Published March 16, 2006
St. Pius X High School will present its annual spring dance concert on March 24-26 in the Msgr. Terry W. Young Center on the Atlanta school’s campus. Students in all dance levels at St. Pius X will showcase their talents in this concert. The performances begin at 8 p.m. Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25. A 2 p.m. performance will also be given Sunday, March 26.
Dance instructor and Fine Arts department chair Lisa Martin is pleased with her students’ efforts and with the program they will present. “All of my classes have been performing with such concentrated effort and enthusiasm. They come into class each day ready to learn and perform and ready for a challenge.”
The spring dance concert features a wide range of dance forms created by many talented choreographers who have worked with the students throughout the year.
“By exposing them to different movement styles and choreographers, I have witnessed such beautiful growth in their ability,” stated Martin. “You will truly see the dancer in each of the students during the performances.”
The Dance I and Dance II classes have been working with Martin on jazz pieces including one, “Louder,” set to the music of the Black Eyed Peas and another, “All That Jazz,” which celebrates musical theater dance. The Dance II class will also perform a modern dance piece entitled “Primal Moods.”
Dance III students are excited to present to audiences a different style of movement during the concert. Well-known Atlanta choreographer Jennifer Stowe visited St. Pius X to choreograph and set “Hanging by a Thread” for these students.
The St. Pius X Dance Company will be performing Martha Goodman’s classical ballet on pointe to music from Tchaikovsky’s “The Sleeping Beauty.” Jason Kalish’s hip-hop piece “I Like That” and Jerylann Warner’s modern work “Nearly There” are also among the wide range of movement styles that this talented group of dancers will present during the concert.
Through this event and other programs—including the summer dance camps that help to foster the love and knowledge of dance in children ages three through 10—dance program participants at St. Pius X hope to continue its tradition of excellence and share their artistry with their peers.
For more information about the spring dance concert or the summer dance camps, please contact Lisa Martin at (404) 636-3023, ext. 381, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also available at the Web site www.spx.org/arts/dance.