American Repertory Ballet Announces NUTCRACKER Master Classes

In 2015, American Repertory Ballet added Nutcracker Master Classes at community organizations in Trenton, N.J. to its annual Nutcracker performance season. This year's classes will take place at Jefferson Elementary School (presented by the Boys and Girls Club of Mercer County) on November 16, The Conservatory Mansion on November 17, Urban Promise on November 21 and The Children's Home Society of New Jersey on November 28. Class times and location details can be found at the end of this article.

Classes will provide students ages 8-14 with an intro to basic ballet vocabulary and technique as well as the fundamentals and history of the art form. Additionally, participants will learn excerpts of choreography performed by the Mice characters in the Battle Scene of Nutcracker. Princeton Ballet School senior faculty member and American Repertory Ballet Workshop Ballet Mistress Cheryl Whitney will teach the classes.

As part of this community outreach initiative, Master Class venue staff and class participants will receive tickets to American Repertory Ballet's Nutcracker performances on December 3 at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Patriots Theater at the War Memorial for only $5 each (originally $20-$45).

American Repertory Ballet 2016 Nutcracker Master Classes in Trenton, N.J.:

Jefferson Elementary School

(presented by the Boys and Girls Club of Mercer County)

1 Whittlesey Road

Trenton, NJ 08611

Wednesday, November 16

4-4:45 p.m. and 4:45-5:45 p.m.

The Conservatory Mansion

540 East State Street

Trenton, NJ 08609

Thursday, November 17

5:30-6:30 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Urban Promise Trenton

801 West State Street (Trinity Cathedral)

Trenton, NJ 08618

Monday, November 21, 2016

3:30-4:30 p.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m.

The Children's Home Society of New Jersey
635 South Clinton Avenue

Trenton, NJ 08611

Monday, November 28, 2016

3-4 p.m. and 4-5 p.m.

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