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December 11, 2013

Steps of Faith Dance Center to present Christmas performances



In the second set on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, those performing in the principal roles include: Claire, Emma Bennett; Nutcracker Prince, Jacoob Houck; Snow Queen, Ashley Hall; Snow Princesses, Jocelyn Musil, Jaycie Manley and Eva Jeffus; Chocolate, Dominique Twine; Coffee, Claire Drinkers; Tea, Janna Ballew, Jessica Boger and Ava Trim; Gingerbread Kids, Joli Ballew and Kayle Bosley; elves, Kaylynn Manley, Madison Edgerton, Anahi Hernandez,  Abigail Spaith, Harley Paul and Aubrey McClendon; dewdrop fairies: Esther and Ella Jeffus; Sugar plum fairy, Avery Davidson.

“Some of the kids have been working on the dances for the show since this summer when we held auditions for principle role. They have put in a lot of extra practices and their excitement about getting to be such key characters in this classic story is palatable,” Ballew said. “We’ve even laughed and said how fun it’ll be when they can bring their own children to the show one day and say. 'I was in the very first one!' It’s such an honor to give kids traditions like this that they can look back on years from now and remember being part of!”

Choreographers for “Claire & The Land of Sweets" are Jennifer Ballew, Kelly Musil, Victoria Gallina and Carrie McComas.

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