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The Nutcracker


The Nutcracker. I’m a little bit ballet obsessed, have been for years and it probably wont ever go away. I haven’t taken a class in a long while, switching to ballroom instead. Don’t even ask how I managed to convince my husband to take class with me, that might be a whole different post…. Basically I love everything dance. I still have all my old pointe shoes and dance outfits. I admit it was slightly painful putting on the shoes but I did it!


This time of year always brings me back to my first love and that also means I become slightly obsessed with The Nutcracker! No matter what, I always watch it on Christmas Eve or Day. I have even gone so far as to skip or be late for a dinner because I’m completely lost in that magical world. The past few years, however, have been slightly devastating because the classics don’t seem to be on anymore. I’m old school when it comes to this. I don’t need cartoons or contemporary dancers (who I generally love), I just need a good old fashioned Nutcracker. Can you believe there is even one that takes place somewhere warm? What is that all about? I’m sure living on an island must be absolute heaven but it’s not The Nutcracker! As a result my wonderful husband has been buying me a different video each year in order try and satiate my obsession.


As girlie as I can be when it comes to ballet I’m not a Sugar Plum fairy fan. It’s the Arabian dance that steals my heart. I have a memory of watching one ballerina who was absolutely mesmerizing! She must have been a member of The National Ballet of Canada but it was such a long time ago that by now I can’t be sure where I saw her. For now my goal is to see someone equal or better to the dancer I can see so clearly in my mind.


Years and years ago, before my mom refused to see yet another Nutcracker, we wound up going on the wrong night. Basically she messed up the show days. She had no desire to return so she told me to keep my mouth shut and proceeded to sweet talk some manager into letting us watch that night’s performance. There was some talk about us having to leave on an emergency trip and we wouldn’t be able to come another night, that her daughter would be devastated and wasn’t there anything they could do? Well it worked. Two comfortable armchairs were brought in and suddenly we had prime seats! Genius.

So tonight I’m off to see yet another Nutcracker, this time it’s a filmed performance of the Royal Ballet. Hoping to see my Arabian princess!

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  1. Just returned from Seattle. The Nutcracker is Also playing there if you need more!

    1. I do! Actually I need to travel back in time to see the one that I remember from when I was little….

  2. I had to leave the comment because I also LOVE ballet all my life!
    I traveled to Sofia recently to see a “Nutcracker” too!
    And love your ballet shoes photo!


    Ok, I’m a liar blog

    1. Oh Thanks! I love my pointe shoes.

  3. Ballet dancing is so sophisticated and it looks so hard! I have dabbled in and taken tap dancing classes; so much fun! xxG

    1. I love it so much. I’ve done so many other kinds of dance but they somehow never felt as good.

      1. I’m sure! That’s the thing with dance, once you find one that strikes a cord w/ya or makes you dance for hours (pun intended), well, you still w/it! xx LOL!

      2. Also, I have to admit, i’m not so gracious 🙂

  4. thanks for your lovely comment! great blog I love how you also dance ballet, how demure and full of elegancy <3! hope to see you on my site again ! Cant wait for your next posts <3

    1. Don’t worry I’ll be back! I love ballet and miss it so….

  5. (@haleyinstyle)

    I always loved ballet. But lack of formal training, would love to go for training any time

  6. I work in a ballet studio part time, but they aren’t doing a full blown Nutcracker for the holiday performance, the advanced dancers are just doing one dance…Arabian! It’s gorgeous and the costumes are amazing. It’s always been my favorite to watch, as well!
    There’s this station called Ovation TV on cable and they have a battle of the Nutcrackers every year this time, you should take a look and see if you can find it – it’s just nonstop Nutcracker versions from different companies. Really fun to watch and compare. Happy Holidays!

    1. AHHHH!!!!! That is the best news I have heard all day. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!

      1. Hope you’re able to find it!

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