Watch Dancers From the Scottish Ballet Rehearse The Nutcracker

December 4, 2014

A couple of months ago, we told you about the Scottish Ballet’s behind-the-scenes video series “Uncut.” At that time, we were a little bit unsure what the series would end up looking like, but now that the company has produced two videos, we’re thrilled to say it looks awesome.

You know we love to watch pro dancers in class (hello, #WorldBalletDay!) but there’s something extra-special about watching them in rehearsal—especially from a fly-on-the-wall perspective. In the “Uncut” videos, we get to see the dancers working on specific technique issues, committing the choreography to memory and navigating tricky partnering.

It’s good to know that no matter how glamorous the company, dancers everywhere are sweating it out in the studio—and it’s fascinating to see how different people learn and take corrections.

Check out the Scottish Ballet’s latest video, which features the “French” dance and the “Arabian” dance from the company’s Nutcracker.