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Lots of ‘Nutcracker,’ plus other productions, highlight holiday dance schedule

Backstage with the Sacramento Ballet's 'Nutcracker'

In this video published Dec. 13, 2013, The Sacramento Bee's Randall Benton's photographed the backstage activities during the first dress rehearsal for the Sacramento Ballet's "The Nutcracker."
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In this video published Dec. 13, 2013, The Sacramento Bee's Randall Benton's photographed the backstage activities during the first dress rehearsal for the Sacramento Ballet's "The Nutcracker."

Looking forward to reviving your relationship with “The Nutcracker” or checking out other holiday dance fare? Your chance awaits, with dance groups throughout the region putting their best feet forward throughout December. Here’s a list of scheduled productions.

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DEC. 2

‘Holiday Tapestry 2016’

Galena Street East presents “Remember the Magic,” this year’s edition of the dance group’s “Holiday Tapestry” series. Hiram Johnson High School, 6879 14th Ave., Sacramento. $15, $12 for students and seniors. 916-731-4090.

7 p.m. Dec. 2; 1, 7 p.m. Dec. 3

DEC. 3

Placer Theatre Ballet: ‘The Nutcracker’

Placer Theatre Ballet presents its production of “The Nutcracker.” Placer High School Theatre, 275 Orange St., Auburn. $14-$21. 916-630-7820.

1, 5 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10; noon, 4 p.m. Dec. 4 and 11.

DEC. 9

‘Nutty Nutcracker’

The Sacramento Ballet presents a night of dancing and laughs with its zany production “The Nutty Nutcracker” that plays off of the traditional holiday classic. Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento. $28-$89. 800-225-2277.

7 p.m. Dec. 9 and 16.

DEC. 10

Capitol Ballet: ‘The Nutcracker’

Capitol Ballet Company’s 10th annual presentation of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” at Sheldon High School. Sheldon High School Performing Arts Center, 8333 Kingsbridge Drive, Sacramento. $16-$25. 916-484-1188.

1:30-3:30, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

‘Nutcracker’ alternative

The Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre, the Apprentice Company, The Third Stage and guest dancers present an alternative to the holliday classic with “Nutcracker - A Contemporary Coming of Age.” Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop & Performing Arts Center, 2720 Del Rio Place, Davis. $10. 530-756-3949.

2, 4 p.m. Dec. 10-11.

Sacramento Ballet: ‘The Nutcracker’

The Tchaikovsky classic is presented by the Sacramento Ballet, joined by the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra on select performances. Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento. $28-$89. 800-225-2277.

2, 7 p.m. Dec. 10, 17, 23; 1 and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 11, 18; 7 p.m. Dec. 22.

DEC. 11

Calidanza: ‘Navidades’

The production will celebrate Christmas traditions from the state of Veracruz, festive Christmas songs and a full communal procession that leads to an extravagant Christmas celebration in the state of Jalisco. Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento. $16-$29. 916-476-3356.

5 p.m.

DEC. 16

One-act ‘Nutcracker’

The Crockett-Deane Ballet presents a preview of its one-act version of “The Nutcracker” with selected scenes, highlighting the Snow Scene and The Land of the Sweets. The Center at 2300, 2300 Sierra Blvd, Sacramento. $7. 916-453-0226.

8-9 p.m.

DEC. 17

Capitol Ballet: ‘The Nutcracker’

Capitol Ballet Company’s live performance of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” San Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton. $16-$25. 916-484-1133.

2 -4 p.m.

‘Christmas Angels’ and one-act ‘Nutcracker’

Crockett-Deane Ballet and the Deane Dance Center present “Christmas Angels,” a ballet telling the story of Christmas, set to traditional Christmas carols; and a one-act narrated family-friendly version of “The Nutcracker. The Center at 2300, 2300 Sierra Blvd, Sacramento. $15; $12 seniors and students; $10 children. 916-453-0226.

7 Dec. 17; 2 p.m. Dec. 18.

Napa ‘Nutcracker’

The Napa Regional Dance Company’s 16th annual production of the “The Nutcracker.” Lincoln Theater, 100 California Drive, Yountville. $25-$35. 707-944-9900.

2, 7 p.m. Dec. 17; 2 p.m. Dec. 18.

DEC. 19

Moscow Ballet’s ‘Great Russian Nutcracker’

The internationally touring ballet group performs at The Warfield. 982 Market St., San Francisco. $40-$175. 415-421-8497.

7 p.m.

DEC 22-24

‘Nutcracker in Oak Park’

The Natalia Johnson Conservatory of Dance presents ‘The Nutcracker in Oak Park,’ at the Fruit Ridge Collaborative Theater and featuring dancers from the Girls Self Esteem Program. Proceeds help fund the Oak Park Christmas Eve Soul Food Brunch. Tickets cost $10. Children age 2 and older must have tickets.

7 p.m. Dec. 22-23, 2 p.m. Dec. 24

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