St. John School of the Arts' dance ensemble will present its "Annual Spring Performance" at 2 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium at Williamsport Area High School.
The ensemble features dancers who range in age from 3 years old to adult.
The performance will feature 18 numbers, involving 151 dancers who represent 11 classes.
Graduating seniors are, from left, Anna Williams, Hope Stebbins, Carlos Santiago, Anna Hess, Cassandra DePinto, Aislinn Alexander, Allisyn Guerrisky.
The theme for the performance is how dance can be a way of focusing on God.
The music will include Christian, classical and secular selections.
The pointe class will open the program with an a capella song: "Be Ye Glad."
The song tells a story about the gospel.
Other highlights of the performance include graduating high school seniors performing "recognition dances." Each senior is featured and shares in the creative process of selecting the music, dancers and choreography.
The themes for the dances include joy, love of family and home, awe of God's sovereignty and praise.
The graduating seniors are Carlos Santiago, WAHS; Hope Stebbins, Pa. Cyber Charter School; and homeschooled students, Aislinn Alexander, Cassandra DePinto, Allisyn Guerrisky, Anna Hess and Anna Williams.
Dance instructor Theresa Kendall said, "Our performance will close with a dance entitled, 'James 4:8 (Draw near to God, and He will draw hear to you).' It explores the relationship we have with our Creator and how he blesses us in relationship to his son and each other. All of the dancers have worked hard and are excited to share their accomplishments with family and friends. The printed program includes a short biography on each dancer and to whom he-she dedicates their performance."
The public is invited and a reception will be held following the performance. There is a suggested donation of $10 per family, payable at the door.
For more information, call 327-5575.