By Ashlyn Rhodes
Every year, Nevada Union’s Theatrical Dance program works tirelessly on their biggest showcase of the year– Spring for Dance. NU senior and dancer Jentry Huntington says dancers and choreographers work for eight months to plan and practice the showcase.
Guest choreographers come from dance schools in town, as well as from as far as Los Angeles, Utah, and New York. Students in the program also create their own pieces in the hopes of making it into the performance as a choreographer. Nevada Union alumnus Jesse Beck is known for creating elaborate character study pieces for the showcase, and this year is no exception.
Three student pieces from the show have been chosen to compete at the Ohlone Theatre Festival in Fremont at the end of March, where NU has done well the last two years.
NU Junior Violet Daniels says the show will contain pieces in various styles.
The showcase has four performances running from Thursday to Saturday at the Don Bagget Theater on the Nevada Union campus. Performances start at 7 p.m. with a special 2 p.m. performance on Saturday. Seating is reserved when you purchase your tickets, which range from $10 to $15 depending on where you choose to sit. You can get your tickets online at NevadaUnionDance.com, or in the theater lobby today through Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tickets will also be available at the box office an hour before performances. For more information on Spring for Dance, go to the NU Dance website or call (530) 273-4431 ext. 2103.