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Dance Maker Academy’s 2024 Spring Performance scheduled for May 18-19

The performances are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on May 18 and 3 p.m. on May 19. Tickets for the performances are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Dance Maker Performing Arts Academy students will showcase a variety of performances, including group and solo dances in classical and contemporary ballet, tap, and jazz at their annual Spring Performance May 18-19. Drama students will also be performing.

This will be Dance Maker’s 10th Annual Spring Performance at the Constantine Theatre in Pawhuska. The performances are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on May 18 and 3 p.m. on May 19. Tickets for the performances are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Jenna LaViolette, Dance Maker director, is a graduate of Oral Roberts University dance program and choreographer of Wahzhazhe, the Osage Ballet that tells of the extraordinary history of the Osage people. LaViolette said, “We are proud to highlight and celebrate our Dance Maker Academy student progress through performances from all our class levels. All students are given the opportunity to take the stage!”

“These performances hold a special place in our hearts as we dedicate their entirety to the memory of Katie Hope Adair and Grace Adair. It is with profound respect and admiration that we celebrate their lives, embodying the joy, passion, and luminous spirit they brought into every room and onto every stage. As we take the stage in our tribute to Katie and Grace, let our movements reflect the immense love and admiration we hold for them, allowing their passion and joy to be felt in every performance,” LaViolette said.

Dance Maker Academy students are thankful for the moral support and the Legacy Scholarship donations of the surrounding communities. Donors include the Osage Nation Foundation, the Pawhuska Community Foundation, Osage Casinos, Ree Drummond, Running Strong for American Indian Youth, Artists of Indian America, Will and Anne Baker, Jr., Jerry and Marlene Mosley, Dr. Cameron and Melanie Rumsey, Steve and Ann Teget and many other amazing organizations and people. Select programming is made possible in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Oklahoma and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Osage Nation Foundation is pleased to sponsor Dance Maker Camps again this summer! Scholarships are on a first come first serve basis (Osage Preference). You can find registration information at www.dancemakeracademy.org/.

Dance Maker Performing Arts Academy is a non-profit organization and currently needs donors to assist with scholarships for the 2024-2025 season. If you are interested in making a tax-deductible contribution, please visit the website: www.dancemakeracademy.org, email at dancemakeracademy@gmail.com, visit the academy: 400 Palmer Avenue Pawhuska, OK 74056, or call Dance Maker 918-704-4668.

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