Dance, dance, dance all weekend long |

Dance, dance, dance all weekend long

Summit Daily News
Summit Daily/Mark Fox

FARMER’S KORNER ” More than 50 dances and more than 200 dancers will cross the stage this weekend at the Summit High School for the Summit School of Dance’s 18th annual spring recital.

Preschoolers through high school seniors, who have been practicing for the length of the school year, will showcase their talents.

Director Melanie Frey, who’s owned the studio in Frisco for almost two decades, teaches ballet, jazz, tap, musical theater, modern dance and hip-hop.

“I grew up dancing,” Frey said. She said her mother put her into dance at the age of 11 after her father passed away to give her an outlet for her emotions.

She considers her studio a safe harbor for kids.

“They’re a family here. These guys have been dancing together for years,” she said.

Her classes include all ages, and she teaches at six different levels.

The all original choreography includes “Free Hugs,” a dance performed by the top jazz students at Summit School of Dance. The dance depicts how, in this age of social disconnection and lack of human contact, a single person can have a profound effect.

Following the opening number is a parade of dances including a preschooler’s dance with baby dolls, bears and jammies, an all-male “Wipe Out” dance on surfboards, two peformances by the CoMotion Dancers, along with seven graduating seniors, most of whom have danced with the school for close to 15 years.

The spring recitals are Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Summit High School auditorium.

For more information, call the Summit School of Dance at (970) 668-3975.

Leslie Brefeld can be reached at (970) 668-4626 or

– When: 7 p.m Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday

– Where: Summit High School auditorium

– Tickets: $7 for adults and $4 for students, available at the door.

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