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Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2012 7:00 am

Every little girl deserves to feel like a princess, and with the help of Ahwatukee Children’s Theatre (ACT) they can through three workshops coming up in April.

The workshops are designed to give little princesses a memorable experience, allow current princesses (teenage actors from ACT) a chance to interact with the community and get the community excited about ACT’s big main stage production of “Cinderella” at Chandler Center for the Arts this summer.

The three workshops, held over three weeks, each have a different theme. The first is “How to Look Like a Princess.” Young girls ages 3 to 12 will have a chance to dress up like a princess on April 7 and have hair, makeup and nails done to match. Once their makeover is complete with a crown and some play jewelry, the girls will have a chance to walk down the runway and have their pictures taken by paparazzi.

The next event on April 14 will teach girls how to act like a princess. Girls ages 2 to 12 can register to attend this tea party with princesses where they will learn table manners and etiquette. The girls will be taught a song and have a chance to take photos with the princesses.

On April 28 the final event will be a royal daddy/daughter and mother/son ball. Guests will be royally announced upon arrival and will learn a ballroom dance as they enjoy light refreshments. The royal court will crown all princes and princesses in attendance with a crown.

ACT has done princess tea parties in the past but Michele Rubino, executive director of ACT, said this series of events allows everyone a chance to attend and will provide a more personal experience for the kids in attendance.

Also making an appearance at the events is a new local company called Girls Looking Cute. GLC is a personal outfit assistant made to make getting dressed in the morning easier. It allows girls to lay out an outfit the night before on their own model to figure out what looks good and what doesn’t. The personal outfit assistant will be available for purchase at the event.

“We just think it’s a great partnership with our demographic we’re trying to reach, and their demographic and who they are trying to reach,” Rubino said. “It’s really just about being a little girl.”

Each event will be at the Grace Inn in Ahwatukee, 10831 S. 51st St., where space is limited. Tickets are $35 per workshop or $90 for all three, and they will go on sale March 5 at or in person at ACT, 5051 E. Elliot Road.

“They can look forward to meeting their princess idols,” Rubino said. “They can definitely bring their autograph books if they want to and get some pictures. They can look forward to being made to feel beautiful and learn to be royalty inside and out. Parents can look forward to having a great memory made with their kid. It’s just about beauty, and joy, and laughter, and the joy of being a child. It’s magical.”

Contact writer: (480) 898-7914 or

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