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North Lake Students Leap into Spring

   Dance Concert Offers Upbeat Works

IRVING, Texas- North Lake College believes dance is for everyone. That is why this year’s annual Spring Dance Concert will offer audience members two fun filled evenings of free entertainment. Leaping, twirling, and swaying performers will boogie down April 19-20, 2012 at 7 p.m. nightly in the 450 seat Performance Hall.

Rehearsing since September, North Lake students are prepared and eager to perform. From the classical forms of ballet, tap, modern and jazz to the contemporary arts of hip hop and musical theatre, the evening offers audiences a wide range of genres, including Aztec movement. “North Lake College Spring Dance Concert has something for everyone,” says Dance Department Head Brenda Parker-Braswell. “Every level of dancer, from beginner to advanced, is represented.”

Parker-Braswell, who is known for her high energy and upbeat choreography, is hard at work in the theater staging pieces and fixing any traffic jams among the performers. Resting for a moment in between numbers, dancers Livia Perez and Marcela Lainez commented on the rehearsal experience.

“Miss Brenda makes it fun,” says Perez, whose favorite number is “Love Game” by Lady Gaga. “I hope one day…I have as much energy as she does.” Classmate Lainez agrees. “She gives us her best and we try to give her our best. There’s never a dull moment.”

Featured guest artists include Texas Ballet Theater’s City Dance  students- Woodrow Wilson High School and J. L. Long Middle School, the second of who will perform Friday night only. North Lake’s Jazz Band will also join in the revelry with a live performance opening night.
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