Arts in the Park: Smashing Success

By Sara Waida | Special Correspondent

Arendell Parrott Academy hosted its annual fundraising event, Arts in the Park, Nov. 9.

Parrott’s Arts in the Park is the main fundraising event showcasing the visual arts, theatre, dance, chorus, orchestra, and guitar at Parrott Academy.

During this festive event, student performers entertain family and friends with extraordinary dances, outstanding singing, phenomenal mini-concerts, and so much more!

Abby Turner, a tenth grade dancer, performed an outstanding performance with the dance team to numerous songs such as “Stand By Me” by Sam Smith, “Praying” by Kesha, and “Handclap” by Fitz and the Tantrums.

Although Turner has been dancing since she was in third grade, she still gets a little nervous before big dance showcases.

“We all felt the nervous excitement and butterflies that come before any performance,” said Turner.

Likewise, Mallory Williams, also in tenth grade, performed an impressive and exquisite duet, with APA senior Jacob John, to “Sweater Weather” by The Neighborhood..

“I’ve been singing probably since first grade,” said Williams. “I’m always a little nervous because there are so many people and so much that could go wrong.

“But I practiced it so much that it becomes almost automatic and it always helps when you are familiar with the song and have a friend to sing it with!”

Even though most of the performers had pre-showcase jitters, Parrott Academy’s Arts in the Park was an impeccable fall celebration filled with lots of talent, memorable experiences, and elaborate showcases.

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