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Living in the suburbs of Boston, The Christmas season always brings certain pictures to my head immediately.  Tree lighting’s, ice skating on Frog Pond, strolling Faneuil Hall, and of course Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker!
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This year we were invited by the Boston Ballet to attend the dress rehearsal of The Nutcracker and meet the dancers.  You may not be able to tell, but my inner child is still screaming as I type this.  It was such an amazing show filled with tutu’s, ballet slipper, snow flakes, and the most incredible talent.  Best of all I got to experience this event my own little dancer, Lilly.
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Lilly who’s three years into dance, is still at an age where the kids all sort of just bop around in dance class.  So to see her eyes grow bigger and brighter in awe of how these ballerinas are able to dance, was a priceless memory.
This was Lilly’s favorite dance.  When she saw this ballerina during intermission, she ran through everyone else to get to “the queen”
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While I love that I have this precious mother/daughter memory, I contemplated bringing Aidan but was worried he wouldn’t be able to sit through the show.  However after this visit, I think this will be a great experience for him in the future also.  Some of the scenes made me think of him and how he would be giggling at costumes or in awe of the male dancers.
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The Nutcracker truly is a must see, it lived up to everything I had heard about this breathtaking show!
We also got to meet some of the dancers while at the show,  this was the highlight of Lilly’s day.  She went right into dance class the next day and announced to everyone that she knew “a ton of real actual ballerina’s and they are so pretty”.
The Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker runs through December 31 at the Boston Opera House.  They also offer matinees on Saturdays and Sundays if you want to share this amazing experience with your little ones.  Tickets start at $35 each, Visit http://www.bostonballet.org to learn more and purchase tickets.
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Disclosure:  I was provided with tickets to this show to facilitate this post.  All opinions are my own.

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