Nearly every seat at the Mesquite Community Theatre was filled as the Mesquite Toes Spring Spectacular this past weekend. The annual event is a community favorite, and features talented dancers, fabulous costumes, lively music, and showcased performers who demonstrated that “some things do get better with age!”

“Shake Your Tail Feathers” by Sun River Jazz Dancers (Photo: C. Kirking)

The Mesquite Toes Tap, Clogging and Jazz teams performed two performances this weekend to nearly sold-out audiences at both performances. The first performance was Friday, April 8th, at 7:00 pm and the second performance was Saturday, April 9th, at 1:00 pm. The performances took place at the Mesquite Community Theatre located at 150 N Yucca Street.

Several area dance groups also did numbers, including the Mesquite Recreation Center Life Long Dancers, the Sun River Dancers, and the VVettes.Everyone in the audience had lots of fun with the crowd expressing their enjoyment of the performances with applause and shouts of acclamation.

Pericles Rellas, serving as emcee, kept the audience laughing and entertained between dance numbers. He is shown here explaining the difference between tap, clogging, and jazz shoes worn by the various dancers. (Photo: C. Kirking)

The Mesquite Toes have been performing since the early 2000s within Mesquite and neighboring communities, but are now officially a non-profit organization that focuses on the benefits of dance for health, but most importantly promoting the concept of “age is just a number” and to celebrate life and live life!

After a captivating and magical performance, the Mesquite Toes now will be offering Adult Tap and Clog Classes. The Classes begin on April 18 & 19, 2022. The tapping will be first on April 18th at 11:00 am PST at the Mesquite Toes Dance Studio located at 190 East Mesquite Blvd, Suite C. The clogging will start the next day at the same time (11:00 am PST).

For more information about the Mesquite Toes, visit www.mesquitetoestapteam.com. Their studio is located at 190 E. Mesquite Blvd, Unit C – Mesquite, NV and Open Hours are Monday & Wednesday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. FOr more information about the upcoming adult instruction classes, contact (385) 241-1122 or email: mesquitetoes.marge@gmail.com.

“Blackbird” by Mesquite Toes (Photo: C. Kirking)

Mesquite Toes Tap Team made “Housework” look fun! (Photo: C. Kirking)

Tracy Bybee and Dana Stubbs sparkled in a fun number, “First I Look at the Purse.” (Photo: C. Kirking)
“Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” clogging number by the Mesquite Recreation Center Life Long Dancers was a crowd-pleaser. (Photo: C. Kirking)

“I Yi yi yi” -Comedic number choreographed and performed by Linda Villaneuva was graceful and funny at the same time! (Photo: C. Kirking)
“Jailhouse Rock” Mesquite Toes Tap Team. (Photo: C. Kirking)

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