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MC Dance Ensemble to perform spring showcase

Maryville’s Dance Ensemble will be hosting their spring showcase, “A Night of Hollywood and Broadway,” on Saturday, April 8 in the Nutt Theatre of the Clayton Center for the Arts.

For Maryville students, staff and faculty, admission is free, but an ID is needed for entry. For others, the cost is $7 at the door.

The Dance Ensemble is a student-led group at Maryville, so all the dances will be choreographed by students. This allows students the chance to create new and exciting interpretations of music through dance.

“It gives the students the opportunity to do many different styles of dance and also get the chance to choreograph their own dances,” sophomore Jessica Rhea said. I’m looking forward to showing everyone the hard work we put in this semester.”

The audience can look forward to songs they will recognize from musicals and movies, including modern and classic pieces. There are many different styles of dance, including jazz, hip-hop, modern, tap and musical theatre.

“I think it is important for students to come and see the talent in our own community,” sophomore Bailey Decker said. “Dance implements self-expression and allows you to forget everything and be in the moment. As performers, we want to invite students, teachers, or anyone else to be in that moment with us.”

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