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The Nutcracker: Russia’s most enchanting ballet

Many of us will be visiting ballet houses around the world to indulge in the family’s favourite Christmas show, Tchaikovsky’s ‘Nutcracker’. Even those of us that have seen this festive favourite repeatedly might ask ourselves, what are the dances in the Nutcracker? Let’s take a look at the most iconic scenes of one of the best love ballets of all time.
From legendary folk dance to world-class ballet, Russia has a worldwide reputation for dance stretching back centuries. As any Russian would tell you, it is in their blood, and has become an intrinsic part of Russia’s national identity. As our way of paying homage to this much-loved art form, we will teach you about five Russian dances, from soaring leaps to high kicks and squats.

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