The two professional dancers decided to arrive a day earlier than originally planned. Noel Dupuis and Melody Staples will perform this weekend in the Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association’s production of “The Nutcracker.” They rehearsed with the company on Thursday and will do so again on Friday.
I rehearsed my steps in the “grandfather dance” and then practiced the waltz that leads into my pratfall. ORCBA member Alyshia Fields, who works in the wardrobe department, has been taking hundreds of pictures at the rehearsals. She shared a few with me, two of which are included here.