Dream Spinners Christian Dance Company welcomes back their friends New Creation Professional Dance Company for an uplifting Christmas Performance on Thursday, December 11. Their performance entitled “The Gift of Joy” is a show featuring dances that illustrate the beauty of the Advent season, in proclaiming the arrival of Jesus Christ as Lord. Once again, the show is made up of works choreographed by the company members themselves in a combination of ballet and contemporary dance styles. Dream Spinners dancers will open and close the show with a Christmas performance of their own.
New Creation is a professional dance ministry based in Central Arkansas. Their desire is to glorify God and to bring encouragement to their audiences through the art of dance. Their name comes from 2 Corinthians 5:17: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old is gone, the new has come!”
The company was founded in 2011 by Artistic Director Greta Smith with the help of the Arnold Family Foundation. The dancers meet daily to train together and rehearse for upcoming performances. The company is made up of five professionally trained dancers, who all share the desire to use their talents for God’s glory. Company members are Erin Sanders, Kathleen Marleneanu, Kayla Derrick, Laurel Simon, and Artistic Director Greta Smith. They also offer dance and worship workshops and master classes for all ages and levels. New Creation combines worship with classical ballet and modern dance in their performances, while offering a variety of different dance classes for workshops.
New Creation is a nonprofit organization that depends on donations from individuals, churches and other organizations through fundraising and monthly support.
“The Gift of Joy” will be at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday night at the Mena High School Performing Arts Center. Admission is FREE but donations are encouraged to help support the company’s ministry.