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All about the dance: Shining Fame recital is Friday, Saturday

Aaliyah Petersen, 13, and Kaylee Bounchanh, 11, dancers from Shining Fame Performance, are seen in a competition dance earlier this season. They are among the 140 students who will appear in this weekend’s recital at Memorial Auditorium. (Special to The Globe)1 / 3
Kaden Chanthalack, 12, and Lilly Bass, 10, dancers from Shining Fame Performance, are seen in a competition dance earlier this season. They are among the 140 students who will appear in this weekend’s recital at Memorial Auditorium. (Special to The Globe)2 / 3
Sophie Hamilton, 7, a dancer from Shining Fame Performance, are seen in a competition dance earlier this season. They are among the 140 students who will appear in this weekend’s recital at Memorial Auditorium. (Special to The Globe)3 / 3

WORTHINGTON — There’ll be a whole lot of dancing going on — 52 routines and 140 dancers in all — when Worthington’s Shining Fame Performance presents its spring recital this weekend.

Shows will take place at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each curtain time, with a free will offering being taken. Performances are open to all interested community members.

“We’re completing our sixth year,” said Robyn Murphy, owner/instructor of Shining Fame, with studios on Oxford Street.

Murphy says her dance studio teaches the art of ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary, pom and pointe techniques, with students ranging in age from 2-year-olds to high school seniors.

“We have both performing and competitive dancers,” she mentioned, “with the competitive dancers competing throughout the year.

“Everything we do — all the team routines, solos, duets and trios — will be performed at the recital.”

A tap montage with a “cops and robbers” theme will be one of the recital’s features.

“There will be a series of tap numbers with songs like ‘Bad Boys,’ ‘Pink Panther,’ the James Bond theme and ‘Inspector Gadget,’” Murphy listed.

“But the best highlight for me is watching how the dancers keep growing and improving from year to year,” she continued.

“Their growth is awesome to watch and that makes it all super rewarding.”

For more information about Shining Fame Performance, including fall dance classes (registration begins June 4), summer classes (beginning June 18) or competition team tryouts (June 6-9), call 376-6818 or visit shiningfameperformance.com.

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