The Nutcracker Floats on Pine Run Stage
The Nutcracker Ballet has entertained generations of families since 1892, and the amalgam of children, toys, and sweets along with the memorable Tchaikovsky score appealed to audiences for two shows at Pine Run Retirement Community on Saturday, December 10. Presented by Dance Elite of Horsham,
“The Nutcracker in a Nutshell,”
showcased dancers aged six to adult in fourteen scenes interpreted from the popular ballet.
Suspense and awe held the audience from the early battle scene between the
through the crescendo of performances of the dancers from China, Russia, and Spain. The final dance by the
Sugar Plum Fairy
, rendered by 14-year old Katherine Barkman, was a beautiful
conclusion to the seasonal delight.
The program was made possible by Delana W. Blore, Executive Director of Dance Elite, in honor of Pine Run’s 35th Anniversary celebration. Dance Elite offers professional instruction in ballet, jazz, musical theatre and contemporary dance. The studio also offers certified Zumba classes. Mrs. Blore’s husband, Dr. James P. Blore, is the medical director at Pine Run. For more information, see