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Social Change Through Action In Pottstown PA


On Sunday, November 20th at 1pm, the current cast of The Nutcracker of The Schuylkill Valley Regional Dance Company of Pottstown,  held a story hour at All That Jazz, a dancing apparel store in Collegeville Station. 


Before the reading of the classic Christmas time story,which is adapted from ETA Hoffman’s  “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”, children in attendance were able to decorate old ballet shoes for a small donation, and snack on holiday treats. After the book was finished, the dancing characters, including The Sugar Plum Fairy,  Mouse, and Claire, were available for interaction and photos opportunities.

The 40th Anniversary production of the “Nutcracker”
When: Dec. 3, 2011 at 7:30pm and Dec. 4, 2011 at 2:00pm
Where: The Hill School Center for the Arts (Beech and Sheridan Streets, Pottstown, PA 19464)
Tickets: Adults – $20, Seniors/Students – $15, 20% off for groups of 10 or more (Use the discount code “Group” when ordering online.)
Tickets now available online at
More information:,, 484-941-0683

The Schuylkill Valley Regional Dance Company will be performing a brand “new to the area” “Nutcracker” this year to celebrate its 40th Anniversary. Two former principal dancers from the Kirov Ballet, Andrei Ustinov and Elena Martinson, will be setting choreography on the Company based on the original work by Marius Petipa (originally performed at the Kirov in 1892).

The performances will take place at the Hill School Center for the Arts in Pottstown on Saturday Dec. 3rd at 7:30pm, as well as on Sunday Dec. 4th at 2pm. Also, there will be specially priced matinee for school and senior citizen groups on Friday, Dec. 2. Artistic Director, Michelle Jones Wurtz, will be assisting the ballet masters and will be joining the cast for a special cameo appearance.

The Company performs a “Nutcracker” annually but this year there will be many changes to what people have become accustomed to in the area.  This is a holiday tradition not to be missed, so support the local arts in Pottstown and attend this performance the first weekend in December!


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