UNCSA to host Festival of North Carolina Dance Feb. 25-27

UNCSA to host Festival of North Carolina Dance Feb. 25-27

The University of Dance at UNCSA will the moment once again host the Pageant of North Carolina Dance on its Winston-Salem campus for 2022. Additional than 450 students from 31 educational facilities, studios
and organizations throughout the condition are predicted to show up at.

The competition, which opens right now and runs to Sunday, Feb. 27, will involve three days
of courses for learners and professional improvement workshops for teachers and directors.
Participants will also have the possibility to show up at the UNCSA Wintertime Dance functionality, which operates Feb. 24-27 at the Stevens Heart, and to audition for the
Summer Dance intensive. 

“The Festival of North Carolina Dance has been a mainstay of our state’s vivid dance
local community for quite a few many years,” explained School of Dance Dean Endalyn Taylor. “We are joyful to be capable to return to in-man or woman instruction this yr and to make
all those all-vital connections for the foreseeable future.”

UNCSA Ballet Dancers

Image: Wayne Reich

The competition was executed virtually in 2021 owing to COVID-19. This year, in trying to keep
with the university’s Neighborhood Overall health Criteria, masks will be essential for all individuals whilst indoors.

“I’m fired up that we are back again on campus this year,” mentioned UNCSA faculty member and
Competition Director Dayna Fox. “The enthusiasm from the members is constantly palpable and promising.

“We have a stellar faculty for the festival, like UNCSA resident school, alumni and visitor artists,” Fox
additional. An alumna herself, Fox is also former director of the Preparatory Dance Plan

Dance alumnus Robert Gosnell will be returning as pageant co-director.

University student lessons at the pageant will include things like ballet and present-day approach, pointe
and pre-pointe, artistic motion, jazz, musical theater, and character dance. The
specialist development workshops include things like principles in composition and choreography,
dance damage prevention and recovery, and coaching youthful dancers.

The competition will culminate with a gala general performance of picked providers, decided on
by an adjudication approach, for festivalgoers and their families, Sunday night,
Feb. 27, at the Stevens Heart.

Dance firms taking part this 12 months incorporate: Apex – Studio One Dance Middle Asheville – Centre Phase Dance Studio, Terpsicorps Ballet Academy Burlington –Burlington Academy of Dance & Arts,  Burlington Dance Centre, Religion Christian Academy
of Dance, Walkerdance Ballet Theatre Chapel Hill – Ballet School of Chapel Hill, Triangle Youth Ballet Charlotte – Baran Dance, Charlotte Cirque and Dance, Charlotte College of Ballet Davidson – Dance Davidson Gastonia – Gaston Dance Theatre Greensboro – Dance Project Greenville – Greenville Civic Ballet Havelock – The Heart for the Undertaking Arts Jacksonville – Riverwalk Youth Ballet Kinston – Studio 86 Raleigh – Carolina Civic Ballet, Metropolis Ballet Raleigh, North Carolina Dance Institute, Raleigh
Dance Theatre, Phase Door Dance Productions Statesville – Statesville Dance and Executing Arts and Wilmington – Dance Theatre of Dreams, Evolution Dance Sophisticated, GAGA Studios, South East Dance
Academy, Wilmington Conservatory of Great Arts.

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