File photo Emma Mair played a Russian as well as one of the party girls in The Nutcracker.

Christmas submission: The Nutcracker

Emma Mair

Arrow Heights Elementary Grade 6/7

I have been in The Nutcracker for three years.

It is a great experience for local kids in Revelstoke to learn how to do ballet and to perform dances that they have learned with professionals. We are very lucky to have the Victoria Ballet come to Revelstoke to perform alongside the kids.

There are four different kid parts in the play. There are the mice, the Russians, the party girls and of course Clara. This year, I was a Russian and a party girl. They are joined by the company ballet dancers such as Drosselmeyer, the Sugarplum Fairy, the Nutcracker, Mother Ginger, etc.

To prepare for the performance, we practiced every Sunday with the support of our teacher, Kenley. We worked very hard by learning the choreography by looking at a previous video of the Nutcracker.

The Nutcracker is a popular show to see at this time of year. I often spot a lot of people I know in the audience when I am dancing. It was a huge audience. Both shows were full, even the Sunday show was sold out!

Just Posted

Caribou debate in Revelstoke makes international headlines

How much are we expected to sacrifice to save a dying species?

Dawn Low Interim CAO for Revelstoke for six months

She will be in the position until it is filled, it is not currently advertised

LETTER: Revelstoke Paddlesport Association opposed to gravel pit near Jordan River

City council has also expressed opposition to the gravel pit

VIDEO: B.C. MLA Michelle Stilwell takes first steps in nearly 30 years

‘It actually felt like walking. It’s been 27 years… but it felt realistic to me’

Firefighters have doused a Peachland house fire

Fire crews are still on scene investigating the cause of the BBQ which made its way to the home

False report of dead body leads police to sex dolls at Manning Park

Princeton RCMP breathed a sigh of relief, momentarily, when they discovered a… Continue reading

Ironman returns to Okanagan after seven-year absence

Subaru Ironman Canada is coming back to Penticton in 2020

Grand Forks fire chief found to have bullied, harassed volunteer firefighter: report

WorkSafeBC, third-party human resources investigation looking into allegations complete

Special memorial service to say goodbye to murdered Kelowna teen

A memorial service and celebratio of life was held Tuesday for murdered teen Elijah-Iain Beauregard

Okanagan College campus flies Syilx flag

The Okanagan Nation Alliance flag was raised at a ceremony at Vernon campus on July 16

Dog recovering after being drenched in hot coffee, B.C. man charged

Man was taken into custody, charged, and released pending a court date

Taekwondo instructor, 21, identified as B.C. bat rabies victim

Nick Major, 21, an instructor at Cascadia Martial Arts in Parksville

Most Read