Royal Dance Academy in Carmel Valley to present ‘Winter Wonderland 2013’

The Royal Dance Academy’s Production of “Winter Wonderland 2013” will take place on Nov. 23 at the Mandeville Auditorium UCSD, La Jolla. There will be performances at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The production consists of The Nutcracker and a Competition Showcase. It is a very entertaining production. Students from RDA have been working extremely hard for the past few months to learn and perfect their new choreography. The Nutcracker will consist of The Snow Scene from Act 1 and the full Nutcracker Act 2. The Competition Showcase will be a performance by RDA’S competitive dancers who will be showcasing their new dances for the season.

It is the “ Best of both worlds” for audience members as they get to witness a full Act ballet which is just magical, and a variety of lyrical, tap, hip hop, jazz and musical theatre to follow.

“Last year was our first-ever Winter Wonderland production. I wanted to give our students another chance to perform on the big stage besides our annual June recital. It was a huge success last year and the audience raved about the professionalism of the production. It was such a truly magical experience for all involved that we had to make it an annual event,” says Francine Garton, owner of Royal Dance Academy

Charlotte-Emily Bacon, a student at the Royal Dance Academy for the last 10 years, is so humbled to again play the role of Sugar Plum. She cherishes those moments on stage and is very touched to know that she inspires the younger dancers. She has been dancing since age 2 while her family lived in Japan, and joined the Royal Dance Academy at age 7 when they moved to Carmel Valley. Charlotte has traveled for dance and is always very thankful to be recognized for her excellent training. She has had the opportunity to travel to Switzerland, London, Moscow and New York for intensive ballet and dance classes.

Gabriella Meltz, a student at the Royal Dance Academy for the past 12 years since its opening in 2001, will be performing the role of Snow Queen. This is Gabriella’s first Nutcracker and she is delighted to have been chosen for such an important role.

Brynn Wyandt, 11, will be performing the role of Clara. Brynn has previously performed in The Nutcracker and is proud that she has achieved her dream of playing Clara.

Winter Wonderland tickets are on sale at For more information or to try a free dance class, please contact: Royal Dance Academy: 3880 Valley Centre Drive, Suite 201, San Diego CA 92130;;