A Nutcracker Poem
We were very proud of the academy students who had been selected to participate in Ballet Palm Beach’s The Nutcracker! It meant long hours at the studio and at the theatre in rehearsals with our professional company.
During the rehearsal process of Party Scene, students learned about the importance of acting and were encouraged to create a name for their character and backstory.
Miss Francesca Johnson, our academy student, certainly went above and beyond for this acting assignment as she crafted a poem from the perspective of her character who is a guest at Clara’s Christmas party! Here is a section of it.
The carriage jerked, and off they went
To Clara’s house for the big event
As they arrived to much delight
The crowds were dancing
The lights shone bright.
The Christmas tree stood in the middle of all
As the children giggle at their first ball.
The windows gleamed with the shimmering snow
That had just begun to blow
The room was filled
With holly greens
And tinsel and bows all nice and clean.
The only thing missing was her loving dad
Which truly made the children sad.
For he was away in the Prussian War
And only wishing he could see them more.
Then all at once the festivities commenced
When Uncle Drosselmeyer broke the suspense
To Clara, he gave a wonderful toy,
The Nutcracker that gave her absolute joy.
But all too soon the end came to be
And the children went home filled up with glee.
Thinking of the enchanting and wonderful night
That made their Christmas merry and bright.