December Sip + Support | Orange County

Vandt Nutcracker

For our Sip + Support partner for the month of December, we’re getting into the holiday spirit by supporting the Golden State Dance Foundation, which is the non-profit school V&T Classical Dance Academy. Started in 2012, the aim of the Golden State Dance Foundation is to offer the youth of Orange County the opportunity to perform in full-length and professional quality ballet productions. As well as to provide an affordable classical ballet experience for the community, with hope of inspiring the next generation of students to fall in love with the beauty of classical ballet.

On Sunday, December 11th, Golden State Dance Foundation presents two performances of the annual holiday tradition, The Nutcracker, at Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton. Get your tickets here to seen 50 local dancers between the ages of 4 and 18 bring Tchaikovsky’s timeless score to life in this full-length production.

In addition to performances like The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and more throughout the year, Golden State Dance Foundation also arranges annual summer intensive workshops where international ballet masters are invited to coach classic ballet technique. For some dancers, this has led to international performing experience, scholarships to renowned dance schools and prestigious universities. Golden State Dance Foundation strives to help promising and need-based students through scholarship funds to help them achieve their dreams and goals for the future, not just in dance, but in life.

You will support the Golden State Dance Foundation’s production of The Nutcracker each time you enjoy a glass or bottle of our CUCINA vino at either of our Orange County restaurants this month. You can also connect with them on social media by following on Facebook. Cin Cin!