Dance intensive poses triple threat

MUNE dance

The Mercyhurst North East Spring 2013 Cultural Series concludes on Sunday, April 28, with Dance! Dance! Dance! at 2 p.m. in the Alex Theatre.

Students in the Mercyhurst North East Dance Intensive, an after-school training program for dancers of all ages, will present their interpretation of “triple threat” in this mixed bill of ballet, tap and jazz.

Students in the program range from 7- and 8-year-old pre-ballet students to college-aged students at Mercyhurst who attend open ballet classes on Saturdays.

Dance! Dance! Dance! features choreography by director Gina Illingworth along with student choreography and other works in progress.

This year’s dance curriculum included dance composition classes, where students studied the art of creating dances. The performance will include a duet danced and created by Mercyhurst students Grace Dill and Frankie Carlo.

Other selections include a jazz dance presentation with Luigi-style flair by instructor Amanda Kelly and tap pieces by instructor Kelly Stolar, inspired by her roots in Vaudeville Tap dance history.

In commemoration of her upcoming May graduation, Mercyhurst student Kaleigh Hubert will dance in a farewell performance titled “The Call” to music by Regina Spektor. Hubert has participated in the last four Cultural Series dance productions.

A reception to celebrate the students’ accomplishments will follow the performance. Dance! Dance! Dance! is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Patti Sullivan at 814-725-6277.



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