Dance Department Update!!
Several of our dancers were invited to attend MADCO’s (Modern American Dance Company) latest performance, “Outburst”, at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on September 15th. Along with attending the performance, these students had a “backstage pass” to tour all of the behind-the-scenes action.
On September 28th, a group of 9th grade students were able to experience “Dine on Dance” in Strauss Park during their lunch break. The event is organized by Karlovsky & Company Dance and offers contemporary dance created for specific outdoor locations. This is the 9th year for “Dine on Dance,” which is an event designed to bring contemporary and original dance to our community.
Last but most certainly not least, Ms. Beier’s 9th grade dancers performed a contemporary piece at the Missouri Charter Schools Conference at Chase Park Plaza on October 3rd as part of the Charter School Student Showcase. GCAA had 3 performances in the showcase and did an incredible job representing our amazing school!
Coming up: Several of our high school dancers will be attending a High School Dance Day at Lindenwood University on October 26th. These dancers will experience college-level classes in ballet and contemporary dance taught by Lindenwood faculty, tour the school’s studios and performance spaces, and have the chance to ask questions of the current dance students at LU. This is an awesome opportunity for our high school dancers who may want to pursue dance in college.