night Before Christmas” with the children. When left alone, Sergeant Kristopher reminisces of his girl back home. At the end of the evening, the guests exchange gifts, and leave the hall to the quiet of the glowing “Candelabra”.

But once the candles are out … the real fun begins! Mischievous elves scurry to fill the stockings. And the ornaments, toys and decorations come to life. Act II includes the spicy Gingerbread Cookies, the Tinsel dance, as well as a powerful modern work to “Carol of the Bells.” Finally, “Standing with Angels”, a choreographic tribute to the men and women of the armed services, who have sacrificed so much.

Seats are numbered and reserved, and will be handled online through Tututix. Please see our Home Page as performance dates approach for ticket sales information and links.

COSTUMES are studio property and are provided from our inventory. We either refurbish existing costumes, or construct new, depending on needs and the recital theme. In April, a packet containing everything else you need to know will be distributed.

Participation involves a fee separate from your tuition. This contributes to defraying the production costs, such as…
~hourly rental of the theater and dressing rooms for rehearsals and performances ~rental of parking lot ~technician and design fees ~costume materials ~costume construction ~construction and art supplies ~backdrop rental or creation ~additional equipment rental ~other production costs such as playbill printing, etc. The Base Family Fee is $325. There is a descending rate for additional dancers/ dances in a family, starting at $125 and ending at $25.