Made in His image.

Made in His image.
Photos courtesy Jan Ethridge Photography

Monday, December 8, 2014

Grace Lutheran Performance

      Yesterday, a few of our dancers had the opportunity to bring some Christmas cheer to Grace Lutheran Church in Destin. Amidst beautifully decorated tables with festive centerpieces, the ladies of Grace Lutheran gathered for a Christmas tea to usher in this joyful season, spend some precious moments together, and give thanks to the Lord for His infant birth.
      Backstage, our younger dancers giggled with each other and twirled in sparkly costumes and asked if they could watch the other pieces before it was their turn. The older dancers helped each other get ready, and although some of them had come from pretty busy schedules, you could tell they were happy to be together doing something they loved.
      The hostess welcomed the guests, opened in prayer and then it was time to dance! Our Ballet Conservatory dancers did a fantastic job bringing excerpts from this year's Nutcracker! Russian, Spanish, and Chinese Variations, the Party Scene March, and was a special sneak peek for the Dec 20th and 21st performances at South Walton High School. The Calling presented a piece from our upcoming "I AM" May concert and the girls did a wonderful job!
      It's a busy time of year, and although the performance didn't last long, it was a special few moments of coming together and sharing our gifts with others and creating a few special memories. I pray that each of us is able to take some time this season and step back from the busy-ness of this month and say a special prayer of thanks to Him who allows us each day. A very special thank you to Mrs. Poppell for allowing The Calling to be a part of yesterday's performance and a special prayer of blessing to all those involved in Nutcracker! You all dance beautifully and are such a joy to watch!