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Dancers Celebrate NECC’s Dance History

Submitted by on April 11, 2013 – 12:34 pm
Carlos Pacheco of Lawrence, Ramon Torres of Derry, NH, and Kendra Ferro of Newburyport

Carlos Pacheco of Lawrence, Ramon Torres of Derry, NH, and Kendra Ferro of Newburyport prepare for the Stillpoint Dancers XL Spring performance.

Northern Essex Community College’s “Stillpoint Dance XL” will celebrate 40 years of dance at NECC at its spring dance performance which will feature student and faculty choreographed pieces, Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, at 8 p.m. in the Sport and Fitness Center on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St.

Dance Coordinator Michelle Deane choreographed a piece titled “The Heat of Balance” which is a high energy jazz piece featuring a fusion of Latin rhythms. The NECC Jazz Dance class will perform this original piece.

“The Pure Among Us,” choreographed by NECC student Amanda Westcott of Derry, NH, explores the relationship of women in oppressed cultures and the need to break away from the structure. This piece was submitted to the American College Dance Festival at UMass Amherst in March and was well received.

Tickets, which can be purchased at the door, cost $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and $3 for children under 12.

For additional information contact Michelle Deane, NECC dance program coordinator at mdeane@necc.mass.edu
Northern Essex offers and associate degree in general studies: dance and a certificate in dance education. For additional information on these programs go to http://www.necc.mass.edu/academics/courses-programs/areas/