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I~ulletln, Kecoro, Progressive, Reporter -- Wednesday, June 25, 2014 1B Amy Weaver performs a solo pointe dance -- "Rhapsody in Blue" -- which she choreographed herself. Shaelyn Schwartz, Gracie Taylor-Mays, Kendal Hicks, Whitney Maclntyre, Bree Taylor-Mays, Reanna Weaver and Amy Weaver perform "Grazin' in the Grass" during the Footloose Dance Revue. Laura Beaton Staff Writer Ibeaton@plumasnews.com year of practice and hard work by dance students ages 3 - adult culminated in the Footloose Dance Revue held at the Town Hall Theatre on June 18. The free performance by the nonprofit Footloose Studio of the Arts featured 27 dance numbers in the styles of tap, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, cabaret and hip-hop. Six choreographers delighted the audience of hundreds with a wide variety of music and style, each dance geared to a specific individual, group or team of dancers. Beginning dance, ballet and hip-hop classes allow students as young as 3 to try their moves on stage. Combo classes that incorporate several dance styles result in performances that run the gamut from cute and adorable to graceful and delicate to rambunctious and energetic. Advanced classes in tap, ballet and jazz allow older students to spread their wings and take their dance moves to higher levels. Adult classes in tap and cabaret allow those dance lovers young in spirit to dress up in glitzy costumes and dance their hearts out under the bright lights on the stage. A new class Offering this year is yoga conditioning for dance. i: The Footloose Dance Team, a competition-based group of tudents, has traveled and eompeted in various venues and performs locally at events such as Quincy Sparkle, the county fair parade (this year's parade is Aug. 16), Gold Diggers Day, Plumas Arts events, schools and more. Footloose debuted in Quincy in 1923 as a flower pageant. Previously under the long-term management of Eileen Cox, who retired last year, the studio is now run by a collective of women. In addition to dance teachers listed below, staff includes Delaine Fragnoli, Toni Hymas, Sharrill Irons and Kathy Schwartz. ' Footloose dance instructor/choreographers are Wendy Yates, Sara Taylor-Mays, Ashley Stevenson, Ramona Eaglesmith and Cheree Childers. Dances by student choreographer/dancers Amy Weaver and Shealyn Schwartz were also performed. Guest performers at the dance revue were Jennifer Hoffman on guitar and vocals, and Jacek Van Pelt on fiddle. Registration.for 2014-15 classes will be held Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 3 and 4, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. at the Grange Hall in Quincy. Classes begin Monday, Sept. 8. For more information email footloosedanceinfo@gmail.co m or call/text Childers at 386-6304. Wendy Yates' Combo I class performs in a piece called "Cinderella." From left: Nicole Turner, Audrey Felker, Abby Warren and Samantha Hymas. Right, the Hymas sisters -- Ciera, Savannah and Samantha -- join Gracie Taylor-Mays in "Mama." Adult cabaret dancers perform "Swingin'." Clockwise from left: Jeanine Van Pelt, Martha Wright, Rachel Goings, Sara Murphy (hidden), Ashley Stevenson and Margie Meeker. Footloose studio advanced tap dancers perform "Catch My Breath." Front left: Kendal Hicks, Bree Taylor-Mays, Gracie Taylor, Mays and Amy Weaver. Back left: Whitney Maclntyre, Shaelyn Schwartz and Reanna Weaver. Beginning ballet students, taught by We perform "Cinderella," Above, combo II dance students, taught by Sara Taylor-Mays perform a number called "Up." Kiena-Rose Van Pelt, left, Ciera Hymas, Rylee ~ooper, : : i Ashley Hagan and Sylvia Wood show off their moves in "Mission Impossible." Above, dancers from the beginning dance class perform "Cooler Than Me" during the Footloose Dance Revue on June 18 at the Town Hall Theatre. From left: Amia Cokor, Emmary Wingfield, Rylee Cooper, Ashley Hagen and Ciera Hymas. Photos by Laura Beaton .,.now featuring exquisite fine dining! Dinner Served Tues.-Sat. Starting at 4 p.m. Chef Chuck Romo r of Pioneer Saloon Home of the Brubeck Bar (from the historic Amedee Hotel) and featuring Custom Classic Cocktails Find us on Facebook #