Sugar Plum

I swear that child came out of my womb dancing: twirling, swaying, tapping. Before she was 3 she could do a plié, she could tweak, she could do any hip hop move she saw on the telly. Her first stage role was as a sugar plum fairy in “The Nutcracker.” Later she . . .

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Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

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  1. Oh, but she loved going to see the “Nutcracker” ballet each Christmas holiday because her favorite was the brief, albeit most beautiful dance of all: “The Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy.” When she was a child she would travel to Manhattan from the suburbs each holiday to see the Rockettes perform their version of the “Nutcracker.” She never missed their performances. That was a very special treat for her. Of course, like most little girls she envisioned herself dancing on the stage. The tutu was made of multiple layers of net and the costume was bedecked with crystals and sequins. The wings would flutter. The pink satin ballet slippers on the dancer’s feet would flicker just like the flickering of a fairy’s wings. Although the dance was brief, it was poignant. The music was resonant and melodramatic. It sounded as if water was trickling down quickly. It was exquisitely beautiful. Ah, she still can visualize all of this now. So wonderful!

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