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Wilf Woods | Longtime dance teacher takes a bow

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Joan Shelton Mason is hanging it up.

She’s been teaching dancing here for more than 60 years, has put on a list of major works over the years: “Nutcracker,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Peter Pan,” “The Wizard of Oz,” and a work based on Wenatchee’s history: “River Scenes.”

Her studio has trained hundreds of students, including a number who have gone on to dance professionally. One thing I remember about her major works: she danced in them, up until the last…

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