Children Dancing presents the 25th annual Winter Showcase of “A Nutcracker Tale and other Winter Dances” on Saturday evening, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m. at Huske Hall in All Saint’s Church, 855 Middle Neck Road in Great Neck. The public is welcome to this free program. Please contact Beth Jucovy at 516 482 2621 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for information. Or please visit the website www.childrendancing.net.
“A Nutcracker Tale 2014” consists of holiday party scenes and larger-than-life dancing dolls. At the party, odd Uncle Drosselmeyer presents Marie and her friends with a magical nutcracker, which they break! The children go to sleep and dream all sorts of wonderful adventures about the broken, perhaps magical nutcracker. The nutcracker turns into a soldier, and with the aid of Marie and her friends, defeats evil mice in an exciting battle scene …that seems a bit like a computer game.
After a trip on board snowflakes, the children are taken to the castle of the Sugar Plum Fairies who dance for them… a contemporary version of the dance and music, along with Spanish, Chinese and flute dancers. They witness a wonderful circus dance before they are taken back home riding on the wind of the Waltz of the Flowers, promising the return of Spring. In addition Jazz class dancers will perform dances to: “Dancin in the Street,” “Ease on Down the Road” and ‘McCavity, the “Mystery Cat. And the Duncan Dancers will also perform the beautiful “Water Study.”
Performers include dancers from the age of three through adults. Choreography and narration is by Beth Jucovy, school director. Children Dancing and Dance Visions NY, Great Neck’s professional dance company (www.newyorkdancing.net), both under the direction of Jucovy, are housed at All Saint’s Church, 855 Middle Neck Road as well as at the other end of town on Horace Harding Boulevard.