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Monday, November 12, 2012

West Potomac Academy, Alexandria Community Dance Present The Nutcracker

West Potomac Academy and Alexandria Community Dance are teaming up to present their fourth annual joint performance of The Nutcracker, the traditional holiday story with a modern twist, on November 29, 30, and December 1, at West Potomac High School.  Four shows will be performed: Thursday, November 29, at 5 p.m.; Friday, November 30, at 6:30 p.m.; and Saturday, December 3, at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. West Potomac Academy is one of six high school academies in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

West Potomac Academy’s Dance students will participate in the entire production, both on stage and behind the scenes, and Advanced Dance students will have featured performances.  The performance will include ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, and hip-hop dance and gymnastics.

More than 100 dancers from the Alexandria area of Fairfax County auditioned for the performance. Students from the following Fairfax County public schools are represented in the production: Belle View, Fort Hunt, Hollin Meadows, Stratford Landing, Washington Mill, and Waynewood Elementary Schools; Sandburg Middle School; and West Potomac High School. Performers range in age from four years old to adult.

Alexandria Community Dance has a business partnership with West Potomac Academy.

Groups are welcome to attend the performances. For the first time, residents from Paul Spring Retirement Community will attend a performance, followed by a meet-and-greet with the performers.

Tickets are $10 for students and $12 for adults in advance, or $12 for students and $15 for adults at the door.  For more information and tickets, visit

Note: West Potomac Academy and West Potomac High School are located at 6500 Quander Road in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County.