The Youth Performing Arts School held their annual Dance Concert this weekend, February 22-24 at the YPAS Main Stage Theatre.
The dances in the concert were choreographed by Gail Benedict, Kimberly Lynn Herndon, Theresa Mudd-Kelly, and Lora Ruttan.
Such dances included:
(Descriptions from YPAS Dance Concert 2013 Program)
“This striking ballet tells the story of an engaged couple of royal blood: Raymonda, niece of the Count Sybil de Daurice of France and the gallant Knight Jean de Brienne, who is in the service to King Audrei II of Hungary. The excerpts that YPAS students will perform are from act III, where in honor of the King, Hungarian dances are performed during the wedding festivities for Raymonda and Jean.”
Circling the Square
“Squares become circles. Lines become curves. Rigidity becomes softness. We become…”
Can Everybody Feel The Groove?
“Simply put, dancing in rhythm with others is just plain fun — and not as easy as it looks!”
“If I leap, will you catch me?”
“Jubilee celebrates the spirit of struggle.”
“42nd Street’s opening number is a classic piece of musical theatre tap repertory. The hit musical was adapted by Gower Champion form the Busby Berkley film of the same name. The show ran for eight years on Broadway and enjoyed enormous success with many national and international productions. It was Champion’s final show, made even more historic due to the fact that he died of a rare blood disease the afternoon of the opening night on Broadway.”
Swing Is The Thing
“This dance celebrates the eccentric American social dances that planted the roots of contemporary jazz dance.”
Wound Up Tight
“Caution: Find a way to manage stress, or else…”
…And Over And Again And…
“Benjamin Franklin (or sometimes Albert Einstein) is credited with saying, ‘One definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again and expect different results.'”
“Come and Romp with us.”
Busby Berkley Meets The Big Bang
“‘I wanted to try to imagine what the great visual film magician, Busby Berkley, might have created if he had known about the Big Bang Theory.’ -Gail Benadict”