Dance company literally has a ball

Posted: Thursday, March 02, 2006

The Peninsula Artists in Motion (PAM) Dance Co. hosted its first winter ball Feb. 4. We had a ball! The support of many individuals helped to make this event a success. PAM's mission to increase the opportunities for dance within our community, not only performance recitals but also dance events such as the ball, is to us a cultural necessity.

Thank you to the artists and donors whose generosity was beautiful and appreciated; thank you to Northcountry Fair, Eric Dabney, James Evenson, HJ Steiner, Kacky Wells, Sarah Glaves, Katrina Carpenter, Phillip Carpenter, Boyd Shaffer, Nicole Egholm, Nicole Johnson, Scott Hamman and Metal Magic, Debra Kimbrell, Linda Price, April Nyquist, Moriah Zimmerman, Odie's Bead It, Angie's Hair Styling, Elaine Carpenter, River City Books, Cara Parker, Victoria's Sassy Nails, Tara Slaughter, Adamas Jewelry, Frames and Things, Beemun's, Jaimie Lee Yerkes, Maizie Olivia Carpenter and the Ice Sculpture Team of the Peninsula Winter Games, Norm Blakeley and BP, Kevin Smith, Pollard Wireline and ice sculptor Chuck Mazurek.

Thank you to all the folks who helped create a magical ball event; thank you to the Kenai Boys and Girls Club, Encore Dance Academy and Jennifer Ellis for the ballroom lessons, Jocelyn Wells, Steve Catalano, Isabelle's Fine Catering, and the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska.

Bob Ramponi and the Alaska Swing Co. were outstanding and the dance floor irresistible, thanks to their incredible musicianship.

Most importantly, thank you to the dancers in the company and everyone who attended. We hope to see you next year at PAM's winter ball.

Deborah Nyquist

PAM president

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