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Connecticut Dance School’s ‘Nutcracker’ at Quick Center

FAIRFIELD, Dec. 2019 » Connecticut Dance School’s family-friendly production of the Nutcracker, on Sunday, Dec. 15, will have everything a Nutcracker connoisseur looks for: a giant Christmas tree that grows, waltzing flowers, and a magical Sugar Plum Fairy. The cast includes over 160 CDS students from all over Fairfield County, and several real-life families appear on stage.

The Compares of Fairfield are one of those families. Sisters Audrey and Natalie, both students at Fairfield Woods Middle School, and their father, Brian will be performing. Audrey is cast in the coveted role of Clara, Natalie as a Russian Dancer, and Brian will be in the Party Scene.

“We had no idea how much Connecticut Dance School would change our daughters’ lives. This is our 8th year with the school, and thanks to CDS, our girls have grown into athletes and artists. Their fantastic teachers have taught them important life skills like confidence, poise and time management. Best of all they have made amazing friends and memories for a lifetime,” said the girls’ mother, Serene Compare. Serene is the wife of Brian and an active parent volunteer at CDS year round.. read more