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FANCY NUT MIX: A Nutcracker Benefit

James Whiteside presents FANCY NUT MIX, a Holiday Benefit Performance and Fundraiser to provide dancers with at-home dance floors. PLEASE DONATE HERE:…

Produced by Emmy-nominated producer and dancer Garen Scribner in partnership with Harlequin Floors, the evening will raise funds to provide dancers in need with portable Harlequin dance floors of their own, encouraging them to Take the Floor and dance into the new year!

Program: “A Trepak Grows in Brooklyn” Demi Remick & James Whiteside Choreography: Demi Remick DP: Victor Jeffreys II “A Tea Dance: I Haven’t Seen You Since Lockdown” Tiler Peck & James Whiteside Choreography: Al Blackstone DP: Connor Holloway “Drosselmeyer’s Big Gay Gifts” Harper Watters & James Whiteside Choreography: James Whiteside “The Nutcracker: Grand Pas de Deux – DVD Commentary” Isabella Boylston & James Whiteside Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky & Lev Ivanov (Clara Variation) in partnership with LG Signature & American Ballet Theatre Commentary by Dance & Stuff’s Reid Bartelme & Jack Ferver “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” Anthony Santos & James Whiteside Arranged for piano and performed by Michael Scales Fancy Nut Mix edited by Cy Doherty Thank You: Harlequin Floors Garen Scribner Cy Doherty Kimberly Giannelli Tiler Peck Al Blackstone Connor Holloway Harper Watters Isabella Boylston Jack Ferver Reid Bartelme Demi Remick Victor Jeffreys II Daniel Cooper Anthony Santos Michael Scales SUBMISSION INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES Aspiring dancers around the country will submit to win an at-home, 6.5 x 3.25-sized multi-purpose dance floor.

The submission period will be open through December 31, 2020. The first winner will be announced during the Fancy Nut Mix stream on December 20 to kick off the holiday season of giving, and all other winners on January 8th, 2021. Beginning December 10th, contestants can post a video to Instagram using #takethefloor2021, explaining how they will stand up and Take the Floor in 2021, and how having an at-home professional dance floor will make an impact in their lives.

To be considered, dancers must follow James Whiteside (@jamesbwhiteside), Harlequin (@harlequinfloorsusa) and Take the Floor 2021 (@takethefloor2021) on Instagram. Dancers can film themselves doing James’s #takethefloor2021 challenge, seen on his Instagram page, or submit a dance video in their current dance space. Submissions should be no longer than 60 seconds, and all profile setting must be made public. Submissions close December 31, 2020. Open to US residents only. *One winner will be announced during the December 20 virtual performance and awarded a Harlequin Dance Mat, a Dance Mat bag, a free month of virtual classes courtesy of the Kanyok Arts Initiative and a gift pack of other dance wear. All other winners will be announced on January 8, 2021.