May 13 2014

On Broadway Dance Recital

On Broadway Dance Recital

The Telluride Palm Arts Dance program is successfully wrapping another spring session of dance instruction. Dancers of all ages have devoted weeks of their time to practicing ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and contemporary fusion in preparation for the “On Broadway” recital June 1 at 2 p.m.

This session began in mid-March with dancers building off of skills they practiced in the winter session. Winter’s session did not contain a recital, but a forum for demonstrations so that parents could see student progress.

Creative Director Shirley Fortenberry, along with Administrator Kathy Jepson, and instructors Jessica Galbo, Keri Sutton and Amanda Sturdevant have made the production possible.

Tickets are available at the door for “On Broadway,” are $10 for students and children and are $15 for adults. Show begins at 2 p.m. at the Palm Theater.

Dancers, as well as parents and other audience members, alike, are anticipating the awaited performance.

Rehearsals previous to the show have been announced as closed to build suspense for the costuming, music and finale.

A cake and punch reception will follow the event in the lobby of the Palm Theater.

Telluride’s Palm Arts Dance is additionally inviting children to enroll in their summer session of dance camps. Students save 10 percent on tuition by signing up on or before May 15.

Preregistration is required of all students, and Palm Arts Dance does require a minimum of five children for each camp or intensive to make.

Shake it Up is offered June 9 to 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Many new concepts, as well as fundamental dance steps, will be covered by Fortenberry, Galbo and Sutton. The etiquette of dance, choreography, and working with props will also be included. Shake it Up is open to boys and girls ages 6 to 10.

Move It, Move It is scheduled July 21 to 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A full day, high energy camp, both beginners and experienced dancers are welcome. Here, dancers will explore various genres and deepen their love and experience of dance. Move It, Move It welcomes dancers age 8 to 12.

Additionally, Fortenberry will teach a level 3 and level 4 ballet intensive July 7 to 10. Designed to help dancers refine their technique in classical ballet, the intensives will emphasize conditioning, pointe and pre-pointe work, stretching and upper body expression.

Choreography is included, and participants will demonstrate for parents at the end of the intensive session.

As always, adherence to the standard of ballet clothing is upheld. Students must dress in tights, leotard and proper, clean ballet shoes with hair neatly arranged into a bun.

Fortenberry will also lead a level 4 and intermediate intensive August 19 to 22 to prep more advanced students for the upcoming season.

Registration forms are available online and should be submitted to Administrator Kathy Jepson in the Palm Arts office, located on the second floor of the Telluride Intermediate School above the theater.

Telluride Palm Arts Dance welcomes both local participants, and visiting dancers for their summer camps and intensives.



Eleanor Bookstaff Author

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