Dimensions Dance Academy to perform in downtown DeKalb


Courtesy of Dimensions Dance Academy

A dancer from Dimensions Dance Academy performing in 2021 in a DeKalb business’ window. (Courtesy of Dimensions Dance Academy)

By Sarah Rose, Senior Lifestyle Writer

DeKALB – Dancers from Dimensions Dance Academy invite the public to the Dance Down Gingerbread Lane event. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, downtown DeKalb will have dancers performing in downtown merchant windows.

The downtown strip will be decked out in gingerbread decorations as dancers come to life in store windows. A gingerbread person scavenger hunt will be offered for adults and children to participate in. Starting cards for the scavenger hunt can be found at Dimensions Dance Academy located at 134 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb.

This event is free and open to the public. The following store merchants will be offering fun activities:

  • Barb City Bagels – Gingerbread bagels and lattes
  • Robin’s Nest Bookshoppe – coloring pages and a chance at a raffle drawing
  • Willrett Flower Company – seasonal flower bar and evergreen door swag or terrarium ornament workshop (sign up for workshops on their Facebook page)
  • Cracker Jax – staff dressed up for the holidays and 20% off sale
  • Tapa La Luna – Gingerbread Cocktail
  • Blu Door Decor – hosting Sweet Butts Cotton Candy
  • Create Health Mobility Clinic – pay-per-design face painting by Amy’s Art of Faces
  • El Jimador – churros and snacks for sale out of the window
  • Kid Stuff – fill their stocking sale
  • Byer’s Brewery – complimentary gift wrapping of items bought downtown by Century 21 Affiliated
  • Dimensions Dance Academy – photo opportunity with the Sugar Plum Fairy and PuraVida bracelet sales
  • Hometown Sports Bar and Grill – Gingerbread Martini
  • Found. Home and Vintage Marketplace – complimentary hot chocolate and coffee (with help from Helen’s Hair Designs)

Money raised by dance sponsors will be used to provide Dimensions Dance Academy students with pre-professional dance training and performance opportunities.

Sponsors of this event include Sharon Rhoades CENTURY 21 Affiliated, Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists, Create Health Mobility Clinic, Canvas Hair Design, Cracker Jax, S.O.A.S. Design and Apparel, Aurora Music Company, DeKalb County United, Hill’s Country Store, McDonald Trucking, Helen’s Hair Design, Friends of Meadow View, Stage Left presented by Hometown Sports Bar and Grill, and El Jimador Mexican Grill.

For more information, email Dimensions Youth Ballet through Melissa Beck at missrhoades516@gmail.com.