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Dance Maker Academy hosting Oct. 13 fundraiser for 2018 Nutcracker performances

Osage-owned Dance Maker Academy is hosting its annual fundraiser “En Pointe – Western Style” on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Osage County Fairgrounds Agriculture Building south of Pawhuska.

The dance and ballet school is holding the “En Pointe” dinner and dance event with proceeds to fund production costs for the 2018 performances of The Nutcracker Ballet scheduled Dec. 8-9. This will be the second year the academy will perform The Nutcracker Ballet with its youth students.

The “En Pointe” event includes a barbecue dinner at 6 p.m., silent/ live auction starting at 7 p.m. Dancing will follow the auction with country music performed by Mark Chamberlain and the Whiskey Poet Society.

Tickets are $35 per person and are on sale in Pawhuska at Sisters Attic, The Buckin’ Flamingo and the Dance Maker Academy.  

Auditions for Nutcracker roles were held in August and this year’s performance will have the addition of the “Waltz of the Snowflakes” scene, according to the academy website.

For more information on the fundraiser or academy, contact Dance Maker Academy at (918) 704-4668 or visit its website at: www.dancemaker.net