The Wyoming Seminary Dance Company will present an evening of dances featuring a collection of Billy Joel songs during its annual spring performance, titled “Dance Stories.”
Two performances will be given on Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17 at 8:00 p. m. each night in the Buckingham Performing Arts Center, North Sprague Avenue, Kingston. The performances are free and open to the public.
The performance, designed and choreographed by company director Bernardine Vojtko, will bring together the dance skills of 45 performers as well as two dance company alumni, Bryn Harvey ’08 and Chloe Kalna ’08. Harvey, a guest tap teacher, has created a lively tap piece to a medley of favorite rock and roll tunes.
Performing with this year’s company will be the second grade students from Sem’s Lower School as well as other Lower School dancers. Sem’s second graders will present the comical and fun-filled number “The Pink Panther.”
Additional highlights of the performance include a series of dances performed to nine Billy Joel hit tunes, from “Piano Man” to “Christie Lee.” Senior Noah Sunday-Lefkowitz, will lead a live band on stage while performing the songs. Members of the company will also be featured in the dances by two student choreographers, junior Nao Asakura and sophomore Marielle McDonald of Mountain Top.
This performance is part of the Wyoming Seminary 2013-14 Performing Arts Series. For more information about the Sem Dance Company performance of “Dance Stories,” contact the Sem Communications Office at 570-270-2192.