Royal Dance Academy to hold ‘Winter Wonderland 2012’ performances Dec. 1

The Royal Dance Academy will hold its inaugural Winter Dance production on Dec. 1 at Mandeville Auditorium, UCSD, La Jolla. Performances will be held at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

The performance includes “A traditional  Nutcracker Act 2” and a “Competition Showcase.”

“I am thrilled to be able to offer my students more performing opportunities, and what was originally just an idea quickly became a reality. Normally at this time of year we are preparing heavily for the Summer Recital, which takes 10 months of preparation, but I could not ignore the opportunity to have my dancers showcase their talents at this special time of the year,” said Francine Garton, owner of Royal Dance Academy.

The production of Nutcracker Act 2 involves students from ages 4 -17 years old, and is a big dance family of recreational and advanced dancers.

“The children are having the most magical time learning their choreography. They have worked so hard and shown remarkable dedication by attending rehearsals every Sunday since September. To see the production come together so quickly and to experience the joy on the children’s faces is extremely rewarding,” said Garton.

The Competition Showcase is an opportunity for the 21 competitive teams at the Royal Dance Academy to showcase their new dances before the competition season begins.

“Our competitive dancers usually attend four to five competitions a year throughout California. Winter Wonderland is a great opportunity for these dancers to perform for their family and friends right here in San Diego. They are dedicated dancers who show 100 percent commitment to their dance and their teams.”

The production will be very entertaining for audience members of all ages.

For tickets, visit www.royaldanceacademy.com and click on “Winter Wonderland 2012” on the homepage.

For more information, call Royal Dance Academy at 858-350-9770.

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