The performances are a celebration of grace, beauty, and excitement with over 350 boys and girls ages 3 through college. First year students through dancers at the college level will preform. There will be a special dedication to this year's seniors ad their journey from young dancers to the beautiful performers they have become. Senior dancers who will be spotlighted are: Dominique Boudreau, Jade Christensen, Jacque Frick, Haley Hoebelheinrich, Kayla Kolda, Laura Kniffen, Emily Lincoln, Hannah Lincoln, Tara McNeely, Katie Nelson, Shannon Nelson, Jessica Schmidt, Amanda Shafer, Maggie Spencer, Jaime White and Brittany Wieseler.
The performances will feature everything from solo dances to impressive production choreographies with more than 70 performers on stage. The dances will be enhanced with beautiful, colorful costumes, various professional backdrops, and creative light design.
The performances will be wonderful showcases of the talents of local students. Come and experience the artistry of dance under the direction of former touring professional Dorota Dannenbring.
Performance times are Friday, May 18 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 19 at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Yankton High School/Summit Activities Center Theater. For ticket information call the Academy of Dance at 665-7729.