By Sandy Sponaugle
Posted on December 2, 2010
Filed under: News

Shepherdstown School of Dance to put on the Nutcracker Ballet

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Shepherdstown School of Dance to put on the Nutcracker Ballet

4th annual production Dec. 11- 12

Shepherdstown, WV- The Shepherdstown School of Dance will be performing two productions of the famous Nutcracker Ballet this holiday season. Both performances will be at the Frank Arts Center Dec. 11- 12 on Shepherd University’s campus. Curtains rise at 7 pm Saturday and 2 pm Sunday.

“This is an ideal way for the children and community to come together as a whole and see all the effort they put into dance. And it’s really become a fun holiday tradition to look forward to here at Shepherdstown School of Dance,” said Mercedes Prohaska, managing director.

Working with the Shepherdstown School of Dance this year is national performer, Michael Keating. Michael, a New Jersey native, studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet and the Boston Ballet’s ballet school, and assisted at the Montgomery Ballet in Montgomery, AL. While studying in Pennsylvania he partook in a small ensemble named “Pages to Pirouettes”. The ensemble took storybook ballets, such as Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, to grade schools in the Philadelphia area and taught the children about the art of dance and ballet.

He last performed with the Sarasota Ballet of Florida. While there he danced the role of the Cavalier in their production of the Nutcracker.

Tickets are on sale beginning Saturday, Nov. 13 for $12 in advance at Shepherdstown School of Dance and at Encore Apparel in Motion in Shepherdstown. Tickets will be $17 at the door the days of the performances. The last day to purchase tickets in advance are Friday, Dec. 10. For ticket information call (304) 264- 1832.

Shepherdstown School of Dance is located at 8530 Shepherdstown Pike, Shepherdstown, WV 25443 and can be reached at 304-876-8277. Find out more about the Shepherdstown School of Dance at their website www.shepherdstownschoolofdance.com.

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