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When Jen Smith was a young girl, she danced in the famous holiday ballet, The Nutcracker, several times. Now her daughter, Olivia, is stepping into her mother’s ballet slippers and participating in the ballet.

Backstage at the Ballet is LMBC's artist-in-residence program . This year, it was held at Brownell Elementary School during the last week of November. The ballet company hosted three learning stations for each class that provided hands-on learning experiences in costuming, make-up and choreography. On the final day of the residency, LMBC dancers performed excerpts from The Nutcracker for the entire school. Students, teachers and administrators were delighted!

The Nutcracker has been a part of this family's tradition for 30 years.

Start your holiday traditions early this year. Read the article on page 9 of the current issue of Lincoln Kids! Newspaper.

Friends of Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company was founded to help ensure the art of dance remains an essential part of our community. This December, Friends of LMBC will host its second annual fundraising gala. The Sugar Plum Fairy Tea will be held at the Country Club of Lincoln on Saturday, December 1, at 11 o'clock and will feature tea and delicious delights, treats and gifts, special surprises for adults and children of all ages, and a visit and photo opportunity with the guest of honor, the Sugar Plum Fairy. The Sugar Plum Fairy Tea will support the mission of LMBC in providing magical dance experiences for Lincoln’s youth. Tickets and reserved tables for the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea are available at friendsoflmbc.eventbrite.com. Sponsorship opportunities are also available by contacting Kate Wilson at katewilson107@gmail.com.

When Jen Smith was a young girl, she danced in the famous holiday ballet, The Nutcracker, several times. Now her daughter, Olivia, is stepping into her mother’s ballet slippers and participating in the ballet.

Backstage at the Ballet is LMBC's artist-in-residence program . This year, it was held at Brownell Elementary School during the last week of November. The ballet company hosted three learning stations for each class that provided hands-on learning experiences in costuming, make-up and choreography. On the final day of the residency, LMBC dancers performed excerpts from The Nutcracker for the entire school. Students, teachers and administrators were delighted!

The Nutcracker has been a part of this family's tradition for 30 years.

Start your holiday traditions early this year. Read the article on page 9 of the current issue of Lincoln Kids! Newspaper.

Friends of Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company was founded to help ensure the art of dance remains an essential part of our community. This December, Friends of LMBC will host its second annual fundraising gala. The Sugar Plum Fairy Tea will be held at the Country Club of Lincoln on Saturday, December 1, at 11 o'clock and will feature tea and delicious delights, treats and gifts, special surprises for adults and children of all ages, and a visit and photo opportunity with the guest of honor, the Sugar Plum Fairy. The Sugar Plum Fairy Tea will support the mission of LMBC in providing magical dance experiences for Lincoln’s youth. Tickets and reserved tables for the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea are available at friendsoflmbc.eventbrite.com. Sponsorship opportunities are also available by contacting Kate Wilson at katewilson107@gmail.com.