We were once again invited by The Central Indiana Dance Academy to a sneak peek of their Nutcracker performances. This is my third year visiting this preview and we thoroughly enjoy it! It’s interactive, it’s fun, and the costumes and dancers are beautiful!
The level of professionalism with this group is amazing! CIDE is a pre-professional dance academy in their 19th season. They have dancers from all over the city and even state! In preparation for this holiday tradition, the dancers audition in late August and practice from that point until the day of the performance! This year, performances areDecember 14-16, 2018 at the Zionsville Performing Arts Center.
I took my terrible twos Olive with me so she ran the show as far as where we were going to go! We started visiting the toy doll who did a great job. She was super sweet with Olive too.
Then we checked out the kids who were practicing the party scene. I seriously love the costumes. Something about them just takes you back… It takes me back to my childhood.
And lastly we visited the Sugar Plum Fairy who was magical… This gorgeous tutu and her elegant moves along with her gorgeous smile… It was amazing as usual.
If you are looking for a nutcracker to attend, you must check this one out! The dancers audition in late August and have been rehearsing since Labor Day Weekend! The performance features 121 dancers from 47 central Indiana schools. The dancers, instructors, and families have put so much into this and the performances.
They also host a Sugar Plum Fairy Dessert Party prior to the afternoon performances which includes treats from the Land of Sweets, pictures with Clara and the sugar plum fairy, a craft, and an interactive story time. Make sure to check that out! It’s an extra $12, but would be fun with littles!
From the CIDE Press Release: The Nutcracker performance schedules include a Friday and Saturday 7:30pm show and a Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2pm. Tickets are $25/adults and $18 for students 18 and younger. You can purchase at www.cidedance.org or by calling 317.844.7453.
AND on our Instagram we are giving away a Family 4-pack of tickets for you and your loved ones to experience this beautiful holiday tradition!
Head on over to IG to enter! It’s super easy!!!
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