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Sugar Plum Fairy

Celestial belly ballet

This is a light-hearted dance with a Christmas flavour. The choreography is characterised by lightness: snowflake hands and shimmies, the smallest, most precise and silent of Egyptian Walks, rising and falling travelling camels, the sharpest tacs and light, high-speed stepping figures-of-eight, ending with hand-flicks.

The music is the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from Tchaikovsky's well-known ballet, The Nutcracker. This movement is characterised by the use of the celeste, which Tchaikovsky discovered in Paris.

Costuming is frothy... wings, wands, and tiaras.










Hehet Medea and Morgana as fairies
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"The children were nestled all snug in their beds while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads"

The Night before Christmas

by Clement Clarke Moore


dancing sugar plums