579 Broadway, 4B
Soho, NY 10012
Description: Each 45-minute event features Rebecca Kelly Ballet soloists who have prepared roles and will soon appear as guest artists in regional productions of the Nutcracker Ballet. Serving families with young children to afficionados of the ballet, the studio's annual holiday treat is now in its 15th season. The intimate studio productions have showcased the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier, the Snow pas de deux, and dancers performing the Spanish, Chinese, Russian and Arabian solo divertissements, complete with theatrical costumes and lighting. Friday's evening event is geared toward an early night on the town and is followed by a champagne reception. The weekend matinees are family fare, where guests mingle with the artists and share refreshments including the traditional Tray of Sweets. Programs are moderated by choreographer Rebecca Kelly, artistic director of Rebecca Kelly Ballet and the early childhood creative movement program, Kids Co-Motion.