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Evening Of Dance
March 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
CoffeeMill’s Young Dance Collective pre-professional student dance company to perform at Tennessee Williams Theater Friday, March 15
On Friday, March 15 at 8:00pm, the Young Dance Collective, CoffeeMill's pre-professional student dance company, will take the stage at Tennessee Williams Theater for “An Evening of Dance." Under the direction of the company’s Artistic Director Joesph Goodman and dedicated CoffeeMill teacher/choreographers Kara Querio and Marissa Ajamian, the company will offer excerpts from the ballet "Sleeping Beauty" plus original works from their award-winning repertoire.
Now a non-profit under Merging Ideas Developing Arts (MIDA), the Young Dance Collective (YDC) is comprised of dedicated student dancers ages 9-17 that include Vivian Carper, Ryan Fossum, Madison Harding, Reese Kight, Khassidi Marsh, Anissa Nieves, Isabella Nodal, Savannah Oropeza, Alannah Shanle, Nela Sulak, Ella Toppino, Zyanya Santiago, Julia Bakalarska, and Ervin Gallo-Tumm. The company has already garnered numerous gold standard awards and scholarships at NUVO Dance Competition in Orlando, and travels to dance workshops and competitions regionally and nationally.
Led by the classically-trained ballet dancer Joseph Goodman, the selected young dancers are offered an academy-like study and discipline with a rigorous syllabus in the Russian-based Vaganova technique and rehearse six days a week for multiple performance opportunities throughout the year, including street fairs, parades, nursing homes, Fantasy Fest's Coronation and Children’s Day, and March and November performances at the Tennessee Williams Theatre.
Proceeds from the upcoming Tennessee Williams Theater performance will support the company’s costs of attending workshops and competitions while also affording them the chance to include additional performances throughout Key West and Monroe County and to build upon their current programming to offer new outreach programs. With their new 501c3 status, they also seek tax-deductible donations as they continue to grow in their dance education and develop their powerful company repertoire.
CoffeeMill Dance Studio, Key West’s premier instructional dance studio for over 35 years, is located at 'The Annex' at 804 White Street and 'By the Bay' at 3340 North Roosevelt Blvd. #2 and offers a full roster of weekly professional and recreational dance and fitness instruction.
Get your tickets for the Friday, March 15 performance at the Tennessee Williams Theater Box Office (305-295-7676) or keystix.com; tickets are $20, $25, and $30. For more information call Penny Leto at 305-296-9982 or visit coffeemilldance.com.