Random acts of dancing: Gildenfire girls & boys delight The Kenney

A rare sunny midwinter weekend afternoon … perfect for kids to go to the playground or maybe the beach, right? Instead, about 40 girls and boys ages 3-12 took time out at mid-afternoon to brighten the day for residents at The Kenney. Jenna Lutton from Gildenfire Dance brought her young students to the big lower-level community room, which filled with proud family members as well as Kenney-residing audience members, all of whom combined for quite the ovation. Three Gildenfire groups performed one dance each – above, the 3-4-year-olds (with two 5-year-olds, Lutton noted) did a kiddie can-can, coached by their teacher off to screen-left. Lutton says you can expect to see her students turn up elsewhere around the peninsula in the months ahead: “As part of our ever evolving mission, we hope to bring joy and happiness to our community through dance. This spring we are planning ‘guerrilla’ dance performances all over West Seattle.” Home base for her West Seattle dance classes is the Highland Park Improvement Club.

7 Replies to "Random acts of dancing: Gildenfire girls & boys delight The Kenney"

  • Ann January 22, 2011 (4:57 pm)

    A wonderful performance! Thanks to the Kenney for hosting all the little dancers, to Jenna for inspiring all their perfectly executed moves and to all the performers for their hard work!

  • MargL January 22, 2011 (5:13 pm)

    “‘guerrilla’ dance performances all over West Seattle” … Yes! Love it!

  • Jenna Lutton January 22, 2011 (7:47 pm)

    It was such a treat for the dancers to have an opportunity to perform for such a gracious and appreciative audience. Many thanks to The Kenney and the dancers and their families for making today such an amazing success!

  • Tamara Field January 22, 2011 (7:54 pm)

    That was so much fun for our dancers! I am so excited to see Jenna’s program growing and expanding. Her classes are magical.

  • Brad Fletcher January 22, 2011 (8:02 pm)

    Very cute. Brought back wonderful memories of when my two daughters took dance class. My oldest is now following her dream in Hollywood.

  • Tammy January 22, 2011 (8:06 pm)

    It was fantastic to see the children perform with such enthusiasm and excitement. And to watch the joy on the audiences faces was great! Thanks to everyone for making it such a huge success!

  • Saandy Dingle January 27, 2011 (3:49 am)

    Saw this in England watching grandaughter perform.Wonderful to see children giving such joy. Performances like this give children such confidence. Well done

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