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Miami Youth Ballet bring The Nutcracker to South Dade

admin | 11/30/2011, 10:04 a.m.

Classic ballet is perfect holiday event for the young and young-at-heart

Since the mid-20th century, Peter Tchaikovskys two-act ballet, The Nutcracker, has enjoyed tremendous success and has been performed by countless ballet companies. It has become particularly popular in the U.S. and become one of the most anticipated Christmas season classics known. From the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy to the March and the Russian Trepak, orchestras have played the music while both youth and adult ballet companies have performed the dance. The Miami Youth Ballet will take to the stage on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 - 3, for two 8 p.m. performances at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. And with Tchaikovskys score, elaborate costumes, outstanding dancers and a heartwarming story, this promises to be one of the best ways to celebrate the holiday season. By D. Kevin McNeir kmcneir@miamitimesonline.com