Session: Spring 2024
Chapter:  Rockford
Location:  First Baptist Church of Machesney Park
Time:  7:00pm - 9:00pm
Day:  Monday
Starts:  03/04
Ages:  10 - 14
Tuition:  $235.00
Open Spots:  4

** Registration ended March 13, 2024 at 11:55pm


Because of Winn-Dixie is about a young girl, Opal, who is lonely and feels abandoned by her mother. She befriends a dog, Winn-Dixie, and he helps her form more new friendships. In the end, Opal is no longer sad and becomes happy with her life the way it is. Because of Winn-Dixie is, in many ways, a study in both the negative consequences of prejudging others and what can happen when people approach others with curiosity, openness, and compassion.


Kristi Peterson

Kristi Lee Peterson is a seasoned singer/dancer/actor and has performed in numerous community and professional theater productions, television and movies for over 40 years. She has taught dance for the Harlem School Districts Fine Arts Program, Rockford College (now Rockford University), Rockford Dance Company and as owner/director of Danceworks & More. She has also choreographed numerous school and community productions throughout the State-line area. Kristi began teaching with Christian Youth Theater after her daughter became involved in her first production, and has been happily inspiring creativity in her students ever since. She has had rewarding experiences as Director, Assistant Director, and/or Choreographer for several CYT productions including Aladdin JR, A Christmas Carol, Madagascar, Spongebob, the Musical, Willy Wonka and most recently, The Little Mermaid. During the day Kristi works in Special Education for RPS205, and spends her free time listening to musical soundtracks, reading books, going to Disney World to visit her daughter, snuggling with her three fur babies Billy, Bella and Molly. Her favorite color is yellow, food is pizza and aspires to travel the world to visit every continent before turning 100.


718 Harlem Rd, Machesney Park, IL 61115