Whenever I think of The Nutcracker, all I remember is Bess tripping over a mouse tail and knocking both of us into the Christmas tree. The two friends, who were both eighteen years old, were heading out of the state park, where they had just finished cross-country skiing. They started talking about The Nutcracker, and Madame said she was afraid the show wasn't going to be ready on time.
I guess Madame is hoping this year's production will be super sensational to help pay for everything.
So she wants the show to be perfect. And you know what a soft touch Bess is. She immediately volunteered to help with the costumes. Bess can sew sitting down, so it won't seem like work to her. I also have a hunch Bess volunteered so she could hang out with Shana Edwards.
Wouldn't you think Shana would rather dance in that one? But the competitors' party for the cross country ski race is that same night. After turning into the parking lot of the dance school, she pulled the Mustang into the first empty spot. The school was located in a flat, rectangular building that had once been a small warehouse. Madame Dugrand had installed rows of tall windows into the brick walls and added skylights to the roof. Inside, she'd built two large dance studios, dressing rooms, an office for herself, and a large recital hall.
Just then, she hit a patch of ice. Nancy grabbed her friend's elbow, but it was too late. George fell to the sidewalk with a plop.
She couldn't help but grin at her friend's disgruntled expression. I skied all morning and never fell once. Remember how Madame was always so careful? She didn't want one of her precious ballerinas to hurt themselves. As they continued up the walk, Nancy saw that the ice hadn't been cleared from the steps, either.
But George had already entered the building. When Nancy stepped into the hall beside her friend, she quickly noticed the chipping paint on the walls and the scuffed linoleum floor. Nancy nodded. The place is a lot more run-down than I remember. This year she's been teaching most of the classes herself, with help from some of the older students, who get a tuition break. An elderly woman with a cane hobbled into the dark, narrow hall below. Stopping at the foot of the stairs, she peered up at them through round granny glasses.
Her wispy, snow-white hair looked like a halo around her forehead. How was the skiing? I'm in the middle of putting lace on Clara's nightgown. You deserve a break.see url
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Wolaski is the most talented seamstress in the world. Wolaski said, shaking her head modestly. Wolaski informed the girls. Bess led the way down the short hall and into a medium-sized room. Long fluorescent lights shone down on several racks of costumes. Two sewing machines were set up on large tables littered with scissors, straight pins, and patterns. Spools of thread were stored on racks on the walls, next to bolts of many colored fabrics. Now that Nancy was standing next to the elderly woman, she could see how tiny she was. Wolaski's rounded shoulders and hunched back made her look even smaller.
Wolaski laughed. About a month ago I was at a recital here at the school and mentioned to Madame Dugrand that I used to sew. And as you know, Madame can be very persuasive. So I volunteered to help with the Nutcracker costumes. Not that an old lady like me has anything better to do. He promised to pick up more pink tulle for me yesterday. Wolaski limped slowly back into the hall with the aid of her cane.
When the woman had gone, Bess grabbed Nancy's hand.
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Wolaski is making for Shana," she said excitedly. Riffling through a rack of costumes, Bess pulled out a dress with a bodice of shimmering silver satin and a skirt of wispy silver tulle. Clusters of pink beads decorated both the shoulder straps and the skirt. Nothing else seems to be going right for Madame Dugrand. Bess's voice dropped to a whisper.
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And there's been a lot of bickering among the kids and parents, too, about who got what part. Madame's so nervous it's affecting everyone. The girls headed upstairs, where the hallway was no longer empty. This time, several older boys and girls dressed in sweats and leotards were limbering up before the next class. Looking over Bess's shoulder, Nancy noticed that the small area was filled with file folders and papers.
Madame Dugrand, a slim, attractive woman in her early fifties, was sitting in a swivel chair behind an old-fashioned rolltop desk. The desk was cluttered with papers and envelopes, and to the right of it was a computer on a stand. Bess knocked on the door frame, and Madame looked up from an open ledger. When she saw who it was, she smiled brightly. Nancy thought that despite her gray hair, Madame hadn't aged since they'd been students eight years ago.
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