Incredible! With over 160 dancers and actors on stage, a Dance Kids record was set! In the nineteen year history of the organization, 2012′s cast was our largest cast ever. We are grateful and blessed to have a Director extraodinaire, Tia Brown, who handled the increased cast volume with creativity and elegance, resulting in a glorious production worthy of our reputation. 2012 was a stellar Nutcracker year!
Thanks to the volunteers! The volunteer positions have always been passionately filled with Moms and Dads to support the production. But this year was over the top! From the event planners for the Gala, to the seamstresses sewing ballerinas into their costumes, to the backstage crew escorting 4 year olds onto the stage, this was the work of a finely tuned army advancing to the finale on stage.
Alan and I are impressed with the camaraderie, dedication to excellence, and imagination provided by countless members of the cast, crew, parents and friends of Dance Kids. We would like to thank each one of you for your support and dedication. Special praise and recognition of course goes to every cast member for their outstanding performance.
Our thank you is heartfelt and we are humbled, once again, to be a part of the family of Dance Kids.
Love, Alan and Carol Richmond
Thanks to Friends of Sunset Foundation for their generous and continued support to help us with the rental of Sunset Center. Otto Construction for being our presenting sponsor again this year. Our Media sponsor this year is The Monterey Herald. We would also like to thank the Arts Council of Monterey County, The Community Foundation of Monterey County, The Harden Foundation, The Chapman Foundation as well as Galante Vineyards and Dawn’s Dream Winery.
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