God is expanding Katrina Webster Baker’s territory and on Saturday, June 8 at 3 p.m. she plans to take advantage of it.
That’s when Baker and her dance troops from Step One Dance Studio put on their 4th Annual Dance Recital, themed “They Dance, We Dance.”
While this is the fourth consecutive year of the recital, this is the first time her dancers will perform in a theater, on the “big stage” – in the newly built, state-of-the-art Edgewater High School Performing Arts Auditorium.
“The kids deserve to perform on stage,” said Baker, Owner and Artistic Director at the dance studio in Eatonville. “A lot of kids don’t have the experience of performing on a stage. It’s good for their leadership and confidence.”
In the first year of her recitals, Baker had it at her dance studio when it was located on Edgewater Drive and for the past two years, the recitals have been held at a nearby community center.
The dancers, from ages 3 to 18, have been practicing and preparing for this event since February. With Baker expecting over 400 guests, she believes it’s the largest dance recital in our community, within the African American community, in recent years.
Performances will include modern, hip hop and tap.
“Folk are going to be blown away,” Baker said.
Many of her students attend church with her at Macedonia in Eatonville but she said she is seeing more and more young people from the local community now.
So, not only is God expanding her territory, he has given her an awesome responsibility – to sow into the lives of young people, some of whom may come from families that may not able to afford the cost of her dance classes.
Participants who support this event will be a part of that process of imparting something positive into the lives of young people and waiting for the harvest – productive, successful adults with leadership skills and a ton of confidence.
The cost is $10 per person. Tickets will be sold at the door.
Edgewater High School is located at 3200 Edgewater Drive in Orlando.