Hi, kids! Put on your dancing shoes: today, we are going to talk about music that was written for a ballet, where dancers move their bodies to show a story.
THE CHALLENGE: Create a ballet dancer snowflake, hook it to a string, and try to make it dance along with the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Post it on social media with the hashtag #HoustonSymphonyDraws for the world to see!
- Two pieces of paper
- Other items for decorating (macaroni, sequins, glitter, etc.)
Make you own ballet dancer snowflake!
Listen to the video of The Sugar Plum Fairy movement for inspiration.
For an added challenge, watch this video and see how many orchestral instruments you can name!