LaTricia Pettis-White, of Murphysboro, watches from the front as the Beautiful Ones perform a dance routine March 31 for the community at Prairie Living in Chautauqua in Carbondale. Pettis-White began the dance group in 2009 and since then between 50 and 60 children have participated. Pettis-White said her favorite part of being the Beautiful Ones’ creative director is watching the girls perform together as a team. “When they perform, everyone’s in sync,” Pettis-White said. “The little kids are doing exactly what the big kids are doing and the big kids are doing exactly what I told them to do. … Just seeing them do it together is the ultimate.” — March 31, 2016, Carbondale, Ill.