Mountaintop Area Students To Perform In ‘Dancing Through The Decades’
MOUNTAINTOP DANCERS-some of the Joan Harris Dancers from Mountaintop who will be appearing in New York New York, A Taste of the Big Apple, are, front from left: Sisilia Steransky, Morgan Madar, and Julie Truschel. Back: Emily Conway and Lainey Conway.

Dancers from the Mountaintop Communities will join efforts with other hundreds performers from across the region in three performances at the F. M. Kirby Center as the Joan Harris Center stages its 35th annual school recital. Titled “New York New York, A Taste of the Big Apple”, the shows intended to invoke the sights, sounds and spirit of America’s favorite city. Using song and dance routines and some comedy, shows will celebrate all that makes New York unique amongst the world’s great cities.

Contemporary music as well as classic hits will all be part of this fast paced review that promises some thing for everyone. Expect to see Broadway styled song and dance routines followed by thoughtful lyrical works in a show that features gorgeous costumes from around the country, lush scenery and professional lighting design.

The productions will also include tributes to some of the musicians the world lost recently such as Prince, David Bowie, Glen Frye, and Maurice White from Earth Wind and Fire, just to name few. The modern work, “The Garden” created by Elisabeth Harris, will be featured. The peice represents the creation of Adam and Eve in Eden and their eventual fall due to the temptations of the Serpent. New York, New York will conclude “Mr Sean’s Tap Tour”, a set highlighting the divergent styles of this American born style of rhythmic dance.

New York New York, A Taste of the Big Apple is scheduled for Friday, June 16th at 6:30 PM and Saturday, June 17th at 1 and 6 p. m. Tickets can be purchases at the Harris Conservatory for the Arts in Luzerne, or at the Kirby the weekend of the shows.

For more information you can call the studio directly at 570-287-7977, visit www.joanharrisdancers.comor its Facebook page; Joan Harris Centre.