Hope College dance affiliate StrikeTime Dance Company will present a live dance event for children on Friday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

The public is invited. Admission is free although advance tickets are recommended.

All of the works on the program have been inspired by visual-art pieces.​ Dances presented will include “​Interpreting the Dots,” choreographed by ​1995 Hope graduate ​Kathleen Dominiak-Treasure; “​Sunflowers Together,” choreographed by 20​16​ Hope graduate ​Maribeth VanHecke; ​and​ “​Sunday Celebration,” ​choreographed by guest faculty member Sharon Wong.

A piece titled​  “​Leave Your Footprint,” which is a ​new ​work by StrikeTime director Nicole Flinn of the Hope faculty and dancers, has been inspired by artist ​Andy Warhol.  The piece explores the process of pop art and printmaking through movement.

“Leave Your Footprint” is linked to a special outreach effort between StrikeTime Dance and the Zeeland elementary art program, in which third graders learned about ​Warhol ​through art experiences. Inspired by ​Warhol, the students explored their own creativity through artistic processes. Their artwork will be displayed during the performances. The students will also attend a special matinee performance on Friday, Jan. 1​2. Support for the outreach experience was provided by the Hope College Patrons for the Arts​ and the Maxine DeBruyn Endowment​.

The free tickets are available at the ticket office in the Events and Conferences Office located downtown in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center (100 E. Eighth St.).  The ticket office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at 616-395-7890.  Any remaining tickets will be available at the door.

The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. Eighth St.