Christmas comes early at the Chicago Cultural Center

By Kelly Calagna

The Chicago Cultural Center came alive Sunday with the sounds of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic, The Nutcracker.  About 500 little ballerinas took over the grand ball room in a free public event made possible by the volunteer efforts of Ballet Chicago and the Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band. The tutu’ed participants received a ballet lesson, then took their new moves to the dance floor as snow fell outside the windows looking over Grant Park.

Christmas Comes Early at the Chicago Cultural Center from Medill Reports on Vimeo.

Photo at top: Little ballerinas learn to the moves to take The Nutcracker to the dance floor. (Kelly Calagna/MEDILL)