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NFCC Artist Series presents The Nutcracker Sunday, Dec. 14 at Van H. Priest Auditorium

NFCC partners with Danceology for community production; Local dance students join Dance Alive National Ballet on stage at NFCC

MADISON, FL – North Florida Community College is proud to partner with Shannon McCook of Danceology (Live Oak/Jasper dance studio) for a “community production” of The Nutcracker by Dance Alive National Ballet on Sunday, Dec. 14 at NFCC’s Van H. Priest Auditorium. Area dance students have been practicing for weeks in preparation to share the stage with Dance Alive National Ballet, one of the most distinguished and creative ballet companies in the Southeast. Based in Gainesville, Dance Alive National Ballet is led by Artistic Director Kim Tuttle and Choreographer in Residence Judy Skinner.

“We appreciate all the talent and collaboration that goes into this partnership between NFCC, Danceology and Dance Alive National Ballet,” said NFCC Artist Series Director Kim Scarboro. “I am amazed at how fast our local dance students learn the choreography and applaud Shannon McCook, the students and parents, our NFCC staff and volunteers, and Kim Tuttle for all the dedication and work that goes into making this ‘community performance’ a success. Don’t miss this show; the performance and costumes are spectacular!”

The Nutcracker is truly an all-time family favorite for the holidays. Become entranced by the beauty of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her dazzling Court, enchanted by the swirling snowflakes and breathtaking snow, and cheer for the tiny toy soldiers and their leader, the handsome Nutcracker Prince.

Two performances of this holiday classic are being held Dec. 14, a matinee at 3 p.m. and an evening performance at 7 p.m. Reserved seating is available for both show times, but seating is limited. Tickets are available from the NFCC College Advancement Office (NFCC campus, Bldg. 32) or by calling 850-973-1653. Visit http://www.nfcc.edu/community-programs/artist-series for more information.



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