There it was for parents, siblings, friends and good dance lovers to see.

"From Soup To Nuts" was the show's moniker, and it fit.

Last weekend's concert-style stage extravaganza at Shepaug Valley High School in Washington was all about young people showing off dance talents they've nurtured at the FineLine Theatre Arts in New Milford.

On display were skills in jazz, modern, tap, ballet and even acrobatics, spiced with more than a little humor along the way.

"Students are not required to participate in the performance," explained Elizabeth Parkinson, who owns FineLine with her husband, Scott Wise. "Upon registration, they volunteer if they desire it -- no auditions required."

The dance recital was offered in three performances -- last Saturday evening, Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening.

FineLine had shown off the talents of its musical theatre and drama students in May during a review at the Sherman Playhouse.

In all, the conservatory-style performing arts school on Railroad Street in New Milford offers training in dance, music theater and acting to about 300 students, most of whom are Greater New Milford-area residents.

For information about FineLine, including a summer intensive sessions including a Peter Pan Broadway boot camp performance and workshop, call 860-210-1444 or e-mail