Chesterfield children offered traditional ballet leaps and bounds

December 9, 2013 by  

The Alexandria Ballet, in conjunction with The Chesterfield Arts, will once again be presenting its kid-friendly adaptation of ‘The Nutcracker’.

The one-hour long production of this Hoffmann’s children’s classic tale of Clara and her beloved prince, presented through Tchaikovsky’s music and dance, will be narrated by Ann Marie Ruhlin, the Administrative Coordinator at Washington University. Before the performance, Chesterfield Arts will invite children to create holiday ornaments of their own.

The Alexandra Ballet Company, a not-for-profit organization, seeks to enhance appreciation for classical dance by presenting both contemporary and traditional dance to St. Louis residents and people in surrounding communities. It also dedicates much of its time to providing educational programs for young children, as well as demonstrations and lectures to scouts. The Alexandra School of Ballet itself has been training students in ballet since 1949. Chesterfield Arts has been in existence since 1995 with a mission to provide diverse and quality programs in performing, visual and literary arts.

This charming production has traditionally been sold out early, so it may be wise to get tickets as soon as possible either online at the BrownPaperTicket web site. Tickets for children ages 12 and under are $11.50, while adult tickets cost $16.50.

The Nutcracker performances will be held December 14 at 7:00 pm and December 15 at 2:00 pm at the William D. Purser Center at Logan College of Chiropractic, 1851 Schoettler Road. No doubt printing companies will be among the groups called upon to promote it.