Nutcracker Performers Visit 5th Grade
Each year in December, the 5th grade class has the opportunity to go on a field trip to see part of the production of The Nutcracker at the Orpheum Theater in Omaha. On Thursday, November 8th, two professional dancers from the Midwest American Ballet company, Sasha and Bret, came to Ashland-Greenwood Elementary to talk to the 5th grade students about The Nutcracker. Information was shared about The Nutcracker story, the music, the costumes, and the roles that the dancers will play in the production.
Sasha and Bret also shared some interesting information about their lives as ballet dancers, such as their daily schedule in their jobs as professional dancers, and how much time they spend each day with stretching, warming-up their muscles and practicing. The dancers also showed the students some of the stretches and balance exercises that they do on a daily basis. Students were given the opportunity to try some of the stretches and exercises, as well as try some dance steps.