Local dance students offer jazzy version of Christmas classic

Martin School of Dance offered a wonderful jazz performance of The Nutcracker


The dance of the Caribbean Snowflakes offered a reggae flavor to the frosty snowflake dance. Pictured (L-R) are Becky Baugh, Xenia Lain, Kristine Gimlin, Dolores and Cheryl Crossley. Not pictured are Yessenia Fuentes, Audra Vasquez and Jillian Jetter.

It's not your grandmother's version of the Nutcracker. The Martin School of Dance's version featured some of the classical music from time-honored holiday musical, but with a decidedly jazzed-up twist.

The more than 50 student dancers presented The Nutcracker All Jazzed Up at the Sunnyside High School Auditorium this past Saturday night to a near sold-out crowd.

The story of Clara and her magical nutcracker included all the charm of the more famous version of The Nutcracker, with stunning costumes and delightful sets created by Dolores Howe and Kristina Platsman, all under the direction of Linda Martin.


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