‘Nutcracker’ enthralls at dance school
Highland Park, 11/29/11 Irena Rietveld of Winnetka runs through her scene during rehearsal for The Nutcracker at the North Shore Center for the Dance in Highland Park Nov. 29. | Curtis Lehmkuhl~Sun-Times Media
Updated: January 13, 2012 10:41AM
Children and adults have been fascinated with the tradition and fantasy of “The Nutcracker” for decades, and North Shore School of Dance is proud to present an annual production every December.
Hopeful dancers from the North Shore and surrounding suburbs audition, and more than 50 are cast, including adults and professional dancers. The hour-long ballet is appropriate for children of all ages, and it sells out every year.
The holiday spirit is present at the event with boxes to donate to Toys for Tots, and a Nutcracker Boutique selling themed jewelry, snow globes and handmade nutcrackers.