Danny Tidwell — Nutcracker Ballet and Jump Conventions
I was so excited when I found out last night that Danny Tidwell will be part of the cast of “The Nutcracker” (together with Rasta Thomas), in Escondido, CA. Danny is scheduled to perform on December 21 and 22 for the evening shows — no matinees for the “stars”, LOL. This is the first time that Danny Tidwell will perform with Rasta Thomas after competing with him in the Jackson International Ballet Competition 4 years ago.
Needless to say, I headed for the Nutcracker website immediately and… bought tickets! Then I made my hasty travel plans all morning. Omigosh. I just went crazy again, but I was headed to California for Christmas anyway so I’m just leaving a couple of days earlier. This will be one of the few ballet performances Danny will have for the near future since he is going to have a busy schedule, so I think it will be worth the trip. Besides, we didn’t really see him do ballet on So You Think You Can Dance, so I’m just dying to see this.
So what else is Danny Tidwell doing? Beginning this weekend in St. Paul, MN, Danny Tidwell will join the faculty of Jump, a convention/workshop for dancers. The convention/workshops will be on almost every weekend until May, and then a finale in July in Hollywood. (Finale? I don’t get it.) Anyway, if you are a ballet dancer, you can join the Jump conventions in your area, and Danny Tidwell could be your teacher baby. If I could balance on my tippy toes I would register in a heartbeat. I wonder if we will get news about people who claim to be ballet dancers just to be taught by Danny.
Go Danny Tidwell!