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Carroll County Dance Center is home base for 'Nutcracker'

Carroll County Dance Center is home base for 'Nutcracker'

Just a few days before their live performances of "The Nutcracker," the intensity and concentration were evident on the faces of the teenage performers at the Carroll County Dance Center in Sykesville.

Each of the cast members at this rehearsal had previously performed in the legendary play, and there was a serious overtone to their latest production.

This weekend, their steady rehearsal schedule will give way to the center's full-scale presentation of Tchaikovsky's classic. After two years at the Gordon Center in Owings Mills, "The Nutcracker" will return to the local stage on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 4 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 16, 2 p.m. Both performances will...