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Little hula dancers take the stage on August 9, ending dance camp with a performance at Fabulous Feet Dance Studios under the instruction of Miss Rhonda Woods McHargue.

The Fabulous Feet Dance Company hosted summer dance camp August 5-9 for children aged 3 years old and up. The camp was attended by 19 students and were divided into five age groups.  The class was an introduction for new students, and a time of renewal and advancement for returning students. Both new and returning students were invited to attend the camp. Owner and Instructor Rhonda Woods McHargue shared, “I was so happy with the success of the camp. It is always amazing to see how returning students have grown and matured over a few short summer months. They can always learn more in a concentrated daily class situation. I was very proud of all of them, from age three to the older kids, I saw individual growth in each student.”

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On the last day of camp, each class had a presentation of what they had learned throughout the week. The theme of the camp was End of Summer Luau. Students were dressed in grass skirts and wore a t-shirt they each had created earlier in class during the camp. Students were taught different techniques in ballet, tap and jazz. During the presentations they danced, twirled and tapped out the routines they had learned in front of a large crowd of loved ones and friends.

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Afterwards, everyone enjoyed lunch together celebrating all their hard work each had learned throughout the week.

Fabulous Feet Dance Company will hold its fifteenth year of open registration on Saturday, August 17 and Monday, August 19 at 109 South Main St. The business will open for classes on August 26. Classes are taught after school, Monday – Thursday.

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McHargue offers tap, jazz, ballet, point, theatre, liturgical (also known as praise and worship), voice lessons and visual arts to her students for ages 3 years old and up. The child must be 3 years old by September 1. Private lessons are also offered at an additional fee for all her students.

McHargue explained, “Dancing helps with a child’s self-esteem, teaches team work, focus and responsibility. It also helps the child’s social skills,” adding, “I want to further the awareness of art in the community. Art is important and is something positive provided for the youth in the community.” McHargue shared the dances are performed to wholesome and pure music adding, “I teach dance focused on technique and the terminology.”

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McHargue holds a degree in Performing Arts with emphasis on dance. She is a graduate of Oklahoma University and has been teaching a variety of arts for more than 30 years. She continues the desire to bring quality training in the arts to our community, bringing our youth up in a wholesome atmosphere.  Always striving for excellence, commitment and integrity in all of their endeavors.

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