How exciting! The ballet class is going to stage a production of The Nutcracker. Meet the students - the eager Josh, the perfectly presented Pia, the untidy Bella, the nervous Emmie - and their hard-working teacher, Mrs Sonatine, as they get ready. They all want to do their best. Josh cannot wait: he loves to perform and always dances well when an audience is watching. Pia wants to be a snowflake, but will Bella be able to deal with her hair? Emmie worries that she might get stagefright, so she becomes Mrs Sonatine's assistant stage manager instead. During the dress rehearsals the scenery collapses, and Bella - who is dressed as a mouse - finds that someone is standing on her tail. Will everything be all right on the night? Young dancers everywhere will love this amusing and warm-hearted tale, and the beautiful pop-up 3-D illustrations will take them right into the heart of the show.