CARLSBAD — Longtime teacher Linda Wilkerson prepares her dance students to perform a benefit recital for Conner’s Cause for Children June 18 at Palomar College’s Howard Brubeck Theater in San Marcos.
This year’s recital, “Dancing Around the World”, marks Carlsbad Dance Pictures‘ 30th performance under Wilkerson.
“The students are so excited to be able to get back on stage with a live audience and show what they’ve learned this year,” said Wilkerson, who said a lot of energy and resources went into putting on a recital. of dance. “I always worry about doing everything. I’m losing sleep, but when it all falls into place… it’s magic.
For decades, Wilkerson, or “Miss Linda” as her students call her, has taught ballet, tap, jazz and lyric lessons to young girls ages 3 to 5 at the Carlsbad Harding Center in the Dance North County, and currently in Sq.Fit Studio in Karlsbad.
Wilkerson has long partnered with Conner’s Cause to help raise funds for this organization, donating a portion of the proceeds from her dance recitals to this organization over the past 26 years to raise over $35,000.
Conner’s cause for children is a San Diego nonprofit organization that provides essential assistance to families struggling to cover the cost of childcare for a child with a life-threatening illness or injury.
“We are so grateful and so honored that Linda and all of the dance families have supported Conner’s Cause for more years than I can remember,” said Carol Del Signore, Executive Director of Conner’s Cause. “We help families like yours. The big difference is that the families we help have children who are battling all sorts of illnesses and suffering from traumatic injuries. What we’re trying to do is lighten their load a bit. We are very grateful for Linda’s support.
There are two performances of “Dancing Around the World” at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on June 18 at the Howard Brubeck Theater, Palomar College, 1140 W Mission Road in San Marcos. Tickets are available online at https://21803.recitalticketing.com/ until June 16. Tickets will be sold at the door one hour before each show. Mandatory masks and health examinations. Conner’s Cause is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, tax ID 33-0638077. Please visit www.connerscause.org for more information or to donate.