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Virtual Class: Nutcracker Story Time – Read & Dance!

Calling all sugarplums and snowflakes! Let’s dive in like never before to the magical story of The Nutcracker.

Calling all sugarplums and snowflakes! Let’s dive in like never before to the magical story of The Nutcracker. We’ll read the storybook version of the classic holiday tale together, and then learn stylized movements for all our favorite characters to the iconic Tchaikovsky music. Grown-ups are welcome to attend and participate!

This is a great opportunity for little ones to access and familiarize themselves with the story, characters, and music of The Nutcracker before dance companies and television services launch into their annual performances of the winter classic! By understanding and experiencing how the different characters use movement to show who they are and advance the story, participants will gain viewing tools as audience members. The workshop will also touch on basic ballet steps and alignment while guiding students through fun physical storytelling!

Please have your child wear comfortable clothing they can easily move in, and socks. Costumes are welcome – fairies, princes, toy soldiers…you name it! Any floor surface at home is fine (hardwood, carpet, outdoors), only cement is not encouraged. Try to find a room with minimal obstructions; class will offer lots of flexibility so a minimum of 6x6 feet of cleared space will allow students to participate fully.

This class will be live-streamed. We will send you details about how to access your class before the class meeting. Technology requirements for participants:

  • High speed internet connection
  • Electronic device (laptop recommended) with working camera, microphone, and speakers

For more information about Artistree virtual classes, please contact Wendy Seiple at 802-457-3500 and office@artistreevt.org

Erin McNulty is a contemporary dance artist, improviser, and educator. She holds a B.S. from Boston University’s College of Communication and a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Dance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance in London. Erin is a company member with Natalie Johnson Dance in Boston and a former principal dancer with Kairos Dance Theater; she has also danced in projects with Eliza Malecki Dance, Rachel Linsky, Zoe Dance Company, Kelley Donovan & Dancers, Bethan Peters, and Paula Josa-Jones. Erin has choreographed for stage and film, including a 2018 dance film supported by NEFA's New England Dance Fund, and a 2020 short film commission for the international fringe Shawna Shea Film Festival in collaboration with dance artist Suzannah Dessau. Her live work has been presented by Trinity Laban, Providence Dance Festival, Artbeat, Salem Arts Festival, NACHMO, and Dance for World Community among others. Erin is passionate about thoughtful arts access and inclusive, rigorous dance education. She is a Teaching Artist & Instructional Coach for Boston Ballet's Education & Community Initiatives; and is on dance faculty at Boston University and several local studios. Erin also teaches fitness through Forme Barre Fitness. For more information about Erin, visit her website: erinkmcnulty.com