The Nutcracker Excerpts by Hot Springs Children's Dance Theatre Company
6 p.m., Anthony Chapel
A holiday celebration to share! Dancing toys, mischievous mice, and sparkling snowflakes dance to Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous score.
This holiday classic tells the story of Clara and her magical Nutcracker
Prince as they embark on a thrilling adventure. Each year, Hot Springs
Children’s Dance Theatre Company rings in the season with Edmond Cooper
directing The Nutcracker, creating memories to cherish forever.
Hailey Dabbs (Klara), a 12 year old local, will perform her debut
performance in the leading role of Clara Stahlbaum. Hailey attends
Lakeside Middle School. Hailey’s love for ballet began at the age of 4,
when she started her ballet training with Rebecca Sayadian. At age 6,
Hailey performed as an angel in The Nutcracker with the Russian
Ballet in Little Rock. Hailey began dancing with Hot Springs Children’s
Dance Theatre under the direction of Edmond Cooper in last year's Nutcracker Ballet, where she performed as a party guest, a mouse, and a snowflake. In the theatre’s spring production of Cinderella,
she performed in the Grasshopper Dance as a dragonfly fairy, the Waltz
of the Hours as a fairy, and in the Ball. She is very excited to be
performing as Clara in this year’s Nutcracker production. When Hailey isn’t dancing, she enjoys hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.
Ethan Huffman (Nutcracker Prince) is a 6th grader at Lake Hamilton
Middle School. He has been dancing since the age of 7 and trains not
only in ballet, but also Tap, Jazz, Contemporary and Hip Hop. Ethan is a
Competition Company member at Rock City Dance Center, in Little Rock,
and attends the Official Ballet School of Rock City Dance Center, under
the direction of Mary Beth Tilley. For 3 years, he has performed
Variations in the Moscow Ballet's The Great Russian Nutcracker. Ethan is
excited for the opportunity to share his love of dance with his local
community, through the Hot Springs Children’s Theater Company.
Children’s Dance Theatre Company Is a local nonprofit
organization which offers young local artists the opportunity to perform
alongside professional guest artists from the mainstream professional
ballet world. Hot Springs Children’s Dance Theatre Company brings in
great professional artists that both inspire and entertain. There is
not a better way to get into the holiday spirit than to experience the
magic of the Nutcracker Ballet presented by variety of young local
talented and professional featured artist from around the country.
$25 per person tickets can be reserved in advance by calling
501-655-6815 on Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets may also be
purchased at the door, but may sell out.