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Just when we could all
use something uplifting, along comes “Collections,” Dance
Theatre Northwest's combined Spring Concert & Annual School Recital. It can
change your whole outlook and give you faith in the next generation. Two shows
will be offered in Mount Tahoma High School’s beautiful auditorium at 4634 S.
74th, Tacoma, WA 98409, on June 22nd, at 2:30 and 7 p.m.
The programs will feature dynamic examples of dance styles ranging from classical
and contemporary ballet, to jazz, tap, and musical theater. Enjoy classical
ballet pieces inspired by Beethoven Symphonies, as well as excerpts from “Swan
Lake,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” and “Guys & Dolls.”
"Dance Theatre Northwest continues to thrive
because of its amazing members,” Artistic Director Melanie Kirk-Stauffer told
me. “The program we will present next weekend is a fabulous example of how
people working together can produce something extraordinary.”
her life to teaching dance and inspiring her students, which would be more than
enough for most people. But she also does the choreography, designs the
costumes and stages the performances.
students, in turn, dedicate themselves to perfecting their art, with Associate
Artistic Director Vadne Domeika making major contributions toward their
development and the public performances. The results of all that love and hard
work show in every move and serve as a testament to goal setting and encouragement.
I wish all young people could see how some of their peers have learned focus
and perseverance, life lessons that will help them realize their dreams.
am especially proud of our dancers and staff along with the numerous volunteers
that have helped to make this show something that will be beautiful and
uplifting, and it has been a lot of fun producing so many new pieces."
For tickets and more
information or call 253-778-6534 or see www.DTNW.orgTickets are available online or at the
door. Prices for children and seniors are $11 - $13, Adults $22- $26. Ask about
military and group discounts. All photos by Maks Zakarhov.