USU Dance Company presenting its Spring Showcase on April 9

<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>Utah State University Dance Company presents its year-end Spring Showcase — the final concert of the academic year — at the Ellen Eccles Theatre Saturday, April 9, at 7 p.m.</span></p><p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>“<em>Let’s Dance”</em> will feature the company’s 28 student members in 18 numbers in a variety of styles including contemporary, hip hop and jazz.</span></p><p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>One of the dances has been choreographed by Logan resident Fiona Katrine, a Juilliard graduate in modern dance, who also taught the company fall semester in ballet and technique classes.</span></p><p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>All other dances have been choreographed by members of the company.</span></p><p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>The April 9 performance will reflect the growth of the company, now in its ninth year.</span></p><p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>The USU Dance Company is a student-run performing group organized in 2008 by then-director Krissy Fry, to provide a creative outlet for several talented dancers on campus, after the school eliminated dance as an academic program. </span></p><p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>It has evolved from the Full Circle and Vilociti groups into its current form and is supported by USU’s Caine College of the Arts.</span></p><p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>The company performs at campus events and conducts fundraisers during the school year, the largest of which is this year-end concert. They also serve on the staff and as judges at the annual Utah Dance Fest event.</span></p><p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>Officers are President Ginger Hislop, Vice President Lindsey Kossin and Treasurer Alex Anderson.</span></p><p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>Tickets are available at the Ellen Eccles Box Office or online at <a href=”http://cachearts.org/”>cachearts.org</a>. Those attending are encouraged to purchase tickets early as all seats are reserved.</span></p><p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>Tickets are $7 for USU students and children 3-13 and $10 for everyone else.</span></p>

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