The Nutcracker Act II – Spanish Dance

December 18, 2013 at 4:02 pm 11 comments


The Spanish Dance

‘Hot Chocolate’


horns and castanets

clicking and stomping of heels

her fluttering fan

high-spirited abandon

a passionate confection


nut 3

My More German than Spanish Nutcracker:)

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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Masters Slave  |  December 18, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Dancing with glee and singing yippee e-I-e-I-oh!

  • 2. words4jp  |  December 19, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Reblogged this on Words4jp's Blog and commented:

    The first of the Divertissement. Some productions relate the Spanish Dance to coffee and some to chocolate. I chose to go with hot chocolate. This piece of music is one of my favorites. I never danced the Spanish Dance, but I remember the choreography from start to finish.

  • 3. nottooold2  |  December 19, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Holy moly you have an extensive collection. 🙂
    Where do you keep them in the “off season”?

    • 4. words4jp  |  December 19, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      I have a hutch cabinet…

      • 5. nottooold2  |  December 19, 2014 at 4:04 pm

        Cool. So they are prominently displayed all year. 🙂

      • 6. words4jp  |  December 19, 2014 at 4:14 pm

        but of course. 🙂

  • 7. nottooold2  |  December 19, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    This little guy looks like something that could be found all over a small tourist town nearby. Frankenmuth. A fun little place to visit. Especially if you like Christmas, beer, chicken or candy. 🙂

    • 8. words4jp  |  December 19, 2014 at 4:13 pm

      I have been there many times and I know of the place of which you speak. I lived in Toledo, OH for a spell – the ex is from there and his family still lives there. The last time i was there, i was pregnant with Peyton (who is now, 17)

      • 9. nottooold2  |  December 19, 2014 at 4:15 pm

        Dang, that’s a long time. Did any of your Nutcrackers come from Bronner’s or any of the other shops?

      • 10. words4jp  |  December 19, 2014 at 4:19 pm

        no – though i bought a few Nutcracker ornaments from there. i am afraid my ex was not big with anything that had anything to do with the Xmas holidays – including my Nutcrackers. it wasn’t till i got divorced that all of my ‘nuts’ were taken out of boxes.

      • 11. nottooold2  |  December 19, 2014 at 4:28 pm

        Hahaha. Nuts, boxes…. I’ll leave that one alone because it’s just too easy. LOL
        Let me know if you ever get to “The Muth” again. I’ll treat you to a glass of wine or a beer. Your choice. 🙂

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