It’s a Special Museum Kids Saturday at the L&A County Museum and Archives on December 7th! Dancers and instructors from the Conservatory will be giving a 'Ballet Behind the Scenes: An Introduction to the Nutcracker".

Join dancers and instructors and take a peek behind the curtain into the enchanted world of ballet and its timeless fairy tale classic, “The Nutcracker.” At this special event, we will journey to the Land of Sweets, where we will watch the Dancing Snow and Waltzing Flowers perform. We will also join in the ballet as we learn the steps to the lively Candy Canes dance!   

As always, admission is free for Museum Kids! No registration required for this special event.

About The Conservatory:

Led by Co-Artistic Directors Melissa Mahady Wilton and Anthea Morgan, The Conservatory is the Kingston region's only classical dance school offering a true conservatory-based environment to dance students of all ages and abilities.  Our goal is to nurture a genuine dance community.  As such, our practices are grounded in the three guiding principles of our Mission: Creative Excellence -The Conservatory delivers dance programming distinguished by artistic integrity, transparency and accountability; grounded in the principles of lifelong growth, exploration and development as artists and as people. 

Cultural Enrichment - The Conservatory's dance education practices reflect our deep appreciation for sustainability and responsible resource management; cultural authenticity, tradition, sensitivity and evolution; and our accountability to learn from one another as global caretakers and citizens.

Community Engagement - The Conservatory actively partners with groups and individual members of our regional community to offer inclusive arts participation, education, performance and outreach experiences as a demonstration of our respect for the inherent dignity and value of all people.

Every dancer is unique and contributes their own special qualities to the art of dance; The Conservatory honours the value of every dancer as a person and as an artist.  We are dedicated to making the arts accessible for the enjoyment, enrichment and education of all community members, irrespective of age, ability, race, ethnicity, gender identity or socioeconomic status.  It is our privilege to offer our community excellence in dance.  We believe that an environment of inclusivity and community engagement best allows our dancers to discover the joy and possibilities that await them in dance, so that they can share their gifts with the world.  We are frequent performers at festivals, senior residences, schools and community centers, and at events like Family Day and International Dance Day. We offer performances and cultural engagement services on a no-cost or donation basis.  We can't wait to share the joy of dance with you!

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