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Kids From Wisconsin connect with RF kids

Kids From Wisconsin performers and local children work on choreographing a dance routine at River Falls High School.2 / 2

Dozens of area children spent the day with Kids from Wisconsin performers Tuesday, July 1, learning the tricks of the musical trade. 

Kids from Wisconsin visit many Wisconsin towns each summer and decided to connect with other musically-interested children this year.

Gene Power, tour director for Kids From Wisconsin, said this had been their largest turnout so far with about 75 River Falls children participating in today's events.

"One of the things that we're hoping to do with these outreaches is to kind of meet different groups of kid who might be interested in performing arts," said Power. "We kind of show them different opportunities that they might be able to pursue as they get older. And for a younger group of kids like this, they might be able to see what some kids just a few years older than them are doing."

The group had lunch with area children and explained their roles as performers in Kids from Wisconsin. Then the children split into groups and choreographed their own dance ruitines with the performers.

Kids from Wisconsin performed later Tuesday at UW-River Falls at 7 p.m. The event was originally scheduled to take place at the Melivin Wall Ampitheatre, but was moved to Knowles Center. It was free and open to the public.

For the full story, please see the July 10 print edition for the River Falls Journal.