Marshall Just for Kix winter show scheduled for Sunday

MARSHALL — There will be twice the sparkle on stage Sunday with the Just for Kix winter show.

The Marshall Just for Kix program is performing its winter show “All That Sparkles” at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the R/A Facility at Southwest Minnesota State University.

Marshall Just for Kix Director Melissa Rutledge said the reason for two shows is to allow for more to be able to sit and watch the show from the front.

“It’s been an interesting planning session,” Rutledge said about organizing two shows. She said it took her two months to get things set up.

Dancers in grades 6 on up are performing at both shows, while the younger dancers are only doing one show, either at 2 p.m. or 4:30 p.m.

Both shows will have a father-daughter and a mother-daughter dance. The mother-daughter duos are performing to “It Takes Two,” a hip hop medley, and the fathers and daughters are dancing to “Nine Little Reindeer.”

“They (the daughters) are going to be wearing reindeer antlers and red noses,” Rutledge said about the father-daughter dance. The dads will wear ugly Christmas sweaters, Rutledge said.

Rutledge said there are several new classes in the Marshall Just for Kix program. The ballet class is performing to “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and Wee Hip Hop is dancing to “Candy Girl.” The second show is featuring a number by the new Mini Hip Hop class. The Pre-Petite class is performing to “Peppermint Candy Canes” during the second show, Rutledge said.

“They get to dance with candy canes for their routine,” Rutledge said. She said they recently practiced with the candy canes and it went better than expected. “They’re really cute.”

Also in the second show, the Wee Petite 1 class is doing its dance to “Snow, Snow, Snow.”

“They’re going to emulate a snowball fight,” she said.

In the first show, the Teeny Kix will perform to “Beary Merry Holiday,” Rutledge said.

“They are pretending to be little bears,” Rutledge said.

Santa will also be part of both shows, Rutledge said.

Rutledge said the finale is “Shine,” which is a mixture of Christmas songs.

Rutledge said the program is taking registrations all year long and after the winter show, the dancers will learn all new routines.

“Now is a good time to do that (join),” she said.

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