Incredible! With over 160 dancers and actors on stage, a Dance Kids record has been set! In the nineteen year history of the organization, this is 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
Nutcracker DVD…Commemorate the beauty, adventure, and magic of DANCE KIDS of Monterey’s dazzling Nutcracker performance with the entire show on DVD from www.nutcracker.incendiacreative.com. This DVD includes the full performance filmed from five cameras in stunning HD, as well as backstage interviews and rehearsal footage! We are pleased to offer a glimpse at the production here: www.vimeo.com/55812374. All orders placed by December 21st will arrive in time for Christmas! If you have ordered the DVD, or order it by the 20th, you are welcome to pick it up at CAPA in Carmel on Friday the 21st from 10 to noon. Additional DVDs will be available for sale at that time as well.
Dance Kids acknowledges our sponsors…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 this year. Our Media sponsor this year is The Monterey Herald. And Special thanks to the Law Offices of Johnson, Moncrief & Hart for sponsoring our beautiful hooded cast sweatshirts that kept our dancers warm through all those rehearsals and performances.
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