Dance-Along Nutcracker®

Sunday, December 8, Dance Lessons at 9am & 12pm; Performances at 10am & 1pm

Free Admission

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall

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Dance-Along Nutcracker®

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Sugar plum fairies and mouse kings of all ages and abilities are invited to point their toes to the familiar music of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic.

9am and 12pm: Members of Ballet Chicago will teach basic ballet positions and movements at an optional lesson

10am and 1pm: Dancers of all ages and abilities are invited to join the dancers of Ballet Chicago


Ballet Chicago is an internationally recognized professional track school of ballet that strives to make classical ballet training accessible to all.

Music for the Dance-Along Nutcracker® is provided by the Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band. The Lakeside Pride Music Ensemble is Chicago’s premier family of performance groups for members and friends of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community through its three major music groups – Marching Band, Jazz Orchestra, and Symphonic Band.

This entire event is free and does not require any advance registration. Seating and space is available first come, first serve.

The Dance-Along Nutcracker®, created in 1985, is the property of the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band, the world’s first openly gay musical organization.

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