Dance on down the street with Dance Limitless

Dance on down the street with Dance Limitless

Native dance studio gives well-rounded dance expertise to college students of all ages

By Janelle Fisher
Metropolis Pages Editor

A twister gained’t be the one factor twisting and turning on the Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Heart March 12 — dancers of all ages will take to the stage in Dance Limitless College of Performing Arts’ manufacturing of Dance on Down the Street, primarily based on the story of The Wizard of Oz.

Dance Limitless, previously Bellevue Dance, is a non-profit dance studio providing dance instruction on the manufacturing, competitors and leisure degree in all kinds of types.

“We provide competitors groups, in addition to manufacturing, in addition to simply as soon as per week leisure courses,” Sherry Turner, proprietor of Dance Limitless, stated. “So there’s three various things that we do, after which we provide every part in all types. We provide faucet, ballet, jazz, hip hop, poms, lyrical, up to date, and acro dance.”

Dance on down the street with Dance Limitless

Turner stated the studio gives such a big array of types and ranges in hopes of manufacturing well-rounded dancers.

“I might say that’s how we differ from different locations,” she stated. “We don’t simply have an emphasis — like some studios are a giant competitors group studio, some studios are all about ballet. We go to competitions and the judges remark that we’re a really well-rounded studio.”

That well-roundedness shines by way of particularly within the studios annual manufacturing, this yr a present referred to as Dance on Down The Street, primarily based on the story of The Wizard of Oz with a couple of Dance Limitless twists.

A lot of the dance numbers within the manufacturing are choreographed by Manufacturing Director Emily Rome, who joined the group at Dance Limitless 4 years in the past and began up the studio’s manufacturing firm simply two years later.

“We’ve got a faucet quantity in there and we’ve hip hop,” Turner stated. “We’ve got hip hop, we’ve lyrical, we’ve jazz,” Turner stated. “So [the show] has all of the completely different types of dance and I believe that’s distinctive in our space. There are locations that placed on The Nutcracker, however that’s all ballet. That is really a really well-rounded manufacturing with all of the types. So the children which can be on this manufacturing, additionally they get expertise in all of these types.”

The faucet quantity, Turner stated, is one fashion she’s thrilled to have been capable of incorporate into this yr’s present and one thing she plans to proceed to incorporate sooner or later.

“One factor that I’m actually enthusiastic about this yr is that we added faucet into the manufacturing,” she stated. “And we’re going to maintain faucet in yearly. Loads of highschool present choirs do faucet and so they do faucet dance for his or her musicals. However for college students now at studios, faucet is simply type of attending to be a misplaced artwork. Highschool dance groups don’t faucet. The children assume, ‘that’s what individuals used to do for dance. No person does that anymore.’ Nevertheless it’s actually cool if you get a number of faucet dancers collectively and also you hear a big group of them. So we plan to maintain tapping as a result of it makes them very well-rounded dancers as a result of it actually helps their rhythm.”

The faucet quantity is only one of a number of dance numbers within the present, following the journey of Dorothy after the twister drops her home not in Oz, however in New York.

“We’ve got Dorthy, we’ve a lion and we’ve a scarecrow,” Turner stated. “The home lands in New York Metropolis, by Broadway, fairly than within the Land of Oz. And Dorothy is apprehensive she’s going to overlook her dance recital again in Inexperienced Bay. She meets individuals alongside the way in which — the lion, the scarecrow, the great witch — and the dangerous witch provides her bother alongside the way in which as she’s attempting to get again to Inexperienced Bay.”

Turner stated rehearsals started many months in the past for the core group of performers within the manufacturing, however the manufacturing is absolutely an all-studio effort with many different college students concerned in not less than one quantity within the present.

“We’ve got 17 principal members… and 10 junior firm members,” she stated. “The junior firm members are ages 5-8 and the principle firm members who play all of the character roles are ages 8-18. We even have an overlap the place a lot of our competitors group members who should not in our manufacturing corporations have been invited to affix us for one of many songs that we’ve within the manufacturing, so we’ve 10 further college students from our competitors group performing. In complete we’ve about 37 performers.”

Many members of the studio put of their effort and time to make the manufacturing successful, and in flip Turner stated the productions, which Dance Limitless has placed on for 3 years now, present help for the studio.

“That is simply our third yr doing this,” she stated. “We’re a reasonably younger studio and we’re rising. Final yr we placed on Malana, and that was really the Moana story. And the yr earlier than that it was the Lion King story… We’re attempting to get our title on the market in order that we’re acknowledged and so individuals from the group can begin wanting ahead to our annual manufacturing.”

Should you’re all in favour of supporting Dance Limitless, tickets for this yr’s manufacturing are on sale now at ashwaubenonpac.org. Extra details about the present and studio may be discovered on Dance Limitless College of Performing Arts’ Fb web page.

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