Local Dancers Welcome Holiday Season


Local Dancers Welcome Holiday Season
By Special to the E-E
Friday, December 3, 2004 1:17 PM CST

Art of Motion Dance will present “Bartlesville’s Christmas Spectacular” at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Bartlesville Community Center.

This fast-paced evening of dance promises something for everyone. The production was conceived and directed by Shelly Beech, owner and instructor of Art of Motion Dance.

“I know how much our dancers and the community look forward to what’s become a local tradition,” said Beech. “I’m thrilled with this year’s sixth annual presentation. It includes tap, jazz, lyrical, modern and ballet pieces. The show has grown so much that it’s hard to pick which pieces will rotate out to make room for the new.”

Each year numbers get re-staged, new costumes are created and new pieces are commissioned to keep the show exciting. Five new dances will make their debut in the 2004 Spectacular, including a spicy new finale that’s sure to set your holiday spirit in motion.

The audience can expect their perennial favorites like the Rockette style “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” as well as contemporary twists on a few classical numbers. The music selections read like a list of favorite holiday specials: “The Grinch,” “The Night Before Christmas,” “Rudolph” and “Frosty.”

If your looking for that magical holiday feeling, come experience an original holiday tribute with the Art of Motion Dancers. Everyone from the smallest Christmas tree to the man with the bag himself are anxious to share the joy and celebrate the season with “Bartlesville’s Christmas Spectacular.” For tickets call the Community Center Box Office at 336-2787.

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