Instead of the Averitt Center for the Arts annual Evening of Modern Dance, they are hosting their first-ever Praise Dance recital, Grace…A Performance of Praise.

Grace is under the direction of Rebekah Harville Carlisle, the director of the Cotton Rose School of Dance at the Averitt Center for the Arts, and will be performed on Friday, March 25, 2022 and Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 7 p.m. in the Emma Kelly Theater. 

Praise dance (liturgical dance) has always been an important component of the dance experience for Rebekah. 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.

Grace…A Performance of Praise is exclusively sponsored by Jim and Betsy Nichols.

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