The confidence acting instills in the kids is also obvious if you ask, “Do you have a good voice?”. “I think so,” said Christian, adding he “loves interacting with everyone and having the spotlight on me.”. There’s also plenty of work involved. “I memorized the first part of my lines and my songs before the first rehearsal,” Christian said. St. Mary’s eighth-grader Sophia Fijman is a veteran performer who plays Peter Pan in both casts. “This is a different role than I’ve had in the past. I’ve been a whining orphan, a wicked witch and a rebellious teen. But Peter Pan is more like a leadership role, even though he’s childish and a bit arrogant.”.
Diablo Fine Art Gallery to become cooperative, On June 1, the Diablo Fine Art Gallery will move from operation as a private gallery to a cooperative managed by the group that formerly ran the Lafayette Gallery for 17 years, The last colorful / foot stretcher / stretch / foot stretcher / ballet stretcher / arch enhancer / arch stretcher / dance stretcher / sho show will be from 2 to 5 p.m, Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22, in the Palos Verdes Mall at Geary and Pleasant Hill roads, in Walnut Creek, All pieces will be reduced by at least 10 percent, and many close to half off, There are currently 25 artists displaying 125 pieces of paintings, sculpture, photography, carvings, digital art, and standing, three-dimensional pieces..
Chabad is the center of local Hasidic life, which means there’s always a lot of singing, dancing, joking and, above all, smiling. Hasidim are followers of a rabbi who lived almost 300 years ago known as the Baal Shem Tov (Master of the Good Name). He taught that a personal relationship with God is more important than book learning. He called that relationship “cleaving to God;” and for his followers, it’s an ecstatic, joyful experience. “Even something as simple as tying your shoelaces or changing your baby’s diaper can bring you closer to God, if it’s done in the right spirit,” says Ferris. “If you stop and think about all the blessings the Lord has given us, it’s just overwhelming. All you can do is laugh and sing and dance with gratitude and joy.”.
ANTIOCH — Due to popular demand, Antioch Children’s Theatre has held over its production of “The Nutcracker” at the Viriginia J, Calisesi Studio Theatre, 512 W, Second St, The play, based on the famous ballet, will be presented at 10 a.m, and 2 p.m, Saturday, 7:30 p.m, Sunday and Monday, Directed by Gabrilella V, Galarza, “The Nutcracker” is based on the classic ballet but tells the story through words rather than only dance and music, Tickets prices also have been reduced by $2 each, Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 children and students, For reservations or colorful / foot stretcher / stretch / foot stretcher / ballet stretcher / arch enhancer / arch stretcher / dance stretcher / sho more information, call 925-354-9039..
Another student in Gregorian’s morning class, Los Gatos resident Karen Loomis, said she loves the diversity of the lessons. “We’ll never do that routine again,” she said after class on Oct. 5. Loomis and Gregorian have been friends for 15 years and even raised their children together, but Loomis only recently enrolled in dance classes. She said it has been a great way to stay fit and stay connected with her longtime friend. “It’s a really positive feeling,” Loomis said. “It’s just about the spirit and the joy. We’re never going to be professional dancers.”.