Island Kids’ Wish Lists

Meet the dancers: [Back row, left to right] Imani Hall (12), Annabelle Cutrer (11), Maggie Burke (13), Cassie Casey (12), Ashley Casey (10), Mia Jeffers (10) [front row, left to right] Addison Blake (5), Kamryn Bishop (5), Ava Vought (9), Shealynn Smyth (6), Alexis Lavigne (4). — Photo by Kelsey Perrett

Need a little Christmas? Look no further than the expression on a young girl’s face when they talk about the prospect of snow, Santa, or a brand-new stuffed animal under the tree. We asked the dancers from RISE Vineyard Performing Arts a few holiday questions while they prepared for their annual holiday show, the Season’s Greetings Dance Extravaganza on December 8 at 2 pm and 6 pm. Proceeds from the show ($15 adults, $10 kids 10 and under) will benefit the RISE Above Access program, which offers dance scholarships to youths unable to afford the fees.

Meet the dancers: Maggie Burke (13), Imani Hall (12), Ava Vought (9), Cassie Casey (12), Annabelle Cutrer (11), Mia Jeffers (10), Ashley Casey (10), Addison Blake (5), Alexis Lavigne (4), Kamryn Bishop (5), Shealynn Smyth (6).

These kids have some funny, clever, and touching things to say about holiday giving. Watch the video.