PHOTO: Kick Dance Studios dancers perform for residents of the Atrium at Navesink Harbor retirement community in Red Bank.

RED BANK, NJ - The holidays came early for residents of the Atrium at Navesink Harbor retirement community in Red Bank. Dancers from Kick Dance Studios in Fair Haven and Rumson visited the community December 12 to perform a variety of dances, including the holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. 

“It’s really fun and it feels good to perform for the residents,” said Christina Alescio, 13. “It’s exciting to perform The Nutcracker since everyone knows it,” said Stella Demcsak, 13. 

PHOTO: Dancers of all ages performed a variety of dances for residents of the Atrium at Navesink Harbor, including the holiday classic The Nutcracker.

Amanda Pyne, an instructor at Kick Dance, choreographed the dance for The Nutcracker. “It’s good for them to do something different,” she said. “The Nutcracker is a tradition at the holidays.” 

The residents enjoyed  a solo hip hop routine, musical theater numbers, jazz performances and other dances. 

“It’s so nice to have young people here at the holidays,” said Iris Hinchman, a resident of the Atrium. “I love The Nutcracker and the girls did such a great job.”