Recreated from the classical ballet by Tchaikovsky, and performed by superb Reif Dancers, The Nutcracker tells the enchanting story of young Clara who dreams that her nutcracker doll is transformed into a valiant prince. After defeating the evil Mouse King and his army, they are transported to the fantastical Land of Sweets where they are welcomed by a host of delectable characters. A Reif holiday tradition.
Flying Foot Forum is a vibrant and bold percussive dance/theater company that fuses percussion and percussive dances with many other forms of music, dance and theater, telling unusual tales, creating a wild variety of characters, and exploring universal ideas in inventive and exciting new ways.
Catapult (as seen on Season 8 of America’s Got Talent) is an interactive shadow dancing and storytelling you have to see to believe! Catapult Entertainment is a dance company created by Adam Battelstein in 2008. The talented Catapult dancers have the skills to transform their bodies into seemingly impossible images. Catapult has made films and performed live for corporate events around the U.S. and as far away as Stockholm, Sweden. They hope their shadow dances will amaze audiences and make them fall in love with the human body and its ability to transform. Heading to Broadway in 2020!
The Reif Dance Company was established in 1994 and is made up of our most dedicated dancers who audition to be a part of The Company each fall. Original work is created for the company members throughout the year. Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and repertoire from both Reif Dance Company and James Sewell Ballet make this a unique learning experience. Members of The Company serve as representatives of Reif Dance program, providing motivation and incentive for all developing young artists.
Ballet, jazz, modern, and dance fundamentals students, young and old, come together for this story- themed finale. With past performance titles such as “A Tale of Two Heroes: Hercules & Orpheus,” “Aladdin,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “The Wizard of Oz,” and “Enchanted Forest,” you can understand why Reif Dance’s family friendly productions are a delight to audiences. Always a mix of fabulous costumes, great music, and exceptional talent.