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Local dancers to perform

TDC?students in cast of ‘Nutcracker’ ballet in Ames

December 7, 2012
The Daily Freeman Journal

The classic holiday fairy tale, The Nutcracker Ballet, has come alive on stage at Stephens Auditorium each December for more than 30 years. This annual Iowa State Center production features choreography by Robert Thomas and Miyoko Kato Thomas of the Dancenter, Ames; over 200 local dancers from surrounding central Iowa communities; and principal dancers performing the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.

The Nutcracker Ballet tells the story of a young girl, a heroic prince, and the fantastic dream they share. From the opening party scene to the last tinkling notes of Tchaikovsky's famous score, a festive holiday spirit permeates the whole performance. Local dancers from The Dance Connection studio include Carolyn Burchfield, Gemma Borer, Bronwyn McKee, Harleigh McKee, Halle Patten, Madi Schwering and Mara Borer.

This year's performances will be on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are now on sale and available to the general public at the Stephens Auditorium Ticket Office and online at

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Carolyn Burchfield, Gemma Borer and Bronwyn McKee are in the cast of “The Nutcracker.”

For ticket information, call the Ticket Office at 515-294-2479 or toll-free at (877)THE-CENTER.



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