Freezing weather and heavy rains did not stop the Dixie Dancers of Ruston from performing at the annual Trinity United Methodist Church Christmas program on Friday, December 3. This was their 330th performance. These ladies perform for free at various venues throughout the year. For booking information or information about classes that they teach at RPAR, contact Jane Boone at 255-7864.
Tiffany Currie Lewis, a Lincoln Parish elementary school teacher, was the trainer at the most recent Ethel Mae Movers and Shakers youth group workshop.
Lewis used the phrase “Back to School” on a chart to help teach students spelling skills. She had students name all of the vowels and consonants, and then she had them make a list of as many words as they could using only the vowels. Then, the students made a list of words using only the consonants.
Dribble, layups, jump shots, pass and receive and free throws. Participants must be able to perform each of these basketball skills to complete the iHoops Skills Challenge.
Are you up for the challenge?
iHoops Skills Challenge will allow boys and girls to showcase dribbling, passing and shooting proficiency in a timed, half-court obstacle course. Youngsters will compete in three age groups: 8 - 10, 11 - 12 and 13 – 14. Girls and boys compete separately.
On Saturday, Troupe Dixie will host its Second Annual Reels and Chills movie event at The Dixie Center for the Arts in downtown Ruston. This event will kick off with a special movie feature for families beginning at 10 a.m. The magical classic “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” will be shown and free popcorn will be provided by Celebrity Theatres.
General admission tickets are $5 for children and adults and benefit Junior Auxiliary of Ruston.