Dancers hope for momentum in shows

By Natalie Moeller- Staff Reporter



A variety show featuring student performances of different dance styles will unfold over two nights in mid-December.

Burien's Momentum Dance Ensemble will present Christmas Time is Here.

Hip hop, contemporary, jazz, theater, tap and Irish dance styles will be performed, accompanied by festive holiday hits that will be played at the show.

It will take place on Monday, Dec. 18 and Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.

You can take your seats at 6:30 p.m.

"Since September, every class has been working hard to put together a dance.

It's a huge commitment for both the dancers and the teachers to make this happen, we've put hours of work into every dance," said Mia Cullen a Momentum dancer and Highline student.

"I participate in Christmas Time is Here because dance is my passion. I love to be able to perform and show off my hard work," said Lily Balladone, another Highline student.

Balladone also describes the environment at Momentum to be extremely welcoming, very supportive and challenging as well.

The students range in age from 5 to 18.

They perform separate dances depending on their ages, levels and styles.

Organizers say the show is great for families of any religious background as well as for young or old audiences. This show is centered on festive family fun and is a great way to meet people in their community.

"The show includes extremely young dancers, along with adult tap dancers.

Since there are so many different styles of dance in the show, everyone gets to see something they like," Balladone said.

Tickets are $18 for adults (18-59), $14 for students and youth (2-17).

They are $14 for seniors (60+), and children younger than 2 are free.

The show is at the Highline Performing Arts Center.

The address is 401 S. 152nd St. in Burien.

For more information and to buy tickets in advance, visit app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=mmda.

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