Marshall Just for Kix winter show to be presented Sunday

MARSHALL — A couple of new classes, along with some holiday cheer, will be showcased Sunday in the annual Just for Kix winter show.

The Marshall Just for Kix program is having its winter show “Home for the Holidays” at 4 p.m. Sunday in the PE gym at Southwest Minnesota State University.

Marshall Just for Kix director Melissa Rutledge said there are 26 performances planned for Sunday’s show. The Teeny Kix class is dancing to “Nuttin’ for Christmas.”

“And they start out on Time Out chairs,” Rutledge said.

The Wee Petite II class, which is made up of first-graders, is doing a fun routine to “The Relatives are Here,” Rutledge said.

“Their facial expressions are priceless,” Rutledge said.

A new class of Wee Petite Jazz, consisting of kindergartners and first-graders, is performing to the song “Elvis/Christmas Reindeer,” Rutledge said.

“This year the dancers in this class are taking two classes, kick and jazz,” Rutledge said.

The Senior Lyrical Team is performing to the song “Not About Angels,” which is “breathtaking,” Rutledge said.

Another new class this year is a six-week session on Tap, Rutledge said.

“The students learned new terminology and get to dance to a classic Christmas song, ‘Here Comes Santa Claus,'” she said.

There is a special performance toward the end of the show with a partner dance to “All I Want for Christmas,” Rutledge said.

“We have five brave moms, an aunt and a family friend who are going to dance with their favorite dancer,” Rutledge said. “We had three practices to learn and polish the routine. It was a lot of fun to have class with such wonderful ladies and their girls.”

The finale is broken into three pieces where the kindergarten through third grade dancers are using colorful ribbons as part of their dance, the middle and senior Jazz dancers are doing a little piece with the younger dancers and then the fourth- through 12th-grade dancers all enter to finish out the performance, Rutledge said.