Getting all of that pre-Christmas revelry out of the way can be taxing, but DASS Dance founder and artistic director Daniel Wilkins said the upcoming Mini Nutcracker and Santa Breakfast is a one-stop solution to a happy holiday.

“My parents directed Nutcrackers all my life,” he said. “I’ve done it since the ‘80s actually.”

This December will be DASS Dance’s seventh year producing a Mini Nutcracker performance, an abridged version of the classic Russian ballet that includes adult dancers and mini ones.

Young dancers from DASS Dance have been rehearsing for the Mini Nutcracker at the nonprofit dance company’s studio at the MLK FAME Community Center.

It takes a lot of energy, said 10-year-old Abiageal Etheridge, who is playing the Snow Queen this year. Last year she was Clara, who in the ballet falls for the nutcracker.

“Clara was fun,” Etheridge said. “Snow Queen is definitely harder because of all the lifts.”

The Santa Breakfast Mini Nutcracker runs 9:30 a.m. and noon Dec. 10, 16-17 at Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave. Tickets are $25, and $20 for students and seniors. People can get a discounted rate for tables of eight.

“We do a lot of the second act,” Wilkins said of the Mini Nutcracker, “and you’ll see a lot of the second act, but we skip the pomp and circumstance of the party scene.”

On top of the 30-minute Mini Nutcracker performance, there will be a continental breakfast, door prizes, balloon twisting and pictures with Santa and Nutcracker characters.

“So, it’s lie a one-stop shop for all kinds of things you want to do with your kids,” Wilkins said.

The young contemporary dancers attend various elementary schools in the area, including Madrona, Leschi, McGilvra and Stevens, Wilkins said. They learn many dance forms as they get older, including jazz, ballet, hip hop and acrobatics.

“Spanish (dance) is hard, because they’re younger than me, and sometimes they screw up more than once,” said Marly Zamora Harvey of her 6-8-year old counterparts in the Mini Nutcracker. “I feel like the girls have more steps, except for the prince and the Snow King.”

Zamora Harvey will play an officer, Spanish lead and snow angel in the Mini Nutcracker.

The performance started with one showing, and is now up to six, Wilkins said, and now with more seating.

“People love it,” he said. “We have almost sold out every year.”

Tickets can be purchased here.