The Nutcracker’s Soldier

soldiers on stage

Million things are happening days before Christmas Day. There are all the shopping, the baking and entertaining, singing concerts, and for us this year, we have also Ms 5’s first ballet concert put in the mix. Her preparatory class was performing parts of Nutcracker a week ago, and she’s one of the soldiers.

The way it was set up was very casual, considering the young age of the dancers. We parents were allowed to approach the stage after each class finished its routine to take photos. I made sure my camera was set up at a higher ISO to enable faster shutter speed. We only got about 2 minutes to get our shots in between class performances, and knowing my daughter and her antics, that meant I only got about 30 seconds. Always throwing challenges at her mother, this little one of mine, but I was ready. Looks like she was too.

red soldier

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