Maddox Dancers

From left: Emelia Cameron, Aliyah Grant, Emily Moreno and Anita Barbi will perform in Maddox Dance Studio’s recital at Astoria High School on June 15 and 16.

ASTORIA – Maddox Dance Studio’s annual dance recital will be held at 2 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at the Astoria High School Auditorium, 1001 West Marine Drive.

Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 for seniors age 65+ and students ages 6-12. All children six and under free.

Saturday’s 2 p.m. performance features the young intermediate students to advanced teens and young adults.

The show includes a lively Can Can by Little Ballet Theatre dancers and “Why We Tell the Story” from Once Upon an Island, plus a nostalgic look into the history of tap dance in “Waltz Clog.”

The evening performance will highlight pre-teens through adult dancers in Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Tap and Acro-dance and features contemporary dancers in “White Winter Hymnal,” the Main Street Tappers in “On Broadway” and the senior Musical Theater in “The Boy From New York City.”

Graduating AHS senior Nara Van De Grift will be introduced at this performance and will be accompanied by her parents.

The third performance showcases the talents of the Creative Movement classes (ages 3-6) as they show their progress in ballet and tap. It will also include the Little Ballet Theatre

dancers in a classical variation of “The Waltz in E Minor.”

Senior tap dancers will also perform “Singing in the Rain.”

Maddox Dance Studio faculty Emily Madsen, Cheryl Klatt, Libby Olsen, Carleta Lewis Allen, Caroline Wright, Sarah Cohen and Jeanne Peterson will host a Cookie Reception at the conclusion of each performance in the AHS Commons for the students and families.

Students will receive their participation awards, celebrating the 69th year of Maddox Dance Studio.

For more information, call 503-861-1971.

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