The familiar music of Party scene, Snow, and Waltz of the Flowers has been filling the studios as the KCBS students rehearse for this season’s production of The Nutcracker. While the company dancers and older students gear up for theater week, the younger students are already planning for next year!

When we visited the Level 1 ballet class to hear why they like to dance, they told us about their love of movement and their dreams of performing the Nutcracker. Most of the class was too young to audition this time around, but that has only increased their excitement and anticipation for next year!

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We asked each of the girls: What is your favorite part of ballet class?

Eliana told us that she was inspired to start dancing after seeing the company’s performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Now that she is taking ballet her favorite step is sauté!

Maddy said her favorite part of ballet is leaps – “I feel like I’m flying when I jump!”

Sophie also likes leaping; she said “they’re good to practice for when I want to grow up, because I want to be in the Nutcracker.” She even has a Nutcracker doll at home as a reminder of her dream to perform in the ballet.

The Level 1 class seems to have a trend of jumpers! And if they have anything to say about it, we will see them leaping around with Mother Ginger or floating like angels in the future!