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The Ballet 5:8 Studio Company poses after practicing the “English Roses” choreography on Nov. 20 at Ballet 5:8 in Frankfort. The dancers are preparing for an upcoming performance of “Beyond the Nutcracker,” which has become an annual show for the Frankfort-based professional dance company. Photos by Amanda Villiger/22nd Century Media
Renee Ruchala (right), of Tinley Park, and Mercy Matthews (left), of Mokena, rehearses “English Roses,” a dance number from “Beyond the Nutcracker.” Ballet 5:8’s performances are scheduled for Dec. 15 and 16 at Lincoln-Way West High School in New Lenox.
Sophia Snider (right), of New Lenox, and Catherine Lobash (left), of Mokena, rehearse “English Roses” during a dance practice at Ballet 5:8 in Frankfort.
Local dancers featured in annual performance of ‘Beyond the Nutcracker’
5:00 am CST November 30, 2018
The sweet sound of Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” is a hallmark of the classic “Nutcracker” ballet that spans generations.