Nena Smith School of Dance presents recital
Published 8:40 pm Friday, May 18, 2018
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Photo submitted/Pictured are members of the Sophomore Class of 2018, front from left: Issy Morse, Laney Jones, Isabella Little, class captain Shelby Barnett, Charity Irving, teacher trainee Hannah McKee and Amya Williams; back row from left: Erin Buckley, teacher trainee Ryleigh Sheppard, Candace Johnson, KaDazia Brown and Julianna Crosby. Morse, Little, McKee and Brown are also members of Nena’s Starstruck Dance Company. Crosby is the winner of the 017 Babs Wood “Shine” Scholarship. Not pictured is Olivia Clark.
Photo submitted/Pictured are members of the Seventh and Eighth Grade Tri-County Dancers, front: Amber Westbrook, class captain; second row, from left: Lexi Ashley, Natalie McLendon, Vivian McRee and Taylor Papizan; third row, from left: Kayla Oberschmidt, Kelly Grace Raiford, Anna Raj Cline and Reagan Newman; back row, from left: Lainey Grace Brewer, Destini Jones, Callie Brooke Barlow and Haley McCullough. Westbrook, Raiford, Cline and Newman are members of Nena’s Starstruck Dance Company. Not pictured are Gissel Ramirez and Emma Britt.
Photo submitted/Pictured are members of the Fifth and Sixth Grade Tri-County Dancers, front row, from left: Laney Kate Earls, Mary Gwyn Hynum, Lilly Kate Channell, Amelia Walker, Abbey Berch and Lexi Brown; back row, from left: Maci Allen, Avery Anna Watts, MacKinzlee Irving, Isabel Henderson, class captain Allie McNeill, Maggie Runnels and Hannah Derouen. Not pictured is Abby Murphy.
Photo submitted/Pictured are members of the Third and Fourth Grade Tri-County Dancers, front row, from left: Addie Claire Franlkin and Amasyn Wilson; second row, from left: Megan Turnage, Zoe Carnley, Myleigh Hux, Kayleigh Case and Emma King; third row, from left, Hayleigh Piaz, Lexi Prestridge, Micah Henning and Allie Beeson; fourth row, from left, Christen Carlile, Morgan Childress, Sofie Orr, Mary Katherine Kellum and Riley Floyd; back row, from left: Mila Paul, Megan Wilson and Johna Claire Haralson. Franklin, King, Piaz and Beeson are members of Nena’s Starstruck Dance Company.
Photo submitted/Pictured are members of The Fellowship of Christian Dancers Fruit of the Spirit team, front row, from left: Competition member and studio teacher-in-training Hannah McKee, 2015 Shine Scholarship winner and studio assistant teacher Ashlyn Banes, studio teacher Elizabeth Meese Nunnery, Laney Jones, Amya Williams, Laina Thames and studio teacher-in-training Ryleigh Sheppard; middle row, from left: studio teachers Alexis Smith and Taylor Beasley Burke, Chasity Irving, 2017 Jason Counts Scholarship winner Belle Case, sophomore class captain Shelby Barnett, competition members KaDazia Brown and Isabella Little, and studio lead teacher Marsha Mullins Raiford; back row, from left: Candace Johnson, Erin Buckley, competition team member Issy Morse, Brianna Hynum, Nena Smith and Julianna Crosby. Hynum is captain of the senior class, senior competition team, 2016 Brandy Sanders Memorial Scholarship winner and captain of FOS Team.
Photo submitted/Pictured are members of The Fellowship of Christian Dancers Salt and Light team, front row, from left: Amelia Morehead, competition team members Kayla Barfield and Kylie Fink, studio teachers Kaylen Boyte and Marsha Mullins Raiford, and 2016 Shine Scholarship winner and junior class captain Hannah Jackson; middle row, from left: studio teacher Kaitlyn Rhoads, competition member Bre Westbrook, Hannah Burgess, junior competition team captain Caitlyn Burns, competition team member Emily Covington, Allie Runnels and Natalie Dickens; back row, from left: studio teacher-in-training Rachel Bozeman, Carsyn Earls, Nena Smith, SAL Team captain Elizabeth Shirley and Anna Carolyn Graves.
Nena Smith’s School of Dance will present its 43rd annual spring recital Saturday and Monday at 6 p.m. The program will be held in Rea Auditorium on the campus of Copiah-Lincoln Community College, with a donation to Relay for Life taken as admission fee. Over $6,000 was raised at last year’s event.
The theme of the recital is “Calendar Girls” — holidays, weekends, seasons and special moments. Dancers age 4 to adult will perform routines in jazz, tap, hip-hop, lyrical, ballet, musical theatre, clogging and many novelty routines, vocal arrangements and a few surprises.
Groups performing will be the Sophomore Class of 2018, the Seventh-Eighth Grade Tri-County Dancers and the Fifth-Sixth Grade Tri-County Dancers. The Third and Fourth-grade Tri-County Dancers will perform Tuesday only, at 4 p.m.