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They won’t perform live this year, but students from the Inland Pacific Ballet, which has its studio in Montclair, presented an enchanting performance of The Nutcracker in a digital streaming video that can be viewed through Saturday. January 2 on a computer. , tablet, smartphone or smart TV.

Six of the girls reside in the Chino Valley.

The production was shot in October at the Montclair studio.

Visit ipballet.org, click on “Nutcracker”, then on “Nutcracker Video Streams”.

The cost is $39 per ticket. A video selection link will be emailed at the start of the viewing period.

“In the weeks since our doors closed in April due to COVID, staff were able to quickly pivot their entire academy to a virtual platform,” said Chino Hills resident Amy Reiland, volunteer at the ‘academy.

“More than 300 dancers have been able to continue their ballet training, while providing the stability of dance, routine and connection with friends during a very uncertain and stressful time,” Ms Reiland said.

“It has also allowed us to continue to employ over 28 full-time and part-time staff when so many in the arts community have not been so fortunate,” she said.

Typically, students perform about 15 shows between Nov. 30 and Dec. 23 at venues such as the Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga, the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside, and Bridges Auditorium at Pomona College in Claremont.

The Nutcracker is a holiday ballet that tells the story of a young girl named Clara who received a magical Nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve.

She embarks on a journey to the land of snow and the kingdom of sweets in a fantasy dream with fighting mice, dancing snowflakes, waltzing flowers and the sugar plum fairy.

The studio offers “virtual field trips” for school classes via Zoom. Students in the class learn ballet steps and learn how The Nutcracker was filmed on green screen, how it was edited, and how rehearsals took place virtually.

Inland Pacific Ballet will host a 75-minute drive-in movie at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, December 28 at the Fairplex in Pomona, 1101 W. McKinley.

The production features highlights from The Nutcracker filmed with green screen technology performed by apprentices and trainees and a supporting cast from the Inland Pacific Ballet academy.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the film screening is at 6:15 p.m.

The cost is $100 per vehicle. Vehicles must enter the Fairplex grounds through Gate 17 on McKinley Avenue.