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

A partnership with San Francisco Ballet
Saturday, 12/9/2023
11:00 - 12:00

This magical holiday tradition starts with a 30-minute talk about San Francisco Ballet’s long history of performing the Nutcracker, 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 13th-30th.


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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

For questions about the program or help registering, contact sfplcpp@sfpl.orgAll programs are drop-in (no registration necessary) unless otherwise noted. All SFPL locations are wheelchair accessible. For accommodations (such as ASL or language interpretation), call (415) 557-4557 or contact Requesting at least 3 business days in advance will help ensure availability.

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