Dance performances

Holiday dance shows start tonight

Serena Herschleb performs in a previous holiday production from dance studio Current Rhythms. Photo courtesy of Alyssa Kleissler

Music and dance performances will take place on Fridays, December 4, December 11 and December 18 on Main Street. Sidewalk Serenade, a musical performance featuring caroling and bells, will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by Winter by Window Light, a series of dance performances, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The dance performances, organized by dance studio Current Rhythms, are inspired by New York’s department store window displays, said Alyssa Kleissler, who will lead the event alongside her sister Marita. Dressed as toys, puppets and elves, 13 dancers will appear in the windows of the Historical Museum of Cordoba and the Children’s Pallas. Seven of those dancers are members of the studio’s junior dance company, Alyssa Kleissler said. Initial plans to include a performance at Coppery Valley Wireless’ First-Street facility were cancelled.

Current Rhythms grad Gabrielle Brown performs in a previous dance studio holiday production. Photo courtesy of Alyssa Kleissler

The dancers will perform a brief repetitive routine that will give viewers a chance to catch the whole performance without having to crowd around the window for fear of missing something, Alyssa Kleissler said. These Friday music and dance performances will give Cordobaans the opportunity to enjoy some festive entertainment despite the fact that the North Star Theater cannot currently be used to full capacity, she said.

“It’s a moment of lightness during this time,” said Alyssa Kleissler. “That’s our goal: we just want to spread some joy and lighten people’s hearts.”

The music and dance performances coincide with Moonlight Madness, a Córdoba Chamber of Commerce event promoting local businesses.

“I just hope people come out,” Alyssa Kleissler said. “I hope they walk the streets of Cordoba during Moonlight Madness and enjoy a bit of entertainment and fun shopping.”