Tiny dancers steal the show at recital held inside Old Settlers Pavilion

       Dancers on stage at their spring recital on Apr. 28 are: Front row, left to right, Olivia Gonzales, Emery Bruck, Lailah Bruck, Hailey Huyser, Grace Harthoorn, Hinley Jansen, Reagan Fopma, Merra Gosselink; back, Gwen Zylstra, Bella Nikkel, Bridget Lewis, Miriam DeZwarte, Hannah DeZwarte, Emily Ver Ploeg, Georgia Zimmerman, and Katie Zylstra. Ver Ploeg taught the class with her daughter, Abigail Ver Ploeg.

Weeks of practice that featured learning new dance steps and memorizing of a fun routine came to fruition for 16 local young dancers ranging in age from three to nine years old. The girls started their class with teacher Angie Ver Ploeg of rural Sully on Mar. 24. Everyone enjoyed their time to shine on stage at the spring recital held Thursday, Apr. 28, in the Old Settlers Pavilion.

Ver Ploeg notes this spring’s class roster is one of her largest, and the girls put on a great performance in front of a large crowd of proud family and friends. Since late March, the girls have been meeting in the Lynnville City Hall for weekly classes. “My goals in teaching this class are to keep it local, affordable, and fun,” said Ver Ploeg. “Seeing the girls at practice is the highlight of my week.”

Next up for Ver Ploeg’s dancers is a performance following the Lynnville Day Parade on Saturday, June 18.


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