In December, we attended a field trip with other homeschoolers to the first Act of The Nutcracker Ballet at DeVos Performance Hall. Much like our fun Wizard of Oz experience, (but on a smaller scale), my daughter was able to compare and contrast the live performance with other adaptations of the story, including the Barbie Nutcracker movie and an easy-reader book. The ballet was an awesome experience and really well-done by Grand Rapids Ballet Company. What a terrific opportunity and great exposure to more performance art. A fellow homeschool friend also bought us a great woman/teacher nutcracker afterward... it's a homeschool mom!! ;) Fun!