By Sue Moore
A highlight of the spring season is seeing all the little kids – girls, mostly – turned out for their dance recital in dance costume and other finery.
The Vicksburg Community Education Department sees this as the culmination of its dance classes for the school year. It occurs on Saturday, May 5 with separate performances at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Vicksburg Performing Arts Center.
Parents, grandparents and friends fill the seats to capacity even though it may be a beautiful Saturday morning and afternoon outside, according to Director Jami Beulle. The dancers range from ages three to 18, including five high school seniors who have been in the program since their early years. They perform one routine that they’ve been practicing since about January.
There are six instructors plus Beulle on the staff and 250 students enrolled in classes., which includes students enrolled in more than one class. Morning and afternoon shows have different dancers showcasing their work.