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SH ballerina to dance senior performance


March 6, 2019

REBECCA JONES performs "Carnival of the Animals," in preparation for her senior performance.

Nearly a lifetime of training will be on display Friday night, March 8, when Sweet Home's Rebecca Jones takes the stage at Oregon State University with the Willamette Apprentice Ballet troupe.

Jones, 18, has been studying ballet since she was 3. Friday will be her "graduating senior" performance in a program that will include "Carnival of the Animals" and other selections.

Melanie Jones, Rebecca's mother, said she started her daughter in dance classes in Lebanon "because I figured she needed something to do." Her own sister had been a dancer, but Melanie Jones herself hadn't had any exper...

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