"Dancing in the Windows"
Pre-Dance, Prek, K/1, 1/2 and 2-4 Grade Dancers
Friday, December 1st
3:30-5:30 pm
Pulaski Performing Arts Center
Held Rain or Shine

"It's Christmas Time"
Advanced Dancers Christmas Show
Saturday, December 16
7:00 pm
STAAR Theater
Tickets $5.00
Available at PPAC

(931) 363 - 7181

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Our Teachers

Sandy Slayton-Mavrotheris

is the owner and director of Pulaski Performing Arts Center. Sandy teaches all levels of dance classes at PPAC. Sandy began her training at the young age of 3 in Bury St. Edmunds, England. She received the highest award possible by the Imperial Society of dancing at the age of 10. Upon moving to the United States, she has been trained in Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, and Alabama. She began her teacher training in Little Rock, Arkansas with Sally Riggs at Studio One at the age of 13. Sandy has been trained in the arts of ballet, tap and jazz, and trained to teach all three. She danced competitively as a soloist in Arkansas and Illinois. In 1989, Sandy became involved with the Giles Heritage Theatre, and decided to open the Pulaski Performing Arts Center. While at GHT she sang, acted, and danced in over 25 productions. She has choreographed many musicals at GHT such as "Camelot," "Carousel," "The Music Man," "Jesus Christ Superstar," and "My Fair Lady." Sandy was the choreographer for Martin Methodist College's show choir Daybreak for 14 years. While at MMC she choreographed "Godspell," "Cotton Patch Gospel" and several other musicals. She also choreographed "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" for the Lynnville Area Arts Association. Sandy is active at Southern Tennessee Area Arts Center (STAAR) with directing and choreographing shows. She directed and choreographed “Footloose,” “Aladdin,” “Wizard of Oz,” and “Little Mermaid,” and “The Miracle Worker” to name a few.” Recently, she choreographed “Grease” and “High School Musical,” Sandy has also performed as Patsy Cline in the musical “Always Patsy Cline.” Through the years, Sandy has choreographed many award winning competition dances for PPAC's dance companies. Sandy is a member of First Baptist Church, Pulaski where she enjoys being the babies Sunday School teacher. She has a B.S. in Business Administration and is a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer. Sandy and her husband, Micah Mavrotheris, have two sons, Hub and Nick. They live on their family’s farm in the Prospect community

Abby Bell

is a 2016 graduate of Martin Methodist College and teaches Kindergarten at Pulaski Elementary School. Abby has been dancing at PPAC for twenty years. She was a student and assistant teacher for eight years, and has taught predance and prek classes for the past three years. This year Abby will be teaching predance, prek, and Kinder classes. Abby is very involved with the children’s department at New Zion Baptist Church. She is the daughter of Fred and Lea Bell of Pulaski and has an older sister, Audrey, and a younger brother, Nic.

Amanda Moore-Manies

has been at PPAC for 21 years. She has been a teacher for 16 of those years. Amanda recently became a newlywed and took a year off from teaching. This year she will be teaching Advanced III and prek classes. She began her dancing career at the age of 3 in Huntsville, Alabama and became a student at PPAC at the age of 12. She was a part of Color Guard at GCHS and performed for two years with "Arts of Fire," a Christian based dance company in Huntsville. She performed at Vanderbilt University with the Band of Gold as a color guard member. Amanda has been involved in many theater productions at GHT and STAAR as an actress, dancer, and director and has been the assistant director for PPAC's recitals since 2004. Currently, she is the Technical Advisor for the award winning Lawrence County High School Dance Team. Amanda is employed by 1st National Bank and lives in Pulaski with her husband, Dillon.