Fabulous Feet Dance Company held its annual spring performance dance recital on Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21 at St. Jude’s Park. Despite the cloudy skies, the rain held off for the young dancers to entertain the crowd with their talents. The recital included two shows each day, the first was an afternoon matinee and the second included evening performances. Dance Instructor Rhonda Woods-McHargue shared of the weekend event, stating, “We have not because we ask not. I am just so very thankful that we were able to have the shows and provide closure to these kids for all of their hard work this year. They all did great. After being off for eight weeks, I think it pulled together pretty good.”
The dance recital included performances with different genres and types of dance, along with singing performances and painting displays in the gazebo.
The event was free to the public and received a freewill offering to help keep the arts alive in the community. McHargue expressed the importance of art, stating, “It is so important to keep the arts alive in our community. In times of struggle, like these past months, art is a comfort and a promise of hope for the future.”
A special performance during the recital, was McHargue and her granddaughter, Emery McHargue, of Hannibal, who danced together. The two showcased their talents in tap and dance as they pleased the crowd with their fancy moves and steps. McHargue shared the opportunity, stating, “Dancing with my granddaughter was so very special for me. Well, she is just a very special little lady. She is technically my great-granddaughter, but she calls me Grandma Rhonda. And I just love to hear those words.”
McHargue shared this recital also celebrated the sendoff of her senior student and dance assistant. McHargue stated, “This has been a very hard year to be a graduate and I wanted her sendoff show to be just as special as other’s final recitals have been. Again, just so grateful.”