Moscow Ballet's "The Great Russian Nutcracker 2016 Chattanooga Cast.
Spring Recital 2016
Dancers from the Hamilton Academy of Dance performed on the delightful original theater stage at Soddy Elementary School, 260 School Street, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379.
Dancers from the Hamilton Ballet Junior and Senior Company perform regionally.
The 2019/2020 performance schedule will be posted in the fall.
A celebration of the Winter Holiday Season through Classical Dance & Theater.
A one-hour classical ballet performance created and choreographed specifically for Pre-K through Elementary school age children, to expose the children to cultural lessons in the fine arts and help celebrate the festivities during holiday season. The Ballet was specifically designed to expose children to the art of classical ballet, tap, jazz, modern, ballroom, contemporary dance, a wide variety of Christmas music and theater.
The "Santa's Workshop" Ballet begins with a narrator telling the children a story about what Santa's Elves have been doing at the North Pole this year. The Elves had made some "magical" modifications to some of the toys. Santa told the Elves that he would have to see these "magical" modifications before they could be put on the sleigh for delivery on Christmas Eve.
The Elves then proceed to bring out Ballerina Dolls in pointe shoes (Ballet), Elf Recruits perform their Soldier Dance (Jazz), Raggedy Ann & Andy Dolls (Ballroom & Pas de Deux or Lifting), two dueling Ninjas (Modern & Acro), Frosty the Snowman with Karen and all her friends (Contemporary Ballet & Pas de Deux), Santa listens to a little girl explain that she wants a Hippopotamus for Christmas, and Santa actually gives her a 6 foot tall Hippopotamus to dance with (Ballet & Ballroom)! Two little girls find a Jack in the Box, dance with Jack, then have a bit of trouble trying to get the Jack to get back into the box (Jazz). Bears and Penguins tap dance, then get mad at a naughty Elf who dreams of singing with the Drifters. Pirate toys creep in and dance, and make way for little Princesses Dolls to take the stage with the help of Moana. The performance ends with Santa's office staff tap dancing to Lonestar's version of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town". Santa says "Merry Christmas to All" and we wish everyone a wonderful holiday season.
Please contact us if you would like "Santa's Workshop" to visit your school this Christmas season.