Lily's ballet studio puts on a traditional Nutcracker performance. They also do a Nutcracker Tea, that includes a shortened version of the Nutcracker, a 'tea party' and a chance to meet the stars! Bill and I took Lily the Sunday before Christmas. She loved it! Thanks Naney for keeping Imogene (who apparently sat by the front door when she woke up from her nap crying for us. Poor Naney having to deal with that!)
She brought her Clara doll with her, and got to chose a Nutcracker to take home!
The children were invited to sit right in front to watch the dances. Lily said that sometimes their skirts made it windy in her face :)
This is Amara - she is an assistant in Lily's class. (Lily's smocked ballerina dress was a huge hit. Who knew how perfect it would be when I bought it over the summer on sale! She felt very proud that all the dancers were complimenting her on it!)
Clara - Lily wanted to meet her more than anyone else.
This girl was very sweet and saw Lily just standing waiting to get up the nerve to talk to more of the stars!