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Get those feet moving

Todd Patrick photographyDancers practice their moves during a dress rehearsal for the 18th annual Dancers Dancing Festival.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” The 18th annual Dancers Dancing Festival, “Pointes of Light” Dancers Dancing 2009, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25 in the Glenwood Springs High School auditorium.

Act 1 is based on the children’s book, “The Little Band,” and comes to life as narrator Jennetta Meitler-Howell and dance students of all ages and skill levels please the crowd. Act 1 focuses on pre-ballet and tap classes, and the Center for the Art’s Home-School dance program.

Maurine Taufer, Director of Dance at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, has choreographed pieces for Dancers Dancing 2009. Choreography is showcased in Act 2, entitled “Pointes of Light,” in which all the choreography is based on different points of light.

Maurine currently instructs over 130 students personally, and is a huge asset to the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Maurine inspired the idea of bringing “The Little Band” to life.

Brad Vierheller has designed a compilation of music for the performance starting with the Govotte by Prokofieff, with selections of Bach, transitioning into Brahms Liebeslieder Waltz #3, and descending back to the Govotte by Prokofieff. Brad will provide accompaniment to the Center’s advanced and intermediate ballet classes, as well as the intermediate tap class.

Also accompanying Dancers Dancing 2009 is Glenwood Springs High School sophomore, Cole Newton, who will be playing drums live to the advanced tap classes “A Cappella” stomp/tap piece, choreographed by Christina Brusig.

Dr. Aarin Meager Benson, the Art Center’s intermediate belly dancing instructor, will open your eyes to a whole new world of belly dancing in which a combination of tribal, cabaret, folk and Egyptian styles set precedence for fusion-based belly dancing.

Call 945- 2414 to reserve your tickets. Pre-sale tickets are $16/adults; $9/students $18/adults; $10/students.

Support the Center for the Arts and enjoy a wonderful show filled with creativity and grace.

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