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Helen Clark Hayes poses with her nutcracker doll. The nutcracker was a gift from her mother to celebrate her receiving the lead role of Clara.

All it’s cracked up to be

December 12, 2019

Breathing heavily, she counts her steps across the stage, dancing gracefully in her pointe shoes. Hours in, with feet sore from blisters, a racing heartbeat and a face full of exhaustion, she prepares for the role of a lifetime, a role she has trained and worked hard for, a role that puts her center stage.Â...

Time to get crackin'

Time to get crackin’

December 1, 2017

The annual Texarkana Community Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” will be held this weekend. This is the Texarkana Community Ballet’s 50th anniversary. Multiple Texas High students auditioned in August amongst 200 other dancers. “The community should come out and support the show bec...

Cracking down on

Cracking down on “The Nutcracker”

December 4, 2015

Dancers from all over Texarkana will perform “The Nutcracker” at the Perot Theater, which will run from Dec. 4 through Dec. 6. Student dancers feel a special connection to the annual show, and are very fond of the cast and crew. “I love [‘The Nutcracker’] because I know so many peopl...

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