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Fairfield’s CDS offers storybook retelling of ‘Nutcracker’

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When the pandemic caused many ballet schools and companies to cancel their shows or provide virtual offerings of past productions, the Connecticut Dance School (CDS) saw it as a challenge to do something different.

Michele Purcell, board president at CDS, said the staff at the nonprofit dance school “felt like we couldn’t cancel on the kids again” after 2020 had proved to be such a difficult year.

While 2020 hasn’t been particularly kind to the performing arts community at large, the Fairfield-based dance school has been forced to celebrate their 50th anniversary with fewer performances and less panache than they would have liked …read more»