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Sound Out Tap Company presents holiday dance show in Folsom

By: Laura Newell, Of the Telegraph
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Dancers will share the secrets of the North Pole through dance this holiday season.

Sound Out Tap Company Artistic Director and Choreographer, Alyson Meador, will once again bring the excitement of Christmas to life with her holiday extravaganza, “Rhythms of Christmas…North Pole Secrets.”

Each season Sound Out presents an original holiday production for locals and this year will be no different. Join the award winning tap dance company, as they take a secret journey through Santa’s village at the holiday season and find out who’s really in charge of the North Pole magic.

“This is our seventh season performing a holiday production,” Meador said. “People walk out saying our performance made their season. It gets you in the right mood for the holidays.”

She said what separates Rhythms of Christmas from the traditional holiday dance performance of “The Nutcracker” ballet, is very quick tap movements.

“The performance is active and busy,” she said. “It’s something new, different and uplifting. Also, it’s not all Christmas music. It has a variety of music, with a Christmas twist.”

Company performers are aged 11 to 18, said Meador.

Alexis Taylan, 17, of El Dorado Hills, will perform in the upcoming production.

“Each dance tells a story of a part of the North Pole,” she said. “This show is a blast. I love tapping and putting my dance into different roles and characters. This show is very entertaining. It really brings you into the Christmas magic of the season and it takes you through a magical journey to the North Pole.”

Grace Lambert, 12, of Folsom, will also perform in Rhythms of Christmas.

“I really like dancing because I express my personality with my feet,” she said. “With tap I make music with my feet. I am planning to be a dance instructor when I grow up. I just really love to dance.”

Lambert said she hopes people come out to watch the show this holiday season.

“No one has walked away upset that they came in past years,” she said. “This show is really awesome.”

“Rhythms of Christmas…North Pole Secrets” will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9. All performances are at the Jill Solberg Performing Arts Theater on the Folsom High School campus in Folsom.

Ticket prices include $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $15 for students and $10 for children. Groups of 10 or more receive 20 percent off the ticket price.

For more information and tickets, call (916) 355-8080 or visit stages-performingarts.org.