Alpine Dance Academy recital Saturday
May 17, 2012
Frisco’s Alpine Dance Academy will present its Spring Recital on Saturday at Warren Station in Keystone. Performance begins at 6pm and admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.
The performance will feature all 68 Alpine Dance Academy students representing all eight Summit County schools.
“There is one more show to go before Summit is all danced out!” said Kelly Monahon, director of Alpine Dance Academy.
“We do performances twice a year — one in the winter and one in the spring,” Monahon said. “This particular show, with the help of Warren Station, is a fundraiser for The Summit Dance Fund, a local non-profit we partner with which provides scholarships for local dancers to continue their dance education outside Summit in N.Y., L.A., etc.”
Saturday’s program features three productions: “Swooners, Crooners and Heartthrobs,” “Phantom of The Opera,” and “City Scapes.”
“Swooners, Crooners and Heartthrobs” is a section devoted to the men in music who made the ladies scream (or faint). Dancers will perform to such greats as Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Tony Bennett, The Beatles and The Monkees. Performers were also apt to include the new age heartthrobs and there will be a Justin Bieber song included.
In “Phantom of The Opera,” a full scale ballet will be performed to selections from this famous Broadway show, featuring Katarina Jackman as Christine Daae and Jenna Rodger as the Phantom.
In “City Scapes,” dancers explore the U.S. through music. Level 3 tap will perform “Sweet Home Chicago,” while Level 4 Jazz will channel their inner rock star with “Cleveland Rocks.” The section includes songs about 10 different cities in the US, and the entire school will finish the show with a 10 minute medley dedicated to New York City.
According to Monahon, the Alpine Dance Academy opened in 2009 and this is the school’s third year of biannual recitals. “ADA provides dance lessons in the disciplines of ballet, tap, jazz, modern, pointe and hip hop for students age 3 through high school,” she said. “We also have a competitive dance company called The Alpine Vibes. The Vibes travel to Denver several weekends a year to compete against dancers from all over the area – Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Kansas and even Alaska.”