The Nutcracker Suite 2016

Join Uptown Dance Company for an evening of magic and dance!

claraprince-b-medIt’s that time of the year again… What better way to celebrate the holidays than spending it with Clara, her Nutcracker Prince, and The Sugar Plum Fairy for an adventure in The Land of Sweets. You will be sitting at one of the tables at the Christmas Eve dinner party where Drosselmeyer delights the children with magical dolls. Watch the snowflakes dance amongst you, and participate in the celebration of sweets from around the world.

There will be refreshments, treats and raffle drawings at each show, and audience members are encourage to dress up for the festivities.

Featuring UDC pre-professional division dancers as well as Uptown Dance Centre students, make this event your new holiday tradition and come join us for a family-friendly, fun-filled evening at Uptown Dance Centre.

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Thank you for a successful Nutcracker 2015

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Dear Friends of UDC,

The Nutcracker Suite 2015 was a great success! And we couldn’t have done it without your generous support!

I would like to take this opportunity to say “thank you” to:

  • Everyone who came to the show.  You’re the reason why we are doing this year after year, for 14 years!
  • Volunteers who helped with setups, clean-ups and serving during performances.
  • Backstage moms who helped with costumes and made sure the dancers were all ready to take the stage.
  • Underwriters who donated generously towards the production costs.
  • UDC dancers and students for their beautiful dancing.
  • UDC Board of Directors for its unwavering support to the company.
  • John Moore, our lighting technician, who not only ran lights for all 12 shows, but also went above and beyond with the end-of-show clean-up.

The Nutcracker Suite is one of Uptown Dance Company’s biggest events, and it has been a successful event year after year because of all the love and support from supporters like you. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you.

I wish you all a very merry holiday season and I look forward to a great rest of 2015-2016 season.

Warmest regards,
Beth

Sharing the Holiday Spirit with SpringSpirit

Nutcracker Outreach

On December 2, 2015, Uptown Dance Company and students of Uptown Dance Centre performed the Nutcracker Suite 2015 for the students of SpringSpirit After School Program and their girls’ softball team during dress rehearsal.   It was an outreach performance organized by one of Uptown Dance Company II dancers, Nicole Wright, and her mother, Jacqueline Wright.  Not only the children got to see the Nutcracker Suite, they also had the opportunity to see the rehearsal process and got behind the scene to meet the dancers.

Thank you SpringSpirit for joining us this holiday season!

The Nutcracker Suite 2015

Cast_B_clara_medJoin Uptown Dance Company for an evening of magic and dance!

Due to popular demand, two extra shows added! It’s that time of the year again… What better way to celebrate the holidays than spending it with Clara, her Nutcracker Prince, and The Sugar Plum Fairy for an adventure in The Land of Sweets. You will be sitting at one of the tables at the Christmas Eve dinner party where Drosselmeyer delights the children with magical dolls. Watch the snowflakes dance amongst you, and participate in the celebration of sweets from around the world.

There will be refreshments, treats and raffle drawings at each show, and audience members are encourage to dress up for the festivities.

Featuring UDC pre-professional division dancers as well as Uptown Dance Centre students, make this event your new holiday tradition and come join us for a family-friendly, fun-filled evening at Uptown Dance Centre.

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The Nutcracker Suite 2014

Join Uptown Dance Company and Uptown Dance Company II for an evening of magic and dance!

What better way to celebrate the holidays than spending it with Clara, her Nutcracker Prince, and The Sugar Plum Fairy for an adventure in The Land of Sweets. You will be sitting at one of the tables at the Christmas Eve dinner party where Drosselmeyer delights the children with magical dolls. Watch the snowflakes dance amongst you, and participate in the celebration of sweets from around the world.

There will be refreshments, treats and raffle drawings at each show, and audience members are encourage to dress up for the festivities. Come join us for a family-friendly, fun-filled evening at Uptown Dance Centre.

Continue reading