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15-03_dance-concertAfter a long winter, the Dance Concert explodes with energetic performances, colorful costumes and lively music. Student choreographers begin work in the fall: preparing dance pieces, submitting proposals to dance teacher Kelli Edwards, auditioning, and choosing dancers.

This year’s concert includes a mix of modern dance, hip-hop, Irish step and swing—a piece that Ms. Edwards worked on with her son, Spencer Evett (III). The choreography class’s dance is a psychological exploration that combines spoken word and atmospheric music. Other highlights include an electric Step Team performance, an Indian dance, and a dance that mimics a mixed tape. One piece choreographed by Destiny Polk (I) explores institutional racism to the music of Billie Holiday.

Watch video of rehearsals.

One of the most popular events of the school year, the Winter Dance Concert opens in King Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, and Friday, March 6, and curtains go up at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 7.