Wednesday, December 2, 2015, TH Homeschoolers joined hundreds of public schoolers for a break from study to enjoy the ballet. The theater presented Babes in Toyland with dancers from across Southeast Texas. As children of all ages began to fill the theater, they were greeted with small ballet dancers dressed as elves passing out programs. The place was filled with festive decor and holiday music.
Upon the start time, four teens and lead dancers introduced themselves and their accomplishments. The cheers were explosive when each one announced their city of residence. The ballet opened with the introduction of fairy tale characters from Little Bo Peep to Mother Goose. Jane and Alan, the main characters of the ballet eluded their Uncle Barnaby at their stops in The Magical Forest, Ice Mountain, Toymaker’s Workshop, and Candy Shop as they ventured towards Toyland, where their fortune awaited. Barnaby sought to oust them so that he may have this fortune. They met many interesting and helpful characters, as they journeyed onward. Eventually, Uncle Barnaby succumbs to the spirit of Christmas, and the family members made amends and celebrated their joyous occasion in Toyland.
This ballet was a nice break from regular homeschool activities and a great first event to get us all pumped up for the holiday season.