February 28, 2018 9:15AM
Sponsored by the Minor in Dance program of study at Pittsburg State, the event is open to the public and free of charge.
"The purpose of the evening is to celebrate all aspects of dance, including the ability of dance to convey and provoke an emotion both in the performer as well as the audience, the athleticism in dance as well as the artistry, and the beauty of the movement enhanced through formation changes, costumes and more," said Janice Jewett, organizer of the event and a professor in Health, Human Performance & Recreation.
The showcase will feature Pittsburg State Dance students, studios, organizations, dance teams and Pittsburg Community Theatre's upcoming production of "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown," for a total of 37 dance numbers.
Styles of dance performed on the stage include jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, pom, and musical theatre. The stage will host a variety of performers ranging in age from children to adults. They include: Frontenac High School Dance Team, Karen's Dance Studio, Linn County Dance and Cheer, Midwest Regional Ballet, Ovation Studios, Pittsburg Community Theatre, Pittsburg High School Dance Team, Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department Dance Company, Pittsburg State University Dance Students, PSU Crimson and Gold Dance Team, PSU Dance Club, The Dance Pitt and the Y Academy of Dance.
This event will also be livestreamed on pittstate.tv.
Learn more about Pittsburg State's Minor in Dance at http://www.pittstate.edu/academic-programs/dance-minor