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Fairy Ball to sprinkle magic on the Paseo this weekend How shall we beguile the lazy Summer if not with some delight?

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Paseo’s Annual Fairy Ball is offering a response to this question with a free evening full of musical wonder and dance on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This eagerly-awaited evening has been a favorite with children of all ages for 10 years. Parents, grandparents, and friends are welcome; everyone enjoys spending this delightful summer whimsy together with children.


The popular annual event was moved several weeks due to the unrelenting heat this summer.


The Fairy Ball is a dress-up event engaging children in a favorite pastime, that of make believe. Children are invited to come to the Ball dressed as a character from an enchanted garden. The fun for families begins at home before the Fairy Ball as children and their parents create costumes to wear to the Ball. At past Fairy Balls, children have dressed up as bugs, blossoms, elves, gremlins, fairies and magical characters of their imaginations.


“Children fully participate in bringing this Summer evening to life,” says, Lorrie Keller director of Theatre Upon a StarDanceSwan who is the designers of this event. “Young active imaginations are the true ingredient that lights up the Ball. Right now, as StarDanceSwan is preparing for the Ball, we are creating a time and place where children can capture the magic of color, music and dance,”Once children arrive at the Fairy Ball they can add finishing touches to their costumes with flowers and things that fly in the wind as they dance. At dusk shimmering music by Steve McLinn, OJAS, and the StarDanceSwan Fairies invite children to dance in their own creative ways.


McLinn describes his concert as, “electrical acoustical fusion magical music.”


Wise said, “He is including songs he has composed for StarDanceSwan from past years and new works created just for this Fairy Ball. StarDanceSwan fancies a surprise for the ball that encourages everyone to spin in dreamy light and listen to the sounds of summer.”


The location of this year’s Fairy Ball is in the Fairy Green at NW 28 and Dewey, just west of the Paseo Grill. The Fairy Ball begins at 7:00 p.m. with Flower Magic.


At 8:00 p.m., the dance begins with a performance by StarDanceSwan. Following the performance children, parents and friends join the dancing until 9:00 PM. This event is supported by the Paseo Arts Association and Theatre Upon a StarDanceSwan. An adult must accompany children. For information , call the Paseo Arts Association at 525-2688, or email jowise@thepaseo.com

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