Dance Company Kicks Up The Energy And Artistry For Upcoming Performance

The Footwork Dance Ensemble and guest artists perform the evening of February 16th in Western Springs.

Do you love dance shows? You can skip the trip downtown and support local talent. Saturday, February 16th the Footwork Dance Ensemble will present its 2nd annual “Winter Interlude” dance concert.

The show is headlined by the nineteen dancers who comprise the local ensembles’ Junior and Senior Companies. Featured guest performers include; Corey Nagel’s innovative Matrix Dance Improv company, the award-winning Steppin’ Out Dance Company, Hip Hop dancer and choreographer Audrea “Dré” Parsons, and the Alpha Phi Alpha step team.

The performances represent hundreds of training, choreography, and rehearsal hours. Dance styles include jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical and modern disciplines, with a focus on technique and artistry.

Connie Sweeney, Artistic Director of Footwork Dance Ensemble, expresses the ensemble’s mission to promote the art of dance. “This company gives the members, as well as the community, the opportunity to experience new aspects of the art of dance.”

For Junior Company member Sarah Tobin, being a member of the dance company is more than just hard work. “I enjoy Ensemble because I’ve made really great friends from different towns. We also get to learn and perform many different dance styles. It gives me the chance to show people how much I love to dance. “

Senior Company member Morgan Sides agrees. “Being a part of the dance company gives me a sense of working with a team. Dancing is a great escape from school, and I know these girls are there support me, no matter what.”

The Footwork Dance Ensemble Winter Interlude dance concert is on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 6:30 PM at Lyons Township High School Performing Arts Center 4900 Willow Springs Road, Western Springs. Doors open at 5:30 PM. A silent auction including jewelry donations from Stella and Dot, and a home portrait from Old Town Art Studio (Western Springs) opens at 5:30 PM and runs through intermission.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Dance for Life Fund, and the Children’s Place Association of Chicago.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through Jo’s Footwork Studio or at the door.

Related Topics: Ballet, Dance, Dance Concert, Jo's Footwork Studio, Local Events, Lyrical Dance, Matrix Dance Improv, and Silent Auction

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