Dancers perform in 'Gifts of Christmas,' the Harmony School of Creative Arts' annual holiday ballet based on 'The Nutcracker.' The school is marking 20 years with a gala on Oct. 8. Courtesy photo
Harmony School of Creative Arts celebrates its 20th year of bringing art, music, and dance classes to young and old in the Highland Lakes with “An Evening of Jazz” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Quail Point Lodge in Horseshoe Bay. The fundraising gala helps keep tuition for classes reasonable at the school, which was founded in 1999 by Barbara Bend and became a nonprofit in 2002.
“We have students from 2 to 77 years old,” said Karla Stephens, a member of the school’s Board of Directors and one of three gala chairpersons. “Student-age has traditionally been the primary population for our classes. It’s been exciting to see that grow. We have adult ballroom dancing, adult tap. That’s been really popular.”
Dancing classes will come in handy at the gala, which will include live music from Boogaloo Quartet featuring Debbie Walton. Registration, reception, and cocktails are at 6 p.m. on the lawn at the lodge, 107 Twilight Lane. Dinner begins at 7:30 p.m. accompanied by music from the quartet. Bend will be toasted at 8:15 p.m. Dessert and dancing start at 8:30 p.m.