Dance students from the Community Education program will showcase their talents in a recital for parents and friends on Saturday, May 6, at Vicksburg High School’s Performing Arts Center.
Because there are so many young people enrolled in several different dance styles, the program will host two shows, one at 10 a.m. for the older students along with some of the little children and one at 1 p.m. that features dancers age three and up.
Seniors that are high school dancers and have been studying for many years through Community Education will present solos. They include Abigail Oswalt, Meredith Moore, Allison Ives and Erin Perkins. The shows are entertaining for all, according to Alyssa Thompson, the head of Community Education in Vicksburg. The classes are offered in the evening at the Administration Building in Vicksburg.
“A lot of hard work goes into the performances,” Thompson said. “Students have been practicing their routines since January. They actually started the dance classes in September with program director and instructor Jami Beulle. Each dance group showcases different dance styles while wearing beautiful costumes, in front of an auditorium of over 800 guests for each performance.”
Other instructors include Dawn Simpson, Annie Pangborn, Ashley Kettenbeil, Ali Kole, Megan Grimm and Hannah Grabowski. There are many parent and student volunteers during the recital to help make it go smoothly for the 300-plus children performing.