The Nutcracker Ballet Badge
by Tammy Elliot
Penguin: Do three requirements including the one starred *
_____1.* Read (or have read to you) the story The Nutcracker.
Otter: Do four requirements including the two starred *
_____1.* Do Penguin requirement 1.
_____2.* Learn five facts about the history of the Nutcracker Ballet (ex. Who wrote the original story? Who composed the music? Where was it first performed?).
Dolphin: Do five requirements including the two starred *
_____1.* Do Otter requirements 1 & 2. Your list should include ten facts about the history of the Nutcracker Ballet.
_____2.* Learn the history of Nutcrackers. Where do they come from? What do they symbolize?
Butterfly: Do six requirements including the two starred *
_____1.* Do Dolphin requirements 1 & 2.
_____2.* Learn what a celesta is and what its significance is to the Nutcracker Ballet.
Eagle: Do seven requirements including the two starred *
_____1.* Do Butterfly requirements 1 & 2.
_____2.* Watch the Moscow Ballets production of the Great Russian Nutcracker. How is this different than other productions of the Nutcracker Ballet?
Owls: Do nine requirements including the two starred *
_____1.* Do Eagle requirements 1 & 2.
_____2.* Teach someone how to do a skill from this badge or teach some knowledge about this badge to someone. You can teach kids, your spouse, seniors, anyone, just as long as you are sharing your new found knowledge. If for some reason, you cannot teach what you have learned to someone else, you may choose an additional 2 optional requirements instead.
_____1. Draw a picture of your favorites scene from the ballet.
_____2. See a live production of the Nutcracker Ballet.
_____3. Design your own nutcracker.
_____4. Make snowflake ballerinas from Waltz of the Snowflakes.
_____5. Look at a nutcracker collection, either in a book, online, or in a museum.
_____6. Start your own nutcracker collection.
_____7. Read the original story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffman.
_____8. Share with your troop for family your favorite part to the ballet and why.
_____9. Perform in a production of the Nutcracker Ballet.
_____10. Earn your Ballet Badge.
_____11. Design a costume based off a character in the ballet.
_____12. Listen to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite.