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Praise dance (liturgical dance) has always been an important component of the dance experience for Rebekah Harville Carlisle, the director of the Cotton Rose School of Dance at the Averitt Center for the Arts. On the wall of her 5 North Main Studio are two excerpts from the Holy Bible. One states, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news” (Romans 10:15). The other is more direct, “Let them praise His name with dance” (Psalms 149:3). That’s the concept behind Grace…A Performance of Praise. From the youngest ballerinas to the most accomplished young adults, these dancers will use simple elegance and refinement of movement to worship through bodily movement.

Sponsored By: Jim and Betsy Nichols

Sat 7:00 p.m.

Sun 3:00pm

Nov 19-20

Tickets: $20

Members/Military/First Responders/City & County Employees: $18

Students: $16

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