DreamDance Academy prepares for Christmas City of the North Parade

By KBJR News 1

November 21, 2013 Updated Nov 21, 2013 at 7:41 PM CDT

Duluth, Minn. (NNCNOW.com) -- The Christmas City of the North Parade is one day away and organizations are working hard to prepare their floats and dance routines.

It takes months of work to pull off the largest parade of the season but these dancers are quick learners.

"We have been practicing for about a month and a half now," said Peter Myre, owner of DreamDance Academy.

Dancers at the academy have been leaping, spinning, and shaking their jingle bells to the perfect their routine.

"We try to look for something different every year. Our first couple of years we went with techno and last year we went with a softer song last year and this year we just wanted something fun," said Myre.

About 81 kids will be performing the dance on parade day, all from different age groups.

"Our youngest is three; the two little ones in the back all the way on up to 18 are seniors and it's hard for the older kids because they are like, 'ok we can do something harder,' but they have to realize we have to cater to the younger crowd as well," said Myre.

But even the older kids are having fun with the routine.

"I think it's fun, I think all of us enjoy doing it, it's an easy laid back dance for us all to do especially for the younger kids. I think it's a fun way to give back and show the community what we like to do," said Senior Dancer, Zoe Kunze.

You too can get in the spirit this week by tweeting about your favorite parts of the parade and memories by using the hashtag christmascityparade

Posted to the web by Kati Anderson.