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The Nutcracker

Holiday ​Shows 


M'Lanie Hunter Dance kicks off the Holiday season with our annual Nutcracker and Magical Toyshop. Both events are a wonderful demonstration of all the hard work, dedication, and incredible talent our students have!  Information for the October 9th Nutcracker audition can be found at this link:


Video​ ​recording​ ​and​ ​photography​ ​of​ ​any​ ​kind,​ ​is​ ​strictly,​ ​prohibited​ ​at​ ​all​ ​shows. You​ ​are​ ​welcome​ ​to​ ​come​ ​to​ ​our​ ​dress​ ​rehearsals​ ​&​ ​videotape​ ​and​ ​take​ ​pictures. A​ ​professional​ ​recording​ ​of​ ​all​ ​off​ ​our​ ​shows​ ​will​ ​be​ ​available.​  ​Forms​ ​will​ ​be​ ​at​ ​the​ ​recital.


It’s ​Showtime!!!

We are so excited for you to see the special shows we have been working on!. Now for the details to help you be prepared to have the best experience possible:

  • Please have your dancer at Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center one hour prior to the show in full hair and make-up.

  • Hair requirements will be low bun slicked back without any flyaways for all dances this year.

  • Make-up requirements for all students are as follows: please have your child wear a red lipstick, rosy cheeks and colorful eye shadow, as the lights will wash out your child’s features on stage. Older students need eyeliner and mascara as well.

  • If​ ​your​ ​child​ ​has more​ ​than​ ​one​ ​number​ ​please​ ​label​ ​everything​ ​and​ ​send​ ​a​ ​bin​ ​or​ ​a​ ​garment​ ​bag​ ​to​ ​help​ ​them​ ​stay organized.​

  • In​ ​addition,​ ​children​ ​in​ ​multiple​ ​numbers​ ​must​ ​wear​ ​nude​ ​undergarments.​ Please have your dancer arrive dressed in their first costume; running orders will be available at dress rehearsal.

  • Only bring clear liquids and non-messy snacks to eat while in costumes to preserve them for performance.

  • PLEASE NOTE: Children​ ​will​ ​not​ ​be​ ​allowed​ ​to​ ​go​ ​into​ ​the​ ​audience​ ​during​ ​intermission.​ ​ ​After​ ​the​ ​Curtain​ ​Call​ ​your child​ ​will​ ​be​ ​released​ ​to​ ​one​ ​Parent​ ​holding​ ​the​ ​pass,​ ​which​ ​is​ ​given​ ​when​ ​you​ ​drop​ ​your​ ​child​ ​off.​ ​This is​ ​for​ ​security​ ​purposes​ ​and​ ​there​ ​will​ ​be​ ​no​ ​exceptions.​ ​Part​ ​of​ ​show​ ​etiquette​ ​is​ ​performing​ ​in​ ​the curtain​ ​call​ ​to​ ​thank​ ​your​ ​audience​ ​for​ ​attending​ ​performance.

  • Parents of younger children, please feel free to send something for your child to play with for when they  are in the backstage area. Suggestions: Coloring books, board games, cards, books, etc.


Feel free to contact the studio with any questions at 845-469-4556. Thank you for your cooperation and support!

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