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Activity: SF Ballet's Nutcracker Inspired Chair Dance & Oral History

A partnership with San Francisco Ballet
Saturday, 12/10/2022
11:00 - 12:00

Join us as we kick off the holiday season with Nutcracker.

This magical holiday tradition starts with a 30-minute talk about San Francisco Ballet’s long history of performing this timeless ballet, followed by a 30-minute fun and easy Nutcracker-​Inspired Chair Dance Class.  Gather your household together and dance to the famous Tchaikovsky score, suitable for all ages and abilities. 

The American holiday tradition of Nutcracker performances started here in San Francisco in 1944. This event is a perfect stand-alone Nutcracker experience from home, or as an introduction before watching a live performances of Nutcracker in the SF War Memorial Opera House from Dec​ember 8-27th, tickets start at $19.


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Enjoy performances, talks and workshops that celebrate movement and the musical arts.

This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

Attending Programs

Questions about the program or problems registering? Contact For accommodations (such as ASL interpretation or captioning), call (415) 557-4400 or contact Requesting at least 72 hours in advance will help ensure availability.

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