Dance Across the U.S.A.

Dance Alliance North holds annual spring performance

MANISTEE — Music representing various areas of the U.S. will fill the Manistee High School auditorium this weekend as part of Dance Alliance North’s annual spring recital.

The recitals are at 7 p.m. Friday in the auditorium at MHS, located at 525 12th St., and at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the MHS auditorium.

Shirley Kalasz, director and owner of Dance Alliance North, said students from the school aged four to 18 participate in the recital, including three high school seniors from Manistee and Mason counties performing solos.

Rehearsals were held at MHS on Thursday.

The theme of the recital, which includes between 25 and 30 pieces, is “Dancing Across the U.S.A.”.

“We have music from Kansas, we have ‘Born in the U.S.A., ‘Hawaii 5-0’,” Kalasz said. “We have cowboys and cowgirls; we have ‘New York, New York’ with the top hats’; we’ve got point girls that have tutus on; acrobatics.”

The recitals also includes student choreography dances that don’t comply with the theme, she said.

“These are area kids; they’re from Bear Lake; we’ve got kids Brethren; we’ve got kids from Onekama, Manistee, Scottville,” she said. “It’s a good, positive thing for kids to do and it’s a lot of fun.”

 

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