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CRBA performing at New Years Needham

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Forty-one students, ages 8-18, from Needham’s classical ballet school, Charles River Ballet Academy (CRBA), will perform on the Needham Town Hall stage on December 31 at 3:15 p.m. as part of New Years Needham. The performance will feature classical pieces from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Giselle and Coppelia,” as well as original choreography to the music of “West Side Story,” “The Sound of Music,” Woodie Guthrie, and Tom Petty.

Amelia Lee, age 14, of Needham, performing in ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream,’ which will be part of the upcoming performance.

Amelia Lee, age 14, of Needham, performing in ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream,’ which will be part of the upcoming performance.

At 45 minutes long, with beautiful costumes, music, and dancing, the show is perfect for all ages. Powers Hall at the Needham Town Hall was recently restored to its original historic glory: it has an elevated stage, complete with full stage lighting and great sight lines.

A $5 button gets you into all activities at New Years Needham. Buttons can be purchased ahead of time or at the door. Directed by Needham native and former professional ballet dancer Emily Hrones Umland, Charles River Ballet Academy offers classes for boys and girls age 2-18, as well as adult classes at their Needham Center studios. Call (508-545-1257) or visit www.charlesriverballet.com for more information.

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