This year’s concert showcases students in several styles of dance, including ballet, ballroom, and modern. Many of the dances will feature live music provided by local musicians, including John Hyatt and members of the college faculty band Credit/No Credit.
The program will open with dancers demonstrating the movement development of humans from crawling to standing and eventually imagining the motion of the stars. Gretchen Myers’ Upper Level Ballet students will dance “Excerpts from ‘Don Quixote’ Dream Sequence.” Eleanor Weisman, director of the Dance and Movement Studies Program, has re-created a water dance, last performed in 2012 for her students in the Landscapes of the Body course. Students in Betsy Sumerfield’s Ballroom III course will close the concert with a new piece that showcases their skills in other dance forms as well as ballroom.
Reservations can be made through the Dance and Movement Studies office by calling (814) 332-2813.