Eastern Connecticut Ballet brings 'The Nutcracker' spectacle to the Garde

Amy Aldridge, guest dancer from the Pennsylvania Ballet, dances onto the stage to join dancers with the Eastern Connecticut Ballet for a performance of The Nutcracker for groups of elementary and middle school students from around the region Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at The Garde. The ballet presents public performances Saturday and Sunday.
Amy Aldridge, guest dancer from the Pennsylvania Ballet, dances onto the stage to join dancers with the Eastern Connecticut Ballet for a performance of The Nutcracker for groups of elementary and middle school students from around the region Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at The Garde. The ballet presents public performances Saturday and Sunday. Sean D. Elliot/The Day Buy Photo

The Eastern Connecticut Ballet presented its version of "The Nutcracker" Friday at the Garde Arts Center in New London for groups of elementary and middle school students from around the region. The ballet presented public performances 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. today and 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

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Versana Roch-Diaz, right, snaps a photo of Clara Franklin, Audrey Hausberger and Erin Cornelius as dancers with the Eastern Connecticut Ballet get ready to take their places on stage for a performance of The Nutcracker for groups of elementary and middle school students from around the region Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at The Garde. The ballet presents public performances Saturday and Sunday.
Versana Roch-Diaz, right, snaps a photo of Clara Franklin, Audrey Hausberger and Erin Cornelius as dancers with the Eastern Connecticut Ballet get ready to take their places on stage for a performance of The Nutcracker for groups of elementary and middle school students from around the region Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at The Garde. The ballet presents public performances Saturday and Sunday. Sean D. Elliot/The Day Buy Photo
Dew Drop Princess Anna Vescovi leaps across the stage during the dance of the flowers as dancers with the Eastern Connecticut Ballet perform The Nutcracker for groups of elementary and middle school students from around the region Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at The Garde.
Dew Drop Princess Anna Vescovi leaps across the stage during the dance of the flowers as dancers with the Eastern Connecticut Ballet perform The Nutcracker for groups of elementary and middle school students from around the region Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at The Garde. Sean D. Elliot/The Day Buy Photo
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