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Dance It Yourself Nutcracker Returns to Evanston

Calling all wanna-be sugar plum fairies and toy soldiers of every age: dig out your sparkles and buff up your dancing shoes! The Institute for Therapy
through the Arts will present another season of a dance-along holiday classic: the "Dance It Yourself Nutcracker" for all ages and abilities.

The participatory event will take place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Institute for Therapy through The Arts,1702 Sherman Ave. in Evanston .

Suggested donation to fund Creative Arts Therapies scholarship fund is $5 per person. For more information or to reserve a space, please
call 847-425-9708 extension 166

Don’t miss your chance to make this a holiday tradition. The mother/daughter team of Tess Dinerstein, an ETHS student, and Angela Allyn, a former professional dancer, return again this year with yards of chiffon and lots of tiaras.

They have plumbed thrift stores and rummage sales for a broad selection of props, costumes and accessories, so performers of every size can participate in the modulated mayhem!

They will lead a cast of many through the story using extra large Post-ups and Tchaikovsky’s marvelous music. There will be capes and swords for the soldiers, tutus for the ballerinas, and you may watch or join in as inspired.

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