Sewickley Academy students work with dancer from Hip Hop Nutcracker

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 3:42 PM

Sewickley Academy students received a special holiday treat Wednesday as a performer from the Hip Hop Nutcracker stopped by to teach some dance moves to a group of seventh- and eighth-graders.

Brandon Ron, 24, a Hawaii native currently residing in Los Angeles, plays a piece of chocolate in the show, which is a modern reimagination of the Tchaikovsky classic.

Ron spent about an hour with the music class students, teaching them a routine and taking questions.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker made a stop at Pittsburgh’s Benedum Center for two shows this week, last night and this evening, before it moves on its next two performances in New Jersey.

Kristina Serafini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Kristina at 412-324-1405 4-digit 6405, [email protected] or via Twitter @KristinaS_Trib.