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Dance Wisconsin is composed of young, nimble-footed dancers from across southern Wisconsin, many of whom have gone on to professional careers. This deal will get you a close-up view of the company?s performance of Nutcracker Fantasy, with more than 70 local dancers joining two guest performers from New York?s prestigious American Ballet Theatre to present a contemporary adaptation of Tchaikovsky?s famous ballet. Last year?s performance was lauded by the Isthmus for its crowd-pleasing dance moves. Audience members of all ages will feel warm inside Uncle Drosselmeyer's toy shop, where toys come to life and lead children on quests to other worlds and fourth-dimensional convenience stores. This production breathes youthful imagination into the ultimate dream story by juxtaposing the traditional ballet and score with original costumes, music, and plot elements, such as a ballroom dance performed to ?Carol of the Bells.?