Dance Studio Network will be presenting The Nutcracker on Dec. 21-22 at the Lowery Freshman Center (368 N. Greenville Ave) in Allen. The community is invited to enjoy this timeless ballet as young Clara meets her Nutcracker Prince and enters into an enchanted winter wonderland. Dancing Snowflakes, the notorious Rat Queen, and a beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy weave a Christmas Eve dream that will not soon be forgotten.

Prosper High School students Ainsley Rose, Caitlyn Richey, and Claire Hasty will have solo performances. Rose will perform as the Snow Queen and Mirliton, Richey as the Dew Drop Fairy and Mirliton, and Hasty as the Harlequin doll. Rogers Middle School students Lauren Richey, Kira Parks, and Claire Rozewicz are also a part of the cast of dancers. Richey is Clara’s friend and will dance in Waltz of the Flowers. Parks will be performing in Waltz of the Flowers and Snow. Rozewicz will be performing as Polichinelle.

Showtimes are Friday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Tickets may be purchased online at or on the day of the performance at the box office 90 minutes prior to showtime.