Dance Kids Presents The Nutcracker
Presented by Dance Kids of Monterey County | Photo credit: Robert Ellis
Dance Kids of Monterey County’s twenty-second annual holiday ballet has a fresh look with all new choreography and costumes! Award winning choreographer Andrea Paris-Gutierrez, Los Angeles Ballet Academy, directs the Peninsula’s pre professional company in the timeless story of Clara and her beloved Nutcracker. Two performances of the Cavalier and his Sugar Plum Fairy this year will feature guest artists Dylan Gutierrez and Jeraldine Mendoza, appearing courtesy of the The Joffrey Ballet.
With over 100 Peninsula dancers and gymnasts in the all new production, we continue to honor tradition and introduce brand new scenes to delight our devoted patrons as well as first time Nutcracker audience members.
Dance Kids Nutcracker has it all, sword fights, humor, beauty, grace and enough youngsters on stage to assure our audiences walk out of the theatre with a smile!
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Smuin Ballet: The Christmas Ballet
Presented by Smuin Ballet
The Christmas Ballet
Choreography by Michael Smuin and guest choreographers
Baby, it’s cold outside, but it’s sizzlin’ hot around the Bay Area when Smuin Ballet kicks off the holidays with The Christmas Ballet. From classical to cool, Smuin offers two acts filled with a stunning and original array of ballet, tap and jazz. A joyous celebration of dance and a true holiday classic, this year’s program features Smuin favorites and new pieces. Let us light up your holidays!
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Soweto Gospel Choir
Thursday, December 17, 2015, 8:00 pm
When it comes to vocal talent, Africa, and more particularly South Africa, has spawned the most evocative sounds on earth and still produces the very best that the world has to offer. Soweto Gospel Choir is that very best. Since its formation in 2002, Soweto Gospel Choir has brought joy into the lives of audiences all over the world. They have collaborated with artists including U2, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Robert Plant, Celine Dion, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Peter Gabriel, and Josh Groban. Returning to Sunset Center for the first time in five years, the Choir will perform both traditional and contemporary songs full of earthy rhythms and rich harmonies, adding its own unique feel and interpretation to both.
Sponsored by South African Airways
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Oceanfront Homes on Monterey Bay!
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Two 4-bedroom homes with direct beach access.
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We thought we’d seen the ultimate beach house…
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2000 sq. ft. | 4 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 7
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Some of the excitement includes …The Chevron Shoot-Out.
The San Francisco Giants and San Francisco 49ers battled it out for charity money and bragging rights in the Tuesday, February 4 at 1:30 pm Chevron Shoot-Out.
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Smuin Ballet Holiday Program
XXMAS- The Christmas Ballet
on Friday, December 6th at 8PM & Saturday, December 7th at 2PM
CLICK HERE to buy Tickets or call the Box Office at 831.620.2048
The Bay Area’s hottest holiday ticket returns with NEW choreography from Choreographer in Residence Amy Seiwert, Smuin dancer Jane Rehm and former Smuin dancer Darren Anderson, and more. An ever-changing carousel of mischief and elegance, The Christmas Ballet is a perfect gift for audiences of all ages.
Stunning classical ballet, rollicking character numbers, and that Smuin sass combine for a seasonal celebration like no other. From Bach and sacred carols to klezmer, gospel, and Elvis, The Christmas Ballet has something for everyone. Be sure to treat yourself and your loved ones to this Bay Area holiday tradition!