pARTy in the Park Community Festival Saturday


pARTy in the Park and National Dance Week in Russellville are set to kick off at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

The day will begin with a Zumba demo and mini class by instructor Joyce Baker of Dance with Joy Studio on the dance and performance stage located in the Hughes Center.

There are activities scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The performance schedule for the day includes:

10:30 a.m.  Mirage Belly Dance Troupe, Terry Holland instructor

11 a.m.  Krav Maga and Women’s Self Defense demo, John Terry instructor

11:30 a.m.  Remnant Christian Dance Team, Mark Dollar instructor

12 p.m.  River Valley Martial Arts Kids Demo, John Terry instructor

12:30 p.m.  Zumbatronic kids demo and mini class, Susie Bickham instructor

1 p.m.  Dance with Joy Studio kids and adults demo with guest performers, Joy Murphy, director, and Jessica Russo instructor

1:45 p.m.  Arkansas Scottish Country Dance Society dance demo and mini class, Judy Robertson instructor

2:30 p.m.  Rogue Infusion Belly Dance, Udit Graham instructor

The festival will also include an adult music and vocal stage, and new this year, a teen (age 7-17) performance stage, an instrument petting and musical performances by Shirley and Dr. Brian Faulkner, and a story reading with live animals.

Artists, games, crafts, vendors, information booths, inflatables and other activities for all ages will be located on the grounds of the Arts Center & City Park.

Joy Murphy is the Arkansas representative for National Dance Week. pARTy in the Park is sponsored by River Valley Arts Center, Russellville City Park, Hughes Center and the Arts Center.

For more information, contact the Arts Center at 479-968-2452. All performers must be registered and allocated a specific time to perform.